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Alibaba cedes control in Russia unit to form new joint venture

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has ceded control of its Russian business to form a new venture with a state fund and two technology firms, [...]
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China closes three family planning agencies, sparking speculation it will drop all limits on child numbers

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

China is eliminating a trio of agencies responsible for enforcing family planning policies in a further sign the government may be planning to scrap long-standing limits on [...]
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China’s trade surplus with US hits record $31 billion

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to [...]
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Pacific islands new diplomatic battleground for China and the West

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Pacific island countries have become a new diplomatic battleground as China and Western nations vie for influence in the region, and as Beijing ramps up efforts to squeeze [...]
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Group: Officials destroying crosses, burning bibles in China

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China’s government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and [...]
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China’s trade surplus with US grows to new record in August, adding fuel to trade war fire

China’s trade surplus with US grows to new record in August, adding fuel to trade war fire

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record in August even as the country’s export growth slowed slightly, an outcome that could push [...]
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China’s Didi Chuxing rolls out in-car audio recording as part of safety overhaul

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing platform, has introduced in-trip audio recording as part of a safety overhaul following the rape and murder of a second [...]
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US-China trade war worries are ‘overdone,’ says CLSA CEO

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Worries about the US-China trade war are overdone because the impact on China will not be as immediate and challenging as many investors expect, according to the chief [...]
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China outlaws large underground Protestant church in Beijing

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Beijing city authorities have banned one of the largest unofficial Protestant churches in the city and confiscated “illegal promotional materials”, amid a [...]
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China engages in Australia’s largest maritime drill for first time

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China is participating for the first time in Australia’s largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage in joint training off the [...]
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Apple’s Chinese suppliers slump after Trump says tech giant should make more of its products in US

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Luxshare Precision Industry and other mainland Chinese companies that supply Apple tumbled in Monday trading, after US President Donald Trump urged the Cupertino, [...]
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Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang face ‘political indoctrination’Human Rights Watch

Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang face ‘political indoctrination’Human Rights Watch

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Turkic mostly Muslim Uighur minority in China’s Xinjiang region face arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice and “forced political [...]
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down in 2019, pledges ‘smooth transition’

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced on Monday he would step down as head of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year, a departure already drawing comparisons to [...]
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Rights group calls for China sanctions over mass detentions

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The international community should impose sanctions on China over its treatment of minorities in its far west region, Human Rights Watch said Monday, where as many as one [...]
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Alibaba appoints Daniel Zhang to succeed Jack Ma as chair in 12-month succession plan

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Jack Ma will hand over the keys of Asia’s most valuable company to Alibaba Group Holding’s chief executive officer, in an unprecedented succession plan that will [...]
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