Archive for January 5th, 2017

China’s Credit Engine Is Running Out of Gas

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The People’s Bank of China faces a reckoning after revving its credit engine for years. Three conditions suggest traditional financing and shadow banking are due to [...]
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Tencent Shares Losing $35 Billion Shows Depth of China Gloom

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

For a clue on how bearish foreign investors have become about Chinese stocks, take a look at Tencent Holdings Ltd The Shenzhen-based technology giant has tumbled 13 percent [...]
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Heavy Smog Chokes a Third of China’s Cities at Start of New Year

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Heavy smog has blanketed a third of China’s cities, including its capital Beijing, with 62 issuing health alerts since January 1, officials said. The hazardous air has [...]
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Lenovo launches ‘home assistant’ with Amazon Alexa

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese tech giant Lenovo announced Tuesday it was launching a smart home assistant powered by Amazon’s Alexa, becoming the latest firm to enter the market for [...]
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China Goes on $26 Trillion Commodity Binge as Shortages Foreseen

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Chinese investors traded a record volume of commodity futures last year as speculators poured in and out of the market on bets that shortages are looming. Combined aggregate [...]
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Trump and US-China relations

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Daily Times | 6:00 AM

China had thought that the incoming Trump presidency would be too preoccupied with the country’s parlous domestic situation, hopefully giving China, even more, [...]
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Trump Gets Serious About N Korea Threat, But China’s Not Pleased

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Daily Caller | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump insists that North Korea will not develop long-range nuclear missiles with ranges capable of holding American cities hostage. “We have [...]
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As Trump and N Korea’s Kim spar, China poses as the responsible actor

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been trading threats this week, while China poses as the mature, reasonable kid on the block. Kim kicked [...]
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China Inc.’s Large Dollar Debts Fuel Beijing’s Efforts to Curb Yuan Plunge

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Concerns grow that companies with dollar debts will rush to repay them early, further pressuring the yuan The large pile of foreign debt owed by Chinese companies, from [...]
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China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Is Shrinking

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

China’s largest freshwater lake is under serious threat, and it seems no one can agree on how to save it. Poyang Lake can swell to over 1,700 square miles, an area [...]
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China: Limited victory for man in transgender dismissal case

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A transgender man has won his case for unfair dismissal at a court in China. C, who was born a woman but identifies and dresses as a man, was working at a health centre in [...]
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Can Online Searches Predict Price Hikes In China Property Markets?

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Have you ever searched online for ‘house price’ in China? Our anecdotal evidence suggests that in some cities at some points in the cycle analysing the volumes of [...]
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China to track second-hand vehicle emissions

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China will track second-hand vehicle emissions to help improve air quality, said a statement from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) Tuesday. The statement said [...]
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China gets tough on smog offenders

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China has slapped millions of dollars worth of fines on alleged offenders for violating anti-pollution rules, according to state media. The move comes as large swaths of the [...]
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Chinese tourists lead influx as Visit Beautiful Terengganu 2017 kicks off

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

China will be one of the main sources of the 5.5 million visitors expected during Visit Beautiful Terengganu (VBT) 2017. This was evident from 3,000 Asean-and-beyond guests [...]
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