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Malaysia airliner search points up China’s technology gap

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Lost Angeles Times | 6:00 AM

In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation’s first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the [...]
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China Responds to Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Like most observers, the Chinese government was taken by surprise by the size and intensity of the Taiwan protests to the cross-strait services pact. As my colleague Shannon [...]
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Strike at China Sneaker Factory Snowballs

Strike at China Sneaker Factory Snowballs

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A strike at the Chinese factories of the world’s biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labour group said, making it one of the [...]
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Nearly One-Fifth of China’s Arable Land Is Contaminated

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

The extent of China’s soil pollution, long guarded as a state secret, was laid out in an official report that confirmed deep-seated fears about contaminated farmland [...]
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China economy stronger than data suggests: government

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s economy is doing better than official data suggests, the Commerce Ministry said a day after figures showed growth at an 18-month low, adding that targets for [...]
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China factories face new challenge as growth slows

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

As China’s growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper. [...]
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Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities. Lincoln is a late [...]
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Australian broadcaster ABC wins landmark China access

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced Thursday a deal to make its content more available in China in what is believed to be the most extensive access granted to [...]
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Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm’s debut at Nasdaq’s New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a [...]
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Sina Weibo shares jump 19pct in US debut

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange Thursday with a 19.1 percent jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed and lower priced [...]
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Ford launches luxury Lincoln brand in China

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Ford Motor launched its luxury Lincoln car brand in China on Thursday, just days ahead of Beijing’s auto show in the world’s largest car market. Ford, the [...]
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China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling: govt

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China will appeal a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that its export restrictions on rare earths and other resources broke international rules, the commerce [...]
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Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia’s [...]
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Jan-March foreign direct investment in China up 5.5pct

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China increased 5.5 percent in the first three months of the year despite faltering in March, the government said Thursday, though [...]
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China Xinjiang teen ‘dies after police clash’

China Xinjiang teen ‘dies after police clash’

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A teenager in China’s Xinjiang has died after speeding past police checkpoints and clashing with officers, state media said Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the [...]
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