Coronavirus outbreak to delay Tesla deliveries, says electric car VP on Weibo

Shares of Tesla Motors were down 19% on Wednesday after a senior executive with the electric vehicle company warned of delivery delays for Model 3 cars made at its Shanghai plant, because of the ever-worsening coronavirus outbreak in China. Read the rest

Incredible time lapse video of coronavirus hospital that China built in just 10 days

Where there's a will... It took just 8 days for China to build a large new hospital in Wuhan specifically to care for coronavirus patients. Another one is under construction. From The Guardian:

Construction work started on the Huoshenshan hospital on 23 January and finished eight days later, a day short of breaking their own record time set in 2003... The new hospital has 1,000 beds and is expected to begin admitting patients from Monday

And here is a tour of the interior! Read the rest

China: Why are you making such a big deal out of this virus thing, USA

Chinese WHO delegate warns of “deliberately creating panic” over Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV

Coronavirus Q: 'Will a face mask help protect me?' A: It's complicated.

Around the world, people are buying up face masks in hopes of avoiding the Wuhan coronavirus. But do they work? The answer is complicated. Read on for details from health experts. Read the rest

W.H.O. declares Wuhan coronavirus global emergency

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has declared a global emergency as the so-called Wuhan Coronavirus continues to spread. Read the rest

US Interior bans Chinese drones and UAVs with made-in-China parts over espionage concerns -- with few exceptions

Order says data collected ‘could be valuable to foreign entities’

The United States Interior Department today introduced a no-fly rule that covers pretty much all Chinese drones, and all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) made with Chinese parts, with some narrow exceptions. The big fear is espionage. Read the rest

UK says OK to Huawei

The UK will allow China's Huawei to build what are described as 'non-core' elements of a British 5G network, but the Chinese company is not allowed to operate at what are defined by the government as sensitive sites. Read the rest

Listen: loudspeakers broadcast corona virus closure messages to the empty streets of Shanghai Disneyland

Deutsche Welle's footage of the empty entrance plaza of Shanghai Disneyland as the PA system broadcasts a message that the park is "temporarily closed" for "prevention and control of the disease outbreak" is indeed "straight out of a Hollywood horror movie," as the caption says. Read the rest

China facing 'grave situation' as Wuhan virus deaths increase, Xi says

China's President Xi Jinping said the nation faces a “grave situation” as the number of deaths in the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak jumped to 42 on Saturday. Read the rest

Death toll in China from Wuhan virus now 41, with 1,000+ infected globally, 2 cases in U.S.

China confirmed an additional 15 deaths on Friday from the so-called Wuhan virus, officially known as Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

Wuhan, the Chinese city of 11 million where the outbreak sparked, is in virtual lockdown.

Around the world, 1,000 people are now confirmed infected with the new virus. Health authorities are working to prevent a global pandemic. Read the rest

Canadian "protesters" at Huawei extradition hearing say they were tricked, thought they were in a music video

The idea of paid protesters is a favorite of the right, though as always, the thing you accuse your opponents of inevitably turns out to be the thing you're doing yourself (Trump paid actors to cheer his presidential campaign announcement and big industry groups pay actors to protest regulations that undermine their profits). Read the rest

Wuhan coronavirus outbreak rises to 440 in China, with 9 dead

Chinese health authorities said early Wednesday that the number of cases of a new virus has risen to 440 in China. The officially stated death toll from the so-called Wuhan coronavirus now stands at 9. Read the rest

China announces ban of single-use plastic bags and straws

Major cities in China will undertake a staged withdrawal of single-use plastics between now and 2022, with plastic cutlery and take-out containers going by the end of 2020; disposable plastics no longer offered in hotels by 2022; and postal outlets no longer providing plastic packaging/bags by the end of 2022. Read the rest

China: Unsecured facial recognition database leaks, thousands of kids from 20 schools, half are majority Tibetan areas

An unsecured facial recognition database that contained info on thousands of children from 20 schools in China, half of which are located in historically ethnic Tibetan areas, has been found online. Read the rest

Hong Kong shoppers patronize "yellow" stores that support the uprising; while "blue" businesses that support the mainland are vandalized

In Hong Kong, the protracted pro-democracy uprising has triggered a local economic recession, especially as businesses and Hong Kongers seek to boycott mainland Chinese businesses and products. Read the rest

Google re-integrates Xiaomi, China firm says Google Nest Hubs connected to its security cameras can no longer access feeds from random homes

China technologi firm Xiaomi says it has fully resolved the security issue that led to Google 'disabling' integration across its platforms.

Xiaomi cameras connected to its security cameras were showing feeds from random homes . Now that the Chinese firm says it's all sorted out, Google integrations are now re-enabled.

I'm sure everything is totally fine. Read the rest

Glossary: Chinese futurist military jargon

Via Bruce Sterling, the Chinese characters for "specific ethnic genetic attacks," "combat brain," "winning without fighting" and more. Read the rest

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