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Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus cases aboard Diamond Princess 'very disconcerting'

At least 106 of the 360 Hong Kong residents aboard disease-stricken cruise ship have returned while 65 have fallen ill.

Coronavirus cases aboard Diamond Princess 'very disconcerting'

Coronavirus outbreak

Nightmare holiday: Virus runs cruise passengers' plans aground

Nearly 1,500 passengers on board MS Westerdam allowed to disembark in Cambodia after five countries deny the ship entry.

Nightmare holiday: Virus runs cruise passengers' plans aground

Coronavirus outbreak

In Hong Kong, new virus rekindles old animosities towards China

Coronavirus outbreak adding to tensions in a city where trust in government has evaporated and China has few friends.

In Hong Kong, new virus rekindles old animosities towards China

Coronavirus outbreak

Hospital workers step up strike after Hong Kong virus death

Health officials said the victim's condition suddenly worsened overnight Monday.

Hospital workers step up strike after Hong Kong virus death

Hong Kong

Hong Kong medical workers strike to demand total border closure

Strikers say a full border closure is the best way to reduce the risk of the new coronavirus spreading to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong medical workers strike to demand total border closure

Taiwan

Taiwan's female politicians forge path to equality

Women legislators take up 42 percent of seats in the island's legislative body, making it the most equitable in Asia.

Taiwan's female politicians forge path to equality

Hong Kong

Looking to the stars, Hong Kong fortune-tellers see only clouds

Year of the Rat expected to bring more gloom to the territory, which has been rocked by months of protests.

Looking to the stars, Hong Kong fortune-tellers see only clouds

Asia Pacific

Tsai faces choppy China waters after Taiwan election landslide

Emphatic victory underlines growing sense of identity on island that China has vowed to take back by force if necessary.

Tsai faces choppy China waters after Taiwan election landslide

Hong Kong

First Hong Kong rally of 2020 ends in clashes

As thousands gather to take movement into new year, police fire tear gas and arrest 'pro-democracy' protesters.

First Hong Kong rally of 2020 ends in clashes

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's year of protest set to continue into 2020

Protests that began in June over a now-shelved extradition bill likely to continue without political response.

Hong Kong's year of protest set to continue into 2020

Hong Kong protests

For 'the braves' there is no turning back in battle for Hong Kong

Young protesters who use violent tactics that set them apart from other demonstrators pose new challenge to authorities.

For 'the braves' there is no turning back in battle for Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests

Giant rally marks six months of Hong Kong's democracy protests

Anger builds over Carrie Lam's refusal to address protesters' demands, including inquiry into alleged police brutality.

Giant rally marks six months of Hong Kong's democracy protests