A British man living at the centre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak is risking his life to stay with his Chinese wife after authorities refused to let her fly home with him. British people will be evacuated from Wuhan on Thursday and quarantined for two weeks in a UK military base, as the global death toll hits and the deadly virus infects 6, people. The former pilot fell in love with his wife after they met on Chinese dating app Tantan when he travelled over for an annual month-long holiday. He told Metro. The former pilot says he received an email from the Foreign Office on Tuesday that stated the whole family would be able to be airlifted out. However, their excitement fell flat when a second email on Wednesday implied it would not be possible for Chinese nationals to leave with their spouses.
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A British-Chinese woman was left in shock after becoming the victim of a "stealth" racist attack on a bus in London which she believes was related to the coronavirus outbreak. Ms Sheen identifies as transracial, having been born in Hong Kong in the s before being adopted in Britain - she then went on to study at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. She claimed racism of the kind she suffered on the bus is "nothing new" to British people of East Asian heritage or from overseas. Taking to Twitter on February 18 to vent about the incident, she used the hashtags " coronavirus" and " racism".
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These are external links and will open in a new window. A British man and his daughter have been offered a flight to the UK from Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, but his Chinese wife has been told she must stay behind. Up to Britons will be flown out of China on Thursday, and put into quarantine for two weeks in the UK. Jeff Siddle, from Northumberland, told Radio 4's Today he had to decide whether to leave with his nine-year-old daughter or keep his family together. It comes after the UK Foreign Office advised all but essential travel to China because of the virus outbreak, which has spread across the country and to at least 16 other countries, causing more than deaths. British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China because of the virus. They were due to return to the UK on 1 February, but their flight was cancelled. Up to British people are thought to be stranded in the Hubei area.
Chinese men assigned to monitor the homes of Uighur women whose husbands were sent to prison camps frequently sleep in the same beds as them, Radio Free Asia reported last week. It appears to be another facet of the Communist Party's hardline campaign against the mostly-Muslim Uighur people in their home region of Xinjiang, in western China, over the past two years. Beijing sees all Uighur people as terrorists and has used Islamophobia to justify its actions in the past. Authorities have detained at least 1 million Uighurs in prison-like camps , euphemistically called "re-education centers. A woman and a child waiting outside a school entrance in Peyzawat, Xinjiang. Since , China has run a "Pair Up and Become Family" program in the region, in which Communist Party officials who are Han Chinese — the ethnic group that makes up most of China's population — stay in Uighur homes.