Archive for May 19th, 2020

WH trade adviser pressed to defend China accusations

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

Peter Navarro, one of President Donald Trump’s top economic advisers, excoriated China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak Sunday, accusing the country of [...] » More

Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets are shaping up as viable rivals to HK in the race for the biotech IPO crown

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

Shanghai and Shenzhen are shaping up as viable destinations for biotech researchers to raise capital, after they drafted or enacted new rules that match Hong Kong’s [...] » More

Beijing envoy takes on the HK protest movement

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

Fifteen veteran pro-democracy figures were arrested in Hong Kong last month on charges of unlawful assembly. The case is drawing attention to the role of Beijing’s new [...] » More

Coronavirus: Chinese kindergarten survives Covid-19 by selling barbecue

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

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or in the case of a Chinese kindergarten forced to close because of the coronavirus pandemic, make barbecue. [...] » More

China vulnerable to second coronavirus wave due to lack of immunity: top adviser

19-May-2020 Intellasia | 9News | 6:02 AM

China still faces the “big challenge” of a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections, the country’s top respiratory authority has warned, with the lack [...] » More

China sees post-lockdown rise in air pollution: study

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

China’s levels of some air pollutants have risen back to above last year’s levels after dropping when the government imposed strict lockdown measures to contain [...] » More

Coronavirus poses test for Russia and China’s friendship

Coronavirus poses test for Russia and China’s friendship

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

The relationship between Russia and China has come under scrutiny as the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to put their increasingly close ties under strain. The two countries have [...] » More

Teva Pharm gets approval in China for Huntington’s treatment

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

China has given the greenlight to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Austedo treatment for Huntington’s disease, the company said on Monday. Teva’s CEO Kare [...] » More

China’s defence budget likely to grow despite economic cost of coronavirus

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

China, facing what it sees as increasing military pressure from the United States, is likely to shrug off the pall hanging over its economy from the novel coronavirus and [...] » More

Chinese parliament likely to ignore citizens’ calls to investigate coronavirus

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

Activists, Covid-19 survivors and scholars have called for an investigation into the handling of the outbreak ahead of the county’s biggest political gathering of the [...] » More

Top China expert warns of potential second coronavirus wave

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

China faces a potential second wave of coronavirus infections due to a lack of immunity among its population, its government’s senior medical advisor has warned. After [...] » More

Three COVID-19 vaccines in phase II clinical trials: Beijing health official

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

Three COVID-19 vaccines have entered phase II clinical trials in Beijing, said a municipal health official on Sunday. Xu Qiang, head of the Beijing Municipal Science and [...] » More

Chinese oil firm MIE defaults on $248 million bond after value of its assets fall sharply

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

The crash in international crude prices has not only burnt small Chinese investors who bought wealth management products from one of China’s largest banks but also a [...] » More

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo eyes bigger Europe presence with Vodafone partnership as rival Huawei slumps in region

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

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo is making a renewed push into the European market through a partnership with telecommunications giant Vodafone at a time when its bigger rival [...] » More

China’s envoy to Israel found dead at home, likely of natural causes  official

China’s envoy to Israel found dead at home, likely of natural causes official

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

China’s ambassador to Israel was found dead in his residence on Sunday and initial indications were that he had died of natural causes, an Israeli official said. Du [...] » More