Archive for December 23rd, 2016

Trump Forms Trade Council Led by China Critic Peter 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

66,000 workplace deaths in China last year: report

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

China saw 66,000 workplace deaths in 2015 despite strengthened legislation, Chinese authorities said, highlighting often dangerous labour conditions in the world’s [...] » More

58,000 people died on Chinese roads in 2015: report

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

Chinese roads saw 58,000 deaths in more than 180,000 traffic accidents in 2015, authorities said, adding that poor enforcement of traffic laws still posed a threat to road [...] » More

Trump names critics of China, regulation for economic posts

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

President-elect Donald Trump named billionaire Carl Icahn, a vocal critic of what he calls government overregulation, to serve as a special advisor to overhaul [...] » More

China passes plan to boost health service

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

China’s State Council has passed a plan on healthcare and medical system reform for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020). Health care development is basic to the [...] » More

Shanghai says treating man diagnosed with bird flu

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

Shanghai’s health authority has confirmed it is treating a man diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu, the third case of human infection in China this week. The man travelled [...] » More

Chinese cities choked by dangerous smog for fifth day; factories, schools closed

Chinese cities choked by dangerous smog for fifth day; factories, schools closed

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

Northern China was shrouded in almost record pollution for a fifth day on Wednesday, disrupting flights, traffic and shipping, and closing factories and schools, with some [...] » More

Beijing districts to cap population in bid to tackle smog, congestion

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

Five districts in Beijing have announced plans to cap or lower their population in the next few years, local media reported on Wednesday, as the Chinese capital bids to [...] » More

How China Can Defuse Trump’s Complaints

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

Xi Jinping could offer the president-elect a treaty he can’t refuse. For governments everywhere, Donald Trump’s presidency may be like no other. China’s [...] » More

The Trouble with Trump’s Dangerous Instincts on China

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

There must have been a moment, in the first weeks after Chinese leaders learned that a TV star would be America’s next President, when the more optimistic among [...] » More

‘Red alert’ smog in China will soon clear, state media say

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

The dense smog that has smothered much of China for five days may finally soon clear, forecasters and state media said Wednesday, giving relief to hundreds of millions of [...] » More

Trump Taps Peter Navarro, Vocal Critic of China, for New Trade Post

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

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday named a strident China critic, Peter Navarro, to lead a new White House office overseeing American trade and industrial policy, [...] » More

China headmaster ‘suspended’ after 400 pupils sit exam outside during heavy smog

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

A headmaster has been suspended in China after more than 400 pupils were forced to sit an exam in an outdoor playground during toxic pollution, media reported. China is [...] » More

Three consequences of China’s ‘airpocalypse’

Three consequences of China’s ‘airpocalypse’

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

China is spluttering under sky-high pollution levels which have brought factories, roads and schools to a standstill for several days. State news agency Xinhua reported [...] » More

Mongolia Vows No More Dalai Lama Visits After China Turns Screws

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

Mongolia’s government pledged to extend no more invitations to the Dalai Lama after China signaled that a trip last month by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader could [...] » More