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Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

Jan. 18, 2022 11:55 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import...

World shares mixed after China reports slowing growth

Jan. 17, 2022 03:31 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed on Monday after China reported that its economy expanded at an 8.1% annual pace in 2021, though growth slowed to half that level in the last quarter. Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai advanced while Hong Kong and Seoul declined. ...

Asian shares mixed after China reports slowing growth

Jan. 16, 2022 22:32 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after China reported that its economy expanded at an 8.1% annual pace in 2021, though growth slowed to half that level in the last quarter. Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney rose, while Hong Kong and Seoul declined. The...

Flood displaced family behind Waverly’s Chinese restaurant

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — Sammy Liu thought the worst of the storm had passed. It’s been more than four months since a deadly flood swept her town of Waverly. The deluge plowed through scores of properties and killed 20 people. In the immediate aftermath, Liu was simply grateful to...

Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries

Jan. 14, 2022 06:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong International Airport said it will ban transit passengers from 150 countries and territories starting Sunday, tightening stringent travel controls in an effort to stem the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant. Authorities also said Friday they...

Asian shares skid, tracking Wall Street retreat

Jan. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares slipped Friday after a retreat on Wall Street that left the Nasdaq composite down 2.5%. Tokyo fell nearly 2% and Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul also were lower. China reported its global trade surplus surged nearly 30% in 2021 to $676.4...

Asian stocks mixed as inflation augurs Fed rate hikes

Jan. 12, 2022 23:19 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday after the latest report of surging prices in the U.S. appeared to keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates in coming months. Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul were lower while Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. U.S....

Hong Kong 'patriots only' legislature convenes first session

Jan. 12, 2022 05:22 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature convened Wednesday for the first time since elections last month that were held under new legislation ensuring that only “patriots” who have proven their loyalty to Beijing could run as candidates. The 90-seat Legislative Council,...

Asian stocks follow Wall St up as Powell says rates to rise

Jan. 11, 2022 22:59 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said monetary policy would return to normal and interest rates might be raised earlier than planned. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Oil prices...

China locks down 3rd city, raising affected to 20 million

Jan. 11, 2022 10:33 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million people. The lockdown of Anyang, home to 5.5 million people, was announced late Monday after two cases of the...