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China steps up promotion of its own `Silicon Valley’ with foreign investment perks

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China is stepping up its promotion of the “Greater Bay Area” its version of Silicon Valley in Guangdong province by offering incentives to foreign capital and [...]
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Guaranteed repayment the wild financial game no Chinese bank can afford to lose

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China’s central bank is trying to smash the tacit rule of “guaranteed repayment” in the $15 trillion asset management industry, but analysts say few [...]
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Hang Seng smashes through 30,000 barrier for first time in a decade as financial stocks rally

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index cleared the 30,000 barrier for the first time in a decade in morning trading on Wednesday, on rallies in shares of Hong Kong Exchanges & [...]
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Pollution fight cold comfort for families without heating in northern China

Pollution fight cold comfort for families without heating in northern China

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Pos | 6:00 AM

After millions of Chinese families were forced to give up coal for their winter heating, some now find themselves without a reliable supply of natural gas to heat their homes [...]
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Five biggest Chinese investments in the Pakistan arm of the Belt and Road Initiative

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The $57 billion second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) an ambitious plan to integrate sea and land routes across Eurasia under China’s Belt and [...]
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Beijing, Washington move closer to trade war as Donald Trump-led investigations target China

Beijing, Washington move closer to trade war as Donald Trump-led investigations target China

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump’s mantra before and since his tour of Asia earlier this month touted the need for countries to accept each other’s unique [...]
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China’s central bank issues orders to rein in online lenders of payday loans to curb runaway credit

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The People’s Bank of China has issued its harshest set of restrictions yet to rein in the country’s online micro-lending businesses, putting a tight leash on an [...]
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Tencent on global path as it surpasses Facebook in valuation

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Company president Martin Launo relation to S.Y.said on an earnings call last week that Tencent would keep investing in digital content, especially online video, to draw more [...]
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How media-shy, mysterious Chinese business heavyweight Ye Jianming came to global attention

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

[For someone who regularly hobnobs with the upper echelons of the international political and business elite and chairs a large conglomerate, Ye Jianming has had unusually [...]
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China’s CEFC denies links to alleged Africa bribery plot

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Chinese energy company has denied it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that US prosecutors say was organised by two businesspeople to secure [...]
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President Trump Has Imposed New Sanctions on N Korea and Chinese Trading Firms

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation [...]
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China Is Investigating its Former Internet Censor-in-Chief for Corruption

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

China’s former top internet regulator and censor is being investigated by the ruling Communist Party’s anti-corruption arm, the agency said Tuesday. The [...]
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Chinese censor feted by Mark Zuckerberg is accused of corruption

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Lu Wei, powerful and flamboyant former head of China’s Cyberspace Administration, is accused of ‘serious disciplinary violations’ The former top official [...]
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Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its [...]
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Two Boeing 747 jumbo jets sold in China Taobao auction

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Two Boeing 747 planes have been sold on the Chinese e-shopping website Taobao for more than 320m yuan ($48m; GBP 36m). The jumbo jets are from a defunct cargo company and the [...]
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