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China cracks down on bureaucracy ‘paralysed by fear’

China cracks down on bureaucracy ‘paralysed by fear’

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

After a relentless anti-corruption crusade spooked many officials into inaction, China’s ruling Communist Party is doubling down on efforts to rid the country’s [...]
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China online video restrictions wipe $20 billion off Tencent’s market value

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

Tencent Holdings’ market value slumped by $20 billion on Friday after China intensified a crackdown on online gaming citing rising levels of myopia, heightening [...]
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China’s environment ministry warns against monitoring fraud

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

China’s environment ministry has called for action to prevent emissions monitoring fraud in the wake of a scandal in which officials in one city repeatedly manipulated [...]
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Detention of Uighurs must end, UN tells China, amid claims of prison camps

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Committee cites reports that ‘tens of thousands to upwards of a million’ Muslim Chinese are being held, as US lawmakers call for sanctions United Nations human [...]
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More trees, more smog? How Beijing’s huge planting campaign may be trapping pollution

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

Beijing’s massive tree planting campaign has worsened air pollution in the city, a new study by Chinese scientists suggests. The “Green Great Wall” [...]
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Philippines to China: Cooperation, not confrontation

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has raised with China the need for cooperation rather than confrontation in the West Philippine Sea. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the [...]
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Chinese online tour agency pays traveller $11,730 as ‘taxi fare’ after mistakenly booking hotel in wrong country

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

Mafengwo, a Chinese online travel platform for booking hotels and flights, has paid 80,000 yuan (US$11,730) in compensation to a traveller after its customer service promised [...]
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China-Africa summit to target investment despite debt worries

China-Africa summit to target investment despite debt worries

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

African leaders will gather in Beijing Monday for a summit focused on economic ties, granting China a feel-good photo opportunity as it comes under increasing fire for its [...]
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China reports another outbreak of African swine fever

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

African swine fever has infected 185 pigs on a farm in Wuhu city in eastern China’s Anhui province, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Thursday. The infection killed [...]
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China reports fifth case of African swine fever

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

African swine fever has infected 185 pigs on a farm in eastern China’s Anhui province, the country’s fifth case of the deadly disease in less than a month amid [...]
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Dr M dithering on mega projects to ‘save China’s face’, report claims

Dr M dithering on mega projects to ‘save China’s face’, report claims

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s apparent “flip-flopping” on several multi billion-ringgit China-backed projects here is only a facade to allow the [...]
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Dr M dithering on mega projects to ‘save China’s face’, report claims

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s apparent “flip-flopping” on several multi billion-ringgit China-backed projects here is only a facade to allow the [...]
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China says US remarks on N Korea issue are ‘irresponsible’

China says US remarks on N Korea issue are ‘irresponsible’

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Thursday that US remarks on the North Korea issue are “irresponsible” and hard to understand, after US President Donald Trump questioned [...]
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Mixed reactions from Chinese buyers after Dr M’s remarks on Forest City

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

There was an air of caution in Forest City’s show-flat in Johor on Tuesday, a day after Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s comments that he would [...]
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‘China’s Twitch’ Huya bans live streaming of passengers by ride-hailing drivers after public backlash

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Huya, China’s answer to the game-streaming site Twitch, has banned the live streaming of passengers by private-hire car drivers after a public backlash over posts by at [...]
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