Archive for August 29th, 2020

WHO team to probe coronavirus origin in China’s Wuhan: Live news

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus says team of experts to travel to epicentre of the virus to study its origins. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the [...] » More

China wants Trump to stop ‘scapegoating’ Beijing. That seems unlikely

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

When it comes to the United States election, policymakers in China would rather their country was not a topic of conversation. In a pair of op-eds published by prominent [...] » More

Tesla rival Nio seeks as much as $1.7 billion from new stock sale amid rally in Chinese electric-car makers

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio has launched a follow-on share offering in the US market, its second in as many months, to capitalise on improved investor sentiment [...] » More

China’s top diplomats in ‘unprecedented’ back-to-back Europe trips amid tensions with US

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s top diplomat will visit Europe next week, days after the foreign minister finishes his tour of the region, sources said, as Beijing seeks to boost engagement in [...] » More

Tesla’s Chinese competitor Xpeng completes debut with 41 per cent premium after upsising IPO to $1.5 billion

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng completed its debut in New York by handing investors a 41 per cent premium, underscoring optimism surrounding a growing list of start-ups [...] » More

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

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 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

Sinovac’s coronavirus vaccine candidate approved for emergency use in China source

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

Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s coronavirus vaccine candidate CoronaVac was approved in July for emergency use as part of a programme in China to vaccinate high-risk groups such [...] » More

Why China brought out the ‘aircraft-carrier killer’ to flex its military muscle

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

When China flexed its military muscle in the South China Sea on Wednesday, it put the PLA’s most advanced land-based anti-ship ballistic missile to the test: the [...] » More

US-China relations: Mark Esper urges allies to help counter China in Indo-Pacific

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper has called on countries to work with the United States to more effectively counter China in the Indo-Pacific, saying the region has become [...] » More

Chinese missile launch ‘could raise risk of military clash with US’

Chinese missile launch ‘could raise risk of military clash with US’

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s missile launch over the South China Sea may push the United States to deploy more missiles and take a more aggressive stance towards Beijing, elevating the risk [...] » More

US says China’s South China Sea missile launches threat to peace

US says China’s South China Sea missile launches threat to peace

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Pentagon says use of missiles, military exercises in disputed sea are destabilising and violate 2002 Code of Conduct. The United States Department of Defense said on Thursday [...] » More

Japan’s Abe says did not want to cause trouble by resigning suddenly: Jiji

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said he did not want to cause trouble by resigning suddenly but his ulcerative colitis has recurred and is at risk of worsening, the Jiji [...] » More

Japan to lift re-entry restrictions on foreign residents on September 1

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

Japan will lift re-entry restrictions on foreign residents from September 1, prime minister Shinzo Abe said Friday, changing an aspect of the government’s coronavirus [...] » More

Japan factory output seen up again, pandemic clouds outlook: Reuters poll

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

Japan’s factory output likely grew for a second straight month in July, signalling a gradual recovery from the blow delivered by the coronavirus pandemic, a Reuters [...] » More

Japan’s Abe told ruling party officials of intent to resign, LDP’s Seko says

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has told officials of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) that he intends to resign, a senior party member said on Friday. Hiroshige [...] » More