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Is Beijing’s Most Successful Effort at ‘Soft Power’ About to Unravel?

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

In the past few years, Confucius Institutes – teaching facilities for Chinese language and culture linked to foreign universities and paid for by the Chinese government [...]
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Here’s China’s latest warning to HK’s Umbrella Revolution

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

An editorial published Wednesday in the People’s Daily, a mouthpiece for China’s Communist Party, told protesters in Hong Kong that they would face [...]
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What China promised HK

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

It is not wholly accurate to say that the eyes of the entire world are on Hong Kong. They would be, of course, if people in mainland China were allowed to know what is [...]
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iPhone 6 reservations in China reportedly hit 4 million

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Cnet | 6:00 AM

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus scooped up 4 million reservations in China by Friday, according to Chinese media estimates cited by Fortune. A single e-commerce site [...]
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What rich Chinese are investing in next

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Cnbc | 6:00 AM

China and Hollywood have been frenemies for years. The industry pre-sells movies in foreign markets, including Asia, to help bankroll domestic production. A Chinese investor [...]
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HK Lawmaker Searches for Democracy Within China’s Embrace

HK Lawmaker Searches for Democracy Within China’s Embrace

06-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

As dusk settled over Hong Kong, Regina Ip glanced out of the window of her office in the Legislative Council building. Eight floors below, students chanted slogans as they [...]
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China Travel-Permit Suspension Weighs on HK Tourism

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

Beijing’s decision to suspend issuance of travel permits for mainland tour groups bound for Hong Kong is expected to sharpen the blow to tourism in the city, which has [...]
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Chinese Tap Singapore Wealthy in Record Bond Sales: Asean Credit

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s bond market is getting a boost from Chinese borrowers tapping the island’s millionaires for record amounts at rates almost 30 percent cheaper than [...]
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Mainland Chinese shoppers stay clear of HK

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sleek luxury store fronts plastered with political slogans and shops eerily empty of customers: the scenes in protest-gripped Hong Kong have left unsuspecting mainland [...]
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Dalai Lama in Discussions With China Over Tibet Pilgrimage

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, indicated on Thursday that he had had discussions with Beijing about making a pilgrimage to Wutai Shan mountain in northern [...]
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China Uighur scholar appeals life sentence: lawyer

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A prominent Chinese scholar from the Uighur ethnic group who was jailed for life because of remarks he made in university classes has appealed the verdict, his lawyer said [...]
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Prime minister Tony Abbott will drop free trade agreement with China unless Australia gets same concessions as New Zealand

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Australia is prepared to walk away from a much-touted free trade agreement with China unless there are major last-minute concessions on farm products, according to [...]
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China services growth dips to 8-month low in September as orders sag – official PMI

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s services sector grew at its slowest pace in eight months in September after new orders shrank for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, a [...]
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HK protests ‘doomed to fail’: China party paper

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The official mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist party said Friday that authorities will not make concessions to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and that their [...]
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India, China and Indonesia are critical training grounds: Yvan Legris

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Experience and a realistic view of the world will improve the quality of the people coming out from institutions in India, who are academically very bright, says Yvan Legris, [...]
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