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As TikTok competitors swoop in amid global pushback, is the short video app losing its ‘first mover advantage’?

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

In the week or so after India banned 59 Chinese apps, several home-grown video-sharing platforms that had previously been dwarfed by wildly popular short video app TikTok [...]
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The Chinese yuan is still far from becoming a ‘safe-haven’ alternative to the US dollar, Citi says

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Don’t expect the Chinese yuan to become a “safe-haven” alternative to the dollar or US Treasurys anytime soon, says Ebrahim Rahbari, global head of foreign [...]
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CORRECTED-Smog causes an estimated 49,000 deaths in Beijing, Shanghai in 2020tracker

CORRECTED-Smog causes an estimated 49,000 deaths in Beijing, Shanghai in 2020tracker

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Air pollution has caused an estimated 49,000 deaths and $23 billion in economic losses in the cities of Beijing and Shanghai alone since January 1, 2020, according to a [...]
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How the US seeks to protect children’s privacy online

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

TikTok is under investigation for allegedly violating a settlement reached with US authorities last year that resolved charges the popular app broke rules governing how [...]
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China executes man in coronavirus-rage killing case

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Chinese man who stabbed to death two people at a coronavirus travel checkpoint was executed Thursday, the Supreme People’s Court said. Ma Jianguo was driving with [...]
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Huawei urges UK not to rush into 5G decision

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:54 AM

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei urged Britain on Wednesday not to rush into taking any costly decision to phase out its equipment from the UK’s 5G network because of US [...]
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US will act to deny China access to Americans’ data, says Pompeo

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:52 AM

The Trump administration will take steps to ensure the Chinese government does not gain any access to the private information of American citizens through telecommunications [...]
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UK universities urged to adopt risk management strategy with China

UK universities urged to adopt risk management strategy with China

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 9:50 AM

Universities in the UK have been urged to adopt a risk management strategy for any dealings with China amid concerns that academics are self-censoring because of fears about [...]
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China’s anti-corruption watchdog sets out details of ‘decadent’ and ‘corrupt’ lifestyle of fallen Interpol chief Meng Hongwei

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Chinese Communist Party’s top anti-corruption body has published details of the “decadent” and “extravagant” lifestyle that it says former [...]
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China to test sovereign digital currency on ride hailing giant Didi

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s central bank is partnering up with Didi Chuxing to test the use of its digital currency, which could make China’s dominant ride hailing platform one of [...]
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China Evergrande plans to sell bulk of commercial properties-source

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China Evergrande Group, the nation’s No.2 property developer by sales, will sell a bulk of its commercial properties in an effort to lower its debt ratio, a person with [...]
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Trump’s limits on international visas unnerve Chinese students in US

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

When US President Donald Trump suspended foreign work visa programmes through the end of the year, he rattled a wide swathe of the Chinese community in America, with many [...]
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Landslide in China’s Hubei buries nine after heaviest rain in years

Landslide in China’s Hubei buries nine after heaviest rain in years

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A landslide buried nine people on Wednesday in China’s Hubei province, the People’s Daily newspaper reported, after some of the heaviest rain in decades brought [...]
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China challenges US to cut nuclear arsenal to matching level

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China would “be happy to” participate in trilateral arms control negotiations with the United States and Russia, but only if the United States were willing to [...]
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China closes tourist spots in Inner Mongolia after bubonic plague case

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have closed several tourist spots after a case of bubonic plague was confirmed this week. The case was discovered in [...]
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