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  • Feb 20, 2020 19:13 PM
    Gallery: Getting Off the Ship
    About 500 passengers of the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise liner were allowed to disembark Wednesday after spending 14 days in quarantine. They had all tested negative for the virus. The cruise ship, which is still docked in Yokohama, Japan, is expected to clear all 3,711 passengers and crew by Friday, according to the local government
  • Feb 18, 2020 17:50 PM
    Gallery: Beijing SARS Hospital Gets Upgrade for New Coronavirus
    Beijing’s Xiaotangshan Hospital, built in 2003 to treat SARS patients, has been undergoing renovations 17 years later, this time for possible receipt of patients from the new Covid-19 outbreak. Nearly 5,000 workers labored on Jan. 23, the first day of the overhaul. After the renovation, the hospital will have capacity for more than 1,000 beds that can be used as backup if the outbreak in Beijing worsens, according to the Beijing Municipal Health Committee
  • Feb 11, 2020 16:55 PM
    Gallery: Medical Reinforcements Arrive in Wuhan
    More than 2,000 medical personnel have joined the fight against the new coronavirus on the front lines in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province. The medical team planned to take over a wing of Tongji Hospital, which as of Sunday had increased its number of beds to 850 to treat infected patients in critical condition
  • Feb 08, 2020 19:38 PM
    Gallery: China Mourns Death of ‘Heroic’ Whistleblower Doctor
    Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old doctor reprimanded by police for raising the alarm over the deadly coronavirus outbreak, died Friday of the disease
  • Feb 06, 2020 18:02 PM
    Gallery: A Night in a Wuhan Emergency Room
    Wuhan’s hospitals are overwhelmed. According to the Wuhan Health Commission, almost every hospital bed was occupied on Tuesday. Doctors at the epicenter of the outbreak are in a race against time to treat patients infected by the deadly coronavirus. As of Thursday morning, 564 people in China had died from the virus, with 414 in Wuhan
  • Feb 05, 2020 16:46 PM
    Gallery: Wuhan’s Makeshift Medical Facilities
    Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, is scrambling to set up makeshift hospitals to increase the number of quarantine beds available for infected patients. So far, a stadium, a local exhibition center and a cultural complex have been converted into temporary medical facilities capable of holding 3,400 beds in total. They will be used for emergency aid, treatment and clinical testing, the local government agency in charge of controlling the epidemic said late Monday
  • Jan 28, 2020 13:44 PM
    Gallery: Doctors Mobilize in Wuhan to Fight Virus
    An outbreak of a previously unknown coronavirus has killed at least 81 people and infected more than 2,800 as of Monday. Authorities have scrambled to address criticisms about a shortage of medical supplies in the now-quarantined city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. They are now building a makeshift hospital called Huoshenshan, which they say will be able to treat 1,000 people when it comes into use on Feb. 3
  • Jan 23, 2020 17:01 PM
    Gallery: Emergency Wuhan Virus Meeting at the WHO
    Health experts met Wednesday at World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva for an emergency meeting to address the outbreak of a previously unknown coronavirus that has killed 17 Chinese people. Because the virus has spread outside of China, the WHO convened the meeting to determine whether to declare a global health emergency
  • Jan 22, 2020 16:35 PM
    Gallery: China Milestones at Davos
    The World Economic Forum marked nearly 50 years of history at its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Outside the event, a timeline listed many of the world’s most important economic developments over the last five decades, including former U.S. President Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to China
  • Jan 21, 2020 16:16 PM
    Gallery: The Day Before Davos
    The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting opened Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland. The event, often just called Davos, is expected to draw nearly 3,000 participants from 117 countries. It runs through Friday
  • Jan 16, 2020 16:06 PM
    Gallery: Signing Ceremony
    U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the phase one trade deal at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Trump touted the agreement as a ‘momentous step’ after a one-and-a-half-year trade war between the world’s two largest economies
  • Jan 15, 2020 17:02 PM
    Gallery: Nine Dead After Sinkhole Swallows Bus in Northwest China
    Nine people have been confirmed dead and 17 others injured after a road collapsed in Xining, capital of Northwest China’s Qinghai province, Chinese authorities said late Tuesday. The collapse occurred Monday afternoon when a section of road caved in, causing a bus to plunge into the hole. Officials have yet to explain the cause of the collapse
  • Jan 13, 2020 16:55 PM
    Gallery: Books by the Heap
    Shanghai’s Wenmiao Book Market, held every Sunday in the city’s Huangpu district, has been a draw for book collectors and enthusiasts since 1993. The market is known for the breadth of what can be found there, which include comic books, novels and personal diaries. The price of admission: 1 yuan
  • Jan 09, 2020 16:54 PM
    Gallery: 'Starry Night' in a Shanghai Mall
    A department store in Shanghai has opened what it is calling an “immersive art space” inspired by the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. The space features several installations that aim to offer visitors new ways to interact with the Dutch artist’s work — including posing for photos in front of it. The space will be open until Dec. 24
  • Jan 06, 2020 16:58 PM
    Gallery: Frozen in History
    Every year, fishermen in Songyuan, Northeast China’s Jilin province, head onto the frozen surface of Chagan Lake to harvest the bounty. The season is marked by the annual Chagan Lake Fishing and Hunting Cultural Tourism Festival, which began on Dec. 28. The 40-day event draws tourists interested in watching dozens of fishermen cast a 2,000-meter net under the ice. Locals have been fishing this way in the lake since the Jin Dynasty, which began in the third century
  • Jan 02, 2020 18:00 PM
    Gallery: Showing Skin for 2020
    South Koreans ring in the new year by shedding much of their clothing to run a marathon Wednesday in Seoul, the capital. The marathon was just one athletic event in which participants exposed themselves to near-freezing temperatures as a way gain good luck in the coming year
  • Dec 27, 2019 13:50 PM
    Gallery: Paintings With Pop
    An exhibition of the work of British artist David Hockney, who until this year held the record for the most expensive piece of art sold at auction by a living artist, is running until Jan. 5 in Beijing. The exhibition features work from across Hockney’s decades-long career as a leader in the pop art movement, including some of his most famous paintings, such as “A Bigger Splash.” In November 2018, the 82-year-old’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” sold for more than $90 million
  • Dec 24, 2019 17:03 PM
    Gallery: Christmas in Beijing
    Beijing is no stranger to Christmas, and neither are its shopping malls unacquainted with the commercial potential of the Christian holiday. Malls around the city have been preparing displays of lights, trees and other Christmassy decorations to draw in consumers ahead of Dec. 25
  • Dec 20, 2019 18:56 PM
    Gallery: Meat Mob
    A horde of customers descended on a new supermarket in eastern China on Thursday that had advertised it was selling pork at a discount for the day. The store sold three tons of pork during the sale, which has captured locals’ attention as it comes at a time when the price of China’s favorite meat has skyrocketed in wake of a nationwide outbreak of African swine fever.
  • Dec 18, 2019 17:55 PM
    Gallery: Bullet Trains Speed Through China’s Mountainous Southwest
    The Chengdu-Guiyang high-speed railway was completed when its 374-kilometer Yibin-Guiyang section came into use on Monday. Trains traveling on the railway can reach up to 250 kph, with the total 648 kilometer journey through Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces taking as few as three hours. Chinese state media have reported it’s the world’s first high-speed railway in a mountainous region.
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