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State media: China firm used connections for hazmat permit

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The son of a former police chief is one of two silent owners of the warehouse for hazardous materials in Tianjin where explosions killed at least 114 people, and used his [...]
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Shanghai stocks close up 1.23pct in volatile trading

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shanghai stocks closed up 1.23 percent on Wednesday, erasing a more than five percent plunge in morning trade on expectations of fresh government support for the market, [...]
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China blast warehouse execs used connections to get safety approvals – Xinhua

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese state media on Wednesday appeared to convict executives of a company whose chemical warehouse exploded last week killing 114 people of slipshod practices at least, [...]
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China’s Newest Make-or-Break Level for Stocks Is Shanghai 3,500

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In a Chinese stock market obsessed with round numbers, 3,500 has emerged as the latest make-or-break level for traders trying to gauge the staying power of state support. [...]
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Yuan Devaluation, Slow China Economy Won’t Hurt Cathay, Chu Says

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd Chief Executive Officer Ivan Chu said the yuan’s devaluation and an economic slowdown won’t hurt demand in Greater China, where the [...]
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A Hundred Apps Bloom in China as Millions Bank on Their Phones

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Consumers are skipping straight from cash to mobile finance. You forgot your wallet, and it’s four flights up to your apartment in Shanghai’s French Concession. [...]
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Chinese stocks go on wild ride as economic gloom deepens

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese stock markets took a wild ride on Wednesday, tumbling and soaring in a session that made little sense other than to highlight that investors have almost no faith in a [...]
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China’s Building a Huge Canal in Nicaragua, But We Couldn’t Find It

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Deep on the southeastern side of Lake Nicaragua, along a bumpy dirt road that climbs gently through lush-green forest, sits the tiny town of El Tule. It is quintessential [...]
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China’s Global Warming Pollution Estimates Cut in Harvard Study

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China’s fossil-fuel emissions are lower than than previously estimated, according to research led by academics at Harvard University. Chinese emissions in 2013 were [...]
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China CO2 emissions: ‘Coal error’ caused wrong calculations

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Confusion over the types of coal being burned in Chinese power stations has caused a significant overestimation of the country’s carbon emissions. Researchers, [...]
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China Seems to Be Lying About Its Unemployment Rate

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Motherjones | 6:00 AM

What’s the unemployment rate in China? Last month it was 4.1 percent. The month before it was 4.1 percent. Last year it was also 4.1 percent. And in 2013? That’s [...]
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Chinese Report Details Role of Political Connections in Tianjin Blasts

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The mayor of the northern Chinese city where huge explosions killed more than 100 people last week took responsibility for the disaster on Wednesday, as the authorities [...]
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Wang Jianlin Bumps Jack Ma as China’s Richest Person

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Jack Ma is no longer China’s richest person. The chair of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been surpassed by a Chinese property developer and Hong Kong’s wealthiest [...]
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Tianjin’s deadly blasts expose China’s work safety woes

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in [...]
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China clearing blast site, military checking storage

China clearing blast site, military checking storage

21-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Chinese workers in hazardous material suits on Thursday began clearing wreckage including charred car bodies and crumpled shipping containers from the site of a chemical [...]
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