Archive for August 31st, 2020

Coronavirus: Korea tightens curbs on cram schools, restaurants; Japan grabs 521 million vaccine doses

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

South Korea on Friday ordered the closure of thousands of after-school academies and imposed restrictions on cafes and restaurants as coronavirus infections continued to soar [...] » More

News Analysis: Korea hopes for improved relations with Japan after Abe’s resignation

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

South Korean politicians and media hoped for the improvement of relations with Japan, which some domestic media described as the worst-ever, after Japanese prime minister [...] » More

Coronavirus update: Korean cases continue to surge, major study finds deaths in young COVID-19 patients ‘vanishingly rare’

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Health officials in South Korea are moving to stem rising case numbers around the populous Seoul region, as infections continue triple-digit jumps in an area where almost [...] » More

Korea sect members donate blood for virus research

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Nearly 200 coronavirus survivors from a secretive South Korean sect blamed for the country’s early outbreak donated blood plasma Friday to help treatment research, as [...] » More

Korea doctors’ strike escalates even as Seoul races to tackle COVID surge

Korea doctors’ strike escalates even as Seoul races to tackle COVID surge

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

The South Korean government ramped up efforts to end a strike by thousands of the country’s doctors on Friday, as Seoul took the unprecedented step of restricting [...] » More

Surge in Korea coronavirus cases sparks hospital bed shortage concerns

Surge in Korea coronavirus cases sparks hospital bed shortage concerns

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

South Korea recorded its 16th consecutive day of triple digit rises in new coronavirus cases on Saturday, extending a second wave of infections that is fanning concerns about [...] » More

Thousands arrested for ‘virus-related crimes’ in China

Thousands arrested for ‘virus-related crimes’ in China

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Nearly 5,800 people suspected of killing health workers, selling defective medical equipment and lying about their travel history have been arrested in China for [...] » More

China’s Wuhan says all schools to reopen on Tuesday

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 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

Why China Will Not Save Huawei From Trump’s Devastating New Blow

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

There’s a surprise twist in the aftermath of Trump’s ramp-up of his sanctions against Huawei China’s relative silence. A week on from the US administration [...] » More

China plans hi-tech supervision of police officers and judges as party tightens grip on domestic security

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

China is planning to use blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data technologies to help monitor its police officers and judges, its top domestic security agency says. [...] » More

China’s anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine is politically motivated, industry figures say

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

Some established and well-known Australian wines can be found heavily discounted on Chinese e-commerce sites, but most such listings show them being sold at similar or higher [...] » More

Chinese national arrested in US probe of possible transfer of software to China

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

A Chinese national who is a researcher at a California university was arrested and charged with destroying a computer hard drive during an FBI investigation into the possible [...] » More

China test fires so-called ‘carrier killer’ missiles into South China Sea

China test fires so-called ‘carrier killer’ missiles into South China Sea

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

China launched a series of ballistic missiles into the South China Sea this week, according to United States defense officials, part of a flurry of military exercises [...] » More

Xinhua Headlines: Foreign investors bullish on Yangtze River Delta integration

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

The year 2020 has not been easy for retailers as they deal with temporary business closures as well as declining customer traffic and sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet [...] » More

Xi says China to step up efforts to fight ‘splittism’ in Tibet

Xi says China to step up efforts to fight ‘splittism’ in Tibet

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

China must build an “impregnable fortress” to maintain stability in Tibet, protect national unity and educate the masses in the struggle against [...] » More