Archive for February 16th, 2021

China rips US over suggestion it withheld virus data

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

The Chinese government ripped into US officials on Sunday after the White House suggested Beijing was dishonest in reporting coronavirus data to international public health [...] » More

Biden to discuss pandemic, economy and China in Friday G7 meeting

Biden to discuss pandemic, economy and China in Friday G7 meeting

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

President Joe Biden will hold his first event with other leaders from the Group of Seven nations in a virtual meeting on Friday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the world [...] » More

White House cites ‘deep concerns’ about WHO COVID report, demands early data from China

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The White House on Saturday called on China to make available data from the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak, saying it has “deep concerns” about the way [...] » More

UK says it shares US concerns over WHO COVID-19 mission to China

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday he shared concerns about the level of access given to a World Health Organization COVID-19 fact-finding mission to China, [...] » More

WHO investigator claims China refused to hand over key Covid information

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:02 AM

There is growing controversy over a World Health Organization investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic after one of its members said China had refused to hand [...] » More

Turkey Starts Inoculation of Second Doses of China’s Covid-19 Vaccines

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

Turkey on Thursday began the inoculation of the second doses of China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines for healthcare workers. The nationwide vaccination rollout in Turkey [...] » More

‘Politics was always in the room.’ WHO mission chief reflects on China trip seeking COVID-19′s origin

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Sciencemag | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) mission to China to probe origins of the COVID-19 pandemic had a bumpy start, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the team’s [...] » More

WHO experts want ‘more data’ from China on possible early Covid cases

WHO experts want ‘more data’ from China on possible early Covid cases

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

WHO experts voiced frustration Saturday at lacking access to raw data while in China probing the pandemic’s origins, saying more was needed to detect possible early [...] » More

Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China took leading role

Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China took leading role

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The rumours began almost as soon as the disease itself. Claims that a foreign adversary had unleashed a bioweapon emerged at the fringes of Chinese social media the same day [...] » More

Clubhouse says it will improve security after researchers raise China spying concerns

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Theverge | 6:02 AM

The developers of audio chat room app Clubhouse plan to add additional encryption to prevent it from transmitting pings to servers in China, after Stanford researchers said [...] » More

China fires back at US allegations of lack of transparency

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

China fired back at the US on Sunday over allegations from the White House that Beijing withheld some information about the coronavirus outbreak from World Health [...] » More

Japan formally approves its first COVID-19 vaccine

Japan formally approves its first COVID-19 vaccine

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Japan on Sunday formally approved its first COVID-19 vaccine and said it would start nationwide inoculations within days, but months behind the US and many other countries. [...] » More

Nissan says ‘not in talks with Apple’ over autonomous car project

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Monday it is not in talks with Apple Inc, following a report that the iPhone maker approached the Japanese company in recent months about a tie-up [...] » More

Japan PM Suga sees currencies among most vital economic indicators

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister YoshihideSuga suggested on Monday that currencies were among the mostvital economic indicators to monitor, in a rare reference to thematter by a [...] » More

Thousands march in Tokyo to protest Burma coup, biggest Japan demonstration so far

Thousands march in Tokyo to protest Burma coup, biggest Japan demonstration so far

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thousands of mostly silent demonstrators paraded through central Tokyo on Sunday in protest against the coup in Myanmar, many carrying photos of detained leader Aung San Suu [...] » More