Archive for February 14th, 2020

What China’s empty new coronavirus hospitals say about its secretive system

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

China’s two new hospitals built in as many weeks were the official face of its fight against the coronavirus in Wuhan. As the city was locked down, authorities promised [...] » More

China demotes top official in charge of HK

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

China has demoted the director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, the State Council said Thursday, following months of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous [...] » More

China’s Hubei province sees surge in coronavirus deaths on switch to new methodology

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

The death toll in China’s Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak leapt by a record 242 on Thursday to 1,310, with a sharp rise in confirmed cases after the adoption [...] » More

Foreigners stranded in Wuhan by virus tell of fear and rations

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

Hunkered down at the epicentre of China’s virus epidemic and cut off from the world, the remaining foreigners in Wuhan are eking out a life in fear. A coronavirus [...] » More

Tesla seeks approval to build longer range Model 3s in China

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

Tesla Inc is seeking approval from Chinese regulators to offer a new China-made Model 3 variant, a government document shows. The variant would have a longer driving range, a [...] » More is hiring 20,000 people who can’t work because of the coronavirus

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

The Chinese government has made saving jobs a major priority as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts businesses and sends shockwaves across the world’s second biggest [...] » More

Why China Shuns US LNG Despite Trade Deal

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | OilPrice | 6:02 AM

An ongoing two-year long trade war between the US and China that has impacted the exports of both countries seemed to be closer to a resolution in January, when the two [...] » More

Coronavirus: How the outbreak is testing China’s vaunted surveillance technology

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

Jiapai is a village with 6,000 residents in Jinjiang city, southeastern Fujian province. On January 22, the village held a banquet to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival, [...] » More

China picks ex-Shanghai mayor to lead in virus epicentre

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

China on Thursday replaced its top officials in the central province of Hubei and its capital, Wuhan, the epicenter of a viral outbreak that has infected more than 45,000 [...] » More

The matchmaker of Beijing: Grandfather plays cupid for generations

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

Zhu Fang’s living room walls are plastered with hundreds of headshots of hopeful singles, some of them faded and featuring bouffant hairstyles and outdated outfits. For [...] » More

Shut out: Virus pushes China’s seriously ill to back of queue

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

Authorities in China are stepping up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan, deploying thousands of nurses and doctors to the [...] » More

Coronavirus Covid-19 raises fears it may ‘spread via faecal matter’

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Style UK | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus has raised fears it may spread via faecal matter after two people in the same apartment block were diagnosed. The previously unknown strain, officially named [...] » More

Australia extends ban on visitors from China

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

Australia on Thursday announced a ban on travellers from China would extend for at least a week beyond Saturday’s planned deadline, as the death toll from the [...] » More

Chinese officials’ phone apology to patients as coronavirus deaths hit 1,115

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

China’s health authority reported 97 new deaths caused by the coronavirus and 2,015 newly confirmed cases of infection, taking its totals to 1,113 and 44,653 [...] » More

Beijing mobilises the masses in ‘people’s war’

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

Banners rallying the nation behind a cause and panicked citizens who hide in their homes and report on each other: China’s Communist Party has deployed an old toolkit [...] » More