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Amazon Enters Shanghai Free Trade Zone to Up Its Game in China’s $300bn Online Shopping Market

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Online retailer Amazon proposes to operate from the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in a bid to boost sales in China’s $300bn-plus online shopping market. Amazon has [...]
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Natural Gas Production Falls Short in China

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Jin Peisheng, a drilling rig foreman, knows the challenges of trying to extract natural gas from a coal seam under the cornfields here in north-central China. Cracks in the [...]
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Biggest Risk for China Could Be Failure to Change, Economists Say

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

China’s economy is looking shaky again, with a widely watched indicator of manufacturing activity the latest to turn southward, prompting some experts to call for more [...]
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China taps Korea for ideas in Qualcomm antitrust case

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese antitrust officials have met with their South Korean counterparts to discuss violations by US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, sources said, as Beijing reaches out to [...]
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China Fashionistas Get Best Deals on Gucci, Hermes Bling

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Luxury goods makers have long valued Chinese consumers not just because of their huge appetite for Gucci bags and Cartier watches, but also for their willingness to pay more [...]
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War in the Taiwan Strait: Would China Invade Taiwan?

War in the Taiwan Strait: Would China Invade Taiwan?

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

Beyond doubt, relations across the Taiwan Strait have improved substantially since 2008 – so much so that some analysts have concluded that the course of the Taiwan [...]
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Cryptocurrency Round-Up: Bitcoin Bounces Back, China’s BitLicense Fears and Chain Raises $9.5m

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Bitcoin has bounced back up above $500 (GBP 300, euro 376), following several days of plummeting prices that saw its value fall to as low as $309 on one exchange. The [...]
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New Map Shows China’s True Expanse, general Says

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Sinosphere | 6:00 AM

Two new maps being issued in China this summer are stirring debate across Asia. The first, an ambitious vertical map issued in June by the Hunan Map Publishing House, uses 10 [...]
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China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The People’s Liberation Army has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, two sources close to the military said, as China attempts to [...]
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Toyota Cuts Lexus Spare Parts Prices in China Amid Heightened Antitrust Scrutiny

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Japanese car maker Toyota said it will reduce prices of auto parts for the luxury Lexus car models in China in light of the government’s anti-trust probe into the [...]
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Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign May Slow Down China’s Economy, And That Could Be Good

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Ib Times | 6:00 AM

Since assuming China’s presidency in March 2013, Xi Jinping has engaged in a broad, sweeping anti-corruption campaign that has transformed China’s political and [...]
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Taiwan’s ex-China affairs official denies spying claim

Taiwan’s ex-China affairs official denies spying claim

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A former top Taiwanese negotiator on China policy on Thursday rejected allegations he was spying for China, after he was forced to step down over suspicions of leaking [...]
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China Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn’t Join

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Five defendants went on trial in eastern China on Thursday, accused of beating and kicking a woman to death in a McDonald’s restaurant after she resisted their attempt [...]
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China’s gas equation, post-Gazprom

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Business Spectator | 6:00 AM

China’s natural gas demand has been growing as the government seeks to move away from coal in favour of cleaner fuels. According to EIA’s International Energy [...]
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Sacked Taiwan official says probe could damage China ties

23-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A former Taiwan official involved in talks with mainland China until he was sacked said on Thursday any investigation into his handling of relations could damage ties with [...]
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