Archive for February 29th, 2020

China investigates release of coronavirus-infected inmate in Hubei

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

China has sent an investigation team to Wuhan, the city at the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, after reports that a prison released an infected inmate who then travelled [...] » More

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Hopes the coronavirus would be contained to China vanished on Friday as infections spread rapidly around the world, countries started stockpiling medical equipment and [...] » More

Coronavirus: 85 per cent of patients in China benefiting from traditional Chinese medicine, officials claim

Coronavirus: 85 per cent of patients in China benefiting from traditional Chinese medicine, officials claim

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

More than 80 per cent of coronavirus patients in China are being treated with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) alongside more mainstream antiviral drugs, according to local [...] » More

Coronavirus threat shows ‘unacceptability’ of Beijing isolating Taiwan, US official says

Coronavirus threat shows ‘unacceptability’ of Beijing isolating Taiwan, US official says

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

The global spread of the new coronavirus has prompted the US government to push back against Beijing’s isolation of Taiwan, a state department official said on [...] » More

US says Chinese warship fired military laser at US aircraft

US says Chinese warship fired military laser at US aircraft

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:52 AM

The US Navy said Thursday that a Chinese military warship fired a military grade laser at US Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft last week while it was flying over the Pacific [...] » More

Some Chinese airlines drop ticket prices to $4 amid coronavirus outbreak

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:52 AM

Chinese airlines are offering basement-bargain flights for as cheap as a cup of coffee as millions of people face travel restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak, [...] » More

Baidu warns of big hit from coronavirus outbreak

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:52 AM

Internet search giant Baidu has warned the deadly coronavirus outbreak could drive revenues down in the first quarter, as it reported steady annual revenue growth. The [...] » More

Coronavirus: Autopsy shows lungs worst hit as China cases fall with 327 new infections

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

South Korea reported more new cases of coronavirus than China for a second day, with 571 infections reported on Friday. The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention [...] » More

China’s coronavirus epidemic shows strengths, flaws of one country, one system

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

Beijing has long said that the Chinese system of one-party rule and top-down decision-making has brought hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and is the most [...] » More

Baidu chief confident on ability of Chinese business to recover from coronavirus despite ‘undoubted’ near term impact

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

Baidu chief executive Robin Li has expressed confidence in the ability of business to recover from the outbreak of the coronavirus despite warning that the health crisis will [...] » More

US assails Beijing over sentencing of HK bookseller Gui Minhai

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

The United States on Thursday condemned China’s sentencing of Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong bookseller and publisher accused by Chinese authorities of providing [...] » More

China wants to get back to normal as its coronavirus case numbers ease. That could be dangerous

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:52 AM

Everyone knows the feeling. It’s day six of a two-week course of antibiotics, and you’re feeling much better. You’re ready for a return to normality, to [...] » More

40pct of biggest companies say coronavirus caused ‘major decrease’ in demand from China: CFO survey

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:52 AM

Many big companies say they’ve already taken a big hit in 2020 from the coronavirus with a “major decrease” in demand from China cited by 40 percent of [...] » More

Beijing ramps up crowd control measures on virus fears

Beijing ramps up crowd control measures on virus fears

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:52 AM

Fearing a resurgence of crowds as coronavirus cases drop, Beijing is not taking any chances, limiting numbers in parks, keeping shoppers apart in supermarkets and preventing [...] » More

Taiwan warns against fake coronavirus news from China

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

Netisens in China are able to reproduce official Taiwanese government documents and replace the words to spread fake news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, [...] » More