Archive for February 6th, 2020

Visitors from Wuhan ‘certain’ to have infected Vancouver woman with coronavirus, making her British Columbia’s second patient

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

Visitors from the central China city of Wuhan appear to have infected a Vancouver woman with the new coronavirus, likely making her British Columbia’s second and [...] » More

5 coronavirus cases traced to Chinese department store. Who was the carrier?

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

Chinese experts were left puzzled after five cases of the new coronavirus were linked to a department store in the northern megacity of Tianjin until their investigations [...] » More

Trump administration to meet on Huawei export curbs after Pentagon pushback: sources

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

The Trump administration is planning to meet later this month to discuss efforts to further limit exports to China and its flagship telecoms company Huawei, as it seeks to [...] » More

China farmers, firms feel the pinch on edge of virus exclusion zone

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

This time of year is normally peak season for Li Zimin, a strawberry farmer in Jiujiang, a Chinese city on the outer edge of an exclusion zone aimed at bottling up a [...] » More

China lab seeks patent on use of Gilead’s coronavirus treatment

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

A state-run Chinese research institute has applied for a patent on the use of Gilead Sciences’ experimental US antiviral drug, which scientists think could provide [...] » More

Huawei promises ‘Made in Europe’ 5G for EU

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

Chinese telecom giant Huawei said on Tuesday it would set up manufacturing hubs in Europe, as it tries to fight off US pressure on EU nations to stop it from operating. [...] » More

China’s stuttering economy braces for impact of deadly virus

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

China’s struggle to contain the deadly coronavirus is deepening concerns about the impact on the world’s number-two economy, as factories stay closed and millions [...] » More

Europe ‘working on all fronts’ with China to help fight coronavirus outbreak

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

Europe and China have both vowed to work together to contain the deadly new coronavirus, as the two sides prepare for a series of high-level meetings and investment treaty [...] » More

WeChat user is charged $38,000 after spreading fake news in Canada, putting scrutiny on a freewheeling political arena

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

A court ruling in Canada could put the brakes on WeChat’s freewheeling political discourse in the country, with a Toronto construction worker ordered to pay more than [...] » More

China targets mild coronavirus cases with new Wuhan medical shelters

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

China has converted a stadium and two convention centres in the central Chinese city of Wuhan into makeshift hospitals, creating 3,800 more beds for coronavirus patients with [...] » More

More Chinese cities shut down as virus death toll rises

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

Millions more people have been ordered to stay indoors as China battles to curb the spread of a new virus that authorities said Wednesday has already killed nearly 500 [...] » More

Coronavirus: nervous neighbours, councillors believe brother of deceased patient left rather than face quarantine

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

A sense of panic is building at a private estate in Kowloon’s Hung Hom area, where neighbours are questioning whether everyone in close contact with the city’s [...] » More

Coronavirus: Chinese consul general in New York thanks NBA for its donation to help fight outbreak

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

Chinese consul general Huang Ping expressed gratitude to the United States, and especially the NBA, for providing support for China’s efforts to combat the coronavirus [...] » More

China’s health officials say priority is to stop mild coronavirus cases from getting worse

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

Chinese health officials on Tuesday said that the priority now was to prevent patients with mild symptoms of the new coronavirus from becoming critically ill, and that the [...] » More

Nike says virus to have ‘material impact’ on China operations

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

Nike said Tuesday it has closed about half of its stores in China and reduced hours at others due to the worsening outbreak of a new coronavirus, while warning it expects [...] » More