Archive for April 20th, 2020

Beijing foreign affairs office in HK hits back at governments for criticising arrests of pro-democracy figures

Beijing foreign affairs office in HK hits back at governments for criticising arrests of pro-democracy figures

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | South China Morning Post | 9:51 AM

Beijing’s foreign affairs office in Hong Kong has hit back at governments and politicians who criticised the arrests of 15 pro-democracy figures for their roles in [...] » More

Asia shares off to cautious start, US crude slides

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:38 AM

Caution gripped Asian share markets on Monday on expectations a busy week of corporate earnings reports and economic data will drive home the damage done by the global virus [...] » More

Photos capture North Korea ships’ sanctions busting in Chinese waters – U.N. report

Photos capture North Korea ships’ sanctions busting in Chinese waters – U.N. report

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:36 AM

On Oct. 10 last year, eight North Korean vessels – several carrying illicit coal shipments – were anchored in Chinese waters off the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, [...] » More

As HK retail rents sink, new overseas retailers, mass-market brands eye expansion on the cheap

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:31 AM

It is a time for bargains for new overseas and mass-market retailers looking to expand in Hong Kong, following a sharp correction in retail rents, property consultants said. [...] » More

As HK records first local coronavirus infection in 10 days, city resets 28-day count to zero

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:22 AM

Hong Kong recorded two new Covid-19 infections on Sunday including its first local case in 10 days, as a health expert said social-distancing measures were likely to be [...] » More

N Korea denies that Kim sent Trump ‘a nice note’

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:20 AM

North Korea on Sunday dismissed as “ungrounded” President Donald Trump’s comment that he recently received “a nice note” from the North’s [...] » More

N Korean lecturers say there are confirmed coronavirus cases in the country: RFA

N Korean lecturers say there are confirmed coronavirus cases in the country: RFA

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:18 AM

North Korean authorities told citizens in public lectures that there were confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country as early as the end of March, in contrast to [...] » More

N Korean defectors, experts question zero virus claim

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:12 AM

As a doctor in North Korea during the SARS outbreak and flu pandemic, Choi Jung Hun didn’t have much more than a thermometer to decide who should be quarantined. Barely [...] » More

Asia Today: S. Korea sees smallest rise in cases in 2 months

Asia Today: S. Korea sees smallest rise in cases in 2 months

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:11 AM

South Korea reported just eight more cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, the first time a daily increase has dropped to single digits in about two months. The Korea Centers [...] » More

‘People have been awakened’: seeking Covid-19 answers in Wuhan

‘People have been awakened’: seeking Covid-19 answers in Wuhan

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 9:02 AM

In early January, Hu Aizhen, 65, heard that a new coronavirus had emerged in her home city, Wuhan. She was not worried officials said it was not contagious so she went about [...] » More

Trump warns China could face ‘consequences’ over pandemic

Trump warns China could face ‘consequences’ over pandemic

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 8:58 AM

US President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that China could face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the coronavirus pandemic. “It could [...] » More

China reports 12 new mainland coronavirus cases on April 19, eight imported

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:45 AM

China reported 12 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 19, down from 16 a day earlier, with no new deaths, the country’s health authority said on Monday. Of the [...] » More

Coronavirus: Beijing’s embassy district rated China’s only high-risk zone

Coronavirus: Beijing’s embassy district rated China’s only high-risk zone

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | South China Morning Post | 8:16 AM

The Beijing district that is home to numerous foreign embassies was China’s only coronavirus “high-risk zone” for the three days through Saturday, according to an app [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 596 new cases; total 6,588

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 596 new cases; total 6,588

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:57 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has verified and confirmed an additional 596 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of 12pm on Sunday (19 April). This brings the total [...] » More

HK activists arrested over last year’s democracy rallies

HK activists arrested over last year’s democracy rallies

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

Police in Hong Kong carried out a sweeping operation against high-profile democracy campaigners on Saturday, arresting 15 activists on charges related to massive protests [...] » More