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Thailand finds second case of new Wuhan virus, says no outbreak

BANGKOK: Thailand has found a second case of the new Chinese coronavirus, authorities said on Friday (Jan 17), as the country ramped up checks of Chinese visitors ahead of the Lunar New Year's holidays. The Chinese woman, 74, had been quarantined since her arrival on Monday and was found to be ...

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China's 2019 birth rate slowest in 70 years

BEIJING: China's birth rate fell to its lowest last year since the founding of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago, posing a long-term challenge for its government. The country's birth rate stood at 10.48 per thousand, the lowest since 1949, data from the National Bureau of Statistics ...

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China GDP grew 6.1% in 2019, slowest in three decades

BEIJING: China's economy weakened to its slowest pace in three decades last year as weaker domestic demand and trade tensions with the United States took their toll, official data showed Friday (Jan 17). The world's second-largest economy grew 6.1 per cent in 2019, the slowest in 29 years but ...

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Second person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

SHANGHAI: A second person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following an outbreak of a previously unknown virus, local health authorities said late on Thursday (Jan 16). The 69-year-old man had been admitted to hospital with abnormal renal function and severe damage to ...

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