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Beijing: Capital of the People's Republic of China
Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of the central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together, the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.

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China tests its soft power with neighbours over coronavirus outbreak

China called for solidarity on Thursday in a special meeting called to discuss the coronavirus outbreak with Southeast Asian nations, as Beijing faces criticism for its handling of the epidemic.
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China says media spreading racial discrimination must pay the price

Media organizations that spread racial discrimination and maliciously smear China must pay the price, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Thursday, following Beijing's decision to..
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Videos for Beijing


Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter [Video]Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter

The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday while South Korea announced an economic emergency and..

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Stocks under pressure as Apple sounds warning on coronavirus [Video]Stocks under pressure as Apple sounds warning on coronavirus

Global shares fell on Tuesday after Apple said it would miss its March quarter revenue guidance as the coronavirus slowed production and weakened demand in China. Ciara Lee reports

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New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak

Beijing has now tightened restrictions across Hubei province amid the growing threat of the Wuhan virus.

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The U.S. touts for business in Angola [Video]The U.S. touts for business in Angola

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Angola on Monday, promoting U.S. business as the world's biggest economy battles China for economic influence on the African continent. Matthew Larotonda..

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Global shares edge higher on Chinese support measures [Video]Global shares edge higher on Chinese support measures

Asian shares reversed losses on Monday and moved back toward a three-week top as China's persistent efforts to cushion the blow from a coronavirus outbreak calmed nervous investors, although Japanese..

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How big a role does China play across the African continent? [Video]How big a role does China play across the African continent?

Beijing surpassed Washington as Africa's largest trading partner more than a decade ago.

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China says coronavirus curbs starting to work [Video]China says coronavirus curbs starting to work

The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday as a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were beginning to work. Adam Reed reports.

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Mark Esper: 'Rising threat' China tops US's adversary list [Video]Mark Esper: 'Rising threat' China tops US's adversary list

Pentagon chief's condemnation of Beijing denounced by Chinese foreign minister accusing Washington of 'smear campaign'.

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Latest Updates On Global Coronavirus Outbreak [Video]Latest Updates On Global Coronavirus Outbreak

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, Reuters reports that the latest developments include: 1. Europe reports their first coronavirus death occurred after an elderly Chinese tourist, who was..

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Family cured of coronavirus leaves Beijing hospital for home [Video]Family cured of coronavirus leaves Beijing hospital for home

A family cured of the coronavirus are grateful to hospital staff in Beijing as they speak to the media following their discharge, but corncerns are raised about the strain the disease is having on..

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China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll [Video]China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll

A Reuters poll of 40 economists from around the world predicted that China's economy will recover from the coronavirus outbreak as long as the virus is contained soon. Gloria Tso reports.

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Beijing flower business suffers due to coronavirus outbreak [Video]Beijing flower business suffers due to coronavirus outbreak

A Beijing flower shop owner faces a 90 percent drop in sales due to the coronavirus outbreak being felt in China. Freddie Joyner has more.

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WHO reports on surge in Covid-19 cases [Video]WHO reports on surge in Covid-19 cases

Mandatory Credit: World Health Organisation. In the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 46,550. Beijing also reported 13,332 clinically..

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American Dies Of Coronavirus In China [Video]American Dies Of Coronavirus In China

BEIJING (Reuters) - A 60-year-old American has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials said, as millions of Chinese began returning home after..

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New coronavirus spreads despite Beijing's efforts at containment [Video]New coronavirus spreads despite Beijing's efforts at containment

On Thursday, China's number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections grew to 28,000 cases or a 15 percent increase over the previous day.

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Ghost city: Follow our commute through empty Beijing [Video]Ghost city: Follow our commute through empty Beijing

Reuters Greater China Chief Producer Mark Chisholm has spent 10 days commuting through a "ghost city" to work amid an extension of the Lunar New Year holidays due to the coronavirus outbreak. Francesca..

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China to halve tariffs on some U.S. imports as virus risks grow [Video]China to halve tariffs on some U.S. imports as virus risks grow

China on Thursday said it would halve additional tariffs levied against 1,717 U.S. goods last year, following the signing of a Phase 1 deal. Ciara Lee reports

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Record closing highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq [Video]Record closing highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq set record closing highs amid a broad stock market rally fueled by upbeat economic data and waning coronavirus fears. Conway G. Gittens has the roundup.

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Coronavirus turns Chinese cities into ghost towns [Video]Coronavirus turns Chinese cities into ghost towns

China's usually bustling cities Beijing and Shanghai have become near-ghost towns as authorities urged people to stay at home in a bid to contain the coronvirus outbreak.

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Beijing takes measures to soften economic hit from coronavirus outbreak [Video]Beijing takes measures to soften economic hit from coronavirus outbreak

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Trump Said US 'Shutdown' Coronavirus From Spreading to America [Video]Trump Said US 'Shutdown' Coronavirus From Spreading to America

As soon as the coronavirus outbreak began in China, the U.S. took decisive actions to protect Americans. President Donald Trump said besides protecting Americans, they offered China help. According to..

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China To US On Offer Of Help With Coronavirus: No Thanks [Video]China To US On Offer Of Help With Coronavirus: No Thanks

China has been more transparent about the coronavirus than it has been in previous crises. That's according to White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien, who said as much in an interview..

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Beijing says firmly opposes new U.S. rules on China state-backed media

China said on Wednesday it firmly opposes new rules imposed by the United States against five Chinese government and ruling Communist Party-backed media entities and warned it reserved the right to..
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China-led $280 million Kyrgyzstan project abandoned after protests

A Chinese company has pulled out of a $280 million project to build a logistics center in Kyrgyzstan after protests by hundreds of locals in a fresh display of anti-Beijing sentiment in Central Asia.
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Fashion house Chanel cancels Beijing show due to coronavirus

Chanel has cancelled a show in China in May due to the coronavirus outbreak, the French fashion house said on Tuesday.
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Beijing to fast-track new mask factory in virus fight

The Chinese capital of Beijing will set up a new mask factory within just six days to meet soaring demand for protective gear in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the official Xinhua news agency..
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China says WHO delegation to visit Beijing, Guangdong, Sichuan

China says a World Health Organization (WHO) delegation of experts will visit Beijing, and the provinces of Guangdong and Sichuan from Feb. 17 onwards.
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Beijing autoshow delayed due to coronavirus

Organizers of Beijing autoshow, which is scheduled to be held in late-April, said on Monday the event will be delayed event due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Universal Studios Beijing to open to public as scheduled in 2021: Beijing government

The Universal Studios Beijing is expected to open to public in May 2021 as scheduled despite the current coronavirus outbreak, an official at the Beijing municipal government told a news briefing on..
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Beijing quarantines returning residents as China struggles to pick up economy

People returning to the Chinese capital Beijing from extended holidays on Friday were ordered to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus, as hard-hit Hubei..
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U.S. renews pressure on China to join nuclear talks

The United States on Friday renewed pressure on China to join nuclear arms control talks with Washington and Moscow, seeking to overcome Beijing's long-standing opposition to entering such a dialogue.
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Exclusive: Senior China diplomat concedes challenge of coronavirus, slams 'overreaction'

A top Chinese official acknowledged on Friday that coronavirus is a deep challenge to the country, but defended Beijing's management of the epidemic while lashing out at the "overreaction" of other..
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Beijing to quarantine all arrivals as economic life struggles to pick up

The Chinese capital Beijing on Friday imposed a 14-day self-quarantine on people returning to the city from holidays to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and threatened to punish those who..
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China’s capital Beijing imposes 14-day quarantine on arrivals

The Chinese capital Beijing is imposing a 14-day self-quarantine on all those returning to the city, and will punish those who refuse to quarantine themselves or follow official rules on containing a..
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Family recovered from coronavirus returns home in Beijing

After being treated for coronavirus in a Beijing hospital for over two weeks, three members of the Liu family have recovered and were allowed to return home on Friday, a family member said.
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Coronavirus hits Chinese health workers as economy limps back to life

BEIJING (Reuters - The new coronavirus has infected 1,700 Chinese health workers and killed six, authorities said on Friday, as businesses struggled to balance containment measures with a return from..
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Solo lunches and masks: Chinese returning to work grapple with coronavirus

Chinese government employee Jin Yang returned to work in Beijing this week to find his usual workplace rules upended as China battles a coronavirus epidemic.
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Coronavirus scare leaves China's empty restaurants selling off stocks

Wang Chuanchao shuttered his restaurant in central Beijing three weeks ago as the scare over the coronavirus epidemic in country kept customers away and now he's reduced to selling off vegetables on..
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Trump says China is handling coronavirus 'professionally'

U.S. President Donald Trump praised China over its handling of the fast-moving coronavirus outbreak in an interview that aired on Thursday, adding that the United States was working closely with..
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U.S. disappointed with China's coronavirus response: White House adviser

The United States is "quite disappointed" with China's response to the coronavirus outbreak, a top White House adviser said on Thursday, criticizing Beijing for a lack of transparency.
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Say it with sanitiser: Beijing florist takes on coronavirus for Valentine's Day

It's the eve of Valentine's Day and flower seller Cai Xiaoman is enclosing a special gift - a small bottle of hand sanitiser to ward off coronavirus - as she sends out her last few bouquets to..
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Experts fear China reluctant to accept WHO ground mission

China is dragging its heels in accepting help on the ground from international health specialists, diplomats and experts said on Thursday, noting four days after a World Health Organization (WHO)..
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Coronavirus death toll leaps, party bosses in China's Hubei province sacked

The Chinese province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in the death toll on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, and Beijing sacked two top provincial officials..
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China replaces head of its Hong Kong and Macau affairs office

China is replacing the head of its office that oversees matters in Hong Kong, Beijing announced on Thursday, after months of anti-government protests in the Chinese-controlled territory.
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World wary of coronavirus even as cases drop; Chinese drug trial results weeks away

China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser for the outbreak there to end by April, but World Health..
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China's new coronavirus cases drop, world still scared

China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser for the outbreak in the country to end by April - but..
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Beijing bun shop uses wooden board to slide food to customers, shield staff from virus

A Chinese steamed bun shop in Beijing is using a piece of wooden board to deliver its buns to customers amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Airbnb extends booking suspension in Beijing to May

Home rentals company Airbnb said on Wednesday it has extended the suspension of bookings in Beijing until Apr. 30 from Feb. 29, as death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 1,113.
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Xi warned officials that efforts to stop virus could hurt economy: sources

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned top officials last week that efforts to contain the new coronavirus had gone too far, threatening the country's economy, sources told Reuters, days before Beijing..
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Taiwan again scrambles jets to intercept Chinese planes, tensions spike

Taiwan's air force scrambled for a second day in a row on Monday to intercept Chinese jets that approached the island claimed by Beijing as its own, as tensions between the two took on a potentially..
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Airbnb suspends bookings in Beijing for rest of February

Airbnb said on Monday it has suspended bookings in Beijing until Feb. 29 as death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China exceeded 900.
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Taiwan scrambles armed jets as Chinese air force flies around island

Taiwan's air force scrambled armed fighters on Sunday to intercept Chinese jets that flew around the island claimed by Beijing as its own, in a move denounced by Taiwan's Defence Ministry as a threat..
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WHO team heads for China as coronavirus toll hit daily record

An advance team of international experts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for Beijing to help investigate China's coronavirus epidemic, which authorities said on Monday had now..
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WHO advance team on coronavirus on way to China: Tedros tweet

An advance team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts has left for Beijing to investigate China's coronavirus epidemic, the Geneva-based agency said on Sunday.
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Beijing relaxes traffic restrictions as virus keeps drivers off roads

Beijing's transport authorities said the usual restrictions on road traffic during workdays will not be enforced in key parts of the capital when people return on Monday from a Lunar New Year break..
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U.S. citizen died from coronavirus in China's Wuhan

A 60-year old U.S. citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died at Jinyintan Hospital in China's Wuhan on Feb. 6, a U.S. embassy spokesman in Beijing said on Saturday, in what appeared to be the first death..
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Trump says 'great discipline' in China to tackle coronavirus outbreak

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday after a phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping that Beijing is showing "great discipline" in tackling the coronavirus outbreak that has killed..
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Taiwan to suspend most flights to mainland China to control coronavirus

Taiwan will suspend flights to most cities in mainland China from Monday due to the coronavirus epidemic but those to the capital Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and Chengdu will continue, the government..
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Coronavirus kills 'hero' Chinese doctor who sounded alarm as toll passes 630

A Chinese doctor who tried to warn the world about a new coronavirus died of the disease on Friday, prompting an outpouring of sorrow as the death toll passed 630 and Beijing declared a "people's war"..
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Chinese doctor who raised early alarm over coronavirus dies; Beijing declares 'people's war'

One of the first Chinese doctors who tried to warn the world about a new coronavirus died on Friday from the illness, as Beijing declared a "people's war" on the fast-spreading outbreak.
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China's central bank Beijing operation ensures more re-discounted loans for coronavirus-hit firms: Shanghai Securities News

The Chinese central bank's Beijing operation said it will ensure re-discounted loans issued in the first quarter of 2020 will be at least 10 billion yuan, as part of efforts to shore up firms hit by..
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U.S. clashes with China over Taiwan's place at the WHO table

The United States and China clashed on Thursday over the issue of Taiwan's exclusion from World Health Organization (WHO) meetings, where it is represented by China, with Beijing accusing Washington of..
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UK's Johnson committed to 'golden era' in China relations: ambassador

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still committed to the so-called "golden era" in relations between London and Beijing, China's UK ambassador said on Thursday.
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China troubled at UK PM Johnson's silence over coronavirus: BBC

China expressed concern to Boris Johnson's father that the British prime minister had not sent a personal message of support to Beijing over the coronavirus outbreak, the BBC reported.
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Canada and China both 'furious' in row triggered by Huawei arrest: Canadian envoy

Canada and China are both "furious" over the case of a Huawei executive detained in Canada in 2018 and its aftermath, but there are signs the two sides can hold constructive talks, the Canadian..
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Taiwan calls China 'vile' for limiting WHO access during virus outbreak

Taiwan dramatically escalated its war of words with Beijing on Tuesday over the island's exclusion from the World Health Organisation, saying "vile" China was preventing Taiwan from getting timely..
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China tries to reassure on outbreak amid growing travel curbs

Beijing is stepping up diplomatic efforts to reassure countries around the world it can control the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 420 people so far, seeking to prevent more travel bans..
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Taiwan calls China 'vile' for restricting island's access to WHO on coronavirus

Taiwan's foreign ministry said on Tuesday China is "vile" for restricting the island's access to WHO during the coronavirus outbreak, adding to tensions with Beijing over the growing health crisis.
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