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China’s AI champion SenseTime latest to offer online learning after students told to stay home amid coronavirus outbreak

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Chinese students confined to their homes amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak now have the opportunity to learn about artificial intelligence after the country’s AI [...]
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China takes new steps to help revive coronavirus-hit economy

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s State Council, the country’s cabinet, has announced new steps to boost the economy as it tries to weather the battering of the coronavirus outbreak. The [...]
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Morgan Stanley says China’s first-quarter growth could fall as low as 3.5pct due to coronavirus

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

China’s economic growth in the first quarter could fall to as low as 3.5 percent if the spread of the new coronavirus is not contained fast enough for manufacturing [...]
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‘I love China,’ Boris Johnson tells Xi Jinping in phone call covering belt and road projects and coronavirus, among other issues

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has told President Xi Jinping that Britain welcomed Chinese investment under Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, a geopolitical move [...]
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Coronavirus: more than two thirds of China’s migrant labourers not yet back at work

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China is still weeks away from getting its economy back up to speed as most of the country’s migrant labourers have not yet returned to work because of the coronavirus [...]
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European businesses look to diversify operations outside China as coronavirus hits supply chains

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s emergency measures to halt the spread of Covid-19 have put this year’s top-level summit with the EU at risk and risk disrupting the global supply chain, a [...]
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Coronavirus: China death toll exceeds 2,000 but recoveries on the rise

Coronavirus: China death toll exceeds 2,000 but recoveries on the rise

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s health authorities reported 1,749 new cases of coronavirus and 136 new deaths, bringing the totals to 74,185 and 2,004, respectively on mainland China as of [...]
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Coronavirus: Jaguar Land Rover flying in Chinese car parts in suitcases as carmaker scrambles to keep UK factories running

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Britain’s largest car manufacturer has flown Chinese parts to the UK in suitcases in a scramble to keep production running, as firms across the world warn of crippling [...]
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How a Canadian start-up used AI to track China virus

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

On the shores of Lake Ontario, a Canadian start-up raised one of the earliest alarms about the risk posed by the mystery virus that emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan. How [...]
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Coronavirus outbreak forces China’s after-school activities to shut down or move online

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

As local governments in China delay the re-opening of schools to limit the spread of the new virus, parents and institutions are turning to online education, putting pressure [...]
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Huawei accuses US of overlooking HSBC misconduct to go after Chinese firm

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US prosecutors overlooked apparent violations of US sanctions against Iran by HSBC Holdings in exchange for the British bank’s cooperation with a government [...]
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Coronavirus: Scientists hit back at rumours humans engineered the deadly contagion

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A team of researchers has hit back at rumours that the coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year was engineered. In a paper posted on the [...]
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China is paying a heavy price for coronavirus because of lack of free speech, says leading professor

China is paying a heavy price for coronavirus because of lack of free speech, says leading professor

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Poor governance and an information blackout are to blame for the heavy toll the Covid-19 outbreak has taken on China, according to a leading academic who said the outbreak [...]
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US designates 5 Chinese state media outlets as Beijing operatives

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The US government on Tuesday declared several mainland Chinese media outlets, including state news agency Xinhua, to be foreign government functionaries, identifying them as [...]
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China craving for Senegal peanuts rattles local business

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Large peanut orders from Chinese traders have cut Senegal’s traditional selling season short this year, rewarding farmers with fat profits but leaving local buyers with [...]
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