Archive for August 29th, 2020

Rimba Raya launches Seruyan River Cleanup Movement 2020

Rimba Raya launches Seruyan River Cleanup Movement 2020

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ACN Newswire | 1:00 PM

Seruyan, C Kalimantan, INDONESIA, Aug 29, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - In celebration of World River Day on September 27, Rimba Raya Conservation (Rimba Raya) has partnered with [...] » More

Party election to pick PM Abe’s successor around September 15, media say

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:42 AM

Japan’s ruling party will choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor around Sept. 15, Kyodo news agency said on Saturday, after Abe abruptly announced his [...] » More

China’s Wuhan says all schools to reopen on Tuesday

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:25 AM

Wuhan, Ground Zero for the COVID-19 pandemic and the Chinese city hardest hit by the coronavirus, will reopen all its schools and kindergartens on Tuesday, local authorities [...] » More

Detained Chinese scientist Tang Juan to be released on bail as defence cites coronavirus risk

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 11:10 AM

Tang Juan, a Chinese researcher arrested in California last month for allegedly concealing her ties to China’s military, will be released on bail, a federal judge ruled [...] » More

China’s semiconductor drive stalls in Wuhan, exposing gap in hi-tech production capabilities

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 11:09 AM

At an idle construction site in western Wuhan, China’s steep climb to semiconductor independence is clear for all to see. The partially-built factory, owned by Wuhan [...] » More

WHO goes on three-week Covid mission to China-but without visiting Wuhan

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 11:07 AM

A World Health Organization team sent to China to investigate the origins of coronavirus did not visit Wuhan, where the pandemic first emerged late last year, sparking [...] » More

Coronavirus: Wuhan whistle-blower’s hospital replaces party chief

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 11:04 AM

The Communist Party chief at the Wuhan hospital where whistle-blowing doctor Li Wenliang worked will leave her post following a leadership shake-up. Lung disease expert Wang [...] » More

China coronavirus investigation team and date of visit still to be decided

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 11:01 AM

The World Health Organization is still putting together an expert team to look into the source of Covid-19 and says it will travel to Wuhan the original epicentre of the [...] » More

Triller says made $20 billion bid with Centricus for TikTok assets

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:51 AM

Triller Inc executive chair Bobby Sarnevesht said on Friday that the short-video app had made a $20 billion offer with investment firm Centricus Asset Management Ltd for the [...] » More

Race for new Japan PM starts after shock resignation

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:30 AM

The race to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off informally on Saturday, with several contenders announcing their plans to stand, a day after Japan’s [...] » More

Inspection head Coates praises Abe for Tokyo preparedness

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:25 AM

Influential Olympics official John Coates praised Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday for his work in getting Tokyo ready for the now delayed 2020 Olympic Games [...] » More

Trump pays ‘highest respect’ to resigning Japanese PM Abe

Trump pays ‘highest respect’ to resigning Japanese PM Abe

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:24 AM

US President Donald Trump on Friday paid his “highest respect” to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and voiced concern over his “great friend” [...] » More

China reports nine new mainland coronavirus cases, all imported

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:16 AM

China reported nine new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday, the same number as the previous day, with all of them travelling into the country from overseas, the [...] » More

Australian researchers condemn ‘groundless vilification’ of their work with China

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 10:14 AM

Australian scientists have been vilified for working with Chinese researchers even though the nation would be “in really serious trouble” without international [...] » More

Australian PM says proposed foreign veto powers not aimed at China

Australian PM says proposed foreign veto powers not aimed at China

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:06 AM

A proposed Australian law that would give the federal government powers to cancel any agreements local authorities and public institutions make or have made with foreign [...] » More