Chinese authorities quarantine the entire city of Wuhan to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus as the death toll rises to 17. Nobody in the city will be able to leave starting from 10 a.m. local time on January 23, and all public transport in the city is suspended.
Three large shipbuilders in the People's Republic of China announce that they are in talks to merge. This is part of an ongoing shake-up and consolidation of that industry in the face of high operational costs and sluggish new orders.
Local officials report eight people were killed on Friday when their elevator fell 18 stories in an under-construction apartment building in the port city of Longkou in Shandong province of eastern China.
Filipino fishermen say China has deployed up to five ships around the disputed Quirino Atoll, also known as Jackson Atoll, in the South China Sea, preventing them from accessing traditional fishing grounds.
At least nine people are dead as Typhoon Mujigae hits southern China in the midst of the country's weeklong National Day holiday. Mujigae also generates several strong tornadoes and leaves dozens of fishermen missing. Nearly 200,000 people had been evacuated before the storm made landfall. Neighboring Guangxi Zhuang region orders 12,700 fishing boats and 35,400 offshore workers to return to port.
Chinese authorities name Huang Lixin as the Communist Party Secretary of Nanjing, following the investigation and dismissal of former party chief Yang Weize. Huang becomes the first woman in city history to take the top office. [http:--english.jschina.com.cn-TodayJiangsu-201501-t1978004.shtml (Jiangsu News)]date=August 2019
The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, says at a meeting in Nanjing, China that the "most important problem" in the world's monetary system is that some countries refuse to allow the free flow of the value of their currency.