Archive for April 27th, 2020

China could have Covid-19 vaccine ‘ready for public use early next year’

China could have Covid-19 vaccine ‘ready for public use early next year’

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

China may have a vaccine against the deadly Covid-19 for emergency use by September and for the general public early next year, a top Chinese public health expert has said. [...] » More

China to prosecute first foreigner over HK ‘meddling’

China to prosecute first foreigner over HK ‘meddling’

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

China will prosecute a citizen from Belise for his alleged involvement in providing funds to “meddle” in Hong Kong affairs, a newspaper backed by the ruling [...] » More

China’s inactivated COVID-19 vaccine enters 2nd-phase clinical trial

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

China’s inactivated COVID-19 vaccine entered the second phase of clinical trial on Friday, according to its developers. The inactivated vaccine developed by Wuhan [...] » More

China’s first Mars exploration mission named Tianwen-1

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

China’s first Mars exploration mission has been named Tianwen-1, announced the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Friday, China’s Space Day. The name [...] » More

China’s cash-strapped poor take on more debt as coronavirus hits job prospects

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

Demand for consumer loans is picking up in China, especially among the less affluent, highlighting a group that some say could use more support during the coronavirus-induced [...] » More

Guangdong’s coronavirus success shows an outbreak can be controlled, study finds

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

New analysis of coronavirus genomes from Guangdong has revealed that mass testing and intervention measures such as travel restrictions were effective at containing the [...] » More

Xi Focus: Xi leads China’s search for safest path to growth amid COVID-19 control

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

At a time when the world economy is plagued by the coronavirus pandemic, policymakers across the globe are faced with the same dilemma: how to get the economy back on track [...] » More

US regulator moves closer to halt operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecoms companies

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

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked three state-controlled Chinese telecommunications operators to explain why the United States should allow them to [...] » More

China puts global economic recovery into ‘radically different terrain:’ Former prime minister of Australia

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Finance Yahoo | 6:02 AM

Lessons learned from the Great Recession suggest that China’s ability to stimulate its way out of the coronavirus pandemic will be limited, according to Former prime [...] » More

GOP memo urges anti-China assault over coronavirus

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

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has sent campaigns a detailed, 57-page memo authored by a top Republican strategist advising GOP candidates to address the [...] » More

China trials digital payments, prints less cash

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Asia Time | 6:02 AM

China’s central bank is trialing a scheme to replace paper money with a fully-fledged digitalised version of the Renminbi in some selected cities, as ATMs and counters [...] » More

HK and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

On April 18, Beijing intensified its crackdown on the people of Hong Kong by arresting 14 high-profile Hong Kong democracy activists on charges of “illegal [...] » More

China pressured EU to drop COVID disinformation criticism: sources

China pressured EU to drop COVID disinformation criticism: sources

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

China sought to block a European Union report alleging that Beijing was spreading disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, according to four sources and diplomatic [...] » More

Chinese readers are spending more time with e-books regardless of the coronavirus pandemic

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

Gaming is not the only leisure activity getting a boost from all the people stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. More Chinese are now doing their reading online, [...] » More

Coronavirus: China’s mask, gown markets in chaos as shortages of vital raw materials sow more mayhem

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

Vital raw material shortages are causing chaos in China’s already manic medical equipment market, sending prices of masks and gowns crucial to containing the [...] » More