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UPDATE 3-Russia says long-sought China gas supply deal is close

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Russia said on Wednesday it was close to signing a deal to sell natural gas to China, a long-sought agreement which President Vladimir Putin could use to show Western [...]
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US-China differences are clear even as Hagel stresses cooperation in Beijing visit

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Near a banner offering him a “warm welcome,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged officers at China’s premier military university to work toward a new era of [...]
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In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city’s choking [...]
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China imports, exports slump in March

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese exports and imports fell sharply in March, data showed Thursday, as officials acknowledged the economy faced headwinds owing to tougher competition from neighbours [...]
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Chinese Exports Fall 6.6pct in March

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

An unexpected drop in both China’s exports and imports in March threw more doubt around the country’s growth prospects, though economists said the real picture [...]
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Beijing eyes smog controls ahead of Apec meeting

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China may revive 2008 Beijing Olympics-style air pollution controls when it holds a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in the often smog-shrouded capital in November, state [...]
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No forceful stimulus to lift China’s economy in near term – Premier Li

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China will not take any forceful stimulus measures to counter short-term fluctuations in its economic growth, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, stressing again that [...]
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Hagel Asks China’s Xi Jinping to Do More to Contain N Korea

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrapped up a three-day visit to China on Wednesday by urging President Xi Jinping to play a larger role in containing the dangers posed in [...]
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Japan Plans to Build Up Plutonium Stockpile

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wire | 6:00 AM

Japan is planning on moving ahead with a programme for increasing its stockpiles of plutonium, according to The New York Times. The additional plutonium would not be prime [...]
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Japan’s Dispatches of Jets Against China Rise to Record

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s dispatches of fighter jets to pursue Chinese aircraft rose by a third in the past year to a record 415 times, reflecting growing tensions stemming from a [...]
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Live at the Bank of Japan: Kuroda tweaks messaging but not policy

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Kuroda seized the opportunity to speak directly to financial markets on Tuesday, when the Bank of Japan (BOJ) introduced live news conferences, reinforcing his core message [...]
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Japan’s NTT DoCoMo to retain investment in Tata telecom

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Economic Times | 6:00 AM

NTT DoCoMo has decided to stay put in its telecom joint venture with the Tata Group for at least another year, people aware of the development said, giving a breather to [...]
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Japan’s top naval officer tipped for talks with Chinese peer

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The chief of the Maritime Self-Defense Force is expected to meet China’s top naval officer during a trip to attend an international symposium later this month, a [...]
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China Aims to Keep Growth Within ‘Reasonable Range,’ Premier Says

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gave the world’s No. 2 economy wiggle room to slightly miss its growth targets, saying expansion could be higher or lower than [...]
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New China ambassador tries to mend fences with Philippines

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

China’s new ambassador to the Philippines on Tuesday met President Benigno Aquino to try to mend relations strained by a festering territorial dispute. Zhao Jianhua, [...]
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