Eight cities now on lockdown in China, First virus death outside Hubei province

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An 80-year-old man died in Hebei Province after visiting relatives for about a couple of months in Wuhan. 76 people who have been in close contact with the man are in quarantine, but at the moment there are no signs of fever. The deaths confirmed at the moment are 18, of which 17 in the … Read more Eight cities now on lockdown in China, First virus death outside Hubei province

UnionPay International and PayPal Enter Global Partnership Agreement to Accelerate Growth of Digital Payments

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UnionPay International (UPI) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), today announced a global partnership where both companies will work together to accelerate the growth of their networks.  As part of the agreement, PayPal has committed to supporting UPI acceptance globally where PayPal is accepted – giving UnionPay cardholders more choice when shopping. In the future, UPI will explore opportunities to support PayPal’s merchant and … Read more UnionPay International and PayPal Enter Global Partnership Agreement to Accelerate Growth of Digital Payments

Travel Ban issued for residents of Wuhan amid a coronavirus outbreak

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From 10 am on Tuesday, all city buses, subways, ferries, and long-distance transport are suspended in Wuhan. Wuhan authorities have announced a travel ban on city residents due to the coronavirus epidemic that killed 17 people and infecting another 550 in China. The news was released by CCTV on Wednesday. Trains and flights departing from … Read more Travel Ban issued for residents of Wuhan amid a coronavirus outbreak

Top 7 Classical Chinese Literature Books Recommended for Reading

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China has its fair share of ancient Chinese literature. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the most noteworthy works, otherwise known as the best Chinese literature books ever. They explore various themes, from love to history to family, and successfully capture the true essence of what it means to be alive and … Read more Top 7 Classical Chinese Literature Books Recommended for Reading

Animal Quarantine Service of Japan taking action over the possible introduction of ASF in the lead-up to the Chinese Lunar New Year

Animal Quarantine Service of Japan taking action over the possible introduction of ASF in the lead-up to the Chinese Lunar New Year

Animal Quarantine Service of Japan (AQS), whose Headquarters are located in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, will be strengthening preventive measures against the introduction of ASF (African Swine Fever), which is spreading across Asia, through meat and meat products in passenger’s luggage. AQS will make every effort to prevent it through all available resources and means including … Read more Animal Quarantine Service of Japan taking action over the possible introduction of ASF in the lead-up to the Chinese Lunar New Year

The Lacquered Talisman By Laurie Dennis

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A sweeping coming-of-age epic, The Lacquered Talisman launches the story of one of the most influential figures in Chinese history. He is the son of a beancurd seller and he will found the Ming Dynasty, which ruled China from 1368 to 1644. Known as “Fortune” as a boy, Zhu Yuanzhang suffers as drought and plague … Read more The Lacquered Talisman By Laurie Dennis

Dragons and Boxers By Kyle Fiske

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Northern China in 1900. The nation is in turmoil, and from the countryside comes a brutal, quasi-religious movement known as the Boxers, who seek to rid the country of foreign influence. An American missionary couple are killed, and their son Wayland is left barely clinging to life. Rescued by Chinese passers-by, he begins his recovery … Read more Dragons and Boxers By Kyle Fiske

CEO Pessimism Over Global Growth Reaches Record High – PwC

Pessimism Over Global Growth

As we enter a new decade, CEOs are showing record levels of pessimism in the global economy, with 53% predicting a decline in the rate of economic growth in 2020. This is up from 29% in 2019 and just 5% in 2018 – the highest level of pessimism since we started asking this question in … Read more CEO Pessimism Over Global Growth Reaches Record High – PwC

Mindray Launches New TE7 ACE Point-of-Care Solution to Improve Diagnostic Confidence

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Mindray Medical (SZSE: 300760), a leading global provider of medical devices and solutions, announces the release of its new Point-of-Care Ultrasound System, TE7 ACE. This new Touch Screen Ultrasound System provides targeted solutions to diverse point-of-care scenarios including: Anesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency. Featuring smart fluid management tools, safe needling toolkit, seamless data connectivity and a complete … Read more Mindray Launches New TE7 ACE Point-of-Care Solution to Improve Diagnostic Confidence