Archive for January, 2020

Koreas to temporarily close inter-Korean liaison office over virus concern

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea and the North will temporarily suspend the operation of the inter-Korean liaison office in the border town of Kaesong, amid concerns about the rapid spread of [...]
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Seoul: 2.5-magnitude quake detected near N Korea site

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

A 2.5-magnitude earthquake was detected in an area near North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, according to South Korea’s meteorological agency on Wednesday. [...]
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Samsung’s first 5G tablet goes on sale in Korea

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Engadget | 6:02 AM

Samsung has followed through on its plans to release a 5G tablet, and… it’s exactly what you’d expect. The tech giant has introduced a Galaxy Tab S6 5G in [...]
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China coronavirus: Fears of economic contagion grow as cities turn into ghost towns

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Cities across China have become virtual ghost towns as public fear grows over the spread of the deadly coronavirus, with early signs indicating the outbreak could deal a [...]
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Coronavirus ‘rumour’ crackdown by Wuhan police slammed by China’s top court

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s top court has lashed out at police in the epicentre of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, arguing that Wuhan officers should not have punished a group of people in [...]
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Confined at home, Chinese get creative to beat boredom

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Chinese around the country confined to their apartments either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remain in lockdown in a desperate bid to [...]
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China faces bigger epidemic than Sars in ‘complicated and grave’ coronavirus outbreak

China faces bigger epidemic than Sars in ‘complicated and grave’ coronavirus outbreak

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China is facing a larger epidemic than Sars, with the number of Wuhan coronavirus infections in the mainland surpassing the tally of severe acute respiratory syndrome cases [...]
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Tesla says China has ordered its Shanghai factory shut down over coronavirus fears

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheVerge | 6:02 AM

The Chinese government has ordered the shutdown of Tesla’s new factory in Shanghai over coronavirus fears, which will delay the company’s production of the Model [...]
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China virus fears prompt homemade barricades and online shaming

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Villages and apartment complexes across China are taking the fight against a deadly viral epidemic into their own hands with improvised barricades and the online shaming of [...]
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Chinese mall landlords offer rent-free periods to merchants as footfall decreases amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Mainland Chinese mall landlords have moved to relieve the pressure on stores and restaurants brought on by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, by cutting rents and offering [...]
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McDonald’s closes all branches in virus-hit Chinese province

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

US fast food giant McDonald’s said on Wednesday it closed all of its restaurants in Hubei, the Chinese province at the epicenter of a virus outbreak that has spread [...]
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Canada to bring home up to 160 from China over coronavirus

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Canada has chartered a plane to bring home as many as 160 of its nationals from China because of the coronavirus epidemic, officials said Wednesday. Foreign minister [...]
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China coronavirus: WHO in uncharted territory in dealing with emergency in world’s second largest economy

China coronavirus: WHO in uncharted territory in dealing with emergency in world’s second largest economy

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

In deciding whether to declare the deadly and rapidly spreading coronavirus a global emergency, world health officials are faced with an unprecedented challenge: China. Never [...]
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US warship ‘sailed close to’ Chinese-occupied reefs in South China Sea

US warship ‘sailed close to’ Chinese-occupied reefs in South China Sea

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An American warship sailed as close as 8.5 nautical miles to Fiery Cross Reef one of Beijing’s artificial islands in the South China Sea in the US Navy’s first [...]
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FIA prepared to ‘take action’ as it monitors China’s coronavirus

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Autosport | 6:02 AM

The FIA says it will take “any action” to protect the motorsport community as questions grow about whether China’s coronavirus outbreak will force the [...]
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