Helen Roxburgh
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China posts slowest population growth in decades
by Helen Roxburgh - May 11, 2021 - 6:11pm
The growth of 5.4 percent over the past decade was the slowest since the 1960s, and comes alongside a sharp drop in the number of working-age people.
China's 'vaccine diplomacy': A global charm offensive
by Helen Roxburgh - December 10, 2020 - 3:01pm
As wealthy countries scramble to buy up the limited supply of big-name coronavirus vaccines, China is stepping in to offer its homegrown jabs to poorer countries.
Animal rescuer shares home with 1,300 dogs in China
by Helen Roxburgh - December 8, 2020 - 12:42pm
Twenty years ago, Wen Junhong saved an abandoned dog from the streets of Chongqing in southwestern China. She now shares her home with more than 1,300 of them, and they keep on coming.
China celebrates virus success as Europe suffers
by Helen Roxburgh - September 9, 2020 - 7:40am
The upbeat mood in Beijing comes as concerns grow about a resurgence of the virus across Europe, with France tightening restrictions, cases in Britain spiking and schools resuming around the region.
US, China agree to 'push forward' first phase of trade deal amid pandemic
by Helen Roxburgh - August 25, 2020 - 1:54pm
The pandemic did not distract officials from their trade commitments under the first phase of the deal.
Fears of virus second wave as China battles fresh outbreak
by Helen Roxburgh - June 15, 2020 - 7:44am
The shock resurgence in domestic infections has rattled China, where the disease emerged late last year but had largely been tamed through severe restrictions on movement that were later emulated across the glo...
China virus cases pass 70,000 as WHO mission begins
by Helen Roxburgh - February 17, 2020 - 8:46am
The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in China passed 70,000 on Monday as international experts began meetings with their Chinese counterparts on how to tackle an epidemic that has caused global...
China virus deaths rise past 900, overtaking SARS toll
by Helen Roxburgh - February 10, 2020 - 8:11am
The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 900 in mainland China on Monday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to...
Global panic deepens over China virus as whistleblower doctor dies
by Helen Roxburgh - 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 scrambles to find beds for virus patients as deaths hit 563
by Helen Roxburgh - February 6, 2020 - 4:52pm
More than 28,000 people are now known to be infected nationwide in the outbreak that has spiralled into a global health emergency.
Virus deaths in China rise to 360, exceeding SARS mainland toll
by Helen Roxburgh - February 3, 2020 - 8:16am
China's death toll from the coronavirus epidemic soared to 360 on Monday, with deepening global concern about the outbreak and governments closing their borders to people from China.
US warns against China travel, as virus death toll hits 213
by Helen Roxburgh - January 31, 2020 - 4:05pm
The United States told its citizens to avoid China after the World Health Organization declared a global coronavirus emergency, as the Chinese death toll rose Friday to 213 and total infections surpassed the SARS...
What we know so far: The new coronavirus from China
by Helen Roxburgh - January 23, 2020 - 10:21am
Here's what we know so far about the new SARS-like virus has killed 17 people in China, infected hundreds and reached as far as the United States:
China says virus spreading between humans as WHO set to meet
by Helen Roxburgh - January 21, 2020 - 1:20pm
China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and authorities Tuesday said a fourth person had died.
Pig farmers pessimistic as China tries to talk down swine fever
by Helen Roxburgh - October 3, 2019 - 7:45pm
Sun Dawu sighs sadly when asked about the death of thousands of his pigs, killed by the African swine fever outbreak that has been decimating hog herds across China.
China celebrates 70 years as Hong Kong unrest looms large
by Helen Roxburgh - 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...
US, China to resume trade talks in Washington in October
by Helen Roxburgh - September 5, 2019 - 10:40am
US and Chinese trade negotiators will resume talks in Washington in early October, Beijing said Thursday, after new punitive tariffs raised fears of a breakdown in the protracted negotiations.
Police face mounting brutality claims after Hong Kong clashes
by Helen Roxburgh - June 14, 2019 - 8:49am
Their motto has been "Asia's Finest" since colonial times, but videos of Hong Kong police beating unarmed protesters have fuelled public anger and sparked accusations of brutality.
Pressure grows on Hong Kong over extradition bill
by Helen Roxburgh - June 13, 2019 - 1:50pm
Hong Kong was facing growing international pressure Thursday over a controversial extradition bill that has prompted violent street protests.
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