Archive for September 12th, 2018

China’s games industry at a turning point amid regulatory crackdown, with Korea offering a vision of its future

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

For a vision of what their future might look like, China’s gaming companies only need to look at South Korea, currently the world’s No 4 games market by revenue. [...]
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Chinese university canteen forces students to solve maths puzzle to use the Wi-fi ‘because we’re all geeks, right?’

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

An elite Chinese aeronautical university is forcing students who want to use the Wi-fi in the canteen to solve a fiendishly difficult maths equation first, according to the [...]
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China detects new African swine fever case in Anhui province

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China on Monday reported another outbreak of the deadly African swine fever in the eastern province of Anhui as the highly contagious disease spreads further in cities that [...]
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China is the world leader in drones. US drone makers want to change that

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

US drone companies historically have had trouble taking off. But two American startups think they may have created the innovations that will give them foothold to compete [...]
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China, Pakistan can resolve investment problems, but ‘belt and road’ concerns should not be ignored, experts say

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China should be more aware of the risks associated with its “Belt and Road Initiative” and how it affects local communities overseas, observers said after [...]
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China suspends carpool services following murders

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China has ordered the suspension of carpool services offered by ride-hailing firms until tighter safety measures are implemented, seeking to ease fears after two users of [...]
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Alibaba’s 36 partners form the foundation that lets Jack Ma spend time on the beach

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Jack Ma’s year-long plan for handing over Alibaba Group Holding’s chairmanship to his protege Daniel Zhang has put the e-commerce group’s unorthodox [...]
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Hero son dies while defending his mother in northern China marketplace

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A 23-year-old man has died after he was stabbed while trying to protect his mother from a snatch thief in a vegetable market in northern China. Local police said the incident [...]
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China tells UN rights chief to respect its sovereignty after Xinjiang comments

China tells UN rights chief to respect its sovereignty after Xinjiang comments

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China on Tuesday called for UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to respect its sovereignty, after she urged it to allow monitors into the restive far western region of [...]
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Chinese companies flee overseas to avoid US tariffs

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A growing number of Chinese companies are adopting a crafty way to evade US President Donald Trump’s tariffs: remove the “Made in China” label by shifting [...]
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China Renaissance attracts Jack Ma’s Ant Financial as cornerstone investor in HK IPO

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China Renaissance has attracted Ant Financial, a financial technology affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding, as well as LGT Group Foundation and Snow Lake Capital as cornerstone [...]
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China’s steel heartland tests mills’ mettle with new smog-busting plan

China’s steel heartland tests mills’ mettle with new smog-busting plan

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

“Push the steel mills out of the city centre and turn it into a modern, habitable place to live in,” reads a banner hung across the boarded-up offices of Guofeng [...]
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China does away with family planning offices

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s health commission is getting rid of three offices that were previously dedicated to family planning, it announced late on Sunday, the latest signal that Beijing [...]
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Alibaba cedes control in Russia unit to form new joint venture

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has ceded control of its Russian business to form a new venture with a state fund and two technology firms, [...]
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China installing QR codes on Uighur Muslim homes as part of mass security crackdown

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China is installing QR codes on the homes of the Uighur Muslim community in order to get instant access to the personal details of people living there, according to a report [...]
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