Archive for April 16th, 2020

China is giving cash to car buyers to revive sales crushed by the pandemic

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

In a normal year, China would have sold more than 6 million new cars by now. This year, the number is closer to 3.7 million, and now the government is handing out cash to [...] » More

Anger in Africa over coronavirus ‘stigma’ in China

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

African countries are seething over accounts that Africans are battling stigma and discrimination in China over the coronavirus pandemic, apparently linked to a cluster of [...] » More

China orders university students to stay on campus to halt coronavirus spread

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

China has banned university students heading back to campus from leaving school grounds as classes gradually resume throughout the country. In a joint directive issued to [...] » More

China reports fewer coronavirus cases but infections from Russia a worry

China reports fewer coronavirus cases but infections from Russia a worry

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

China reported on Wednesday a decline in new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the mainland, although an increasing number of local transmissions in its far northeast [...] » More

Does air con help spread coronavirus? Chinese study of 3 families in a restaurant suggests so

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

A study of 10 coronavirus cases from three families who dined at the same restaurant in southern China has suggested that air conditioning aided droplet transmission between [...] » More

Coronavirus cluster in China stretches from dinner party to hospital to charges of breaching contagion laws

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

China has again reported a double-digit cluster infection of Covid-19, highlighting the risk of gatherings as people ease up on social distancing measures, Chinese [...] » More

Coronavirus: American Factory boss says pandemic will change China’s role in global supply chain

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

Cao Dewang, whose US automotive glass plant was featured in the award-winning documentary American Factory, says China’s role in the global supply chain could be [...] » More

Senate Republicans investigating WHO and China’s coronavirus response

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | NBC | 6:02 AM

Congressional Republicans are planning their own investigation into the coronavirus outbreak examining how the World Health Organization and the Chinese government responded [...] » More

Chinese AI champion iFlyTek back in the red as operations struggle amid coronavirus pandemic

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

Artificial intelligence (AI) company iFlyTek, China’s champion in speech recognition technology, expects to report a first-quarter net loss, owing to difficult [...] » More

Dalian Wanda says reports about AMC’s imminent bankruptcy are ‘pure rumours’ as stock, bond prices signal distress amid pandemic

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

Dalian Wanda Group, the entertainment and property group owned by one of China’s wealthiest men, has described reports that its AMC Entertainment cinema chain is facing [...] » More

Coronavirus: China’s trade recovery to be short-lived with overseas demand set to fall amid Covid-19

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

China’s mild trade recovery in March should be taken with a pinch of salt, with overseas demand for its products set to fall further in the coming months under pressure [...] » More

China-Thailand coronavirus social media war escalates

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Social media anger from Chinese nationalists over a Thai model’s coronavirus comments sparked a war of words on social media, uniting pro-democracy campaigners against [...] » More

China’s wet markets are not what some people think they are

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

If you have ever been to a shopping area where butchers and grocers sell fresh produce straight from the farm, then you have been to something that would, in some parts of [...] » More

Beijing right to condemn opposition lawmakers blocking HK legislative work, Lam says

Beijing right to condemn opposition lawmakers blocking HK legislative work, Lam says

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

Hong Kong is caught up in a new, potentially explosive political row over its autonomy, with the city’s leader on Tuesday asserting Beijing’s power and right to [...] » More

China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease [...] » More