Dozens of passengers test positive for COVID on flight from India to Hong Kong

At least 53 passengers on an Indian airline flight from Delhi to Hong Kong this month reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 – after everyone aboard had tested negative within 72 hours prior to departure. The Vistara airline plane — which landed in Hong Kong on April 4 — can hold 188 passengers, but officials in the territory did not announce Tuesday how many were aboard … Continue reading Dozens of passengers test positive for COVID on flight from India to Hong Kong

China launches antitrust investigation into tech giant Alibaba

HONG KONG — China has launched an antitrust investigation into Alibaba Group regulators said on Thursday, in the latest blow for Jack Ma’s e-commerce and fintech empire. The probe is part of an accelerating crackdown on anticompetitive behavior in China’s booming internet space, and the latest setback for Ma, the 56-year-old former school teacher who founded Alibaba and became China’s most famous entrepreneur. It follows China’s dramatic suspension last month of Ant’s … Continue reading China launches antitrust investigation into tech giant Alibaba

American with coronavirus died in Wuhan, China, embassy says

A U.S. citizen diagnosed with the novel coronavirus has died in China in what appears to be the first death of an American from the virus that has sickened tens of thousands of people in China and killed more than 700, a U.S. Embassy spokesperson said. “We can confirm a 60-year-old U.S. citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 6,” a … Continue reading American with coronavirus died in Wuhan, China, embassy says

Man kills eight school children in China on first day of class

CNN.com Hong Kong (CNN) Eight young children were killed in a school attack in the central Chinese province of Hubei on Monday. It was their first day of class. The attack took place at the Chaoyangpo Elementary School in Hubei’s Enshi City. According to a statement from the local government, a 40-year-old man surnamed Yu attacked students at the school at 8 a.m. local time, … Continue reading Man kills eight school children in China on first day of class

Tens of thousands rally in Hong Kong as China condemns U.S. lawmakers’ support

NBCNews.ocm The large turnout suggested the movement retains widespread support after recent protests were marked by violent clashes with police that have garnered increasing global attention. HONG KONG — Protesters turned Hong Kong’s streets into rivers of umbrellas Sunday as they braved heavy rain to march in a show of strength. The latest in a months-long series of demonstrations was being seen as a measure … Continue reading Tens of thousands rally in Hong Kong as China condemns U.S. lawmakers’ support

Coach, Givenchy join Versace in apologizing to Chinese consumers amid T-shirt outcry

CNN.com Luxury brands Coach and Givenchy have both apologized to Chinese consumers for T-shirts deemed to undermine the country’s “One China” policy — just a day after Versace was forced to do the same. Social media users called for boycotts of the two companies’ products Monday, as images of the garments began circulating online. Both designs neglected to identify Hong Kong as part of China, … Continue reading Coach, Givenchy join Versace in apologizing to Chinese consumers amid T-shirt outcry