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China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life. The [...]
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Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Chinese ships are racing to clean up a giant oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank in the East China Sea. The 120 sq km (46 sq mile) oil slick is thought to be made up of [...]
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Claims China is increasing Africa’s debt burden are false, foreign minister says

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi has hit back against claims that China is increasing the debt burden of African countries. Wang dismissed the allegation as false at a press [...]
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Xiaomi is picking banks for an IPO worth up to $100 billion

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

Xiaomi, one of the biggest smartphone brands in China, is picking banks ahead of an IPO at a possible valuation of $100 billion (GBP 72.3 billion). According to Bloomberg, [...]
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China Plans to Destroy Space Junk With Giant Lasers

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Chinese scientists have an audacious proposal to clean up Earth’s cluttered orbit using giant lasers to obliterate old satellites and other space junk. A paper, titled [...]
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China Sent Nuclear Missile Attack Submarine to Disputed Islands, Japan Says

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

A foreign submarine spotted cruising through waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea last week was actually a Chinese nuclear missile attack submarine, Japan [...]
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China gives preference to poor areas on financial support

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China has made financial support a priority in the very poorest regions, a central bank statement said Monday. Abject poverty areas should have priority in new financial [...]
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Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia’s Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than Chinese territories, after [...]
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Google says ‘no changes’ to mapping platform in China after report

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it has made “no changes” to its mapping platform in China, denying an earlier media report that claimed it was [...]
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Germany to add China’s yuan to currency reserves

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Germany’s central bank has said it will include China’s yuan in its reserves, giving another boost to Beijing’s drive to internationalise the currency and [...]
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JD.com widens Southeast Asia presence by investing in Vietnam’s Tiki.vn

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc has made an investment in Vietnamese e-commerce firm Tiki.vn, expanding its Southeast Asia business amid growing competition in the region [...]
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China’s Xi tells Trump hard-earned easing of tensions on Korean peninsula must continue

China’s Xi tells Trump hard-earned easing of tensions on Korean peninsula must continue

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump in a phone call on Tuesday that the hard-earned easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula must continue, [...]
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China rights lawyer says legal licence revoked after criticising President Xi Jinping

China rights lawyer says legal licence revoked after criticising President Xi Jinping

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticising President Xi Jinping said on Monday that authorities had revoked his licence to practice law. [...]
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‘We have our scars’: Chinese army vets slam Ummah for denying minorities’ part

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Ethnic Chinese army veterans have railed against Malay-Muslim coalition Ummah today over the latter’s erroneous claim that only Malays had resisted British colonists, [...]
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Chinese drug firm used water tanker to spray liquid waste on streets

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A pharmaceutical company in eastern China has been shut down after it used a water truck to spray more than 3,000 tonnes of waste water on to the streets, according to a [...]
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