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Y Combinator Company 'Flexport' Is Shipping PPE To Frontline Responders

The Y Combinator company Flexport is a San Francisco-based freight-forwarding and customs brokerage company. (Its investors include Google Ventures and Peter Thiel's Founders Fund.) But on March 23rd Flexport announced they were now re-focusing all their resources to get critical supplies to frontline responders combating COVID-19. They've joined a team that announced on Friday announced "we're shipping full cargo planes filled with PPE to protect frontline responders," citing a partnership wi...
Tags: New York, California, New York City, America, San Francisco, Tech, Shanghai, Peter Thiel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sfo, Google Ventures, United Airlines, Flexport, Brooklyn NY, Los Angeles California, San Francisco International Airport

German Officials Accuse US of COVID Mask Piracy

Here’s a wild story out of Germany, or maybe Bangkok. There’s enough uncertainty here that I wouldn’t take this story as necessarily accurate but rather as accusations that themselves capture the breakdown of trust and uncertainty gripping the world today. The Interior Minister of Berlin’s regional government said that the government had purchased either 200,000 or 400,000 protective masks (depending on which report) for the Berlin police. But the shipment was “confiscated” by US officials at...
Tags: News, France, China, Germany, Berlin, US, United States, Italy, Shanghai, Bangkok, Josh Marshall, Bangkok Airport, Andreas Geisel, Air Bridge, Editors' Blog, Grand Est Regional Council

The Trail Leading Back to the Wuhan Labs

It is understandable that many would be wary of the notion that the origin of the coronavirus could be discovered by some documentary filmmaker who used to live in China. Matthew Tye, who creates YouTube videos, contends he has identified the source of the coronavirus — and a great deal of the information that he presents, obtained from public records posted on the Internet, checks out.The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China indeed posted a job opening on November 18, 2019, “asking for scientis...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Post, News, Youtube, China, Beijing, Shanghai, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Batman, Shanghai Media Group, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Weibo, Hubei

Ad agency R/GA is busier than ever during the pandemic. Here's how it's staying productive while working remotely.

Ad agency R/GA, which is part of holding company IPG and has clients including Nike and Verizon, has been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, with five US employees testing positive over the past two weeks. CMO Jess Greenwood said R/GA has used in-house project management tools and Zoom background contests to bring levity to the situation. Greenwood said the biggest challenge has been moving employees from one project to another when it's hard to see what people are working on. Click here for more B...
Tags: Verizon, New York, China, US, Trends, CMO, Nike, Bloomberg, Shanghai, Tokyo, North America, Publicis, Trump, Greenwood, Marcel, IPG

China-based Donadoni fears for family in Italian coronavirus hotspot

Shanghai (AFP) – Roberto Donadoni should be in the thick of China’s football season but his thoughts are consumed by the suffering that the coronavirus has brought to his hometown in northern Italy. Nearly 14,000... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Shanghai, Afp, Roberto Donadoni, Donadoni

Tesla overcomes plant shutdowns to again build 100,000 cars in quarter

Tesla built more than 100,000 vehicles in the first quarter, despite shutdowns at its plants in Shanghai and Fremont, California, due to health concerns associated with the coronavirus.
Tags: Tesla, Cnn, Shanghai, Fremont California

Tesla delivers 88,400 electric vehicles, beating expectations

Tesla delivered 88,400 vehicles in the first quarter, beating most analysts expectations despite a 21% decrease from the previous quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic put downward pressure on demand and created logistical challenges. Tesla said Thursday it produced 103,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter, about 2% lower than the previous period. The deliveries and production figures beat most analysts expectations, causing Tesla shares to jump more than 10.4% in after hours trading. Analysts,...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, Reuters, Tesla Tesla, IBES, FactSeat

How ad agency R/GA is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic with Zoom contests, meditation sessions, and collaboration tools

Ad agency R/GA, which is part of holding company IPG and has clients including Nike and Verizon, has been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, with five US employees testing positive over the past two weeks. CMO Jess Greenwood said R/GA has used in-house project management tools and Zoom background contests to bring levity to the situation. Greenwood said the biggest challenge has been moving employees from one project to another when it's hard to see what people are working on. Click here for more B...
Tags: Verizon, New York, China, US, NFL, Trends, CMO, Nike, Bloomberg, Shanghai, Tokyo, North America, Publicis, Greenwood, Marcel, IPG

A worker at Panasonic's joint factory with Tesla reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus (TSLA)

A worker at Panasonic's joint factory with Tesla tested positive for the coronavirus, The Verge reports. The Buffalo, New York solar-manufacturing line will be shut down for longer than expected, Panasonic said in an email obtained by the website. Tesla has also shuttered operations in Nevada and California as four employees have now fallen ill.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A worker at Tesla and Panasonic's joint solar panel factory in upstate New York was confirmed to...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, California, Trends, Tesla, Palo Alto, Shanghai, Norway, Panasonic, Nevada, Musk, Buffalo New York, Reno Nevada, Fremont California, Sean O Kane

ECMO support in Shanghai provides guidance for managing COVID-19 patients worldwide

The initial experience of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation management for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients in Shanghai, China provides guidance for management of critically ill COVID-19 patients worldwide, reports a study in the ASAIO Journal.
Tags: Health, Shanghai, Shanghai China, COVID

China Orders Reopened Cinemas To Close Again

“Hours after municipal authorities in Shanghai gave more than 200 cinemas the greenlight to re-open Saturday, national-level Chinese authorities on Friday ordered all theaters throughout the country shut again …, without saying exactly why or when they might hope to re-open.” (The general presumption is that the government fears another coronavirus outbreak.) – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, China, Shanghai, 03.27.20

Operating Performance Improved Significantly with Clear and Firm Development Strategy COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Announces 2019 Annual Results

SHANGHAI, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / March 31, 2020 / The leading integrated container shipping service provider, COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. ("COSCO SHIPPING Holdings" or "the Company") (SSE: 601919; HKEx: 1919) today announced its annual results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2019 (the "Period"). Economic growth had hit a new low since the financial crisis of 2008, and the demand growth in container shipping had slowed year-on-year. The Company continued to improve quality and effic...
Tags: Business, News, Shanghai, The Company, COSCO Shipping Holdings Co Ltd, COSCO Shipping Holdings

China’s Pinduoduo raises $1.1 billion in private share placement

Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo said on Tuesday it had raised $1.1 billion in a private share placement that will enable its further expansion and allow it to capture “additional opportunities” during the times of uncertainty. The Nasdaq-listed firm said some of its long-term investors financed the deal. The investors were granted newly issued Class A ordinary shares of Pinduoduo representing approximately 2.8% of the company’s total outstanding shares. The capital raise comes weeks after t...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, China, Funding, Shanghai, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, David Liu, Pinduoduo, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19

China zeroes in on coronavirus patients with no symptoms as new infections rise

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China will start releasing information from Wednesday on coronavirus patients who show no disease symptoms, ordering them into quarantine for 14 days, a health official said, after the mainland witnessed its first rise in infections in five days. As local infections peter out and new cases surface among travelers returning home, the existence of virus carriers with no symptoms is fuelling public concern that people could be spreading it without knowing they are ill....
Tags: News, China, Shanghai, BEIJING Reuters China, National Health Commission, Chang Jile

Boehringer Ingelheim announces opening of digital lab BI X branch in Shanghai

Boehringer Ingelheim has announced today that it will open a second branch of its digital lab BI X in July this year.
Tags: Health, Shanghai, Boehringer Ingelheim

Paulinho among footballers stranded by China’s coronavirus lock-out

Shanghai (AFP) – Oscar and Hulk jetted in just in time but fellow Brazilian Paulinho reportedly heads a long list of foreign stars locked out of China as the country attempts to stop imported coronavirus... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Hulk, Paulinho, Afp

Watch what the Chinese do

I don't easily believe Chinese statistics - especially regarding something as awful as COVID-19. Believe your eyes and common sense over Chinese statistics. When China (officially) had 19 deaths they started building massive field hospitals. Believe what you see (the hospitals) but take the 19 deaths as a rather dubious estimate (as per that time). By contrast when the Chinese Government say COVID-19 is highly controlled in China you can believe them because there are Westerners and Western ...
Tags: Business, Government, China, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, John Hempton

As the west is in lockdown, China is slowly getting back to business | Daniel Falush

After the coronavirus outbreak, life is returning to normal here. Other countries face a much longer waitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen China at the end of January to try to control the coronavirus outbreak, it was a bold and terrifying experiment. No one had tried anything similar. It was unclear whether the virus’s spread could be curbed, let alone halted. It was also possible that, as a respiratory virus with highly variable symptoms, coronavirus was simply...
Tags: Europe, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Shanghai, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, Daniel Falush

Shanghai tops world's IPO league table despite coronavirus

Shanghai has topped global initial public offering (IPO) league table for the first time in nearly three years, even as the coronavirus epidemic which originated in China rocked markets around the world.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Shanghai

The U.S. is preparing for a medical supply airlift of unprecedented scale

As hospitals across the United States face a shortage of medical supplies in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic, planes are gearing up to bring in reinforcements.The first aircraft in a series of flights scheduled by the White House over the next 30 days arrived in New York from Shanghai on Sunday morning, bringing with it 12 million gloves, 130,000 N95 masks, 17.6 surgical masks, 50,000 gowns, 130,000 hand sanitizer units, and 36,000 thermometers, all of which will be distributed throug...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Joe Biden, United States, Shanghai, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Axios Navy, John Polowcyzk, Axios Polowcyzk

'They see my blue eyes then jump back' – China sees a new wave of xenophobia

Fears rise that Beijing is stoking mistrust of foreigners as part of an attempt to rebuild a reputation tarnished by the coronavirus crisisOver the past few weeks, as Chinese health officials reported new “imported” coronavirus cases almost every day, foreigners living in the country have noticed a change. They have been turned away from restaurants, shops, gyms and hotels, subjected to further screening, yelled at by locals and avoided in public spaces.“I’m walking past someone, then they see m...
Tags: China, Race, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Shanghai, Coronavirus outbreak, Andrew Hoban

Getting better: China's new coronavirus cases trend lower

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Saturday, down from 54 on the previous day, with all but one involving travelers from overseas, the country's health authority said on Sunday. In the last seven days, China has reported 313 imported cases of coronavirus but only 6 confirmed cases of domestic transmission, data from the National Health Commission showed. Five more people died on Saturday, all of them in Wuhan, the industrial central city wh...
Tags: News, China, Shanghai, Wuhan, BEIJING Reuters China, National Health Commission

China's Wuhan, where the coronavirus emerged, begins to lift its lockdown

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, began lifting a two-month lockdown on Saturday by restarting some metro services and reopening borders, allowing some semblance of normality to return and families to reunite. After being cut-off from the rest of the country for two months, the reopening of Wuhan, where the epidemic first erupted in late December, marks a turning point in China's fight against the virus, though the contagion has since spread to over 200 co...
Tags: News, China, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guo Liangkai

Nicholas Viselli, Artistic Director of Theater Breaking Through Barriers, Delivers U.S. World Theatre Day Message

The Global Theater Initiative invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 59th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2020. Each year, a renowned theatre artistis invited by the International Theatre Institute Worldwide in Shanghai to craft an international message to mark the global occasion. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Shanghai, BWW News Desk, Nicholas Viselli, Global Theater Initiative, International Theatre Institute Worldwide

Pearl Jam’s ‘Gigaton’: Album Review 

Orson Welles crafted the menacing noir of “Touch of Evil” and “The Lady from Shanghai,”  yet nothing the director-writer did came close, frame-by-frame, line-by-line, to the magic of “Citizen Kane.” As far as long shadows cast, jumping out of the gate with the epically angst-ridden “Ten” was Pearl Jam’s “Kane.” Its release, in 1991, meant […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Orson Welles, Shanghai, Album Reviews, Pearl Jam, Jam, Gigaton

China Shuts Down All Cinemas, Again

China's film regulators have slammed the breaks on their plans to gradually reopen the country's cinemas. From a report: Over 600 movie theaters across China were given the green light to reopen their doors over the past week, but Beijing's Film Bureau put out a notice late Friday ordering all theaters to go back into shutdown. No official explanation for the sudden reversal was provided. Industry insiders instantly began speculating that the government was worried about a potential second wave ...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, Shanghai, Film Bureau

Disney faces $3.4 billion coronavirus one-two punch at U.S. theme parks, analysts warn

Disney theme parks in the United States face a potential $3.4 billion revenue loss due to the ongoing coronavirus closures at the Disneyland and Disney World resorts along with the economic recession projected to follow, analysts warn in a new research paper. An analyst report from research firm MoffettNathanson paints a grim picture of the financial impact of shuttering Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Florida and around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Putting it all together, despite the ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Florida, France, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Shanghai, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim

China Moves to Re-Shutter All Cinemas Nationwide

Hours after municipal authorities in Shanghai gave more than 200 cinemas the green light to re-open Saturday, national-level Chinese authorities on Friday ordered all theaters throughout the country shut again, likely due to concerns over renewed coronavirus threat. Around 500 theaters across the country had attempted to re-open, but seen little financial benefit from doing […]
Tags: News, China, Global, Shanghai, Entertainment Industry, Coronavirus

Google Arts & Culture: Living Jiagu

For Google Developer Days in Shanghai, we showed visitors the origins of Chinese characters while showcasing the future of Google technologies. We asked people to write in the ancient oracle bone script, the earliest known form of Chinese writing, colloquially known as JiǎGǔWén. After visitors copied a character on a tablet, we used TensorFlow’s image-recognition capabilities to check if the input matched the original OBS character. If the attempt was recognised, we used Googl...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Shanghai, Obs, Google Arts amp, Jiagu

Lessons from China as coronavirus-hit football faces difficult return

Shanghai (AFP) – With nagging concerns about coronavirus sweeping through teams and players scattered across the world, unable or hesitant to return, China is finding that restarting football is no simple matter. The problems faced... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Afp