Archive for December 3rd, 2016

Full-size Titanic replica being built in China

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A full-size replica of the Belfast-built Titanic is to become the top attraction at a Chinese theme park. Construction of the 269m long ship, which will be docked permanently [...] » More

China’s Dalian Wanda Group Faces Renewed US Regulatory Scrutiny

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

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer raises concerns over Chinese conglomerate’s Hollywood takeovers A top Senate Democrat is calling for increased scrutiny of [...] » More

China slaps new fees on Mongolian exporters amid Dalai Lama row

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

A major border crossing between China and Mongolia has imposed new fees on commodity shipments between the two countries, amid a diplomatic row sparked by the visit to [...] » More

Chinese bishop excommunicated by Vatican takes part in ordination

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

A Chinese Catholic bishop excommunicated by the Vatican took part in the ordination of a new bishop in China on Wednesday, a move that some experts said could complicate Pope [...] » More

China and the Church: The ‘outlaw’ do-it-yourself bishop

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Dong Guanhua is a thorn in the side of both the Vatican and the Chinese state. Without the Pope’s permission, or Beijing’s, this 58-year-old labourer from a [...] » More

China Explores Social Credit Scores47:12

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Wbur.org | 6:00 AM

A Chinese project is tracking everything citizens do and ranking them based on their behavior – like a credit score. With impact. We’ll check it out. The ambition [...] » More

Japan to impose additional sanctions on N Korea

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

Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea following the country’s fifth nuclear test in September and consider further measures depending on [...] » More

JGBs slip, taking cue from stronger stocks

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

Japanese government bonds mostly slipped on Thursday, taking their cue from stronger stocks after OPEC agreed to cut crude output for the first time since 2008 to support oil [...] » More

Japan’s ‘comfort women’ – sex slaves used in WWII – demand The Apology

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | National Post | 6:00 AM

You can almost feel the government of Japan running out the clock. During the Second World War, tens of thousands of females in occupied territories were forced into slavery [...] » More

Turning construction and logistics in Japan green

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

From smart meters to solar panels, the buildings we live and work in are becoming greener as technology and innovation develop. In Japan, one of the largest logistic real [...] » More

Japan’s defense budget for FY 2017 likely to hit record Y5.1 tril

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Japan’s defense budget in fiscal 2017 could hit a record high of around 5.1 trillion yen ($44.64 billion), a government source said Thursday, as the country seeks to [...] » More

Japanese golf courses hunt for a new driver

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

THE gold-coloured golf club priced at $4,700 that Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, gave to Donald Trump, America’s president-elect, in their first meeting last [...] » More

Japan’s Trump-Fueled Markets Rally Gathers Steam

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

Nikkei closes at year-high as investors expect potential stimulus, growth policies under Trump to benefit Japan Japan’s benchmark stock index closed at a high for the [...] » More

Third Time Could Be The Charm For Silicon Valley And Japan

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

The on-and-off affair between Silicon Valley and Japan can be said to now be on its third round. The first round came in the 1980s and early 1990s when the affair centered on [...] » More

Japan and Germany Must Carry Heavy Trump Burden

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

Next week marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that triggered the US entry into World War II. Now America’s two main antagonists in that war – [...] » More