Archive for May 19th, 2020

China’s ambassador to Israel found dead in his Tel Aviv home

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s ambassador to Israel Du Wei was found dead at his home in a Tel Aviv suburb on Sunday, according to media reports. Israel’s foreign ministry and the [...] » More

Reserve Bank of New Zealand says registers Chinese bank ICBC for banking services in New Zealand

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) said on Monday it has registered Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) (601398.SS) (1398.HK), the world’s biggest [...] » More

China’s Wuhan Nearly Doubles Daily Covid-19 Testing after Conducting 2,22,675 Tests in a Day

19-May-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

The city of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus outbreak originated in China, conducted 2,22,675 nucleic acid tests on May 16, the local health authority said on Sunday, nearly [...] » More

Huawei says ‘pernicious’ US chip restrictions threaten global economy

19-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Huawei on Monday assailed the latest US move to cut it off from semiconductor suppliers as a “pernicious” attack that will put the Chinese technology giant in [...] » More

Beijing Becomes World’s First City to Announce Wearing Masks Outdoors Not Necessary Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

19-May-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

Beijing has done away with the guideline that residents should wear masks while on outdoors, the first city in China and perhaps in the world to do so in the midst of the [...] » More

Chinese oil majors help Hang Seng Index recoup early losses after crude prices jump to one-month high

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks reversed early losses on Monday as they were boosted by gains in oil majors after crude prices rose to their highest level in more than one month. Benchmark [...] » More

US senator criticised for telling students China is to blame for Covid-19

19-May-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

The Republican senator Ben Sasse’s attempt at humor during a speech for high school students has drawn strong criticism. Sasse delivered the online speech to students [...] » More

Today, China will face an angry world seeking coronavirus answers at key WHO meeting

Today, China will face an angry world seeking coronavirus answers at key WHO meeting

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

At the first meeting of the World Health Organization’s governing body since Covid-19 stormed the globe, China is set to be challenged on two of its most sensitive [...] » More

China Reports 17 New Coronavirus Cases; Wuhan Continues Mass Testing Campaign

19-May-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

China has reported 17 new coronavirus cases, including 12 asymptomatic infections, while officials in Wuhan, where the outbreak originated, continued vigorous testing of its [...] » More

China’s trade faces ‘unprecedented’ challenges amid pandemiccommerce minister

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Global demand has slumped significantly due to the coronavirus outbreak and trade faces unprecedented challenges, China’s commerce minister said on Monday. Companies [...] » More

China seizes on Trump comment US started working on coronavirus vaccine in January to deny cover-up claims

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s official media have again sought to defend Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus, seizing on Donald Trump’s comments that the US government had [...] » More

Lufthansa Cargo adds more flights to mainland China, ferrying urgent supplies to Europe

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

German freight carrier Lufthansa Cargo is expanding in China, surpassing 100 weekly flights for the first time, and adding new flights to Shenzhen. Peter Gerber, CEO of [...] » More

China’s Xi says supports WHO probe when COVID-19 controlled

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China supports a comprehensive review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic led by the World Health Organization (WHO) after the virus that causes the disease is [...] » More

Party chief removed after Chinese city hit by new coronavirus cluster

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A senior Communist Party official in a northeastern Chinese city has been removed from his post following a new cluster of coronavirus cases that threatens to spread to [...] » More

China trying to divide and rule in Europe, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has accused China of trying to exploit differences of opinion among the bloc’s 27 member states for its own ends, while [...] » More