Archive for February 14th, 2020

Uighurs in exile fear spread of coronavirus in China’s internment camps

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

Members of China’s Uighur minority living in exile are sounding the alarm over the risk of the coronavirus spreading in camps inside the country, where it is believed [...] » More

Chinese public dial in for support as coronavirus takes mental toll

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

Hundreds of 24-hour mental health support telephone hotlines have sprung up in China in recent weeks as millions of people fret about catching the coronavirus and try to [...] » More

Xiaomi CEO urges China’s smartphone industry to return to work as soon as possible

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

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp expects a hit to first-quarter sales from the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, but believes demand will bounce back in the [...] » More

When is coronavirus Covid-19 expected to ‘peak’?

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

The coronavirus Covid-19 could reach its “peak” in a matter of days, research suggests. Scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine [...] » More

Virus death toll surges as China changes way it counts cases

Virus death toll surges as China changes way it counts cases

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

China’s official death toll from the new coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is [...] » More

Foxconn says recent Reuters reports on factory resumption in China were not factual

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

Taiwan’s Foxconn said on Thursday that recent Reuters reports on its plant resumption plans in China were not factual. Foxconn made the comment in a statement to the [...] » More

China’s Hubei, Wuhan Communist Party chiefs removed amid epidemic

China’s Hubei, Wuhan Communist Party chiefs removed amid epidemic

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

China’s Communist Party has replaced the party heads in the coronavirus stricken province of Hubei and its capital Wuhan, state media said on Thursday, reporting the [...] » More

Stranded by coronavirus blockade, Chinese man fights to get back to work

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

Tian Bing has spent six straight nights curled up in the back of his white sedan, stranded at an expressway service station in eastern Jiangsu province in China because of a [...] » More

Tokyo stocks fall on coronavirus concerns

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

Tokyo stocks fell on Thursday, reflecting unabated concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic mainly in China. The Nikkei average of 225 selected issues on the [...] » More

Japan’s lower house approves reflationist Adachi to join BOJ board

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

Japan’s lower house on Thursday approved Seiji Adachi, an economist known as a proponent of massive monetary stimulus, to join the central bank’s nine-member [...] » More

Japan has 44 more cases of COVID-19 on quarantined ship

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

Japan has 44 more cases of COVID-19 on quarantined ship Japan’s health ministry said Thursday 44 more people on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo have tested [...] » More

Dollar falls to around JPY 109.70 in Tokyo

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

The dollar fell to around JPY 109.70 in late Tokyo trading Thursday, amid persistent concerns over the new coronavirus outbreak mainly in China. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood [...] » More

Japan’s Asahi says Korean boycott cost it 3 billion yen last year

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

Japanese beer and beverage maker Asahi Group Holdings said a South Korean consumer boycott of Japanese goods cost it around 3 billion yen ($27.32 million) last year. [...] » More

Japan cruise ship virus cases jump to 218

Japan cruise ship virus cases jump to 218

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

Japan said Thursday it would allow some elderly passengers off a quarantined cruise ship and into government-designated lodging, as the number of new coronavirus cases on the [...] » More

Vicious brokers rapidly increasing, sending Vietnamese ‘fake students’ to Japan

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

The Foreign Ministry has taken an unusual step to neutralise nefarious brokers in Vietnam who have sent “fake students” to Japan to work in the country. The move [...] » More