Archive for August 7th, 2020

Google pulls 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels over disinformation

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Google says it has deleted more than 2,500 YouTube channels tied to China as part of its effort to weed out disinformation on the videosharing platform. The Alphabet-owned [...] » More

US steps up campaign to purge ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge “untrusted” Chinese apps from US digital networks and called the Chinese-owned [...] » More

China vows retaliation if US continues ‘hostile actions’ against journalists

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

China promised Tuesday that they would take necessary actions against American journalists in Hong Kong, if the US did not stop all “bullying” and grant visa [...] » More

AstraZeneca in deal with Kangtai Bio to supply potential COVID-19 vaccine in China

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

AstraZeneca PLC has signed an exclusive framework agreement with China’s Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products to supply its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in mainland [...] » More

China’s economic growth indicators are ‘lopsided,’ analyst says

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

China’s economic growth indicators are lopsided, pointing to possible downside risks for the country in the second half of 2020 as it tries to recover from the [...] » More

Coronavirus did come from bats, say WHO scientists sent to Wuhan

Coronavirus did come from bats, say WHO scientists sent to Wuhan

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News UK | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus outbreak came from bats and was probably passed to humans through another intermediary animal “host”, World Health Organization (WHO) scientists [...] » More

Pakistan approves most expensive China-aided project to date

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Pakistan’s top economic body on Wednesday approved its costliest project to date as part of the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) agreement, [...] » More

China’s major state banks start internal testing of digital wallet application: media

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s major state-run commercial banks are conducting large-scale internal testing of a digital wallet application, moving a step closer to the official launch of a [...] » More

German-Chinese coronavirus vaccine trial begins in China

German-Chinese coronavirus vaccine trial begins in China

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Clinical trials on humans have begun in China for a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by German pharmaceutical group BioNTech with Chinese company Fosun Pharma, the [...] » More

Tokyo governor to call for restraint in travel during upcoming holidays

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike is expected to urge residents of the Japanese capital to stay home as much as possible over an upcoming major holiday amid a surge in coronavirus [...] » More

Japan’s climate change efforts hindered by biased business lobby: study

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s powerful business lobby Keidanren is dominated by energy-intensive sectors that represent less than 10 percent of the economy, resulting in national policies [...] » More

US ambassador nominee wants Japan to play bigger alliance role

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The nominee for US ambassador to Japan, Kenneth Weinstein, said Wednesday that Washington will ask Tokyo to assume a larger role in its alliance in order to counter [...] » More

Nintendo reports five-fold profit jump as Animal Crossing sales top 22 million

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday reported a more than five-fold jump in quarterly profit, driven by breakout demand for its Switch device and hit title “Animal [...] » More

Japan trying to improve conditions for construction workers as labour pool shrinks

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The infrastructure ministry is stepping up a programme to improve the treatment of construction workers so they can work longer in the industry, amid expectations of labour [...] » More

Sony’s profit up as people staying home play video games

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday that its April-June profit jumped 53 percent as its video game and other online businesses thrived with [...] » More