Archive for April 23rd, 2020

‘No Unusual Signs’ That Kim Jong Un’s Health Is In Danger, Korea Says

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

What, exactly, is the status of Kim Jong Un? That’s the difficult question behind a flurry of recent international headlines that have raised the possibility that the [...] » More

Japan to gather information following reports on N Korea leader’s health

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

Japanese Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday the government would make every effort to gather information and analysis following media reports regarding the [...] » More

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei says virus has only strengthened China’s ‘police state’

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

As the world grapples with unprecedented lockdown measures, Ai Weiwei finds himself in familiar territory. The outspoken artist spent nearly three months in a tiny room while [...] » More

Coronavirus: China seen pursuing lower 2020 economic growth target after historic first quarter contraction

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

China will forgo its original economic growth target for 2020, believed to have been around 6 per cent, and instead pursue a much lower goal after the national economy [...] » More

Coronavirus: China still seen as good opportunity for expansion by some foreign firms despite Covid-19

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

Not only has the coronavirus pandemic not watered down one company’s expansion plans for China, it has given it even greater reason to push forward into the Chinese [...] » More

China calls virus lawsuit brought by US state ‘very absurd’

China calls virus lawsuit brought by US state ‘very absurd’

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

China on Wednesday slammed a lawsuit brought against it by the US state of Missouri over the coronavirus pandemic as “very absurd.” Foreign ministry spokesman [...] » More

The coronavirus, the Chinese lab and the attempts to connect the two

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

US President Donald Trump has declared that his administration will investigate whether the pandemic coronavirus that has killed more than 170,000 people around the world [...] » More

China’s justice minister leaves Communist Party role ‘in sign career is coming to an end’

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

China’s justice minister, Fu Zhenghua, has stepped down as the ministry’s deputy Communist Party chief, indicating his likely retirement. Fu, 65, who became [...] » More

Missouri sues China for ‘not doing enough’ to stop coronavirus spread

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

The state of Missouri is suing the Chinese government over the coronavirus, alleging that nation’s officials are to blame for the global pandemic. The lawsuit, filed in [...] » More

No free oil for China after US benchmark WTI price fell below zero for first time ever, say analysts

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

The brief plunge of a key US oil benchmark into unchartered negative territory on Monday was driven by a combination of short-term trading dynamics and US-specific logistics [...] » More

Chinese city tightens coronavirus travel curbs in biggest outbreak

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

A northeastern city of 10 million people grappling with what is now China’s biggest coronavirus outbreak further restricted inbound traffic on Wednesday, to contain the [...] » More

China allows Samsung Elec staff to enter country for chip factory expansion

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

China has allowed 200 employees from South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to enter the country to work on an expansion of the firm’s NAND memory chip factory, [...] » More

Huawei reports meagre revenue growth in first quarter as coronavirus, US sanctions take a toll

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

Huawei Technologies said its revenue in the first quarter increased 1.4 per cent year-on-year as the global coronavirus pandemic and ongoing sanctions from the US continue to [...] » More

China ramps up tensions with HK in new statements

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

China ratcheted up tensions with Hong Kong on Tuesday by voicing its support for the arrests of pro-democracy dissidents over the weekend. The announcement comes after [...] » More

China’s northeast tightens restrictions as virus resurges

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

New clusters of coronavirus infections in northeastern China near the Russian border forced officials Wednesday to tighten restrictions on movement as they seek to prevent a [...] » More