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Coronavirus latest: New local cases in Wuhan raise concerns about second wave

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 3,925,815, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 274,488.

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


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Monday, May 11

4:30 p.m. Taiwan marks its 29th consecutive day of zero new local cases. Total confirmed cases stand at 440 with seven deaths. The government today said it will allow banquets of up to

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Coronavirus latest: New local cases in Wuhan raises concerns of second wave

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 3,925,815, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 274,488.

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


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Monday, May 11

3:50 p.m.  China reports 31 new confirmed cases over the weekend, of which 22 people contracted the coronavirus inside the country, raising concerns over a second wave in China.  Jilin Province, on the

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Beijing and local cities in tug of war over real estate policy

GUANGZHOU — A tale that goes back to China’s ancient Han Dynasty talks of farmers troubled by inconsistent government orders. A famous proverb describes directives sent out in the morning being changed by sunset.

Home buyers in China today may have a sense of deja vu.

Local governments in China are announcing deregulatory actions for real estate development only to backtrack just days later, apparently in the face of central government pressure.

The conflict stems from a difference in stance. Local authorities are desperate to revitalize their economies. Beijing is clearly worried about a real estate bubble, and ensuring market

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Japan’s missile shield deployment scuppered by local resistance

TOKYO — Japan has scrapped plans to deploy the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system at a base on the Sea of Japan coast due to heavy local opposition.

Tokyo intends to install the U.S.-developed system at two locations in response to continued missile testing by North Korea. The government chose the Ground Self-Defense Force’s Araya training area in Akita Prefecture as a candidate site in May 2019, but the survey used to make the decision was found to contain errors.

The Araya grounds are near a residential area, and locals have long expressed concern over the potential health and

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