Archive for April 16th, 2020

Coronavirus: China’s small firms see revenues tumble 70 per cent in March, survey shows

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

China’s small and medium-sized firms saw their income plunge nearly 70 per cent in March from a year earlier, with firms in the hospitality and education sectors [...] » More

China reports fewer coronavirus cases but infections from Russia a worry

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

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

China buys more US farm products amid plunge in trade

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

China said Tuesday it bought twice as many US farm products in the first quarter than a year ago, in a sign the countries are following through with part of the phase one [...] » More

COVID-19 Slams West’s Nuke Carriers While China Signals Taiwan, Japan

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

Monday may have marked a turning point for how the Navy, and perhaps the Pentagon, is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, raising questions over how deeply it might cut into [...] » More

Coronavirus: Chinese students battle rising tide of prejudice in US but fear they may not be welcomed home

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

Yue Qu did not expect to be spending the end of his first year of college alone in his room on a deserted campus in California. But he had little choice. Despite booking [...] » More

William Hague: China must cooperate over source of Covid-19 outbreak

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

China must cooperate in creating a scientific consensus into the source of the coronavirus pandemic,William Hague has said, adding that the world is “hungry for the [...] » More

China Approves Trials For Two More Coronavirus Vaccines to Fight Pandemic

China Approves Trials For Two More Coronavirus Vaccines to Fight Pandemic

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

China has approved clinical trials for two more experimental vaccines to combat the novel coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, as the world’s scientists race to beat [...] » 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

China concealed the early coronavirus outbreak, former MI6 spymaster says

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

China concealed crucial information about the novel coronavirus outbreak from the rest of the world and so should answer for its deceit, the former head of Britain’s [...] » 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

China says difficulties facing trade cannot be underestimated

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

China’s trade showed some signs of recovery in March as domestic demand returns to normal, but difficulties facing foreign trade cannot be underestimated, the customs [...] » More

HNA Group halts trading of its note in Shanghai as a hasty plea for time caused panicking investors to flee its debt issues

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

HNA Group, a former asset acquirer that is trimming its loans under de facto state ward, halted the trading of one of its notes in Shanghai after panicked investors fled, as [...] » More

Intelligence officials weigh possibility coronavirus escaped from a Chinese lab

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News | 6:02 AM

Although the US intelligence community early on dismissed the notion that the coronavirus is a synthesized bioweapon, it is still weighing the possibility that the pandemic [...] » More

Economic havoc wreaked by coronavirus has likely throttled US-China trade deal, experts say

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

Covid-19 has likely rendered a historic “phase-one” US-China trade deal signed in January stillborn, and the need to address the economic devastation that the [...] » More

Chinese economy contracts for first time in decades: AFP survey

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

China’s economy contracted for the first time in around three decades in the first quarter as the coronavirus crisis brought the country to a standstill, according to [...] » More