Archive for August, 2020

As Huawei struggles to find alternatives to US chip tech, it finds itself a pawn in a much bigger power game

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

As China’s telecoms champion and 5G powerhouse, Huawei Technologies is used to playing the role of king. Lately though, it is finding itself more like a pawn in the [...] » More

China’s offer of coronavirus tests for all in HK meets with public distrust

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

A Chinese government offer to test all Hong Kong residents for the novel coronavirus is meeting scepticism from the city’s medical community and public and is emerging [...] » More

China’s BGI defends COVID-19 test kit after Swedish criticism

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

China’s BGI Genomics said on Wednesday its coronavirus testing kit has “relatively high accuracy”, a day after Sweden said about 3,700 people received false [...] » More

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng addresses Republican National Convention urging votes for Trump’s re-election

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

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng addressed the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night to endorse US President Donald Trump for re-election, and urge other [...] » More

China says US U-2 spy plane disrupted its military exercises

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

Beijing has accused the US of sending a U-2 spy plane into a no-fly zone to “trespass” on live-fire exercises being conducted by China below. The high-altitude US [...] » More

China Strengthens Navy Base In South China Sea For Aircraft Carriers

China Strengthens Navy Base In South China Sea For Aircraft Carriers

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

New intelligence suggests that China will soon have its aircraft carriers permanently based in the South China Sea. The Chinese Navy, known as the PLAN (People’s [...] » More

US, China trade jibes as military tensions worsen

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

The United States and China traded jibes as military tensions grow between the world’s two largest economies, with the US defence chief vowing not to “cede an [...] » More

Three arrested in Japan on suspicion of coronavirus relief fraud

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

Three men were arrested in Japan on Wednesday on suspicion of making fraudulent applications for government funds for businesses hit by the coronavirus in a scheme that may [...] » More

Pandemic may push Japan banks’ credit costs to crisis levels: BOJ’s Suzuki

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

Japanese financial institutions may see credit costs balloon to levels hit during the global financial crisis if a resurgence in coronavirus infections hammer the economy, [...] » More

Japan researchers say ozone effective in neutralising coronavirus

Japan researchers say ozone effective in neutralising coronavirus

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

Japanese researchers said on Wednesday that low concentrations of ozone can neutralise coronavirus particles, potentially providing a way for hospitals to disinfect [...] » More

Over 1,500 human bones found at Osaka historical grave site

Over 1,500 human bones found at Osaka historical grave site

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

An excavation in the western Japanese city of Osaka has unearthed more than 1,500 human bones at what is thought to be a burial site dating back some 160 years, city [...] » More

Morgan Stanley-run ESG fund is biggest Japan debut in 20 years

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

A bet on ESG and a rush among Japanese investors to own foreign stocks, particularly in the technology space, has proved to be a winning combination for a fund managed by [...] » More

Tourism sector pinning hopes on Tokyo’s addition to Go To Travel campaign

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

The possibility of Tokyo being added to the government’s Go To Travel campaign as early as next month is winning support from the tourism industry, although there are [...] » More

Coronavirus vaccine could spark Japan recovery by 2022, economist says

28-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Japan’s economy could regain all the ground it lost during the pandemic much faster than many analysts expect if a vaccine becomes available, according to a prominent [...] » More

Man sets himself on fire in the middle of Japan’s Shibuya Crossing

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

A man set himself on fire in the middle of Tokyo’s busiest road junction on Monday evening in a case police are treating as an attempted suicide. The incident occurred [...] » More