Beijing Diary: On the lookout for political clues in Tiananmen

The Chinese government is battling to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected tens of thousands and killed more than 4,000 people, while spreading worldwide. Nikkei’s bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is on the ground in the capital and is filing dispatches on what he sees.

Friday, May 8

People are finally returning to Tiananmen Square.

To be sure, it is not yet crowded with tourists like it was before the coronavirus pandemic began, spreading from China to the rest of the world. But the difference is clear. Through April, the square had been completely deserted, except for the

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Coronavirus latest: Australian police raid cruise ship for clues

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 1,353,361, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 79,235.

To see how the disease has spread, click this interactive virus tracker:

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Thursday, April 9

12:50 p.m.  Australian police seize the “black box” of a cruise ship at the center of a homicide investigation into the country’s deadliest source of coronavirus infection. The Ruby Princess, owned by Carnival Corp , has become a

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