While much of the world grapples with the medical, social and economic fallout from Covid-19, China – the country where the global pandemic began – says it now has the virus well under control.
From Hong Kong to the South China Sea, China is once again pushing ahead with what it sees as the pursuit of its national interest as it emerges from the crisis.
The BBC’s Paul Adams looks at why China might be taking action now.
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China is the third largest country in the world by area and the largest country in the world by population. Properly known as the People’s Republic of China, the political territory of the country includes the former nations of Tibet and Hong Kong.
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- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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