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US spies find coronavirus spread in China, N Korea, Russia hard to chart

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:01 AM

As US spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world’s coronavirus outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in [...]
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China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases: researchers

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:00 AM

China’s decision to lock down the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the global COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases by delaying the spread of [...]
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Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan warns on uncertain impact from pandemic in 2020

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Meituan Dianping warned of negative growth in the first quarter of 2020 because of uncertainty generated by the coronavirus pandemic, after China’s online services [...]
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Alibaba plans to buy at least 10pct stake in Chinese courier Yunda: sources

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to buy at least 10 percent of Yunda Holding Co Ltd , marking the e-commerce giant’s fifth investment in a large courier, two people with [...]
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In China, a young diplomat rises as aggressive foreign policy takes root

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Diplomats returning from overseas postings don’t usually receive special attention at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a vast government bureaucracy with [...]
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Xi’s G20 speech illustrates China’s responsible role, experts say

Xi’s G20 speech illustrates China’s responsible role, experts say

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

“Xi’s speech during the summit is a good example of the global power’s responsible behavior,” a political analyst said. Chinese President Xi [...]
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Huawei posts strong growth but warns ‘most difficult year’ ahead

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Huawei said today it had sustained solid growth in its global businesses in 2019 despite a US campaign to isolate the Chinese tech giant, but warned of its “most [...]
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China and Korea delay college exams to keep lid on coronavirus

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Both China and South Korea have delayed key national college entrance exams over fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases, underlining the struggle countries face to [...]
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‘Responsible and necessary’: China defends temporary travel ban on foreigners during pandemic

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing clarified its temporary ban on foreign travellers to China while defending its decision as “a responsible and necessary measure” to address risks of [...]
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China to strengthen prevention, control of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

The leading group of China’s COVID-19 response on Monday stressed the control of cases of infections that show no symptoms. The group, led by Premier Li Keqiang, called [...]
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Funeral parlour report fans fears over Wuhan death toll from coronavirus

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Authorities in Wuhan are unlikely to disclose the overall number of deaths until now in the central Chinese city despite renewed concerns about underreporting of fatalities [...]
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China says manufacturing activity expanded in March, defying expectations of a contraction

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

China on Tuesday said the official Purchasing manager’s Index for March was 52.0, beating expectations for an economy hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Analysts polled [...]
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‘Unique’ extradition hearing for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou as coronavirus precautions empty Vancouver courtroom

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou took a surreal turn on Monday amid Covid-19 precautions in Vancouver, with a judge presiding over a hearing in which [...]
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China’s coronavirus propaganda has shifted dramatically, report finds

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:02 AM

As news of a coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, began to appear in Western news outlets in January, the country’s state-run [...]
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‘No evidence’ asymptomatic carriers spread coronavirus, Chinese health official claims

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A top Chinese health official sought to allay growing fears over asymptomatic coronavirus carriers on Monday, saying there was “no evidence” they could spread the [...]
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