Archive for February 13th, 2020

N Korea appears to have expanded its crypto-mining operation

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TechnologyReview | 6:02 AM

North Korea’s top leaders appear to be intensifying efforts to mine cryptocurrency as a way to evade international sanctions, according to a new report State-sponsored [...] » More

GM Korea to suspend assembly line as virus hits parts supply

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

The biggest US car company general Motors was caught up on Wednesday in the supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus in China when its South Korean unit announced a [...] » More

N Korea ‘sends 500 workers to patrol Chinese border over coronavirus fears’

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News UK | 6:02 AM

North Korea has sent hundreds of workers to its border with China in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it has been reported. South Korean news agency Yonhap [...] » More

UK team tests China virus vaccine on mice

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

A team of UK scientists believe they are among the first to start animal testing of a vaccine for the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people and [...] » More

Virus storytellers challenge China’s official narrative

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

After nearly a week of roaming China’s epidemic-struck city, filming the dead and the sickened in overwhelmed hospitals, the strain of being hounded by both the new [...] » More

China’s F1 grand prix hangs in balance over virus fears

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

The fate of the Chinese Grand Prix is expected to be announced on Thursday as reports said it will not take place as planned on April 19 because of the new coronavirus. [...] » More

China is struggling to get back to work after the coronavirus lockdown

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

China is struggling to return to work after the coronavirus outbreak shut down large swaths of the world’s second biggest economy for more than two weeks. Worker [...] » More

China’s Xi says virus prevention, control work having positive results

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China’s prevention and control work on the new coronavirus was having positive results and the country would win the [...] » More

Wuhan’s dancing coronavirus patients provide moment of light relief for Chinese looking to keep their spirits up

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

While the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, has struggled to overcome medical shortages and poor quarantine conditions, Chinese state media has [...] » More

Coronavirus crisis disrupting flow of mail into China

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:02 AM

The suspension of flights to slow the spread of a deadly new virus is having a major impact on global flows of letters and parcels, say postal operators in the United States, [...] » More

New coronavirus cases lowest since January 31 in China province at outbreak’s epicentre

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

The coronavirus outbreak in China may be over by April, the country’s senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, and the latest numbers of new cases may further feed that [...] » More

World must consider coronavirus ‘public enemy number one’  WHO

World must consider coronavirus ‘public enemy number one’ WHO

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

The World Health Organization asked countries to be “as aggressive as possible” in fighting the newly named COVID-19 coronavirus on Tuesday. “If the world [...] » More

WHO chief sees chance to stop virus, warns of ‘grave’ threat

WHO chief sees chance to stop virus, warns of ‘grave’ threat

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

The death toll in China from the new coronavirus epidemic jumped on Wednesday, as the chief of the World Health Organization urged countries to work together against the [...] » More

China’s Huanggang says virus situation in city remains severe

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

China’s Huanggang city, one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, is still facing a severe virus situation and a lack of medical supplies, its Communist Party [...] » More

Asia-Pacific private equity funds still ‘one step behind’ US, European counterparts, new report says

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

Private equity funds in China and other emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region need to consistently deliver substantial net cash distributions to investors to catch up [...] » More