Archive for February 24th, 2020

Coronavirus is China’s fastest-spreading public health crisis, President Xi Jinping says

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:38 AM

In a meeting on an unprecedented scale, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the coronavirus epidemic was the country’s most serious public health crisis and promised more [...]
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South Korea reports 161 new cases of coronavirus, brings total to 763

South Korea reports 161 new cases of coronavirus, brings total to 763

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:29 AM

South Korea reported 161 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 763, health authorities said on Monday, a day after [...]
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Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran

Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:19 AM

International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. The government in Seoul put [...]
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Business Briefs 24 February 2020

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:18 AM

* Saigon Garmex Manufacturing Trade Company (GMC) has completed the issuance of 8.9 million shares to raise its registered capital by 49.7% to VND268 billion. GMC sold the [...]
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DIY virus protection: HKers making own masks amid shortages

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

With chronic face mask shortages in the midst of a virus outbreak, Hong Kongers have started making their own with a pop-up production line and seamstresses churning them out [...]
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Coronavirus: 84 more passengers from Diamond Princess return to HK on second flight, but blunder forces 18 to pay for their own evacuation

Coronavirus: 84 more passengers from Diamond Princess return to HK on second flight, but blunder forces 18 to pay for their own evacuation

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

Eighteen cruise ship passengers had to buy their own tickets home from their coronavirus ordeal in Japan after they were barred from a government-chartered flight, which [...]
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Unfree Speech by Joshua Wong review a young life of protest in HK

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

Since June 2019 Hong Kong has been first figuratively, then literally on fire. What began as a “summer of discontent” has become a running street battle, marked [...]
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HK police caught up in coronavirus crisis after first officer tests positive and more develop symptoms

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

Hong Kong’s embattled police force is caught up in the coronavirus crisis after an officer contracted Covid-19 for the first time and four colleagues who attended a [...]
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HK no longer in Hurun’s top 50 cities for fastest-growing home prices after social unrest killed off demand

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

Hong Kong’s home prices are no longer among the fastest growing on the planet, after months of volatile street protests destroyed demand, according to a new report by [...]
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HK protesters mark seven months since brutal mob attack

HK protesters mark seven months since brutal mob attack

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

Hong Kong protesters, many dressed in black and wearing surgical masks amid fears over the new coronavirus, held sit-ins in the Chinese-ruled city on Friday to mark seven [...]
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Protests over Yuen Long feature beer, champagne as some celebrate HK police officer’s coronavirus infection

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

Peaceful lunchtime demonstrations intended to mark the seven months since the violent mob attack on protesters and railway passengers in Yuen Long offered a twist on Friday, [...]
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Second batch of Diamond Princess passengers arrive in HK to face further quarantine

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

A second plane with 82 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Saturday in the Asian [...]
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HK activists discuss civil disobedience in politics

HK activists discuss civil disobedience in politics

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Hub Jhu | 6:02 AM

Off and on for the past six years, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets to fight for their right to self-governance. On Thursday night, Johns Hopkins students [...]
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HK lawmakers approve HK$30 billion coronavirus relief package after 10-hour session, though concerns remain over who benefits

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

Hong Kong lawmakers approved a HK$30 billion (US$3.9 billion) government coronavirus relief package on Friday, after spending 10 hours grilling top officials on details of [...]
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CNA graphic: breakdown of Taiwan’s 26 confirmed COVID-19 cases

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

Breakdown of Taiwan’s 26 confirmed COVID-19 cases Image: https://imgcdn.cna.com.tw/Eng/WebEngPhotos/1024/2020/20200221/2500x2500_39122348279.jpg [...]
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