Archive for July 7th, 2020

New security law starts to break down HK’s pro-democracy economy

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:15 AM

As soon as Hong Kong’s new national security law came into force last week, Ivan Ng removed all the protest-themed paintings, posters and flags from the list of items [...] » More

HK police granted sweeping security surveillance powers

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:15 AM

Hong Kong’s police have been granted vastly expanded powers to conduct warrantless raids and surveillanceas well as issue internet takedown noticesunder Beijing’s [...] » More

China reports eight new coronavirus cases in mainland as of end-July 6 vs four a day earlier

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:13 AM

China reported eight new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 6, up from four a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the new infections were imported cases, [...] » More

China’s SinoVac starts late stage trials for its COVID-19 vaccine

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:12 AM

China’s SinoVac is starting Phase III trials of its potential coronavirus vaccine, it said on Monday, becoming one of three companies to move into the late stages in [...] » More

China slams US as it joins global arms trade treaty at U.N

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:11 AM

China on Monday joined a global arms trade treaty spurned by the United States, taking a swipe at US President Donald Trump’s administration by accusing it of bullying, [...] » More

UK politicians urge use of sanctions on Chinese, HK officials

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:10 AM

UK Conservative Party heavyweights called on British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to use the new “Magnitsky Act” on Monday to punish Hong Kong and Chinese [...] » More

Mike Pompeo slams China’s ‘Orwellian’ censorship moves in HK

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Telegraph | 10:08 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday lashed out at what he called China’s “Orwellian” moves to censor activists, schools and libraries in Hong Kong [...] » More

US increasingly excludes China from coronavirus research projects

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:07 AM

In October 2003, Tommy Thompson, then the US Health and Human Services secretary, visited China in the wake of the Sars epidemic. Severe acute respiratory syndrome, a fatal [...] » More

‘Race against time’ in Japan floods, 50 feared dead

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:06 AM

Emergency services in western Japan were “racing against time” on Tuesday to rescue people stranded by devastating floods and landslides, with at least 50 feared [...] » More

WHO reviewing report urging new guidance over airborne spread of coronavirus

WHO reviewing report urging new guidance over airborne spread of coronavirus

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:05 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report urging it to update guidance on the novel coronavirus after more than 200 scientists, in a letter to the health [...] » More

Korean COVID-19 patient recovering after double lung transplant

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:03 AM

After a record 112 days on a specialised life-support system, a South Korean COVID-19 patient is recovering from double lung transplant surgery, doctors say, in only the [...] » More

HK must brace for coronavirus quarantine crunch in coming months

HK must brace for coronavirus quarantine crunch in coming months

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:56 AM

Thousands of Hong Kong residents are expected to return to the city in the coming months from countries deemed to have a higher Covid-19 risk. Many have already made their [...] » More

China Ministry of Public Security backs HK police in rolling out national security law

China Ministry of Public Security backs HK police in rolling out national security law

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:55 AM

China’s Ministry of Public Security has pledged to “direct and support” the Hong Kong police to punish crimes against national security, in its first [...] » More

Democracy activist Joshua Wong says world must ‘stand with HK’

Democracy activist Joshua Wong says world must ‘stand with HK’

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:54 AM

The world must stand in solidarity with Hong Kongers after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the semi-autonomous city, activist Joshua Wong said Monday, [...] » More

Asian markets rally on recovery hopes, despite virus surge

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets rallied out of the blocks Monday, with further signs of economic recovery continuing to resonate with investors more than a surge in coronavirus infections [...] » More