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Coronavirus: Tokyo Officials to Discuss Postponing Olympic Games

Japanese Olympic organizing committee executive member Haruyuki Takahashi will propose talks this month to discuss the possibility of postponing this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo to prevent the spread of Chinese coronavirus, Kyodo News reported Wednesday.

A reporter wearing a face mask stands next to the banners of the Tokyo Olympic Games during a Tokyo 2020 press conference about the spread of the new coronavirus in Tokyo on March 11, 2020. - Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer are going ahead "as scheduled," organisers …

Taiwan Prepares to Battle China’s Coronavirus with Little Aid from World Community

Communist China’s relentless effort to diplomatically isolate Taiwan is bearing particularly bitter fruit this week as Taiwan prepares to battle China’s rapidly spreading coronavirus epidemic with limited assistance from the international community, since China has resolutely blocked Taiwanese membership in bodies like the World Health Organization (WHO).

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen speaks during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on October 10, 2019. - President Tsai Ing-wen pledged October 10 to defend Taiwan's sovereignty, calling it the "overwhelming consensus" among Taiwanese people to reject a model that Beijing has used to rule …

Death Toll from China Mystery Virus Doubles Overnight

Chinese officials confirmed the death toll of a mystery coronavirus spreading from central China doubled to six people from Monday into Tuesday, insisting that Beijing is prepared to screen potential carriers as Asia prepares for Lunar New Year, one of the continent’s biggest travel days.

A mask-clad commuter rides a bus in Beijing on January 21, 2020. - The number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 291 on January 21, according to authorities. (Photo by WANG Zhao / AFP) (Photo by WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)