Archive for December, 2016

China’s senior general Wang Jianping being investigated for bribery

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A Chinese general is being investigated for suspected bribery, the defence ministry said on Thursday (December 29), a man connected to the jailed former domestic security [...]
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China To Launch New Anti-Corruption System

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

The Communist Party of China, the centre of political power within the Asian Republic, today announced plans for a new anti-corruption system within the capital city of [...]
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What a US-Russia detente means for China

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

Less than a month before US President-elect Donald Trump takes office, his foreign policy has attracted immense attention since it has much bearing on other countries. In [...]
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What it means if Trump names China a currency manipulator

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

Less than a month before US President-elect Donald Trump takes office, his foreign policy has attracted immense attention since it has much bearing on other countries. In [...]
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A United Front for a More Open China

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

America and Europe should coordinate tougher economic policies on China. One source of rising populism in the US and Europe is growing dissatisfaction with the impact of [...]
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China Dilutes Dollar Role in Currency Basket, Adds 11 More

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

China diluted the role of the dollar in a trade-weighted foreign-exchange basket and added a further 11 currencies as officials seek to project an image of stability in the [...]
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China adjusts currency mix in setting yuan value

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

China’s central bank is adjusting the mix of foreign currencies used in setting the yuan’s official daily value – a change analysts said should help ease [...]
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China expands CFETS index basket, yuan seen weakening vs. dollar

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

China will change the way it calculates a key yuan index in the new year, nearly doubling the number of foreign currencies in a basket that is used to set the yuan’s [...]
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Asia-Pacific IPO market to rebound from weak 2016 on China financial deals

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

Share sales in Asia ex-Japan are set to rebound in 2017 from three-year lows this year, driven by listings of financial firms in Greater China, including the world’s [...]
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Will Japan’s overwork culture change?

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

It is known in Japan as “karoshi” – death linked to exhaustion – and thousands die in this way every year. When the 24-year-old woman jumped to her [...]
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Inada’s Yasukuni visit draws criticism from China, S Korea

Inada’s Yasukuni visit draws criticism from China, S Korea

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japantoday | 6:00 AM

Japanese Defense minister Tomomi Inada’s visit to Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on Thursday drew prompt criticism from Japan’s two closest neighbours, with South Korea [...]
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China, S Korea decry Tomomi Inada’s Yasukuni visit

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | News agencies | 6:00 AM

Japan’s defence minister has prayed at a controversial war shrine in the capital, Tokyo, drawing condemnation from China and South Korea. Tomomi Inada’s visit on [...]
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On Pearl Harbor visit, Abe pledges Japan will never wage war again

On Pearl Harbor visit, Abe pledges Japan will never wage war again

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Unionleader | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe made a symbolic visit to Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, commemorating the victims of Japan’s World War Two [...]
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Japan Wants Its Overworked Citizens to Start Weekends Early

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

The country that coined the word “karoshi,” or death by overwork, wants companies to let workers finish early on the last Friday of every month, go out and have [...]
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Toshiba shares lose quarter of value after loss warning

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

Toshiba shares dived more than 25 percent Thursday, their third straight double-digit plunge, following the company’s warning of a possible one-time loss of several [...]
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