Welcome to the ADC in Asia newsletter, a compendium of what I find new, informative and interesting in China and Asia.
Big tech supplies stalled by coronavirus. Hong Kong lawmaker suggests cruise ships, Disneyland to quarantine the infected. DBS evacuate 300 from Singapore. Across Asia, tourism collapses. 10,000 quarantined in Vietnam.
Nikkei Asian Review
– Feb 13, 12:09 AM
TAIPEI -- Virus-proofing a campus the size of 250 football fields where 100,000 people live and work is no easy task, but that is what Foxconn had to do to get production back up to speed after the extended Lunar New Year's break. And its troubles…
– Feb 11, 10:21 PM
DBS Group Holdings Ltd. has evacuated 300 employees from an office floor in the heart of Singapore's financial district after one of its workers tested positive for the coronavirus. Southeast Asia's biggest bank has told the staff members on Level…
Charlie Campbell / Krabi, Thailand
– Feb 13, 1:09 AM
Klong Khong beach on the southern Thai island of Koh Lanta is a long sweep of coarse silver sand fringed by Indian almond trees and palms. A knot of beach shacks offer tourist staples—massages, fruit shakes, grilled seafood—in signs…
Lawmaker Michael Tien has suggested the government rent the World Dream cruise ship and use it for quarantining residents brought back to the city from Hubei province. Photo: Martin Chan Government urged to lay on chartered flights for Hong Kong…
Bangkok Post Public Company Limited
Vietnam quarantines area with 10,000 residents over coronavirus published: 13 Feb 2020 at 13:46 BINH XUYEN, Vietnam: Villages in Vietnam with 10,000 people close to the nation's capital were placed under quarantine on Thursday after six cases of…
Looking at Big Tech as the next Big Oil. The spread of the deadly coronavirus has rattled the tech industry. From iPhones to LCD televisions, much of the world's consumer technology is either made in China, or relies on parts made there. The nation…