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China will not take kindly to ECRL’s cancellation, Wee warns

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The cancellation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will harm Malaysia’s diplomatic ties with China and could lead to retaliatory action, MCA president Datuk [...]
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China jailing of rights website founder aimed at grassroots activism  group

China jailing of rights website founder aimed at grassroots activism group

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced the founder of a website that reported on human rights abuses to five years in jail for “inciting subversion” of state power, [...]
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US urges release of Chinese lawyer jailed for subversion

US urges release of Chinese lawyer jailed for subversion

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States urged China to free prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang on Tuesday after he was sentenced to four and a half years in prison on charges of state [...]
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Huawei charm offensive runs into buzzsaw of US charges

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Fraud, obstruction of justice and cloak-and-dagger trade thefta US rap sheet alleging systematic skullduggery by Chinese telecom giant Huawei has deepened the company’s [...]
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Chinese EV carmaker NIO aims to raise $650 million with convertible bond

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Electric carmaker NIO Inc, among rivals to Tesla in China, launched a $650 million convertible bond on Wednesday, four months after it listed in New York. Its move to raise [...]
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Leading Chinese academic lashes out at ‘irrational’ trade war and US ‘distrust’ of Huawei

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

As top level negotiators try to thrash out a deal to end the trade war between China and the United States, a leading Chinese government academic has predicted that the [...]
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Huawei exec’s extradition hearing pushed to March

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The extradition hearing for a top Huawei executive at the centre of a diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing was pushed back to March on Tuesday, after the US unveiled [...]
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Fake doctor jailed for 6 years for raping female patient in China

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:10 AM

A fake doctor has been jailed for more than six years for raping a female patient after sedating her at a private hospital in southwest China. Luo Ping was found guilty of [...]
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China regions losing ‘momentum’ in pollution fight minister

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:10 AM

Some regions in China have lost “momentum” when it comes to tackling pollution, with local officials blaming the country’s economic downturn on overzealous [...]
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‘You are here for me for life’: Beijing releases song marking 45 years of diplomatic ties with Malaysia

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:09 AM

A song emphasising the lasting friendship between China and Malaysia has been released by Beijing’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur to commemorate the two nations’ 45 [...]
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Australia’s TPG Telecom halts mobile network rollout over Huawei

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:09 AM

TPG Telecom Ltd said on Tuesday it decided to cease rollout of its mobile network in Australia after the country’s government prohibited the use of Huawei Technologies [...]
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US unseals indictments against China’s Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:08 AM

The US Justice Department unsealed two indictments on Monday against China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, several of its subsidiaries and its chief financial officer [...]
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Duke moves to reassure grad students after Chinese complaint

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 10:08 AM

Duke University moved quickly Monday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator sent an [...]
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EU team gets rare access to China’s restive Xinjiang

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 10:08 AM

An EU delegation has visited China’s far western region of Xinjiang, a rare chance to gather evidence on controversial re-education camps that have drawn harsh [...]
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Citi sees stronger China wealthy client base in 2019 despite economy slowing

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:08 AM

Citigroup expects its China wealth management client base to grow faster in 2019 than last year, at more than 30 percent, the bank’s country chief said, despite the [...]
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