Qantas cuts flights to Asia as coronavirus hits profits

Business Feb 20, 2020

Qantas cuts flights to Asia as coronavirus hits profits

Australian airline Qantas on Thursday announced a major reduction in flights to Asia as the deadly coronavirus outbreak that began in China impacts demand and eats into profits. The carrier said it would cut flights to Asia by 16 percent for at least three months, ...

China revokes three Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

Asia Pacific Feb 20, 2020

China revokes three Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed racist by the government. The expulsions come after the Trump administration on Tuesday designated five state-run Chinese ...

National Feb 19, 2020

Foreign visitors to Japan down for fourth straight month in January

The number of foreign visitors to Japan fell for the fourth straight month in January, down 1.1 percent from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday, with sharper declines seemingly inevitable in the months ahead due to the new coronavirus outbreak. An estimated 2.66 million ...