Archive for December 1st, 2016

China vows to cap water consumption, crack down on polluters

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China will keep national annual water consumption below 670 billion cubic metres (bcm) through to 2020, the state planning agency said on Wednesday, part of efforts to ease [...] » More

China Is Positioned to Fill the Breach if US Downgrades Ties With Cuba

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

While US remittances total more than all Cuban exports, Beijing’s trade with island is growing fast A reversal of President Barack Obama’s outreach to Cuba, as [...] » More

Chinese firms hit by huge increase in cyber attacks: survey

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cyber attacks on Chinese companies have soared in the past two years, according to a survey, with new technologies that connect household items to the internet and allow them [...] » More

UN Security Council set to tighten screws on N Korea – with China’s help

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The world is looking to clamp down on North Korea and, this time, China appears to be on board. The United Nations Security Council is set to vote Wednesday on sanctions [...] » More

China stands to win in Trump administration

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Freep | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump’s election has produced one clear winner in the international arena: China. Trump accused China of stealing US jobs through unfair trade practices and [...] » More

China isn’t Australia’s biggest trade problem: it’s the US

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

One of the more bizarre sights in Australian politics in the coming months may be watching local Donald Trump wannabies trying to use our economic ties with China to fan [...] » More

Despite Climate Change Vow, China Pushes to Dig More Coal

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

America’s uncertain stance toward global warming under the coming administration of Donald J. Trump has given China a leading role in the fight against climate change. [...] » More

China’s communist party organ calls for armoured vehicles seized by HK to be ‘melted down’

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

The Global Times, an online publication of the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, has in an editorial said that the armoured vehicles impounded by the [...] » More

China Tightens Controls on Overseas Use of Its Currency

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

As an exodus of money adds to the pressure on a slowing economy, regulators are trying to put the brakes on overseas use of China’s currency by increasing the scrutiny [...] » More

Melco Crown’s Billionaire Owner Plans Hotel Brand Beyond Macau

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd’s billionaire chair said he wants to be the first resort operator to use Macau as the launchpad for a global hotel brand, beginning with a [...] » More

MTS says probing its China executives

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

MTS Systems Corp, a maker of industrial sensors, said on Tuesday it was investigating apparent violations of its code of conduct involving some top executives in its China [...] » More

Highly Contagious Bird Flu Outbreak In Japan Prompts Officials To Kill 300,000 Chickens And Ducks

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan has started culling more than 300,000 chickens and ducks after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on farms in the north of the country, local [...] » More

Japan spending $173M on world’s fastest supercomputer

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The international supercomputer race may soon have a new contender: Japan is reportedly eyeing the world’s fastest-ever machine. Reuters this week revealed the [...] » More

Park departure could shift regional security calculus for Japan

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

While Japan played down any negative impact from the political upheaval in South Korea, the possible departure of President Park Geun-hye could change Japan’s calculus [...] » More

For Japan, a Weak Yen May Be Overvalued

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The relationship between currencies, trade and economic health isn’t as simple as it used to be The US dollar’s recent surge against most global currencies ought [...] » More