Archive for April 28th, 2020

China reports three new mainland coronavirus cases on April 26, two imported

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

China reported three new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 26, down from 11 a day earlier, with no new deaths, the country’s health authority said on Monday. Of the [...] » More

Chinese households faced high debt risk before coronavirus hit

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

China’s urban households were already weighed down by debt before the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a study by the central bank that sounded new alarms about the [...] » More

How China’s delivery services platforms are evolving, from smart lockers to ‘semi-finished’ meals

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

Stuck at home, can’t go to the store to buy food, too tired to cook “Let’s get a food delivery!” That has been an increasingly common refrain for [...] » More

Chinese human rights defender Wang Quanzhang says he cut all emotional ties with his family so he could survive in prison

Chinese human rights defender Wang Quanzhang says he cut all emotional ties with his family so he could survive in prison

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

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang said the only way he could survive 41/2 years in prison and total isolation from his family was to detach himself from his [...] » More

Germany says China sought to encourage positive COVID-19 comments

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

Chinese diplomats approached German government officials in an attempt to encourage them to make positive statements on how Beijing is handling the coronavirus pandemic, the [...] » More

Chinese aircraft carrier maneuver aimed at achieving multiple results

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

A recent training mission of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, which sailed through waters near Japan and Taiwan and into the South China Sea near Vietnam, has been seen [...] » More

Aggressive Coronavirus Strain More Prevalent in Wuhan Behind Gujarat’s Higher Death Rate: Experts

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

The high COVID-19 mortality rate in Gujarat could be due to the dominance of the L-type strain of coronavirus, found to have been more prevalent in Wuhan in China, where the [...] » More

Beijing bans ‘uncivilised’ behaviour to improve public hygiene

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

Beijing has banned “uncivilised” behaviour such as not covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, the city government said Sunday, in a new set of [...] » More

China’s nationalism might work at home, but it’s causing upset on the world stage, experts say

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

The nationalistic sentiment that permeates Chinese social media content may be useful in unifying support for the Communist Party at home, but on the world stage it is more [...] » More

China denies spreading coronavirus disinformation following EU report

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

China’s foreign ministry on Monday denied claims that Beijing is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus following a European Union report that said there was [...] » More

Coronavirus: China loosens controls on medical exports after suppliers complain they were ‘banned’

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

China has changed its rules on exporting medical supplies following a series of complaints from manufacturers that they were too strict. Previously Chinese firms were only [...] » More

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei says company has no plans to cut ties with US suppliers

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

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies, which has been at the centre of the technology war between China and the United States, will continue to use American components [...] » More

Coronavirus crisis has highlighted a critical juncture as China dominates the West

Coronavirus crisis has highlighted a critical juncture as China dominates the West

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

This is the reckoning we had to have. The rise of China was never going to be risk-free. The coronavirus crisis has revealed what should have been plainly obvious: China and [...] » More

China fails to stop racism against Africans over Covid-19

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

African people continue to be barred from hotels, shops and restaurants in Guangzhou, despite Chinese officials assuring governments across Africa that discrimination [...] » More

Chinese activists detained after sharing censored coronavirus material on crowdsourcing site Github

Chinese activists detained after sharing censored coronavirus material on crowdsourcing site Github

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

Three Chinese volunteers who helped to publish censored Covid-19 articles on Github, the world’s largest open-source website, have been detained by police at an unknown [...] » More