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China mystery virus claims sixth victim as holiday travel stokes risk

The death toll from a mysterious flu-like virus in China climbed to six on Jan. 21 as new cases surged beyond 300 and authorities fretted about the added risk from millions of Chinese travelling for the Lunar New Year holiday.    

Round the world, airports tightened screening of travellers from China as officials confirmed the coronavirus strain is contagious between humans.    

First Case of the New Coronavirus in Australia - All Travelers from China are being Checked

Australia has confirmed the first case of infection from the new coronavirus that been reported in China, Japan and South Korea.

A Queensland Health spokesperson said the man was being tested because he had visited Wuhan.

"The man will remain in isolation until his symptoms have resolved. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in China.

China to buy US energy goods over two years

China committed to buy around $52 billion worth of energy goods from the U.S. in 2020 and 2021 amid the phase-one trade deal signed by the countries.

After 21 months of imposing reciprocal tariffs, the world's two biggest economies finally reached a trade agreement and signed a phase-one deal on Jan. 15 in Washington, D.C.

Joshua Wong, the Face of Hong Kong's Democracy Movement: Why the World Will Keep the Spotlight on Hong Kong in 2020

Joshua Wong (Demosisto) is one of the most prominent faces of Hong Kong's democracy movement and a leading figure in the "Umbrella Movement" which came into being in 2014. Together with hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers, the now 23-year-old is campaigning for free elections, reform of the voting system and democratization of the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.

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