Coronavirus is slowing China’s economy

As China grapples with the coronavirus, the economic damage is mounting around the world.

In China, the iPhone and electronics manufacturer Foxconn even promised its employees a range of perks if they would just do one thing: brave the coronavirus and come back to work. (Fortune)

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The new sign for Biohazard

The latest scary new virus that has captured the world’s horrified attention, caused a lockdown of 56 million people in China, disrupted travel plans around the globe and sparked a frantic chase after medical masks in Wuhan, Hubei Province. (NYtimes)

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Ouch…

A couple of weeks before the start of the 2019-20 NBA regular season, the league finds itself involved in a controversy with China stemming from a ”now-deleted” tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

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Kiribati’s new toys made in China

Taiwan lost another ally in one week as Kiribati cut ties after Solomon Islands. This leaves Taiwan with four allies in the Pacific region, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Palau and Tuvalu.

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Red Infiltration

Last month, there was a rally against pro-China Taiwanese media held in Taipei. People called on the government to take action against pro-Beijing media in Taiwan.

The rally intends to influence the country’s legislature to introduce and pass relevant bills. The co-host of the rally, the New Power Party legislator, Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌), also called on the National Communications Commission (NCC) to take effective action.

Read more about ”The Cans and the Cannots of the NCC”: In the Era of ‘Red Infiltration by CommonWealth Mag
and Red Media and CCP’s Influence Operations: How Taiwanese Media Became Beijing’s Proxy by Milo Hsieh

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