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South Korea confirms first case of new coronavirus in Chinese visitor
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South Korea reported on Monday its first confirmed case of a new coronavirus that has broken out in China, South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.
China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949
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China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking workforce will pile pressure on a slowing economy of Chinese babies.
Bakers in India make 'world's longest' cake
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Bakers in Kerala have made a cake that stretches over 6 kilometers. The vanilla cake with chocolate frosting is an attempt to topple a world record held by bakers in China.
China jails scientist who gene-edited babies
China sentences the doctor who claims to be behind the world's first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media report.
Syria: Fears of humanitarian crisis rise after cross-border aid vetoed
China and Russia have been sharply criticized for vetoing a UN resolution to extend cross-border aid to Syria. Aid groups have warned of a humanitarian disaster if the life-saving assistance were to stop.
Snow business: The icemen behind China's frozen festival
Workers start toiling on a frozen river in northeast China before dawn, using hand tools and machines to carve large ice blocks for an annual winter sculpture festival.
China says Arsenal's Ozil 'deceived by fake news'
China accuses Mesut Ozil of being "deceived by fake news" and said he should visit Xinjiang to see for himself after the Arsenal footballer decried the treatment of the region's Uighur minority.
Donald Trump announces 'Phase One' of US-China trade deal
The US president has described the first part of a bilateral trade agreement as an "amazing deal." But Chinese officials were cautious, saying they hope "both sides will abide by the agreement."
China: Studying instead of Playing
For many Chinese children, time spent in school is just part of their learning. That and after-school activities and extra tuition may well add up to 12 hours. That leaves little time to play and relax.
India makes a comeback in Africa
India is playing catch-up in Africa compared to China. At the moment, the trade mainly resolves around oil. But with much in common, India is looking to deepen the relationship with African countries.
China offers olive branch on US pork and soy imports
China has said it could waive tariffs on some US soybean and pork shipments, in a sign that trade tensions might be easing. The two countries are in early talks about the de-escalation of their long-running dispute.
Russia, China launch gas pipeline 'Power of Siberia'
China and Russia's leaders opened the giant "Power of Siberia" pipeline project on Monday. The 3,000 kilometer pipeline has been hailed as a sign of the close friendship between two of the world's superpowers.