Archive for April 13th, 2020

Chinese self-driving start-up AutoX sets up ‘Asia’s largest robotaxi operations centre’ in Shanghai

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

Chinese autonomous driving start-up AutoX has launched a “gigafactory” in Shanghai, which it says is the largest data hub for self-driving car data in China and [...] » More

Coronavirus: China expands export checks on medical products to tighten quality control

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

Ventilators, medical-grade masks and other personal protection gear made in China must undergo government testing and inspection before it can be exported, Beijing announced [...] » More

Coronavirus: demand shock to ‘add frost to the snow’, as China’s trade economy struggles to recover

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

The incoming global trade slump will “add frost to the snow” of China’s economic slowdown, as the country struggles to recover from its coronavirus-led [...] » More

When it comes to yield, China’s publicly traded companies stand out compared to government bonds

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

Chinese stocks are now most appealing relative to government bonds on record even as equities remain generally subdued amid the coronavirus outbreak. The difference between [...] » More

White House accuses US broadcaster Voice of America of promoting ‘Beijing’s propaganda’

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

The White House has lashed out at broadcaster Voice of America (VOA), accusing it of amplifying “Beijing’s propaganda” by quoting China’s official [...] » More

China is on a knife edge between recovery and another wave of coronavirus cases

China is on a knife edge between recovery and another wave of coronavirus cases

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

In the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where cases of the novel coronavirus were first detected late last year, the mood was one of triumph this week, as residents finally [...] » More

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

13-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

WHO leader Tedros asked to explain China ties by GOP members of House oversight panel

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:02 AM

The embattled leader of the World Health Organization is facing new pressure to explain his relationship with China’s government as the world’s nations, including [...] » More

Coronavirus: Unemployed Chinese graduates in US face hard decision to stay or leave

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

As Covid-19 gathered pace in the US last month, Amy Zhao lost her accounting job and then her visa status when she learned that she did not get picked in the work visa [...] » More

China imposes more checks on mask exports to ensure quality control

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

China tightened restrictions on exports of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) on Friday, calling for shipments of the items to be subjected to a mandatory [...] » More

One chart shows Wuhan’s coronavirus deaths by age and sex. The most deaths were among men in their 60s.

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:02 AM

Nearly 100 days after Wuhan, China, was identified as the centre of the coronavirus pandemic, the city appears to have contained its outbreak. The latest Chinese figures, [...] » More

Exodus from Wuhan as Chinese mark end of lockdown and make up for lost Lunar New Year travel

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

The southern province of Guangdong had the most Wuhan visitors outside Hubei province on Thursday, a day after the lockdown of China’s Covid-19 epicentre was lifted, [...] » More

Racist Trump Ad Falsely Implies Ex-Washington Governor Is Chinese government Official

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign released an ad Thursday that falsely implies a former governor, Obama administration Cabinet member and US ambassador to [...] » More

Coronavirus: China claims stimulus ’10 times more efficient’ than US Fed, as new loans top $1 trillion

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

Chinese banks pumped more than $1 trillion into the economy in the first quarter of the year, in an effort to stem the bleeding from the coronavirus pandemic. Quarterly [...] » More

Japan Is Testing the Limits of Pandemic Economics

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is putting the era of pandemic economics to an early test. After getting criticised in some quarters for a lackluster response to the [...] » More