Archive for February 23rd, 2021

‘Why can’t Chinese people use Twitter or Facebook…?’ asks China’s government spokesperson amid government ban

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Hongkongfp | 6:02 AM

China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying has questioned why Chinese people cannot use Twitter or Facebook despite foreigners having access to Chinese media [...] » More

China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases in mainland vs 7 a day earlier

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

China on Monday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland for February 21, compared with seven a day earlier, the country’s health authority said on Monday. All [...] » More

White House: China And WHO Need To ‘Step Up’ On Investigation Into Origin Of Pandemic

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

President Biden’s national security adviser said Sunday that the administration has concerns over the data China has provided to the World Health Organization regarding [...] » More

Chinese spyware code was copied from America’s NSA-researchers

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

Chinese spies used code first developed by the US National Security Agency to support their hacking operations, Israeli researchers said on Monday, another indication of how [...] » More

China urges US to lift trade restrictions, stop interference

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

China’s top diplomat called Monday for new US President Joe Biden’s administration to lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts while ceasing what [...] » More

12 Japanese firms will end business deals involving Uighur forced labour

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Twelve major Japanese companies have established a policy of ceasing business deals with Chinese companies found to benefit from the forced labour of the Muslim Uighur [...] » More

Japan’s green growth plan propels firms to sharpen environment focus

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

With prime minister Yoshihide Suga pledging to bring Japan’s carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050, a growing number of Japanese companies are looking at how [...] » More

Nine more officials found to have been wined and dined by Suga’s son

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Nine more communications ministry officials have been found to have been treated to expensive meals by a son of prime minister Yoshihide Suga, the ministry said Monday, [...] » More

Japan orders airlines to ground Boeing 777 jets after US incident

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Japan ordered a halt to all flights of Boeing Co. 777s equipped with the type of engine that failed Saturday over Denver as US aviation regulators ordered emergency [...] » More

Passport issuance in Japan falls to 48-year low in 2020 due to virus

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

The number of passports issued by the Japanese government in 2020 plunged 70.3 percent from the previous year to 1.34 million, the lowest in 48 years, reflecting a drop in [...] » More

Japan eyeing waiting lists for COVID-19 vaccines

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Japan is considering introducing waiting lists for COVID-19 vaccinations to avoid waste, the minister in charge of inoculation effort has said, as the country prepares to [...] » More

Tokyo reports lowest daily COVID-19 total since November 9

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Tokyo reported 178 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to the metropolitan government, the capital’s lowest daily figure since it reported 156 infections on [...] » More

China Coast Guard vessels re-enter Japanese waters near the Senkakus

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Two China Coast Guard vessels that had entered and left Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands earlier Sunday re-entered the waters in the afternoon, the [...] » More

120,000-plus households received housing support in Japan amid COVID-19 pandemic

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

At least 125,874 households in Japan received housing support over the nine months up to December 2020 as the prolonged coronavirus pandemic took a heavy toll on [...] » More

Tokyo reports lowest daily COVID-19 total since November 9

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Tokyo reported 178 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to the metropolitan government, the capital’s lowest daily figure since it reported 156 infections on [...] » More