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Caixin China Biz Roundup: China Discloses Asymptomatic Covid-19 Figures for the First Time

In today’s episode: Government reveals data on symptom-free carriers amid rising concern these invisible cases are spreading the virus; Chinese ventilator-makers face export backlogs as demand for the critical equipment surges; and Caixin PMI bounces back in March as more manufacturers resume operations

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Give Economic Support to the People, Not Infrastructure, Expert Says as Virus Bites

Advisor to China’s finance ministry says policy should focus on rescuing individuals and companies; pandemic creates serious economic challenges for developing countries; and how the pandemic is disrupting global food supplies

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Why Asymptomatic Infections Present Major Challenges in the Battle Against Covid-19

In today’s episode: Symptom-free carriers emerge as new focus in fight against the pandemic; the global race to develop coronavirus test kits heats up; and over 100 million jobs on the line in China as outbreak wreaks havoc

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Sunday Long Read — The Great Face Mask Debate

As the virus continues to wreak havoc across the globe, many are wondering whether everyone should wear face masks as protection against the disease. But just how effective are they? And why is the medical community so divided on the matter? Today’s episode investigates.

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Saturday Long Read — Why South Korea Is Winning Its Covid-19 Fight

Despite soaring infection cases in February, the East Asian country has now managed to contain the outbreak. Today’s episode discusses the early reaction, mass testing and quarantine measures that enabled South Korea to tame Covid-19

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: China Shuts Borders to Foreigners as Virus Crisis Rages Abroad

In today’s episode: China introduces temporary ban on foreign nationals with valid visas and residence permits entering the country; U.S. reported coronavirus cases now higher than any other country; and China’s oil stockpile swells further after crude prices hit 18-year low

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: G-20 Holds Emergency Video Summit on Pandemic

In today’s episode: World leaders from the Group of 20 major economies prepare for a virtual meeting in response to coronavirus crisis; international air freight prices soar as more flights are grounded; and regulators are reportedly finalizing a bailout of debt-ridden trust company Anxin

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Are Neutralizing Antibodies the Answer to Covid-19?

In today’s episode: A potentially effective treatment for the coronavirus; how the outbreak has eaten into China’s government coffers; and regulators respond to Weibo hacking scandal

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Wuhan’s New Asymptomatic Covid-19 Patients Excluded From Official Statistics

In today’s episode: Despite reports of few to no new domestic cases, symptom-free patients continue to be detected in Wuhan; lockdowns prompt people to spend more time — but not money —  online; and growing speculation Tokyo Olympics will be postponed

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Key Lessons From South Korea’s Response to Covid-19

In today’s episode: How South Korea has contained its outbreak; why Africa could be the new frontline in the battle against the virus; and how China is tightening screening of international arrivals

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Sunday Long Read — How Italy’s Chinese Community Went From Helping Their Homeland to Looking to It for Help

Italy’s Chinese diaspora sprang into action to support their compatriot’s fight against the mysterious new disease. Now that the crisis has erupted in the European country, it is now the Chinese community that finds itself caught in an uncomfortable position

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Saturday Long Read — How the U.S. Missed Its Window to Tame Covid-19

Why was the country so poorly prepared to handle the crisis despite a head start? Are the actions being taken now too late, and what needs to be done? This special edition investigates

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Can Universal Basic Income Help Counter Virus Fallout?

In today’s episode: how effective could cash handouts be in reviving economies hit by the coronavirus?; how the virus could force the U.S. and China to resume trade talks; and Covid-19 has claimed more lives in Italy than in China

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Do Masks Really Protect Against The Coronavirus?

In today’s episode: the face mask debate explained; analysts predict China's economy could shrink for the first time in nearly 30 years; and Chinese mainland reports no new domestic infection cases

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Can Children Catch Covid-19?

In today’s episode: New research suggests children can catch the disease but their cases tend to be less severe; outbreak triggers a rise in bad loans; and China says Japanese influenza drug Avigan is effective in fighting new coronavirus

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Global Covid-19 Infections Outstrip Those Inside China

Today's episode discusses: More people have caught and died from the virus outside of China than inside the country; China to punish inbound travelers for hiding symptoms; and key national economic indicators nose-dive as virus bites

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Behind the U.S. Coronavirus Crisis

Today’s episode discusses: how delayed reactions and insufficient testing have hamstrung the U.S. response to Covid-19; three rules for overcoming the outbreak; and at least 13 countries outside China report over 1,000 confirmed infections

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Sunday Long Read — How Shanghai Handled the Coronavirus Better Than Most Parts of China

Shanghai was once considered one of the cities most vulnerable to the virus. However, the megacity of 30 million has done better than most at managing the outbreak. This episode reveals some key lessons from Shanghai’s experience managing a deadly epidemic

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Saturday Long Read — Coronavirus Just the Latest Hurdle to Local Government’s Chipmaking Dreams

In order to realize their bold chipmaking visions, local governments have invested billions towards nurturing the sector. However, as this episode reveals, these ambitions for the crucial technology are not only being hampered by the Covid-19 outbreak but other major deep-seated problems

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Caixin China Biz Roundup: Investigation Special — How China’s Regulators Dismantled a Financial Empire

This special edition focuses on the state's two-year takeover of Anbang Insurance, whose debt-fueled expansion triggered concerns about the threats it posed to the stability of the financial system.The episode reveals how regulators strived to clear up the financial mess and turn the rest of the company into a viable business

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