Archive for December, 2020

China’s IPO market is set to keep booming in 2021, says investor

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

China’s IPO market is set to keep booming next year even after a blockbuster 2020, according to the chief investment officer of a Chinese financial services firm. It [...] » More

Two of 12 HK activists detained in China to be returned: Global Times

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

Two of 12 Hong Kong activists detained in mainland China over an illegal border crossing will be returned to Hong Kong authorities, the Global Times reported on Wednesday. [...] » More

US and EU demand China release citizen reporter Zhang Zhan, locked up for covering Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

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

The United States and European Union both denounced China’s court system on Tuesday after a citizen journalist who reported on the early coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan [...] » More

Wuhan virus cases may be 10 times higher than reported: China health study

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo | 6:02 AM

The number of coronavirus cases in the Chinese city where the pathogen was first detected may have been 10 times higher than official figures suggest, according to a study by [...] » More

China seeks better protection of Yangtze river with landmark law

China seeks better protection of Yangtze river with landmark law

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

China is seeking to further protect the ecology and environment of the Yangtze river, the longest in Asia, in the country’s first set of legislation aimed at guarding [...] » More

China to develop ‘national team’ of state-owned giants, but efficiency concerns linger

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

Chen Derong, the chair of China Baowu Steel Group, broke into tears last week as he announced the company had produced a record 100 million tonnes of steel this year. It was [...] » More

Japan to halt special entry for athletes over new virus variants

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

The Japanese government has decided to suspend special entry conditions for athletes and team staff from countries and regions where new, potentially more infectious variants [...] » More

Tokyo’s pandemic border policy highlights insecure status of foreign residents

Tokyo’s pandemic border policy highlights insecure status of foreign residents

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Soon after Japan saw the first case of a new strain of the coronavirus, the government tightened border control measures for travellers from abroad to prevent further [...] » More

Who is affected by Japan’s tightened travel controls?

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Alarmed by the possibility of a new COVID-19 variant wreaking havoc around the world, Japan earlier this week re-imposed strict restrictions on travellers from overseas, [...] » More

Japan virus outbreaks, scandals sap public support for Suga

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

Prime minister Yoshihide Suga came to office on a wave of popularity, pledging to combat the coronavirus and fix Japan’s languishing economy. Three months after he took [...] » More

Japan to introduce mobile tracking for overseas travellers

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Kalb | 6:02 AM

Japan plans to introduce a mobile tracking app for overseas travellers in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 before the Tokyo Olympics. All visitors will be required to [...] » More

Tokyo confirms near-record of 944 coronavirus cases Wednesday

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Tokyo reported 944 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, a record high for a Wednesday and the second-highest figure for any day on record after the 949 cases logged Saturday. [...] » More

Abe escapes charges but creates political problems for Suga

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Earlier in December, former prime minister Shinzo Abe dodged a bullet as Tokyo prosecutors decided not to indict him over allegations that his supporters group failed to [...] » More

Over 40pct of Japan tech firms diversify supply chains from China: poll

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

Over 40 percent of Japanese companies the government recognises as possessing sensitive technology linked to security are shifting their manufacturing bases and sources of [...] » More

Japan committed to working with India for realising better health for the people: Satoshi Suzuki

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | HindustanTimes | 6:02 AM

In an interview, the Japanese ambassador spoke of cooperation with India in spheres ranging from security to trade and investment Japan sees India as the “most natural [...] » More