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China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

Associated Press

April 7, 2020

WUHAN, China (AP) — After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel in and out of the sprawling central Chinese city. Wuhan's unprecedented lockdown served...

OPINION: How China’s oppression of Uyghurs is linked to economic convenience

OPINION: How China’s oppression of Uyghurs is linked to economic convenience

Hifza Ayaz, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2020

China’s northwest region of Xinjiang, also known as East Turkestan, home to 12 million Uyghur Muslims, is witnessing unprecedented violence in the form of ethnic cleansing. Detention camps and various hostile measures have been taken to secure Uyghur loyalty to the Communist Party and stimulate nationalist...

Xi says epidemic ‘grim,’ calls for action on China economy

Xi says epidemic ‘grim,’ calls for action on China economy

Associated Press

February 23, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from disrupting spring planting of crops. Xi defended the ruling Communist Party’s response as “timely...

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights coronavirus

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights coronavirus

Associated Press

February 22, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world...

China scrambles to feed cities amid coronavirus lockdown

China scrambles to feed cities amid coronavirus lockdown

Associated Press

February 10, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The manager of the Wushang Mart in Wuhan, the locked-down city at the heart of China’s virus outbreak, says its shelves are loaded with 50% more vegetables and other food than usual to reassure jittery customers. Communist leaders are trying to keep food flowing to crowded Chinese cities despit...

China’s virus death toll surpasses SARS but new cases fall

China’s virus death toll surpasses SARS but new cases fall

Associated Press

February 9, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China's virus death toll rose by 89 on Sunday to 811, passing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a possible sign its spread may be slowing as other nations stepped up efforts to block the disease. Some 2,656 new virus cases...

Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

Associated Press

February 6, 2020

As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. From Europe to Australia and the United States, universities in...

US reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of new virus

US reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of new virus

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

January 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials Thursday reported the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of the new virus from China. The man is married to the Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from a trip to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak. There have been cases...

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

Associated Press

January 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Two new cases were reported Sunday — one in Los Angeles County in California and the other in Maricopa County,...

Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

Associated Press

January 22, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese city of more than 11 million people planned to shut down outbound flights and trains Thursday as the world's most populous country battled the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and killed 17, state media reported. Everyone in the city of Wuhan was...

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions around the world

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions around the world

Holly Jenvey, Contributing Writer

December 25, 2019

As soon as Fall Quarter came to a close, many students left DePaul’s campuses either to kick back and ring in the holidays with family or continued studying over the December Intersession. While many will remain in the Chicagoland area, other students will be celebrating all over the world.  “I l...

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions from around the world

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions from around the world

Holly Jenvey, Contributing Writer

December 25, 2019

As soon as Fall Quarter came to a close, many students left DePaul’s campuses either to kick back and ring in the holidays with family or continued studying over the December Intersession. While many will remain in the Chicagoland area, other students will be celebrating all over the world.  “I l...

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