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Meet the ‘godfather’ of China’s smartphone industry

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Over a span of about 10 years, Chinese smartphone brands have not only topped sales in their home market, but also outshone major foreign rivals in many emerging and [...]
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Chinese bank’s software chief jailed after finding way to withdraw $1m in ‘free’ cash from ATMs

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A senior programmer with a Chinese bank who developed a way to withdraw more than $1 million in “free” cash from ATMs has been jailed for 10 and a half years. Qin [...]
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Mainland Chinese tourists prefer Australia, Japan and Singapore over HK, survey finds, citing outdoor attractions

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Mainland Chinese tourists prefer visiting Australia, Japan and Singapore over Hong Kong, a survey has found, citing a preference for outdoor and nature activities in these [...]
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China hit by new vaccine scandal, as up to 18 children given wrong shot

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Two public health officials in northern China have been sacked and a third detained in the latest vaccine scandal to hit the country, this time involving as many as 18 [...]
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Mao Zedong’s ex-pilot reveals all about Chinese leader’s two left feet and love of a hard bed

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

As the educated son of a wealthy Chinese merchant family, 92-year-old Cai Yanwei could easily have become a victim of Mao Zedong’s decade-long Cultural Revolution. But [...]
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Chinese fishing boat captain arrested in waters close to Japan

Chinese fishing boat captain arrested in waters close to Japan

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Chinese fishing boat captain has been arrested in waters close to Japan, according to state media in the island nation. Chen Wenting, 40, was detained by the Japanese [...]
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How the Forbidden City’s treasures ended up divided between Beijing and Taipei

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Many of the Forbidden City’s ancient treasures were evacuated from the Palace Museum in Beijing when Japan launched a full-scale invasion of China. The collection took [...]
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China’s ‘home appliance queen’ Dong Mingzhu breached information disclosure rules, CSRC says

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Gree Electric Appliances chairwoman Dong Mingzhu, known as the mainland’s “home appliances queen”, has been warned by the securities regulator for [...]
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American Airlines CEO says ‘no plans’ to raise its stake in China Southern, even as rivals do

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

American Airlines has ruled out making a larger investment in China Southern Airlines, saying it will maintain its holding unchanged at less than 3 per cent, even as a rival [...]
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Chinese boy, 3, has lucky escape after falling onto high-speed train line

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A three-year-old boy had a narrow escape on Sunday after falling onto the track at a railway station in central China. The youngster was posing in front of a stationary [...]
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Live from rural China: how a paralysed man found new life as an internet star

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

But when night falls, the paralysed former factory worker in northwest China transforms into a live-streaming star. As soon as he logs on to an online chat room from his home [...]
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China kicks off consumption drive with sweeteners for Beijing shoppers

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s push to stoke spending in the sluggish retail sector began on Friday with Beijing households given subsidies to buy electrical appliances, in the first of what [...]
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China Couldn’t Dominate Asia if It Wanted to

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:00 AM

There are plenty of reasons Asia has been multipolar for almost all of recorded history, and Beijing understands them all. It is now widely accepted that China aspires to [...]
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China’s services sector moderates in January but still solid: Caixin PMI

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s sprawling services sector maintained a solid pace of expansion in January even though growth moderated slightly, a private survey showed on Sunday, offering [...]
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Chinese city caps ‘bride price’ at $7,450 to reduce wedding pressure

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The “bride price” or betrothal gifts given to a woman’s family has gone up so much amid China’s huge gender imbalance that a city government has [...]
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