Archive for March 28th, 2020

China’s Xi offers Trump help in fighting coronavirus as US faces wave of new patients

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday that he would have China’s support in fighting the coronavirus, as the United [...] » More

In China’s Hubei, uncertainty, pessimism and hope as life resumes

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

Li Yu is happy she sold six pieces of roasted corn on the day she reopened her stall after travel restrictions were lifted in Jingzhou, but she worries about the future of [...] » More

China to step up prevention of epidemic rebound, imported COVID-19 cases

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

A leading group of China’s COVID-19 response on Thursday stressed measures to prevent the rebound of the epidemic within the country and called for stepping up [...] » More

Russia thanks ‘real friend’ Jack Ma for gift of a million masks

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

Russia has received more than a million masks and 200,000 coronavirus testing kits as a gift from Chinese billionaire businessperson Jack Ma, its Defence Ministry said on [...] » More

China extracts 861,400 cubic metres of natural gas from ‘flammable ice’ in South China Sea

China extracts 861,400 cubic metres of natural gas from ‘flammable ice’ in South China Sea

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

China said on Thursday it extracted 861,400 cubic metres of natural gas from gas hydrates found in the South China Sea during a month-long trial that ended last week. The [...] » More

Coronavirus: trade war with China weakens crucial links in US medical supply chain

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

Hardliners within the Trump administration are trying desperately to avoid reducing tariffs on imported medical supplies from China, hoping to stave off mounting pressure [...] » More

Coronavirus sparks US dollar dilemma for China as Federal Reserve ramps up easing

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

To sell or not to sell? That is the question for Beijing as it looks at its United States Treasury holdings. Analysts say China, which is hoarding about $1.1 trillion worth [...] » More

The myth of authoritarian coronavirus supremacy

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | VOX | 6:02 AM

China wants you believe its political system stopped coronavirus. That’s a lie. A lot of people seem to think that there’s a simple cure for the coronavirus: [...] » More

The SARS epidemic threatened Alibaba’s survival in 2003here’s how it made it through to become a $470 billion company

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

As novel coronavirus COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the global economy, Alibaba finds itself in a familiar position. In a quarterly earnings call in February, Alibaba CEO Daniel [...] » More

China in coronavirus propaganda push as US ties worsen

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

State media lauds China as global leader in fight against disease in bid to defuse criticism it allowed virus to spread. On March 18, China marked a milestone in its [...] » More

Wuhan doctors plan long-term look at coronavirus impact on male sex hormone

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

Doctors in the central Chinese city of Wuhan plan to embark on a long-term study of the effects of the coronavirus on the male reproductive system, building on small-scale [...] » More

Xi Jinping urges ‘stronger international cooperation’ and quick action to fight coronavirus pandemic and stave off global recession

Xi Jinping urges ‘stronger international cooperation’ and quick action to fight coronavirus pandemic and stave off global recession

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for “stronger international cooperation on all fronts” to fight the Covid-19 pandemic as well as urgent action to stop a [...] » More

Japan February factory output seen cooling, retail sales down for fifth month as virus hit deepens: Reuters poll

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

Japan’s factory output likely slowed in February and retail sales dropped for a fifth straight month, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, as the coronavirus outbreak took [...] » More

Olympic delay puts smile on recovering rugby player’s face

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

A season-ending knee injury had Ben O’Donnell convinced he’d be watching the Tokyo Olympics from a distance, with absolutely no chance of pulling on the [...] » More

Olympics delay deals setback to Samsung’s plans to win over Japan market

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

For Samsung Electronics Co Ltd , the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were going to be its springboard to attain a long-held goalmaking significant inroads into Japan’s lucrative [...] » More