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

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

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

Beijing’s 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

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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