Archive for February 3rd, 2020

New coronavirus deaths and cases in China reach record daily highs

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

As many as 75,815 people in Wuhan may have been infected with the new coronavirus, according to a study by University of Hong Kong scientists. The research, published in The [...] » More

China’s Financial Markets Set for Tumultuous Return on Monday

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Every other market has already reacted to the deadly virus threatening China’s economy. Soon it will be China’s turn, and it’s likely to be brutal. Stocks [...] » More

China outbreak forces Hyundai to suspend flagship SUV production

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

Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest automaker, suspended the domestic production of its flagship sport utility vehicle this weekend as a result of a supply disruption [...] » More

Chinese patriotism is new sales octane as millennials embrace home-grown brands at the expense of foreign icons

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

In China, nationalism sells. Months of a gruelling trade war with the US and geopolitical spats with Asian neighbours have stoked nationalistic fervour among millennials, who [...] » More

China’s factory activity stalls as virus risks grow

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

Growth in China’s factory activity faltered in January, an official survey showed, as export orders fell and an outbreak of a new virus added to risks facing the [...] » More

China’s isolation grows as virus toll reaches 259

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

China faced deepening isolation over its coronavirus epidemic on Sunday as the death toll soared to 259, with the United States and Australia leading a growing list of [...] » More

Coronavirus tests on two French evacuated from China negative: minister

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

Tests on two French citizens evacuated by plane with 178 other passengers from the Chinese city of Wuhan and feared to have coronavirus symptoms have turned out negative, [...] » More

Cases of Wuhan coronavirus continue to rise rapidly as US bans travel from China

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus is nearing 12,000, as the epidemic continues to spread worldwide, sparking travel bans and outbreaks of ugly [...] » More

Chinese communities rattled by virus, cancel new year events

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The rapid spread of a new virus from China has cast a pall across Chinese American communities, with people staying inside whenever possible, wearing medical masks when they [...] » More

Australians told not to travel to mainland China due to coronavirus threat, border restrictions tightened considerably

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | ABC News | 6:02 AM

Australia has upgraded its travel advice in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak to include all of mainland China to level four, “do not travel”, prime minister [...] » More

Macau casino revenue drops 11.3pct in January as coronavirus worries mount

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

Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau dropped 11.3 percent in January year-on-year, with the world’s biggest casino hub a near ghost town after authorities [...] » More

World Health Organization call to arms against virus needs global response to help China

World Health Organization call to arms against virus needs global response to help China

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

The World Health Organization’s decision to declare the new coronavirus a global public health emergency is a call to all nations to try and stop the spread of the [...] » More

Online, jetsetting and monitored: How life in China has changed since SARS

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

A new coronavirus originating from central China has killed 259 people and infected thousands others, stirring memories of the SARS outbreak nearly two decades ago. Severe [...] » More

Chinese tourists desert Thai resort as coronavirus spreads

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

The narrow laneways and pastel-colored shophouses of Phuket Old Town are usually bustling with Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday, but travel bans and local [...] » More

UN biodiversity talks moved out of China on virus fears

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

The next round of talks on a global biodiversity treaty due to be held in the Chinese city of Kunming on February 24 will be moved to Rome as a result of a coronavirus [...] » More