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Philippines asks China to explain ‘water cannon’ incident

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino demanded an explanation from China Tuesday over a report its coast guard had fired water cannon at Filipino fishermen at a disputed shoal. [...]
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China Fires Water Cannons at Philippine Fishermen

China Fires Water Cannons at Philippine Fishermen

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

A top Philippines military officer said China’s Coast Guard fired water cannons at fishermen in the Scarborough Shoal. On Monday the Chief of Staff of the Philippines [...]
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Learning from Xiaomi, Nokia’s new Android phone will only sell online in China

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | TECHINASIA | 6:00 AM

Online retailer Jingdong (a.k.a. JD.com) will be the exclusive seller of the Nokia X series in China, the Finnish company’s first Android phone unveiled at the Mobile [...]
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What’s up for Alibaba’s mobile app strategy?

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba, the dominant force in China’s $1.6 trillion e-commerce market, may already have lost a battle with rival Tencent for the [...]
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China plays down Modi’s border remarks

China plays down Modi’s border remarks

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Foreign Ministry sought to play down on Monday remarks by Narendra Modi, after the frontrunner to become India’s next prime minister asserted at the [...]
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Apple ‘sues China govt body, firm over Siri’: report

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US technology giant Apple is suing a Chinese government agency and a domestic company over patent rights for its “Siri” personal assistant, the official Xinhua [...]
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351 million new smartphones shipped in China in 2013: IDC

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | TECHINASIA | 6:00 AM

351 million new smartphones shipped to stores across China in 2013, according to data from market intelligence firm IDC. That means China accounts for just over one-third of [...]
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China denounces appointment of US special coordinator on Tibet

China denounces appointment of US special coordinator on Tibet

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China will never recognise the United States’ appointment of a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, saying it opposes [...]
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Silencing China’s zombie steel mills no solution for smog

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Reforming the bloated steel sector in northern China’s Hebei province is a key part of Beijing’s efforts to cut air pollution – but it is the market, not [...]
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Taiwan ‘aerotropolis’ plan buoyed by Chinese tourists

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s ambitions to become a regional air hub finally look set to take off with approval for a mega “aerotropolis” to cash in on improving ties with China [...]
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China banks strike back against threat from Internet finance

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | New straits time | 6:00 AM

China’s brick-and-mortar banks are launching a counter-attack against the assault on their business from Alibaba and other Internet heavyweights, in a bid to staunch [...]
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China Downplays Yuan, Banking Risk as Zhou Sees 7pct to 8pct Growth

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China’s Finance minister Lou Jiwei played down yuan declines and the risks from shadow banking as central bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan signaled that the nation’s [...]
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China’s Big State Firms Gain More Clout in Strategic Sectors

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

When China’s leaders wanted to give a boost to the domestic semiconductor industry last year, a big state-owned electronics company scooped up smaller privately owned [...]
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China’s online funds under fresh fire

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

Funds launched by the likes of Alibaba have been lambasted as parasites that are endangering China’s economic health by a prominent commentator, the latest salvo in a [...]
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China closes net around former security chief

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Kuna | 6:00 AM

China has placed two high-ranking officials under investigation in moves that appear to close the net more tightly around the country’s powerful former security chief. [...]
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