Snow Xue XIA

Snow Xue XIA joined the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in 2019. Prior to this, she produced documentary videos for Boston Channel 5 (Hearst Television) in the United States. She graduated with a Master’s in journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor's in finance from Kean University. She is adept at reporting across different mediums (video, photo, podcast, writing, and data visualization). Growing up in China and having traveled to many countries over the past few years, she loves covering issues beyond borders and bridging the gap of misunderstanding between different cultures. 

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China coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms first infection as Beijing officials warn disease could mutate and spread

Hong Kong confirmed its first infected case of a new coronavirus on January 22, 2020. The patient was a tourist from the Chinese mainland who arrived on a high-speed train and had been to Wuhan, the city in central China that is the epicentre of the outbreak. Chinese health authorities have also announced that the virus appears to be spreading mainly through respiratory transmission and is likely to mutate, which could increase risks of a wider epidemic. Wuhan, where the outbreak began, has stepped up measures to contain the infectious disease which has killed at least 9 people.

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