Archive for March 2nd, 2020

Donald Trump ‘prepared to hold’ historic arms control talks with Russia and China

Donald Trump ‘prepared to hold’ historic arms control talks with Russia and China

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Donald Trump has told Moscow that the US is prepared to holding a summit with other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in hopes of pushing for three-way [...] » More

Virus hammers China’s February economic activity: data

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s manufacturing activity fell to its lowest level on record in February as official data on Saturday confirmed the massive damage the deadly coronavirus epidemic [...] » More

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

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 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

China uses dairy factory to show it’s getting back to work

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

As milk bottles and yogurt six-packs zipped past on a conveyor belt at a state-owned dairy, reporters heard a sales pitch from a Communist Party official: China Inc. has [...] » More

Has China said enough about the coronavirus genome?

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

When China shared the novel coronavirus genome with the World Health Organization in the early weeks of the outbreak, the health agency hailed it as a “remarkable [...] » More

US moves high-level US meeting on China tech, possible new Huawei curbs to March: sources

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Trump administration officials have rescheduled for March 11 a critical meeting to discuss potential new US restrictions on sales of technology to Huawei and China, people [...] » More

Chinese laboratory that first shared coronavirus genome with world ordered to close for ‘rectification’, hindering its Covid-19 research

Chinese laboratory that first shared coronavirus genome with world ordered to close for ‘rectification’, hindering its Covid-19 research

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

The Shanghai laboratory where researchers published the world’s first genome sequence of the deadly coronavirus that causes Covid-19 has been shut down. The laboratory [...] » More

Tencent teams up with ‘Sars hero’ Zhong Nanshan on AI, big data lab to combat coronavirus and predict outbreaks

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

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings and a team led by top respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan have jointly set up a big data and artificial intelligence lab to combat [...] » More

In virus-hit China, coat maker adapts to make hazmat suits

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus outbreak in China is preventing clothing manufacturer Ugly Duck Industry from resuming its normal production of winter coats, so it has pivoted to another [...] » More

Exclusive: Tokyo has no ‘Plan B’ for Games despite coronavirus

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Tokyo has no Plan B for this year’s Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event, a [...] » More

Japan cherry blossom festivals cancelled as virus fears grow

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Major cherry blossom festivals in Japan have been cancelled due to the deadly new coronavirus, the latest in a growing list of events quashed as the epidemic spreads [...] » More

First British coronavirus death reported in Japan

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | News Agencies | 6:02 AM

A British tourist who had been on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship has died from coronavirus. The Japanese Ministry of Health said the man was the sixth person and the [...] » More

Coronavirus: state of emergency declared on Japan’s Hokkaido

Coronavirus: state of emergency declared on Japan’s Hokkaido

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea confirmed 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

BOJ’s Amamiya calls for more scrutiny in issuing digital currency

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Central banks must get a better understanding of the benefits and risks of issuing their own digital currencies, and look at ways to mitigate any associated perils, Bank of [...] » More

United Airlines suspends routes to Japan amid rising coronavirus fears

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:02 AM

United Airlines said it would be suspending routes to Japan as the number of novel coronavirus cases in the island nation continue to rise. It is the first US carrier to make [...] » More