Archive for February 5th, 2020

Horse trading and arm twisting as US battles China over leadership of UN intellectual property agency

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A scrum is heating up behind diplomatic doors as US and European opposition mounts to a Chinese national heading the UN agency overseeing intellectual property. The jockeying [...]
» More

Coronavirus tally in epicentre Wuhan may be ‘just the tip of the iceberg’

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The official number of coronavirus cases in Wuhan might not reflect the true scale of the crisis as there may be many patients who are undiagnosed and not reported, medical [...]
» More

Coronavirus may disrupt China’s diplomatic agenda, US trade deal, observers say

Coronavirus may disrupt China’s diplomatic agenda, US trade deal, observers say

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s battle to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus may disrupt its political and diplomatic agenda, including implementation of its interim trade deal with [...]
» More

Coronavirus: China dismisses officials after boy with cerebral palsy dies while father quarantined

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Two government officials in China have been sacked after a teenager with cerebral palsy died while his family was in quarantine for coronavirus. Yan Cheng, 16, was found dead [...]
» More

China’s anti-doping agency halts testing due to coronavirus

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s state anti-doping agency “temporarily” suspended testing on Monday less than six months before the Tokyo Olympics in response to the coronavirus [...]
» More

Artificial intelligence applications surge as China battles to contain coronavirus epidemic

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus outbreak has seen a surge in the use of artificial intelligence-backed technology to help contain the spread, including robotic cleaners spraying disinfectant [...]
» More

For China virus insurance, check the small print

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Companies and tourists out of pocket from the global disruption caused by the virus epidemic in China risk meeting a cold shoulder from insurers, industry experts warn. Basic [...]
» More

China central bank says huge cash injections to stabilise market expectations, restore confidence

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s central bank said on Tuesday that its huge liquidity injections through open market operations this week showed its determination to stabilise financial market [...]
» More

Coronavirus: China shifts responsibility over medical supplies amid mask shortage, rising death toll

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China has appointed the country’s powerful economic planning agency to manage the supply of face masks amid a shortage of medical supplies caused by the new coronavirus [...]
» More

Coronavirus: Chinese military takes control of medical supplies in Wuhan

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China has deployed hundreds of military officers to control the flow of medical and essential supplies in Wuhan, ground zero of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, state media [...]
» More

Not one but four tests later, Chinese man finally confirmed with coronavirus

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Four tests were needed to confirm a case of the new deadly coronavirus in northern China, highlighting the difficulty of screening for the previously unknown illness, which [...]
» More

Banks, insurers join Alibaba, Tencent in donating to efforts to fight coronavirus outbreak

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Foreign banks, insurers and other financial companies have announced plans to donate millions of dollars in recent days to help fight the spread of the coronavirus epidemic [...]
» More

As China goes back to work after Lunar New Year, will the coronavirus spread even more rapidly?

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Millions of Chinese returned to work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday, adding to the growing fear of the deadly new coronavirus infecting more people across [...]
» More

China admits ‘shortcomings’ in virus response

China admits ‘shortcomings’ in virus response

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s top leadership has admitted “shortcomings and difficulties” in its response to the coronavirus outbreak, as state media said a new hospital built at [...]
» More

Chinese woman detained for hiding virus contact Xinhua

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Police in China have detained a woman for “deliberately concealing” her contact with someone from an area stricken by the coronavirus and jeopardising efforts to [...]
» More