Archive for April 17th, 2020

Coronavirus: China’s excavator sales soar as Beijing opts for old-school economic stimulus

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

Sales of excavators, an engineering vehicle widely used in construction, soared in China in March in a strong sign that Beijing is relying on infrastructure spending to [...] » More

Treatment of Africans in southern China sparks diplomatic backlash

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

Huddled under a highway bridge with a small bag of belongings, a 19-year old student from Ivory Coast was desperately dialling his few contacts in China. The student said he [...] » More

China’s car dealers embraced live streaming to connect with consumers during coronavirus lockdown

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

With their showrooms closed during the coronavirus lockdown last month, China’s car dealers embraced live streaming as a way to keep the conversation going with [...] » More

Chinese giants Huawei and Tencent join national group on blockchain after Xi’s backing for the tech

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

China’s major technology giants are among a group of organisations that have joined a national committee focused on creating standards for blockchain technology. The [...] » More

Coronavirus: Donald Trump says he discussed Wuhan laboratory connection with Xi Jinping

Coronavirus: Donald Trump says he discussed Wuhan laboratory connection with Xi Jinping

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

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he discussed an alleged connection between a virology lab in Wuhan and the coronavirus outbreak that led to the Covid-19 [...] » More

Years before China’s belt and road plan got its name, Huawei was driven to seek emerging-market contracts

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

When Jacky Gao Kexin put his hand up for his first overseas assignment in 2004, the young Huawei engineer had just completed three years of after-sales customer service in [...] » More

China to ban online gaming, chatting with foreigners outside Great Firewall

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

After blocking a popular Nintendo game “Animal Crossing,” the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is taking its political censorship to the extreme by disconnecting [...] » More

Timeline of China’s possible coronavirus cover up

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

There is an increasing belief that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) originated in a lab in Wuhan, Chinanot as a bioweaponbut as part of Beijing’s effort to identify and [...] » More

Remote Chinese city hit by coronavirus after weeks of feeling safe

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

A timber mill on China’s northeastern border with Russia was buzzing with activity this week as dozens of workers sorted, cut and stacked logs. But many of the [...] » More

Coronavirus: container traffic at China’s top eight ports plunges in early April as pandemic hits overseas orders

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

Container traffic at China’s biggest ports fell for two weeks in a row in early April after a drop in overseas orders hit the nation’s exports, according to the [...] » More

China tries to revive economy but consumer engine sputters

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

China, where the coronavirus pandemic started in December, is cautiously trying to get back to business, but it’s not easy when many millions of workers are wary of [...] » More

Lockdown lifted, Wuhan’s residence committees keep watch

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

The lockdown of the Chinese city of Wuhan may have lifted, but Feng Jing keeps watching the 5,400 residents in the Tanhualin neighbourhood to see where they go and how they [...] » More

China gets first glimpse at sovereign digital currency after screenshot leaks online

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

A screenshot of the user interface for China’s long-awaited sovereign digital currency has begun circulating on the Chinese internet, fanning speculation that the [...] » More

China is fighting the coronavirus with a digital QR code. Here’s how it works

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

Imagine your daily routine being entirely dependent on a smart phone app. Leaving your home, taking the subway, going to work, entering cafes, restaurants and shopping malls [...] » More

France summons Chinese envoy after coronavirus ‘slur’

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

Embassy’s claim that older people left to die is part of new aggressive Beijing policy The French foreign office on Tuesday summoned the Chinese ambassador, Lu Shaye, [...] » More