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Donald Trump looks set to hit China with more punitive trade moves as state-of-the-union speech nears

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

US President Donald Trump has indicated he means to follow through on one of his boldest election campaign promises: getting tough with China on trade. The past two months [...]
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CIA chief says China ‘as big a threat to US’ as Russia

CIA chief says China ‘as big a threat to US’ as Russia

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

Chinese efforts to exert covert influence over the West are just as concerning as Russian subversion, the director of the CIA has said. Mike Pompeo told the BBC that the [...]
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‘Unsolvable’ exam question leaves Chinese students flummoxed

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

An apparently unsolvable exam question on a Chinese maths paper has left both students and social media stumped. Primary school students at a school in the Chinese district [...]
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Why China’s Home Rental Market Could Be The Next Massive Online Push For Alibaba, Tencent

31-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

With a wide range of digital services such as online shopping and payment, Chinese internet giants Alibaba and Tencent already transformed how hundreds of millions of [...]
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Vatican courts China with plan to install excommunicated bishop

31-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Retired cardinal of Hong Kong says he protested to Pope over proposal to bring Joseph Huang Bingzhang to Shantou The retired cardinal of Hong Kong has revealed the [...]
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China denies report it hacked African Union headquarters

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

China and the African Union dismissed on Monday a report in French newspaper Le Monde that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. [...]
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China denies claims it built backdoors into African Union’s headquarters for spying

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

The African Union, a coalition of 55 countries established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has reportedly been a victim of state-sponsored espionage after an investigation from [...]
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And now it’s clear how China will exploit Steve Wynn’s moment of weakness

31-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:00 AM

The African Union, a coalition of 55 countries established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has reportedly been a victim of state-sponsored espionage after an investigation from [...]
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Investors readying for a surge in blockbuster China IPOs

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

Several mega-funded Chinese tech unicorns, including smart phone and electronics maker Xiaomi, are angling to go public later this year with huge, multibillion-dollar [...]
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China dismisses ‘absurd’ African Union HQ spying claim

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

China has dismissed reports it bugged the African Union (AU) headquarters as “preposterous”. Kuang Weilin, the Chinese ambassador to the AU, told reporters in [...]
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Powerful Ally of Xi Jinping Makes Political Comeback in China

31-Jan-2018 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Wang Qishan, the formidable Chinese politician who oversaw President Xi Jinping’s withering campaign against corruption, has been appointed to the national legislature, [...]
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China’s First Bitcoin Exchange Acquired by HK Investors

31-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China’s first Bitcoin exchange said it has been acquired a by unnamed Hong Kong-based blockchain investment fund after a regulatory crackdown by Chinese officials. [...]
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Pakistan Wants To Buy Military Supplies From Russia and China After US Funding Freeze

30-Jan-2018 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

As the relationship between the United States and Pakistan continues to deteriorate, signs of a formidable axis in Central Asia emerges. In an interview with the Financial [...]
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China fines 12 banks over illegal bill trading, fraud

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

China’s banking regulator said on Saturday that it had fined 12 Chinese lenders after uncovering illegal trading of 7.9 billion yuan ($1.25 billion) of bank bills. The [...]
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Heavy snow disrupts traffic in central, eastern China

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

Heavy snow and ice has continued to affect central and eastern parts of China over the weekend, causing cancellations and delays to flights and coaches. A total of 4,316 [...]
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