Laurent Thomet
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'This is not a drill': WHO urges world to take virus more seriously
by Laurent Thomet - March 6, 2020 - 11:42am
World health officials have warned that countries are not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough, as outbreaks surged across Europe and in the United States where medical workers sounded warnings over a "disturbing"...
WHO says world in uncharted territory as US virus toll rises
by Laurent Thomet - March 3, 2020 - 11:08am
The world has entered uncharted territory in its battle against the deadly coronavirus, the UN health agency warned, as new infections dropped dramatically in China on Tuesday but surged abroad with the US death...
Fewer virus cases in China, but deaths abroad increase
by Laurent Thomet - February 21, 2020 - 8:43am
Fatalities in China hit 2,118 as 114 more people died, but health officials reported the lowest number of new cases in nearly a month, including in hardest-hit Hubei province.
WHO urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000
by Laurent Thomet - February 19, 2020 - 8:39am
The official death toll in China hit 2,000 after another 132 people died in Hubei, where the virus emerged in December.
Global panic deepens over China virus as whistleblower doctor dies
by Laurent Thomet - February 7, 2020 - 8:52am
Ophthalmologist Li Wenliang died at 2:58 am, Wuhan Central Hospital said in a post on its verified account on Chinese social media platform Weibo.
China celebrates 70 years of communism as Hong Kong seethes
by Laurent Thomet - October 1, 2019 - 3:16pm
Some 15,000 troops along with tanks, new nuclear missiles and a supersonic drone paraded down the Avenue of Eternal Peace as Xi and other Communist Party leaders watched from a rostrum overlooking Beijing's Tiananmen...
China celebrates 70 years as Hong Kong unrest looms large
by Laurent Thomet - October 1, 2019 - 8:41am
China celebrates 70 years of Communist Party supremacy Tuesday with a parade of tanks, missiles and troops, a muscular display of its rising superpower status even as it faces an unprecedented challenge to its authority...
China, Canada diplomatic row escalates with death sentence
by Laurent Thomet - January 15, 2019 - 1:28pm
A diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa intensified on Tuesday as Canada warned its citizens of the risk of "arbitrary enforcement" of laws in China after a Canadian drug suspect was sentenced to death.
Xi told Kim China hopes US, N. Korea will 'meet halfway': Xinhua
by Laurent Thomet - January 10, 2019 - 9:33am
Chinese President Xi Jinping told Kim Jong Un the Korean peninsula faces a "rare historic opportunity" as he backed the North Korean leader's planned denuclearisation summit with US President Donald Trump, at which...
North Korean leader Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit
by Laurent Thomet - January 8, 2019 - 11:18am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was in China Tuesday on an unannounced visit for talks with President Xi Jinping, as preparations ramp up for an expected second summit with Donald Trump.
China probes Canadian on suspicion of 'harming' national security
by Laurent Thomet - December 13, 2018 - 3:13pm
A second Canadian citizen is reportedly being investigated by China on suspicion of endangering national security, adding to tensions after Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecom executive on a US reques...
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