Argentina is thought to be on the brink of falling into its ninth sovereign default.
China's government is confident of solving the current coronavirus crisis such that it will not damage the leadership, historian Wang Gungwu said on Wednesday.
In a speech delivered Feb. 3, Xi said: "Currently, we still have to deliver this year's economic and social targets."
As Chinese authorities rush to support businesses struggling to survive the effects of the new coronavirus, blockchain technology is showing its potential in an archaic financing system.
Friday's report is the second day in a row the province's data has caused major changes to a nationwide figure.
Xi's absence from ground zero could be an attempt to protect leadership from the potential fallout from the health-care crisis, experts say.
"It's heartbreaking but we stand ready with China to provide them any and all support," Vice President Mike Pence said.
Norwegian Cruises said, "Any guest that holds a Chinese, Hong Kong, or Macau passport, will be unable to board any of our ships, regardless of residency."
Li Wenliang was one of eight whistleblowers reprimanded by police for allegedly spreading "illegal and false" information about the virus.
China unexpectedly announced it will slash tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, cutting them in half. The cuts will go into effect February 14th. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
A postponement would be the first since China adopted the current March schedule in 1995 for the meeting of parliament.
China's National Health Commission said the country's total is 361 deaths and 17,205 confirmed coronavirus cases, as of the end of Sunday.
China said on Friday its official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 50.0 for January, said the National Bureau of Statistics.
"The evolution of the outbreak and further development of transmission, these are of grave concern," said WHO official Dr. Mike Ryan.
Beijing is taking measures like locking down cities housing millions, restricting travel and extending the Lunar New Year holiday.
"We have to be concerned about the Beijing government," Rep. Frank Pallone said. "They are not often forthcoming."
China has quarantined three cities, encompassing about 35 million people, to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
"It's one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It's going to be just fine," Trump told CNBC from the World Economic Forum in Davos.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on the Chinese economic growth rate for the fourth quarter.
Sen. Rob Portman (R—Ohio) joins "Squawk Box" to discuss what will come next in the trade talks following the signing of the "phase one" agreement.