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US, Japan, EU team up to warn China of concerns over new security laws

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Major world powers join forces to pen strongly worded letter to complain over legislation that could create ‘climate of uncertainty’ China has been warned of [...]
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China’s state media is lying about a detained labour activist, some workers say

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of millions of Chinese labourers recently took to trains, planes, and automobiles to visit loved ones for the Lunar New Year holiday. Zeng Feiyang, who has worked [...]
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China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in coal, steel sectors

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Monday it expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries, or about 15 percent of the workforce, as part of efforts to reduce industrial [...]
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Chinese hypermarket group Sun Art’s profit falls 15.7 pct in 2015

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Sun Art Retail Group Ltd on Sunday posted a 15.7 percent fall in 2015 profit, the first yearly decline since its listing in July 2011, as China’s biggest hypermarket [...]
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China Moves to Revive Its Sway in Burma

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Incoming administration of Aung San Suu Kyi faces a balancing act on Chinese investment China is trying to rekindle its influence in Myanmar by building a deep-water port [...]
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Jockeying Begins as China’s State Firms Brace for Shakeup

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

About three years ago, one of China’s richest men couldn’t believe he was offered a large plot of floor space in London along the River Thames for 900 pounds [...]
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Political Repression Growing in China. What Is Xi’s Game?

Political Repression Growing in China. What Is Xi’s Game?

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Xi Jinping is the gift that keeps on giving. Scarcely a week goes by in which he does not announce a new policy initiative or adopt some measure that reverberates around the [...]
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How China Inc. Plans to Pay for Biggest Overseas Deal

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

China National Chemical Corp. wants $30 billion in loans to finance its $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta Banks are lining up to write checks for China Inc.’s biggest [...]
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China Ran A $36 Billion Trade Deficit In 2015 Says Peking U Prof

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

China suffered a goods and services trade deficit of $36 billion last year, according to Christopher Balding of Peking University’s HSBC School of Business. Analysts [...]
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China internet: Ren Zhiqiang’s account blocked after Xi criticism

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

China has shut down the microblogging accounts of outspoken former property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang after he criticised President Xi Jinping. The Cyberspace Administration of [...]
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China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in coal, steel sectors

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Monday it expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel sectors as part of efforts to reduce industrial overcapacity, but no timeframe was given. [...]
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China’s Premier says to intensify fiscal policies

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Premier Li Keqing reiterated that the country will intensify fiscal policies during a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday. The premier also [...]
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New Year hangover: Strains show in China’s factory heartland

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Millions of migrant workers streaming back to China’s industrial heartland after the long lunar New Year break are facing an uncertain future, as smaller factories in [...]
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China fixes yuan at four-week low despite pledge

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s central bank on Monday fixed its central rate for the yuan currency at a four-week low, data showed, despite comments by chief Zhou Xiaochuan that there was no [...]
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More yawns than yuan in China’s late-night forex trade

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In the fast-paced, high-risk world of foreign exchange trading, where trillions of dollars change hands every day, there’s a quiet corner of the yuan market where [...]
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