1. China’s Xi Jinping leadership is facing its toughest challenge ever, as the new coronavirus could affect its political base.
  2. A total of 897 people have been confirmed to have the new coronavirus outside mainland China based on an NHK tally.
  3. Japan is expected to become capable of testing up to about 3,800 people a day for the coronavirus.
February 18, Tuesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai