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China says making ‘enormous efforts’ against torture

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese officials told a UN hearing Wednesday their country was working hard to root out torture, but experts and activists accused them of dodging tough questions and [...]
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From Tibetan filmmaker, a modern take on his ancient homeland

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Snow-capped mountains, endless grasslands, smiling monks: Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden’s latest vision of his homeland, shot in stark black and white, relegates these [...]
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China search giant Baidu plans to open online bank

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s main search engine Baidu plans to launch an online bank with financial services group Citic, the two companies said on Wednesday, as the Internet firm seeks to [...]
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China’s Economy Faces Considerable Downward Pressure, Xi Says

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping acknowledged downside risks to growth while assuring fellow leaders that Asia’s biggest economy is resilient and will remain on the path of [...]
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China Deficit to Exceed Limit as Spending Mounts, Economists Say

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China’s increased government spending may see the budget deficit exceed the official target this year as policy makers shift reliance to fiscal support given the [...]
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China Should End Exchange-Rate Distortion, Ex-PBOC Adviser Says

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China should press ahead with efforts to make the yuan’s exchange rate more flexible as it seeks to boost the currency’s global usage, according to a former [...]
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IS ‘executes’ Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded

IS ‘executes’ Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 2:12 PM

The Islamic State group said Wednesday it had killed a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage, as French and Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold were reported to have left [...]
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Xi pledges ‘priority’ to ties with Malaysia in China’s neighbourhood diplomacy

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak here on Tuesday, pledging that China will continue to consider bilateral ties with Malaysia as one [...]
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Who’s Who of Those Swept Up in China’s Stock Industry Probes

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China’s stock market clampdown has seen officials at the securities regulator, senior staff at Citic Securities Co., and a top fund manager among those caught up in [...]
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After the Crash, One Slice of China’s Stock Market Still Thrives

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Three months after China’s $5 trillion stock-market crash, the fallout from unprecedented state intervention is visible almost everywhere you look. The country’s [...]
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China Slowdown Update: At Least Job Market’s Not Falling Apart

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

For all the angst over China’s economic slowdown, there are few signs of any marked deterioration in the nation’s job market. The official gauge is as steady as [...]
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China to Expand Exchange Link With Increased Quota, More Shares

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China will expand the trading quota and the number of eligible shares for the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock link, according to the nation’s securities regulator. China [...]
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Latest Craze for Chinese Parents: Preschool Coding Classes

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Wu Pei began teaching her 6-year-old son to code this year, thinking he’d enjoy learning a skill that might boost his future job prospects in an increasingly digitised [...]
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Former Google China Chief Plans to Take Startup Incubator Public

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Kai-Fu Lee, the former China head for Google Inc., is planning an initial public offering at his venture firm, with a portfolio of hundreds of companies valued at more than [...]
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China IMF Victory to Sap Central Bank Appetite for Aussie Debt

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China is about to deal another blow to Australian bonds as the yuan’s ascent into the International Monetary Fund’s reserves diverts investments from [...]
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