Archive for April 27th, 2020

Exclusive: China sent team including medical experts to advise on N Korea’s Kim, sources say

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

China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to three people familiar with the situation. The [...] » More

Guesswork and Rumours Make for Bad N Korea Policy

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | foreignpolicy | 6:02 AM

North Korea is a famously hard country to understand from the outside. The satellite image of a dark North Korea surrounded by its well-lit neighbours, South Korea and China, [...] » More

N Korea media stay mum on leader’s whereabouts amid rumours on his health

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

North Korean media outlets have stayed mum on leader Kim Jong-un’s whereabouts without putting out any reports on his public activity amid persisting speculation over [...] » More

Scientists track ‘alarming’ coronavirus spread in Korean call centre

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:02 AM

Scientists have tracked the frightening progression of a coronavirus outbreak in a crowded call centre in Seoul, South Korea. The research offers a glimpse into the spread of [...] » More

Korean Air to get up to $971 million support from state-owned banks

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

Two state-owned banks in South Korea said on Friday they would provide up to 1.2 trillion won ($971 million) in liquidity to support Korean Air Lines Co Ltd (003490.KS) as [...] » More

China’s record bond market rally has further upside for Citic in grim reminder of economic fallout

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

China’s government bond market will probably extend its stellar run this year, taking the benchmark 10-year yield to a record low, even as securities are trading at the [...] » More

Tesla raises Model 3 sticker price in China after government kicks off three-year plan to rein in rebates to spur competition

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

Tesla raised the starting price of its bestselling electric car in China, reversing its price cuts in the past few months after the Chinese government kicked off a three-year [...] » More

Coronavirus: Live-streaming sales prove a lifeline for China’s small retailers as pandemic disrupts business models and consumer behaviour

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

Zhang Jiacheng, a farmer in one of China’s poorest counties, is wandering around his orchard on a desolate mountainside cutting flowers from the apple trees. As he [...] » More

Chinese Agents Spread Messages That Sowed Virus Panic in US, Officials Say

Chinese Agents Spread Messages That Sowed Virus Panic in US, Officials Say

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The New York Times | 6:02 AM

The alarming messages came fast and furious in mid-March, popping up on the cellphone screens and social media feeds of millions of Americans grappling with the onset of the [...] » More

Coronavirus: China urged to ‘think outside the box’ to help businesses struggling for survival

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

There are growing calls for China to provide direct financial support to small private sector businesses as many are struggling for survival due to the economic damage caused [...] » More

Chinese and US militaries on Covid-19 alert in Djibouti as rivals face common threat

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

The spread of the coronavirus in Djibouti has prompted both the United States and China to tighten precautions at their military bases in the East African nation to prevent [...] » More

China sees more imported coronavirus cases despite restrictions

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

China is dropping a requirement that a number of key virus care products get domestic regulatory approval before export, as long as they are approved in the importing [...] » More

Coronavirus: Wuhan lab at centre of conspiracy theory targeted by hackers

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

The Chinese research laboratory at the centre of a conspiracy theory about the origin of the new coronavirus has been targeted by hackers, according to security watchers. The [...] » More

Nose is a point of entry for coronavirus as West reinforces early Chinese research

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

Can the new coronavirus infect through the nose? The question, which seems simple enough for a child to answer, took a big research team involving nearly 100 health research [...] » More

Chinese biotech firm says coronavirus vaccine protects monkeys

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

A novel coronavirus vaccine has for the first time “largely protected” monkeys from infection during an animal trial, data from a Chinese pharmaceutical giant [...] » More