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China Merchants’ unit sets sight on reinforced ships for polar cruises, as Chinese tourists flock to sightseeing in Antarctica

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China Merchants Group, one of the country’s most powerful state-owned conglomerates, has begun building a 5 billion yuan (US$703 million) industry base in Jiangsu [...]
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Beijing over the moon as cake maker slams HK protests

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A week after the director of a Hong Kong mooncake manufacturer was pilloried for expressing his support for the city’s protesters, the head of a rival brand has become [...]
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Navarro: US and China will discuss these two issues in next round of trade talks

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | FoxBusiness | 6:02 AM

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said the US and China will focus on “significant structural issues” and “market access” in trade talks [...]
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Smooth succession: Jack Ma eases out of a thriving Alibaba

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Jack Ma steps down next week as chair of Alibaba, but the start-up he built into an online retail behemoth is expected to keep thriving into a new era thanks to a culture of [...]
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China’s exports to the US are falling sharply as Trump escalates the trade war

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the United States slowed sharply. * Beijing is expected to announce more support measures in coming weeks [...]
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China’s August exports unexpectedly shrink as US shipments slump

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Beijing is expected to announce more economic stimulus measures as US trade war kicks in. China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the United States [...]
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Merkel in Beijing says HK freedoms must be ‘guaranteed’

Merkel in Beijing says HK freedoms must be ‘guaranteed’

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:13 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong “must be guaranteed”, after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in [...]
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Trump bullish on China tariffs, but aide warns of long haul

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow warns the US-China trade war could drag on for years US President Donald Trump on Friday said the costs of his protracted [...]
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China plans giant underground lab to research nuclear waste

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

China is building a laboratory up to 560 meters (1,837 feet) underground in the middle of the Gobi desert to carry out tests on nuclear waste, officials have confirmed. The [...]
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Vexed Canada takes China to WTO over canola ban

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Canada has requested a meeting with Beijing at the World Trade Organisation to try to bring an end to China’s ban on its canola, Trade minister Jim Carr announced [...]
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China’s August forex reserves rise to $3.1072 trillion

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s foreign exchange reserves rose unexpectedly in August, even as the yuan posted its biggest monthly drop in 25 years amid escalating trade tensions with the [...]
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US will aim to persuade others to ‘call out’ China over Uighurs at UN: Pompeo

US will aim to persuade others to ‘call out’ China over Uighurs at UN: Pompeo

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would use the United Nations general Assembly this month to persuade countries to help “call [...]
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Breakthrough in US-China trade talks is ‘a bit optimistic,’ says former commerce secretary

Breakthrough in US-China trade talks is ‘a bit optimistic,’ says former commerce secretary

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Suggestions that the next round of US-China trade talks could result in some breakthrough is “a bit optimistic,” former American Commerce Secretary Carlos [...]
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China is close to releasing a Libra-like digital currency

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Arstechnica | 6:02 AM

China’s central bank is working on a cryptocurrency that will be similar to Facebook’s Libra, a government official said this week, according to Reuters. [...]
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UPDATE 1-US VP Pence to deliver postponed China speech this fall -White House official

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A major speech on China by vice President Mike Pence that was expected to take a tough line on Beijing has been rescheduled for later this year, a White House official said. [...]
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