Archive for February 1st, 2020

China coronavirus: tens of millions of masks on way to HK and prisoners will work around the clock to make more as city confirms its 12th case

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

Hong Kong authorities promised an increasingly anxious and agitated public yesterday that tens of millions of masks were on their way to help protect them from the rapidly [...]
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Mailing masks overseas incurs penalties as Taiwan enforces export ban

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

E-commerce retailers found to have tried to deliver surgical masks to China The Taiwanese government reiterated on Thursday (January 30) that those attempting to smuggle [...]
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Taiwan Railways considers enforcing mask-wearing rule on passengers

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Train cars cleaned and sanitised to secure health of Taiwan passengers: TRA To prevent the Wuhan coronavirus from spreading, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said [...]
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Taiwan repeats virus help offer to China, says wants its people home

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

Taiwan repeated its offer to help China fight the new coronavirus on Thursday, but said it also wanted China to help send back to the island some 400 Taiwanese who have been [...]
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Taiwan to extend halt on all tours to China until end of February

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The suspension of all tours to China imposed on Taiwanese travel agencies will be further extended until the end of February as cases of the novel coronavirus continue to [...]
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Taiwan thanks Abe, Trudeau for supporting WHO bid

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s foreign ministry on Thursday thanked Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau for supporting Taiwan’s participation [...]
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China mute over Taiwan’s pleas to evacuate 400 citizens from Wuhan

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

China yet to respond to Taiwan’s request to evacuate 400 citizens from Wuhan via charter jet As many countries such as the US and Japan have begun evacuating their [...]
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WUHAN VIRUS/ Taiwan confirms second domestic case of Wuhan coronavirus

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan on Thursday confirmed its second domestic case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was spread in a family setting in central Taiwan, bringing the total [...]
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Coronavirus leads DBS Bank to adjust forecast for Taiwan’s 2020 GDP

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Forecast of 2.3 percent growth still higher than previous 2% Analysts at DBS Bank (Taiwan) Ltd had been expected to raise their prediction for Taiwan’s economic growth [...]
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N Korean defectors see household debt surge

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

The number of defectors from North Korea over the past decades came to 33,300 in the South9,300 men and 24,000 womenas of December. The Ministry of Unification’s data [...]
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Universities scramble to deal with Chinese students

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Universities here are scrambling to deal with their Chinese students who are set to return to Korea for the new semester that begins March 2, amid the spread of a new [...]
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Korea’s defense budget ranks the world’s ninth: report

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea ranked 9th in the world in terms of its defense spending budget for 2020, far ahead of North Korea, according to an annual US defense report. South Korea [...]
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LG Display swings to red in Q4

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

LG Display Co., South Korea’s major display panel maker, said Friday it swung to a loss in the fourth quarter from a year earlier due to asset impairments and increased [...]
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368 Korean evacuees from Wuhan sent to two state-run facilities

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

About 370 South Korean evacuees from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan headed in 36 police buses for two government-designated accommodations in central parts of the [...]
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Korea confirms four new coronavirus cases, total now at 11

Korea confirms four new coronavirus cases, total now at 11

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea reported four more cases of the new coronavirus Friday, bringing the total number of infected people to 11 as the country struggles to contain the outbreak that [...]
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