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China Wildfire Provokes Public Anger as 19 Emergency Workers Die

Eighteen firefighters and a forest guide died this week battling a wildfire in southwest China that has spread over more than 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres), prompting criticism on social media that the government isn’t doing enough to protect the lives …

Virus Havoc Could Shut Down a Nissan Factory Half a World Away

Nissan Motor Co. is bracing for potential disruptions in plants as far away as the U.S. because the coronavirus epidemic in China is leading to a parts shortage and wreaking havoc across the supply chain, people familiar with the matter …

Cruise Industry Gives Asia a Wide Berth as it Seeks to Limit Coronavirus Risks

BANGKOK –The plight of the cruise ship off Japan with more than 200 coronavirus infections and the shunning of another luxury liner by five ports despite no known cases has led to a sharp change in tack for an industry …

Coronavirus Cases Outside China “Could be Spark” for Bigger Fire, Says WHO

BEIJING/GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronavirus cases which had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire” as people across China trickled back to work …

U.S. Manufacturing Group Hacked By China as Trade Talks Intensified-Sources

WASHINGTON — As trade talks between Washington and Beijing intensified earlier this year, suspected Chinese hackers broke into an industry group for U.S. manufacturers that has helped shape President Donald Trump’s trade policies, according to two people familiar with the …

GM in China Announces Imported Cadillac, Camaro Recall

General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts. GM said Friday the defect might allow seats to descend to their lowest position, …

China Orders Nationwide Inspection of Meat Supplier Factories

China’s food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s and KFC. The weekend report by a Shanghai TV station that …

Typhoon Rammasun Kills 18 in South China

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people, the government said Sunday, while in the Philippines the death toll from the storm’s earlier destruction rose to 94. Typhoon Rammasun killed nine people and left …

China Tightens Controls on Baby Formula Imports

China has tightened controls on imports of infant formula in a move a New Zealand industry official said might block some of its suppliers. The announcement by China’s product safety agency says only suppliers that register in advance can import …

BMW Recalls 232,000 Cars in China

German automaker BMW says it is recalling 232,000 vehicles in China after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine, and says it is now checking whether the same defect can also be found in other countries. BMW …