China Update

Coronavirus: think the worst is over for China’s economy? Not so fast

  • Recent data has raised hopes of a slow recovery but the news might not be as good as it looks
  • Debt, non-performing loans, bankruptcies and job losses are all likely to rise sharply in coming months

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/3081465/coronavirus-think-worst-over-chinas-economy-not-so-fast

China tried to patent potential coronavirus drug Remsvidir the DAY AFTER Beijing confirmed virus was transmissable between humans

  • On January 21 a patent for commercial use of Remdesivir was filed in China
  • The application was made by the top-secret Wuhan Institute of Virology bio-lab
  • It is at the centre of concerns about a possible leak of the coronavirus disease
  • Leaked documents shown that China officials who knew they faced an epidemic delayed warning the public for six days 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8257201/China-global-cover-concerns-filed-patent-drug-helps-patients-recover.html

Chinese activists detained after sharing censored coronavirus material on crowdsourcing site Github

  • Source close to Beijing-based trio says they are being held an at unknown location on suspicion of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’
  • The three were contributors to a project that aimed to preserve material censors had tried to wipe from the web

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3081569/chinese-activists-detained-after-sharing-censored-coronavirus

Beijing’s coronavirus blunder empowers anti-China hawks

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/493424-beijings-coronavirus-blunder-empowers-anti-china-hawks

Alarming absence of ethics, illegal activities in China virology lab in focus as Coronavirus rages

  • Ethical issues in Chinese virology labs in limelight after Coronavirus pandemic kills thousands of people
  • Reports revealed that researchers from Wuhan labs used to sell animal leftovers in wet markets

https://www.ibtimes.sg/alarming-absence-ethics-illegal-activities-china-virology-lab-focus-coronavirus-rages-43872?utm_campaign=/alarming-absence-ethics-illegal-activities-china-virology-lab-focus-coronavirus-rages-43872

Chinese internet users who uploaded coronavirus memories to GitHub have been arrested

All the evidence suggests that China is an untrustworthy partner

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