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Dalai Lama opens Senate session with prayer

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

With lawmakers listening raptly, the Dalai Lama on Thursday opened the US Senate session with a prayer of peace as congressional leaders set aside partisan differences to [...]
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Dalai Lama urges US to show ‘self-confidence’

Dalai Lama urges US to show ‘self-confidence’

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

The Dalai Lama encouraged the United States on Thursday to show self-confidence in defending democracy as top lawmakers rallied behind his calls to preserve Tibetan culture. [...]
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China takes aim at pollution after years of growth

China takes aim at pollution after years of growth

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Huge chunks of concrete and broken machinery are all that is left of a cement plant that once spewed clouds of pollution over China’s most polluted province, Hebei. [...]
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IBM China workers strike over terms in $2.3 billion Lenovo deal

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

More than 1,000 workers at an IBM factory in southern China have gone on strike against the terms of their transfer to Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd caused by the US [...]
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Art with a punch: China’s Liu Bolin

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

Emerging from the acrid fumes at a steelworks, artist Liu Bolin inspects the progress of his latest work – a giant iron fist, poised to punch a hole through modern [...]
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China official says evidence against Uighur academic ‘irrefutable’

China official says evidence against Uighur academic ‘irrefutable’

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

A top official from China’s restive Xinjiang region said Thursday the evidence against a prominent Uighur academic whose detention has been condemned by Washington was [...]
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China’s ‘land kings’ under threat as tightening takes a toll

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

The days of Chinese developers snatching up premium properties with record-breaking offers are coming to an end as cooling measures bite and sale prices are squeezed, ending [...]
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Cleaning Up China’s Epic Smog Problem

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg Businessweek | 6:00 AM

The “airpocalypse” that settled over Beijing and vast swaths of northern China in late February, blotting out the sun and reducing visibility to a few meters, [...]
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Russia may find ally in China – albeit a passive one for now

Russia may find ally in China – albeit a passive one for now

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Vladimir Putin is seeking China’s support in Russia’s standoff with Western powers over Ukraine. In a rare phone conversation, Putin briefed his counterpart in [...]
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China Remodels an Ancient Silk Road City, and an Ethnic Rift Widens

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

Visitors walking through the mud-brick rubble and yawning craters where close-packed houses and bazaars once stood could be forgiven for thinking that the ancient Silk Road [...]
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China apprehending boats weekly in disputed South China Sea

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

Chinese patrols enforcing disputed new fishing rules in the South China Sea are apprehending foreign boats on a weekly basis, Communist Party officials said on Thursday. In [...]
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Chinese Workers at IBM Factory on Strike Amid Company Sale

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

More than 1,000 workers have gone on strike this week at an IBM factory in southeastern China in the latest sign of labour activism as companies’ acute shortage of [...]
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China says priority is jobs, not growth target

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China’s finance minister said Thursday that creating jobs is the government’s priority this year and economic growth below the official target of 7.5 percent [...]
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IBM China workers strike over terms in $2.3 billion Lenovo deal

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

More than 1,000 workers at an IBM factory in southern China have gone on strike against the terms of their transfer to Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd caused by the US [...]
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China Faces Test With Potential Corporate Bond Default

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Jouranl | 6:00 AM

The first potential default in China’s fast-growing corporate bond market offers a test of whether Beijing will allow a long-taboo practice as it seeks to rein in [...]
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