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Coronavirus latest: India’s death toll surges past China’s

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 5,722,859, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 356,279.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Friday, May 29

8:00 p.m. The World Bank Group approves a $500 million loan for the Philippines, adding to the $750 million loan approved earlier today by the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. “The COVID-19 pandemic has

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Coronavirus latest: India’s death toll surges to top China’s

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 5,722,859, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 356,279.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Friday, May 29

3:30 p.m. Thailand confirms 11 new cases, unchanged from Thursday, and no new deaths. Its totals stand at 3,076 infections and 57 fatalities.

2:50 p.m. Tokyo will further ease business restrictions on Monday, Gov.

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Trip.com results point to rebound in China’s domestic travel

PALO ALTO, U.S. — Trip.com Group, China’s largest online travel operator, reported a $754 million loss in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted global travel, but saw a silver lining as domestic tourism rebounded and demand for high-end accomodations grew.

“In China, travel activities hit bottom in February, and have since been consistently on a recovery track,” said James Liang, Trip.com’s executive chairman, during the company’s earnings release. The Nasdaq-listed company operates travel booking sites including Ctrip, Skyscanner and Qunar.

For the three months ended March 31, Trip.com recorded a net loss of 5.4 billion yuan ($754 million),

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China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomats roar at Hong Kong and the world

TOKYO — There was a time in China when the foreign ministry was deemed so spineless, constantly flattering foreign countries, that an anonymous critic sent some calcium tablets for the diplomats. A memo was attached telling them to “strengthen their bones,” a Chinese diplomatic source reveals.

Not today. China’s hard line and highhanded “wolf warrior diplomacy” has captured the attention of observers both at home and abroad.

A glimpse of wolf warrior diplomacy came Sunday during a news conference given by Wang Yi, state councilor and foreign minister.

Sidestepping a question about whether China had abandoned its traditional “conceal ambitions,

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