Archive for February 6th, 2021

Mars ready for its close-up: China releases space probe’s first image

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:08 PM

China’s maiden space exploration mission to Mars has captured its first image of the red planet, the space agency said on Friday, some six months after the probe left [...] » More

Korea eases curfew on businesses outside Seoul

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:04 PM

South Korea on Saturday eased curfews on businesses outside the capital Seoul, letting them stay open an hour later, amid a public backlash over tight curbs to contain [...] » More

China’s latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger

China’s latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:00 PM

ON BOARD THE TAIWAN COAST GUARD SHIP PP-10062, East China Sea Taiwanese coast guard commander Lin Chie-ming is on the frontline of a new type of warfare that China is waging [...] » More

Too delicate: Germany ducks Taiwan appeal for COVID-19 vaccine supply

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:48 AM

Germany on Friday ducked an appeal by Taiwan for its help to supply COVID-19 vaccines, as the Asian tech powerhouse’s request for assistance following Berlin’s [...] » More

China adds more than 500 species to wildlife protection list

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:39 AM

China has added 517 species to its list of major protected wild animals, part of its campaign in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to end the wild animal trade and [...] » More

China to give first batch of COVID-19 vaccine aid for Nepal-Xinhua

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:29 AM

China has decided to provide the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine aid for the Himalayan nation of Nepal, state news agency Xinhua reported, citing comments by Chinese State [...] » More

Mainland China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases vs 20 a day earlier

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:19 AM

Mainland China reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on February 5, down from 20 cases a day earlier and the lowest daily increase since December 17, the national health authority [...] » More

SoftBank looks to raise about $550 million through two more SPACs

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:09 AM

Two blank-check firms backed by SoftBank Group Corp are aiming to raise a total of about $550 million in their initial public offerings, regulatory filings showed on Friday. [...] » More

Arrest in Thailand of second drug kingpin tightens dragnet on huge syndicate

Arrest in Thailand of second drug kingpin tightens dragnet on huge syndicate

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:03 AM

A second senior leader of a vast drug syndicate has been arrested, a Thai narcotics official said, as a transnational dragnet tightens on the Sam Gor group, which police say [...] » More

China ready to increase cooperation with Indonesia on COVID-19 vaccines-Xinhua

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:45 AM

China is ready to deepen cooperation with Indonesia on COVID-19 vaccines, state news agency Xinhua reported, citing comments by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign minister [...] » More

Aung San Suu Kyi lawyer says unable to meet her, seeks unconditional release

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:43 AM

The lawyer for Myanmar’s detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ousted President Win Myint said the two politicians were being kept at their homes but he was [...] » More

Former Suu Kyi ally says no betrayal in taking Burma junta job

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:35 AM

A one-time ally of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday that she was no traitor for accepting a ministerial post with the junta that overthrew the elected leader [...] » More

Protests against Burma junta spread despite arrests

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:34 AM

Teachers and students in Myanmar rallied on Friday to a growing civil disobedience campaign as the anti-coup protest movement won the support of ousted leader Aung San Suu [...] » More

Burma anti-junta protests spread, social media disrupted

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:32 AM

The lawyer for Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ousted President Win Myint said they were being held in their homes after being detained on Monday when the [...] » More

Burma military rulers order block on Twitter, Instagram ‘until further notice’

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:28 AM

The new military rulers of Myanmar on Friday ordered mobile operators and internet service providers to block access to Twitter and Instagram in the country until further [...] » More