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A man wears a face mask to help stop the spread of the coronavirus as he walks across an empty plaza in Beijing, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. China on Tuesday reported no new deaths from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours and just a few dozen new cases, all from people who returned from overseas. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Land border between China and Russia is closing

Apr. 7, 2020 4:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — British virus crisis deepens, while New York sees...

People wearing face masks walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

The Latest: Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Apr. 7, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners indefinitely...

The Latest: South Korea health minister urges vigilance

Apr. 6, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — 13 hospitalized, 1 dead from cruise ship with coronavirus...

FILE - In this March 14, 2020, file photo Taiwanese army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant over a road during a drill to prevent community cluster infection of coronavirus in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The administration, backed by a bipartisan collection of lawmakers, is pressing for Taiwan's inclusion as a separate entity in international organizations like the World Health Organization and the International Civil Aviation Organization, both of which have significant roles in anti-virus efforts. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

US sees coronavirus window to push Taiwan's global status

Apr. 6, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seizing the opportunity of the coronavirus pandemic to push a cause that has long been an irritant in U.S. relations with China: Taiwan. The virus has added yet another dimension to U.S.-China tensions that were already wracked by a trade war and heated...

This undated photo provided by the US-China Business Council in March 2020 shows Craig Allen, president of the U.S.-China Business Council. In a March interview amid the global COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Allen said that the United States and China together comprise as much as 40% of the global economy. If U.S.-China relations continue to deteriorate, everyone will suffer. (Kaveh Sardari/USCBC via AP)

Insider Q&A: 'Everyone will suffer' from US-China spat

Apr. 5, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months ago, the United States and China signed an interim “Phase 1'' trade deal, signaling a cease-fire in the trade war between the world's two biggest economies. China agreed to import much more U.S. farm, energy and other products. But the coronavirus changed everything....

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, protesters demonstrate in support of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, right on poster, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong. Wang was released from prison Sunday, April 5, 2020, after being held for more than four years, his wife Li Wenzu said. Wang was among more than 200 lawyers and legal activists swept up in 2015 in what became known as the 709 Crackdown for the date, July 9, when most of them were detained.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Imprisoned Chinese rights lawyer released, his wife says

Apr. 5, 2020 3:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Quanzhang, a well-known Chinese rights lawyer, was released from prison Sunday after being held for more than four years, his wife said. It was unclear whether he would be allowed to return to Beijing, where he practiced and lived with his wife and young son. Police took him to his...

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Tulsa River Spirit Expo Center is mostly empty at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Okla. (Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting

Apr. 4, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —CDC recommending Americans cover their faces when leaving...

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, a woman holding a child walks away from the expressway gate at the border of Wuhan city in central China's Hubei province. Millions of Chinese workers are streaming back to factories, shops and offices but many still face anti-coronavirus controls that add to their financial losses and aggravation. In Wuhan police require a health check and documents from employers for returning workers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese struggle to return to work as virus controls ease

Apr. 3, 2020 1:56 AM EDT

WUHAN, China (AP) — After two months in locked-down Wuhan, Wei Lei was eager to get back to work on a railway construction site. Instead, the 22-year-old found himself stranded at an expressway toll plaza where police decided who was allowed in and out of the city where the coronavirus pandemic started....

An Impoverished Indians gives his finger print on a biometric machine after purchasing food ration in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities. The steps were taken after a nationwide lockdown announced last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led to a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages, often on foot and without food and water, raising fears that the virus may have reached to the countryside, where health care facilities are limited. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

Apr. 3, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India's PM urges citizens to light candles Sunday night to...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens. Trump's diverging viewpoints on the coronavirus and China have generated finger-pointing by both Beijing and Washington, and that is further destabilizing a critical relationship between countries with the world's two largest economies and militaries. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

Apr. 2, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has held an unequivocal position about China and the coronavirus — several of them. Trump initially praised China, then excoriated Beijing after it made unsubstantiated claims that the virus originated in the United States. Now, Trump is back to offering...