Archive for April 11th, 2020

China’s telcos join forces to introduce 5G-based messaging service but analysts see uphill battle to unseat WeChat

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

China’s three biggest telecoms carriers are joining forces to try and take a slice of the country’s messaging market with a 5G-based service that will compete [...] » More

Coronavirus crisis chief leaves China Covid-19 epicentre in sign of Beijing’s faith that Hubei is on the mend

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

Chen Yixin, who was put in charge of central Hubei province’s containment efforts of the Covid-19 outbreak, has returned to Beijing, a sign that Chinese leaders were [...] » More

China says Taiwan attacks on WHO are ‘venomous’, aimed at independence

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China has accused Taiwan of “venomously” attacking the World Health Organization (WHO), seeking independence and conniving with internet users to spread racist [...] » More

China factory gate deflation deepens as coronavirus paralyses global economy

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

China’s factory gate prices fell the most in five months in March, with deflation deepening and set to worsen in coming months as the economic damage wrought by the [...] » More

Female frontline workers in China typical of coronavirus economic and domestic burden on women: report

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

The Covid-19 outbreak is exacerbating gender inequalities and discrimination facing women and girls in Asia and the Pacific, finds a new report by UN Women released on [...] » More

China signals end to dog meat consumption by humans

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Draft policy released by agriculture ministry cites concern over animal welfare and prevention of disease transmission as factors behind move The Chinese government has [...] » More

Short video hit TikTok pledges millions in relief funds to help communities battle Covid-19

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

Short video app TikTok, owned by Beijing-based Bytedance, has pledged around $375 million in total to support front-line medical workers, educators, and local communities [...] » More

Chinese ventilator makers desperate for parts as global demand for machines hits 1 million

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

China has asked Switzerland to provide more components for ventilators as domestic producers face an “impossible” task of expanding supply to meet global demand. [...] » More

‘We could have contained this’: GOP hawks want to punish China for coronavirus

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance | 6:02 AM

During a recent Yahoo Finance interview, one of the top Republicans in Washington had blunt words for China’s role in the coronavirus crisis. “Had China been [...] » More

10 million students in China are facing the toughest exam of their lives in a pandemic

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Every day, student Xiong Yanfei sits at her desk in her parent’s small apartment in Wuhan, studying for an exam that could change the course of her life. She starts at [...] » More

On the other side of a coronavirus nightmare, Wuhan wakes up to start again

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

Doctor Hu Weiling lived and worked right through the 76 days of what became a nightmare of disease, death and fear in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. As a doctor at a [...] » More

Coronavirus: is China re-pegging the yuan to the US dollar to avert a financial crisis?

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

China’s central bank may be re-pegging the yuan’s exchange rate against the US dollar to avert the threat of a financial crisis and create a sense of stability [...] » More

Coronavirus vaccine trials: Chinese volunteer in Wuhan tells his story

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

With more than 1.5 million confirmed cases around the world and over 88,000 deaths, the race to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus is hotting up. According to the World [...] » More

Post-lockdown, life re-emerges in coronavirus epicentre Wuhan

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Tentative signs of normal life are returning to Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus epidemic was first documented, after a 76-day lockdown that turned it into a [...] » More

Coronavirus: China’s manufacturing prices plunge further in March, with consumer inflation easing

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

China’s manufacturing sector continued to suffer from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in March, as data released on Friday showed factory gate prices contracted [...] » More