Passengers wear protective face masks as they arrive from Shenzhen to Hong Kong at Lo Wu MTR station, hours before the closing of the Lo Wu border crossing in Hong Kong, on Monday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 425 as of the end of Monday, up by 64 from the previous day, the country’s National Heal(...)

People wearing masks visit a fresh food market in Hong Kong  as a preventative measure after a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photograph: AFP

Hong Kong’s stock market tumbled almost 3 per cent on Wednesday in the first trading session since the spread of coronavirus widened over the Lunar Ne(...)

A health worker checks the temperature of a man entering the subway in Beijing, China. Photograph: Betsy Joles/Getty Images

Hong Kong said on Tuesday it would stop issuing permits to mainland Chinese tourists and drastically reduce cross-border travel as the number of Wuhan(...)

Police officers carry out information registration and temperature measurement for passing passengers at Jintang Island high-speed toll station in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China. Photograph: EPA

The death toll from China’s coronavirus jumped on Monday and hundreds of new infections were confirmed, despite mass quarantines and travel lockdowns (...)

People wearing protective masks arrive at Beijing railway station to head home for the lunar new year on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images.

A person in Washington state has been infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, the first confirmed case in the United States of a mysterious respiratory i(...)

 Chinese residents wear masks while waiting at a bus station near the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which has been linked to cases of a new strain of Coronavirus. Photograph: EPA

An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, authorities said on Monday, and a four(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang: the vaccine scandal is “vile”. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/AFP/Getty

Chinese drug regulators have fined the manufacturer of a rabies vaccine 9.1 billion yuan (€1.1 billion) for producing shoddy products, in a scandal th(...)

About 80.4 per cent of HIV/Aids patients in China had received anti-virus treatment as of the end of last year. Photograph: EPA/Roman Pilipey

The number of people living with HIV and Aids in China has jumped by 14 per cent this year, health authorities reported, with more than 820,000 people(...)

China’s Ministry of Education, in a notice late on Thursday, directed the publishing regulator to limit the number of new online video games

Tencent Holdings’ market value slumped by around $20 billion (€17 billion) on Friday after China intensified a crackdown on online gaming citing risin(...)

A mother (left) and her postpartum nanny in Beijing. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

For decades, China harshly restricted the number of babies that women could have. Now it is encouraging them to have more. It is not going well. Alm(...)

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