Archive for February 4th, 2020

Coronavirus: China Red Cross under fire over poor distribution of masks, medical supplies

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

The Red Cross Society of Hubei province has become a target of public anger as the distribution of donations especially of much-needed protective equipment for medical staff [...]
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China plans $173 billion injection

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

Banks were told not to withdraw loans from affected firms and were also asked to consider extending loans or cutting interest rates China’s central bank and other [...]
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Coronavirus outbreak halts meeting of top China economists under vice-Premier Liu He

Coronavirus outbreak halts meeting of top China economists under vice-Premier Liu He

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

An annual gathering of prominent Chinese economists led by vice-Premier Liu He has been postponed indefinitely amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, organisers said on [...]
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Outcasts in their own country, the people of Wuhan are the unwanted faces of China’s coronavirus outbreak

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

In China, Wuhan used to be known as a city of cherry blossoms, an economic engine of the central heartland, and the birthplace of a century-old revolution that brought down [...]
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US flight rules on China visits will pose new airline challenges

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

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued rules on Sunday to carry out new restrictions on Americans who have recently visited China to address the threat of the [...]
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China to step up financial support in virus fight: central bank

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

China will step up monetary and credit support to enterprises helping its fight against the deadly new coronavirus, the central bank said Saturday, as the disease threatens [...]
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China has not yet accepted US help with coronavirusWhite House adviser

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

China has been more transparent about the coronavirus than it has been in previous crises but Beijing has not yet accepted a US offer of help to contain the epidemic, White [...]
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Coronavirus: scientists identify possible new mode of transmission in human faeces

Coronavirus: scientists identify possible new mode of transmission in human faeces

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

Chinese scientists have found traces of the new coronavirus in the faeces of some infected patients, possibly indicating an additional mode of transmitting the deadly [...]
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Huawei, Chinese chip makers keep factories humming despite coronavirus outbreak

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

Some Chinese technology firms are continuing to manufacture parts and products despite government calls across various cities and provinces for work to be halted as Being [...]
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Pompeo condemns China’s Xinjiang crackdown during Central Asia tour

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on countries to offer asylum to ethnic minorities fleeing China’s troubled Xinjiang region during a visit Sunday to oil-rich [...]
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Chinese shares drop nearly 9pct amid fears of coronavirus impact

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Stock markets in China have seen the biggest daily fall for five years as traders rushed to sell amid continued fears about the impact on the global economy of the [...]
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Pompeo pushes against China, Russia in visit to ‘Stans’

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Uzbekistan on Sunday for the final stop of a five-country tour in which he is manoeuvring to undercut Chinese and Russian [...]
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Chinese man busted paddling wooden tub across Yangtze River to escape virus lockdown

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

A resident from virus-hit Hubei province was briefly detained for breaching travel restrictions after he was caught rowing a wooden tub across China’s longest river, [...]
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Coronavirus: Military takes over supplies as mainland China death toll hits 361, surpassing Sars

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

China has blamed the United States for spreading fears about the coronavirus, while also accusing Washington of doing nothing to help contain the outbreak. The Chinese [...]
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China says US creating, spreading fear after virus outbreak

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

The United States has taken actions that create and spread fear following a coronavirus outbreak in China, instead of offering any significant assistance, the Chinese foreign [...]
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