Archive for January 18th, 2021

China says latest COVID-19 outbreak caused by imported cases

China says latest COVID-19 outbreak caused by imported cases

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

About 28 million people have been put under lockdown so far as a result and Ma said the latest outbreak had quickly spread widely due to activities such as wedding banquets [...] » More

It’s 53pct alcohol and tastes like fire. Here’s how this liquor brand took over China

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 6:52 AM

When Costco opened its first store in China in 2019, it wasn’t just the hot rotisserie chickens and discounted Birkin bags that lured frenzied crowds. A fiery, [...] » More

Xi asks Starbucks’ Schultz to help repair US-China ties

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:52 AM

President Xi Jinping is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair US-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war [...] » More

Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:52 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday imposed sanctions on three of his primary targets China, Iran and Cuba in a last-minute push aimed in part at boxing in [...] » More

French think tank calls for united front with US to control semiconductor technology transfers to Chinese military

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

The European Union should create a united front with the US to tighten control of the transfer of semiconductor technologies to China that could be used to advance weapons [...] » More

Ice cream from China contaminated with coronavirus: report

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:52 AM

Three samples of ice cream from a Chinese company tested positive for COVID-19, and thousands of boxes of the dessert have been confiscated as a result. The contaminated ice [...] » More

China and European ’17+1′ nations ‘revive summit plans, aiming for February’

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

China has tentatively planned to hold a long-delayed summit between President Xi Jinping and leaders of central and eastern European nations from the “17+1″ bloc [...] » More

Coronavirus: global death toll could hit 5 million by March, Chinese researchers say

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

A team of Chinese experts has warned that the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic could be worse this year than it was in 2020. By the beginning of March, the death [...] » More

Trump directs government to minimise procurement from China

Trump directs government to minimise procurement from China

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

In another action against China days before he leaves office, US President Donald Trump on Friday directed government departments to look at ways to minimise procurement of [...] » More

US adds nine Chinese firms, including Xiaomi, to military blacklist

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

The Trump administration stepped up efforts in its final days to crack down on China with new additions to a military blacklist, new sanctions aimed at pushing back on [...] » More

China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:52 AM

China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on [...] » More

China builds new quarantine centre as virus cases rise

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:52 AM

A city in northern China is building a 3,000-unit quarantine facility to deal with an anticipated overflow of patients as COVID-19 cases rise ahead of the annual Lunar New [...] » More

New wave: China’s COVID infections cloud economic recovery

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:52 AM

From cancelled hotel bookings ahead of the Lunar New Year to steel piled up at mills because of transport curbs in Hebei province, China’s battle against a new wave of [...] » More

US-China trade war deal reaches first anniversary as bilateral mistrust hits ‘all-time high’

US-China trade war deal reaches first anniversary as bilateral mistrust hits ‘all-time high’

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

One year after signing the phase one trade deal with the US, China remains far behind in its commitment to buy more American goods, though the agreement has been a vital [...] » More

China’s new Covid outbreak near Beijing still not close to a turning point, hospital director says

China’s new Covid outbreak near Beijing still not close to a turning point, hospital director says

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:52 AM

Beijing remains on alert for a resurgence of Covid-19 infections as the neighbouring province of Hebei continues to report new cases every day. Hebei began to report a rise [...] » More