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US President Donald Trump says he'll respond 'very strongly' if China follows through with its draft national security law in Hong Kong. Beijing, though, is prepared for a potential new cold war.
Students in Hanoi wait to get their temperatures checked on May 4, 2020, as schools re-opened after a three-month closure to fight the Covid-19 epidemic.
Vietnam is one of the poorest nations in Asia, yet it has had remarkably few Covid-19 cases. In part, the country's limited resources led to a cautious, proactive approach.
Li Keqiang give his speech in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
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When China's Premier Li Keqiang delivered the annual government work report on the opening day of the National People's Congress, COVID-19 was at the heart of it.
Tumbling global trade with China proves no country or sector is an island.
Michelle Grattan joins Professor Paddy Nixon to discuss the week in politics.
Under Xi Jinping, China has tied its national rejuvenation to an aggressive diplomatic stance toward the world. This may come at a cost economically, but politics is paramount in Xi's new China.
China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, designed by Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio, 2009.
China's ban on 'copycat' architecture goes to the heart of architectural traditions.
Wuhan: questions remain over China’s initial response to the coronavirus.
The WHO's legitimacy is at stake – it must answer tough questions on whether it kow-towed to China.
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China has only agreed to an investigation if it happens after the pandemic and is led by the WHO – two stipulations that likely won't sit well with western countries.
The US and its allies are demanding answers over how COVID-19 became a pandemic. But instead of pointing fingers at China, the inquiry should focus on scientific clues to help us thwart future disasters.
AI can help doctors tackle new problems.
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Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.
Smog enshrouding the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan city, China, in 2013.
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The new data shows this drop in air pollution may have prevented up to 10,822 deaths in China as a whole.
Real-time cyberattacks on a display at the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard.
U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it's time to change that.
Both countries could dial back the rhetoric against one another. But neither Donald Trump nor Xi Jinping has much to gain domestically in doing so.
A security guard check temperatures in Beijing.
From private security guards to health scanning, the private sector has been vital to China's fight against the pandemic.
Sexually active men should consider wearing condoms during the pandemic.
Over 200 years ago, a French Jesuit missionary wrote an essay criticising China's handling of smallpox. The reality, though, was China was light years ahead of the world in confronting the disease.
Talks about creating a trans-Tasman bubble have focused on kick-starting short-term economic activity through tourism. But Australia and NZ could also increase manufacturing and trade integration.
Visitors look at new anti-SARS outfits for medical workers on display Thursday Nov. 6, 2003 in Shanghai, China, as the country braced for a resurgence. The disease never made a comeback.
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COVID-19 and SARS are both deadly – but different. SARS symptoms were quick to appear, making it easier to contain. Because health officials were able to contain it, the virus died off.
Michelle Grattan talks with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher (remotely) about the week in politics.