HK doctors remained in Shenzhen to fight coronavirus
By Pei Pei in Shenzhen | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-20 00:20Dozens of Hong Kong doctors remained in Shenzhen, Guangdong province to care for patients and fight the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.On Feb 8, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region imposed a compulsory 14-day quarantine on those who had visited the mainland.The quarantine disrupted the daily routine of Hong Kong medical staff working in the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital who attended patients during the day and returned to Hong Kong at night. But they quickly realized what needed to be done.The long tri...
Motorola Solutions scored a $765 million win in a trade secrets case against a Chinese competitor. It's not satisfied
A yearslong court battle over technology trade secrets and copyright infringement came to a head last week when a jury awarded Motorola Solutions $764.5 million in damages.But the case the Chicago-based company is waging against a Chinese competitor is not over yet.“This company stole for years Motorola proprietary technology,” said Motorola CEO Greg Brown. “They stole thousands of documents, they stole millions of lines of source code, and to this day, their products are still being sold with stolen technology.”The lawsuit, filed in 2017, alleged that Shenzhen, China-based Hytera was selling ...
E-cigarette startup Snowplus is laying off staff
E-cigarette startup Snowplus has laid off a significant portion of its employees, TechNode has confirmed, as China’s vaping industry struggles to stay afloat after being limited to offline sales in November and as customers dwindle amid the outbreak.Why it matters: The epidemic has delivered another blow to an industry already in turmoil due to new regulations.E-cigarette companies were forcedto rely on physical stores to sell products, according to recently implemented Chinese regulations.Details: Reports of Snowplus’s layoffs circulatedon Chinese media on Saturday night, which the company co...
Amazon has 37,000 job listings — maybe its most ever — in Seattle, India and across the globe
At one point last week, Amazon had about 37,200 job listings around the world.That’s the most listings the Seattle company has posted on its Amazon.jobs career site in at least 15 months, a company spokesperson said — and may be the most ever, though a system update prevents easy comparisons to earlier periods.Amazon is seeking everyone from hourly warehouse workers to top-paid machine-learning experts, underscoring the breadth and scope of the company’s operations and ambition. The listings provide a rough map of Amazon’s near-term growth priorities across businesses and geographies.Amazon’s ...
The Seattle Times
Firms related to virus fight get fundraising boost in Shenzhen
By Chai Hua in Shenzhen | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-15 13:48As medical technology research and equipment manufacturing firms ramp up efforts to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, financial institutions have also played an active role by launching new measures to facilitate fundraising.The Shenzhen Central Sub-branch of the People's Bank of China has implemented registration reform of foreign debt, enabling nonfinancial firms to directly manage external debt through banks after a one-off total quota registration.Shenzhen is one of the nation's first pilot cities to implement the ...
Target, Best Buy could be hit by supply chain disruptions because of coronavirus
Target Corp. and Best Buy Co. Inc. could be among the first U.S. companies to take a direct hit from the coronavirus outbreak as concerns grow about disruptions to supply chain networks in China.Although current inventories are strong at most of the nation’s big-box retailers, analysts from Wells Fargo warn that shoppers could start seeing empty store shelves as early as mid-April.“We believe the time to start worry about the supply chain risk … is here,” the report said.Almost 60 million Chinese workers remain quarantined in their homes and others are staying away from work, afraid of catchin...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Cities in Guangdong, China to allow temporary seizure of private properties to control spread of coronavirus
Guangzhou and Shenzhen have enacted urgent measures to allow their governments to temporarily take over private properties for disease prevention and control.According to official figures, there were more than 44,000 confirmed cases of the new SARS-like “covid-19” virus in the mainland as of Wednesday, and more than 1,000 infected people have died. There have been 1,177 confirmed cases in Guangdong province, which neighbours Hong Kong.Guangzhou and Shenzhen’s city legislatures passed the measures on Tuesday during urgent meetings. It marks the first time after the establishment of China’s prop...
Hong Kong Free Press
Family or job? Tough decisions for Hong Kong border commuters
Hong Kong (AFP) - Waiting at a bus stop on Hong Kong's border with mainland China, Billy Yiu was preparing to say goodbye to his wife and baby, unsure when he might see them again.The 40-year-old Hong Konger works in the semi-autonomous financial hub and commutes daily from neighbouring Shenzhen, where rents are far cheaper.But the journey will be all but impossible for the foreseeable future.In a bid to halt the spread of a deadly new coronavirus, Hong Kong on Saturday began placing anyone crossing from the mainland under a mandatory 14-day quarantine.So on Thursday night Yiu was making a fin...
Shenzhen harnesses its big data resources to fight novel coronavirus
By Pei Pei | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-06 20:15Shenzhen, known as an innovation hub, is using its big data resources to fight against the novel coronavirus.People in the city can report their health conditions through the iShenzhen app, which debuted Saturday. Nearly 200,000 people have registered and finished their reporting as of Tuesday.Moreover, the app provides a variety of services on virus control and prevention, such as the latest updates on the epidemic, online health consultations and psychological counseling.And 4,000 citizens on average have used the health consultation ...
Five more novel coronavirus patients cured in Shenzhen
By Pei Pei | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-03 22:16Shenzhen on Monday afternoon announced that five more people infected with novel coronavirus were cured and sent home, bringing the total number of cured patients to 10.The shortest hospitalization period was 11 days and the longest, 17 days. Patient sick time ranged from 14 days to 30 days.One patient used to work in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus. On Jan 17, he came home from Wuhan, and visited his brother in Shenzhen. The next day, he showed relevant symptoms. On Jan 21, his infection was confirmed at the Third People's Hospital o...