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Why China’s Xi Jinping Is Still Far From Chair Mao Status

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Much has been written in recent weeks of how Chinese president Xi Jinping has established himself as China’s most powerful leader since Deng Xiaoping. Distinguished [...]
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China Product Recalled in Australia After Hepatitis Outbreak

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

An Australian company has recalled its frozen berry products after a hepatitis A outbreak linked to poor hygiene and water supplies in a Chinese packaging plant. The [...]
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China’s foreign minister pushes Iran on nuclear deal

China’s foreign minister pushes Iran on nuclear deal

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme would help it escape from sanctions and allow more efforts to be spent on economic development, Chinese Foreign [...]
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China has a new taxi app monopolist – and it isn’t Uber

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

The merger ends a two-year battle for supremacy in China’s taxi hailing app market, but seems ripe for antitrust regulators. For two Chinese startups blowing through [...]
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The Proposed Defense Ministry Hotline Between China and Korea

The Proposed Defense Ministry Hotline Between China and Korea

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The first bilateral defense ministry meeting between China and South Korea, held in Seoul on February 4, agreed on working-level consultations to establish a direct hotline [...]
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Taiwan names new China affairs chief after spy row

Taiwan names new China affairs chief after spy row

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan on Monday named a new minister for China affairs in an attempt to reboot cross-strait relations after a row over espionage and growing anxiety about Beijing’s [...]
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Death toll rises in Burma unrest, China warns of instability

Death toll rises in Burma unrest, China warns of instability

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Growing fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic Kokang fighters in a region bordering China has killed dozens in the past week and sent tens of thousands fleeing [...]
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Under Xi, China’s defence budget seen defying economic slowdown

Under Xi, China’s defence budget seen defying economic slowdown

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Xi Jinping is expected to authorise robust defence spending for this year despite China’s slowing economy, determined to strengthen the country’s armed [...]
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Glimpse of Chinese New Year: the incense maker

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

After his mandatory 2-year military service, Hsu Li-yen chose to learn the family craft of incense-making from his uncle, who currently runs the family’s shop. [...]
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China foreign investment jumps 29.4pct in January

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Foreign investment into China accelerated in January, government data showed Monday, with overseas firms pumping more cash into the country’s services sector as the [...]
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China expels senior official from ruling party

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s Communist Party dismissed a top political advisory official and expelled him from the ranks of the ruling party, its anti-corruption watchdog said Monday, as [...]
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Ford guns for China’s app addicts, seeks WeChat tie-up

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Ford Motor Co wants Tencent Holdings Ltd to tailor its popular chatting app for the firm’s cars in China, as automakers in the world’s largest market vie for [...]
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Daimler recalls 149,000 Mercedes cars in China and Germany

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Daimler is recalling about 149,000 Mercedes cars in China and Germany for safety reasons, it said on Monday. The Stuttgart-based carmaker said it had realised that insulating [...]
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China’s Minsheng to invest S$2b in London financial district project

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China Minsheng Investment Co (CMI), the country’s largest private investment fund, said on Saturday it would invest GBP 1 billion (S$2.08 billion) in a Chinese-led [...]
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China and Pakistan make an oddball, but enduring, couple

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

You could call them the odd couple. China and Pakistan have one of the closest yet least understood relationships in international diplomacy. On the surface, they have little [...]
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