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Chinese tycoon admits New York Times bid faces obstacles

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao dialed back his ambitious plans to buy The New York Times Co just over a week after making his intentions public. “The level of [...]
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China Confronts the Online Rumour Mill

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Anywhere in the world it can be a challenge to sort fact from fiction on the Internet, but in China the problem has a unique dimension, given the relative absence of reliable [...]
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Why modern China needs a House of Lords for its aristocrats

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

The UK “is not a big power in the eyes of the Chinese – it is just an old European country apt for travel and study”, according to the Global Times, a top [...]
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Senkaku Islands: Japan Sends Jets in China Row

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Sky | 6:00 AM

Japan has scrambled fighter jets to head off a Chinese government plane flying towards islands that are the source of tension between the two countries. The Chinese Y-12 [...]
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China or Japan: which is the real Lord Voldemort?

China or Japan: which is the real Lord Voldemort?

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

London isn’t usually the place to look for clues about rising tensions between China and Japan. But a surreal diplomatic tit-for-tat there speaks volumes about the [...]
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Japan FM arrives in Spain amid China row

Japan FM arrives in Spain amid China row

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s foreign minister arrived Tuesday in Spain, the first venue in a European tour that will also include a stop in France that he is expected to use to press [...]
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China’s Credit Hole Seen Limiting 2014 Growth Prospects

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China’s new credit probably fell by a record in the second half amid a crackdown on speculative lending, limiting prospects for economic expansion this year as policy [...]
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UK’s Ashmore Group Gets China Blessing

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Ashmore Group plc just got a late season Christmas gift from the Chinese. One of the UK’s biggest emerging markets fund managers, the $78.5 billion London-based Ashmore [...]
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China Orders Foreign Fishing Vessels Out of Most of the South China Sea

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Freebeacon | 6:00 AM

China has ordered foreign fishing vessels to obtain approval from regional authorities before fishing or surveying in two thirds of the South China Sea, setting up the [...]
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Chinese icebreaker shines spotlight on polar ambitions

Chinese icebreaker shines spotlight on polar ambitions

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Chinese research vessel’s escape from pack ice after evacuating 52 people from a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica has shone a spotlight on the Asian power’s [...]
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China lifts ban on foreign consoles, but will consumers bite?

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony can now manufacture consoles for the Chinese market, but will consumers care when the PC scene currently runs on games that are available for [...]
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China box office revenue hits $3.6 bn in 2013: report

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s box office takings leaped to $3.6 billion last year, up 27.5 percent on 2012, as nearly 14 screens were added every day to the world’s second-largest film [...]
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China to allow game console sales through FTZ

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China has formally authorised game consoles made in a new Shanghai free-trade zone (FTZ) to be sold in the country, potentially opening its lucrative market up to the likes [...]
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China’s Great Firewall blocks website of UK newspaper Guardian

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

UK-based newspaper The Guardian’s website is blocked in China as of Tuesday, according to censorship monitoring activist website Greatfire.org. Tech in Asia staff in [...]
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Nintendo shares surge as China eases gaming console ban

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shares in Nintendo Co Ltd jumped as much as 7.5 percent to a two and a half-year high on Wednesday after China temporarily lifted a 14-year-old ban on selling video game [...]
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