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US bomber mission over South China Sea risks inflaming tensions ahead of Asean defence summit

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Two US B-52 bombers have flown over the disputed South China Sea, in a move that could inflame tensions ahead of a key regional defence summit in Singapore where the US and [...]
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China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Around 6,000 people have been evacuated following a landslide in Tibet that blocked the flow of one of the region’s key rivers, China’s emergency services said [...]
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China Is Sending a Second ‘Moon’ Into the Sky to Save Money

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Inverse | 6:00 AM

Moonlight might be romantic, but it’s really not all that useful. At only 1-400,000th the brightness of the Sun, the moon is usually not enough to illuminate the night. [...]
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China backtracks on horse racing, gambling for island province

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China has backtracked on plans to promote horse racing and potentially introduce gambling on the southern island of Hainan amid a campaign to develop the destination as a [...]
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Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid tensions

Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid tensions

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is set to meet his Chinese counterpart Thursday after earlier talks were scrapped amid soaring tensions between the nuclear powers over trade [...]
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China’s Geely ‘corrects’ rumours about presidential family ties

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, long the subject of speculation about its political ties, has moved to dispel a widely held belief its chair’s wife was [...]
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China not manipulating currency but lacks transparency, US says

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Washington on Wednesday again declined to call China a currency manipulator but said the yuan’s fall and Beijing’s exchange practices were of “particular [...]
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US doesn’t call China ‘currency manipulator’ but keeps it on a watch list with Germany, Japan, others

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* The Treasury refrained from calling China a currency manipulator but kept it on a watch list with other countries, including Germany, Japan, Switzerland, India and Korea. * [...]
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China reflects after woman kills herself and family when husband ‘faked death’

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The suicide of a woman in Hunan province who drowned herself and her two children after believing her husband had died has shocked China, prompting a national debate about [...]
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Mattis to seek more resilient US ties with China’s military

Mattis to seek more resilient US ties with China’s military

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will seek more resilient military ties during talks with his Chinese counterpart in Singapore slated for Thursday, a US official said, as both [...]
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Baidu becomes first Chinese firm to join US-based group that addresses the ethics of AI

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Baidu, operator of China’s largest internet search service and a national champion in artificial intelligence, has become the first Chinese company to join a US-based [...]
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South China Sea is Beijing’s top foreign policy priority with developing nations, US think tank says

South China Sea is Beijing’s top foreign policy priority with developing nations, US think tank says

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asia is the top priority in Beijing’s foreign policy with the developing world despite its unresolved territorial disputes over the South China Sea, a [...]
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JD.com spies profits in China’s giant parcel delivery market

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com Inc said on Thursday it would add a FedEx-style parcel delivery service to its e-commerce offerings, a move which could help the firm leverage [...]
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Trump pulling out of pact that discounts foreign postal deliveries in move against China

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration will begin withdrawing from a United Nations pact that offered low rates for foreign postal deliveries of small packages in the United States, the [...]
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Chinese mining firm successfully test-fires supersonic missile; may sell to Pakistan: Report

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

A Chinese mining company has claimed to have successfully test-fired a supersonic missile, touted as a potential competitor to the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos missile, [...]
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