Archive for October 17th, 2020

Chinese city of Qingdao punishes two officials over coronavirus cluster

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Chinese city of Qingdao said on Thursday it had suspended its health commission head and sacked a hospital director following an outbreak of coronavirus infections that [...] » More

China’s oil buying frenzy slows on high stocks, limited quotas

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China has hit the brakes on its oil buying spree as swelling inventories and limited import quotas stifle purchases. Softening Chinese demand in the final quarter of 2020 [...] » More

US destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait, provoking China

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

A US warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait in what the American military described as a “routine” passage Wednesday, but enraging China, which claims [...] » More

Chinese electric-car bellwether marque Nio narrows gap with Tesla, in sign domestic rivals are gaining ground on US giant

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

New York-listed Nio, viewed as a bellwether of the Chinese electric-vehicle industry, narrowed the gap with US carmaker Tesla, mainland China’s highest selling [...] » More

Australia’s $750 million cotton trade with China targeted, with mills ‘discouraged’ from purchases

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

One of Australia’s most China-dependent exports, cotton, has become the latest product to be targeted, Australian industry groups said on Friday, joining a growing list [...] » More

Chinese airline refuses boarding to passenger with depression

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

An airline in China has been accused of denying boarding to a passenger because she had depression. The woman, surnamed Bi, was travelling with her boyfriend from Weihai to [...] » More

More questions on human rights for Beijing Winter Olympics

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Zumretay Arkin posed a question in a recent on-line meeting with Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the prominent International Olympic Committee member who oversees preparations [...] » More

Australian cotton targeted by China as mills ‘discouraged’ from purchases in escalating trade dispute

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

One of Australia’s most China-dependent exports, cotton, has become the latest product to be targeted, Australian industry groups said on Friday, joining a growing list [...] » More

Chinese detention ‘leaving thousands of Uighur children without parents’

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Thousands of Uighur children appear to have been left without parents as their mothers or fathers were forced into Chinese internment camps, prison and other detention [...] » More

US military academics to devote half of coursework to China, says defence chief

US military academics to devote half of coursework to China, says defence chief

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

US military academics will devote half of their coursework to understanding China to more effectively counter Beijing’s “aggression”, US Secretary of [...] » More

Sinovac coronavirus vaccine offered by Chinese city for emergency use costs $60

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Chinese city is offering Sinovac Biotech’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine to essential workers and other high-risk groups as part of a national programme for about [...] » More

Coronavirus: China punishes two health officials over hospital cluster

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two officials in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao have been punished after a cluster of 12 coronavirus cases was found in a hospital, triggering the city to test all [...] » More

Chinese company offers coronavirus vaccine to students

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A Chinese drug developer is offering an experimental coronavirus vaccine to students going abroad in a strategy health experts say raises safety and ethical concerns. China [...] » More

Tibetans not obliged to take part in ‘labour transfer programme’, regional government chief says as it is likened to Xinjiang camps

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The head of the regional government in Tibet has defended a scheme designed to find work for local people in other parts of China, saying it is completely voluntary and [...] » More

Miniso, the Japanese-looking variety store from China, sees shares jump in US IPO

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TechCrunch | 6:02 AM

Investors are jumping aboard a value store chain that is bringing Japanese-inspired lifestyle goods to consumers around the world. The company, Miniso, raised $608 million [...] » More