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China bans jailing of petitioners: Xinhua

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China has banned the widespread practice of detaining petitioners seeking government redress, state media said Thursday, following the abolition four months ago of [...]
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Climate change fuelled storms, rising seas cost China $2.6 billion in 2013

Climate change fuelled storms, rising seas cost China $2.6 billion in 2013

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Climate change fuelled storm waves and rising sea levels cost China 16.3 billion yuan and killed 121 people in 2013, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said. China is the [...]
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Xiaomi Unveils 5.5-Inch Redmi Note in China, Coming to Singapore As Early as May

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Hardwarezone | 6:00 AM

Xiaomi officially unveiled its first phablet, the Redmi Note in China yesterday. As reported in previous leaks, the Redmi Note has a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display and is powered [...]
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Alibaba invests $215 million in messaging app Tango

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tango, the mobile messaging app-maker, announced Wednesday it has raised $280 million in a new funding round led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd By [...]
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China’s IPO-bound JD.com posted narrower $8 million loss in 2013

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s No.2 internet retailer JD.com, Inc, set for a $1.5 billion US initial public offering (IPO), posted a narrower 50 million yuan ($8.07 million) loss in 2013, [...]
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Alibaba’s Yuebao dents Chinese banks’ profitability

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Yuebao, a fund management platform under Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba, is hurting the bottom line of the country’s banks as they scramble to offer competing [...]
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China’s MMG confirms in talks to acquire Glencore mine in Peru

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

MMG Ltd, the overseas arm of Chinese state-owned Minmetals, confirmed Wednesday it was in talks with mining giant Glencore Xstrata to buy its Las Bambas copper mine project [...]
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China working on uranium-free nuclear plants in attempt to combat smog

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

China is developing a new design of nuclear power plant in an attempt to reduce its reliance on coal and to cut air pollution. In an effort to reduce the number of coal-fired [...]
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As credit tightens at home, Chinese sell HK luxury real estate

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cash-strapped Chinese are scrambling to sell their luxury homes in Hong Kong, and some are knocking up to a fifth off the price for a quick sale, as a liquidity crunch looms [...]
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Tokyo chief vows to mend poor China ties with ‘city diplomacy’

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The new head of Tokyo promised Wednesday to help mend Japan’s strained ties with China through city-level diplomacy, saying he could help with Beijing’s air [...]
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China court to hear Japanese wartime forced labour suit

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Beijing court has for the first time agreed to hear a lawsuit by Chinese citizens demanding compensation from Japanese firms for World War II forced labour, their lawyer [...]
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Japan, N. Korea diplomats hold informal talks in China

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Globalpost | 6:00 AM

Japanese and North Korean diplomats held informal talks in China on Wednesday, as the possibility emerges of the two countries resuming formal dialogue for the first time [...]
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China asks Australia to look for missing flight MH370

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Insider | 6:00 AM

China’s foreign ministry said today it hopes Australia can send ships and aircraft as soon as possible to investigate two objects spotted by satellite floating in the [...]
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Samsonite profits rally in 2013, but China sales dented

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US luggage maker Samsonite said Wednesday its net profits leapt 18.6 percent in 2013, but despite strong worldwide sales its expansion in China was hit by an official [...]
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EU, US denounce China’s arrests of activists

EU, US denounce China’s arrests of activists

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States and European Union (EU) accused China on Tuesday of using arrests and harassment to silence human rights activists, also voicing consternation at the death [...]
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