Archive for December 23rd, 2016

Huge but empty pyramid hotel a sphinx-like N. Korean mystery

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang’s pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel, which poetically enough was built with some help from Egyptians, is one of the world’s strangest landmarks and most [...] » More

Korean court allows prosecution documents in Park impeachment case

Korean court allows prosecution documents in Park impeachment case

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

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday began its deliberations on a parliamentary impeachment vote against President Park Geun-hye, who could become the first [...] » More

SK Hynix to invest $2.7 billion to boost production amid memory rebound

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

South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday it will invest 3.16 trillion won ($2.7 billion) in its home country and China to boost memory chip production capacity, [...] » More

China to Boost Economy by Getting People to Jump Out of Planes

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

China has targets for just about everything, from ethanol production to reaching Mars. Now the top economic planning body wants to get more tourists to hit the road, and has [...] » More

Alibaba Again Named ‘Notorious Market’ in Blow to Overseas Push

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

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has again been labeled a haven for knockoffs with an embarrassing return to a US blacklist for fakes just four years after getting its name removed. [...] » More

Trump Forms White House Trade Office Led by China Critic Navarro

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

Peter Navarro, a University of California at Irvine economics professor and a frequent critic of China’s trade practices, will lead a newly formed White House National [...] » More

Trump picks ‘Death by China’ author for trade advisory role

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

US President-elect Donald Trump named Peter Navarro, an economist who has urged a hard line on trade with China, to head a newly formed White House National Trade Council, [...] » More

Dalai Lama will not visit Mongolia again, says government

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China said Wednesday it hoped Mongolia could “draw lessons” from the fallout over hosting the Dalai Lama after the Mongolian foreign minister announced that the [...] » More

China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s smoggiest city closed schools Wednesday as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to [...] » More

China’s Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist

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

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US’s “notorious markets” list over counterfeit goods sales. Alibaba was taken off the list four years ago, [...] » More

US returns China’s Taobao shopping website to market blacklist

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

The United States on Wednesday returned Taobao, China’s most popular consumer-to-consumer shopping website, to its blacklist of “notorious marketplaces” [...] » More

China may have been testing Trump with drone seizure

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

China’s recent seizure of a U.S Navy underwater drone may have been an early political test for US president-elect Donald Trump. On Saturday, China’s Defense [...] » More

China’s Winter of Discontent

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

If you’re looking for a culprit for the choking smog that’s engulfed China this week, there’s a clue in customs data released by the government Wednesday. [...] » More

Business Community Shocked That Trump Might Impose Import Tariffs

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Mother Jones | 6:00 AM

CNN reports that the business community is shocked at the idea that Donald Trump might impose import tariffs when he takes office: Two sources who represent business [...] » More

China foreign minister says US ties face new uncertainties

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

China-US relations face new uncertainties but with mutual respect for core interests they will remain stable, China’s foreign minister said, adding one individual will [...] » More