Archive for September 12th, 2018

Spotlight on Alibaba CEO Zhang as Jack Ma starts retirement countdown

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

Unlike his charismatic boss, Jack Ma, Alibaba (BABA.N) chief executive Daniel Zhang isn’t usually one to grab the limelight, let alone make kung fu movies with [...]
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China’s Hebei meets state smog standards for first time in August

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

The smog-prone northern Chinese province of Hebei met state air quality standards for the first time ever last month, official data showed, as it benefited from better [...]
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Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps

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

A wave of Chinese-financed railways and other trade links in Africa and Asia that have prompted worries about debt and Beijing’s ambitions is reducing politically [...]
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Putin says Russia’s defence ties with China based on trust

Putin says Russia’s defence ties with China based on trust

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Moscow and Beijing’s relations were based on trust in areas ranging from politics to security [...]
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China to crack down on ‘chaotic’ online religious info media

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

China has drawn up new draft guidelines to crack down on the “chaotic” and illegal online promotion of religion, the official Global Times reported on Tuesday, [...]
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China’s belt and road projects ‘narrow economic inequalities within countries’

China’s belt and road projects ‘narrow economic inequalities within countries’

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 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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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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Jack Ma on Management: Why a ‘Fool’ Needs to Lead Smart People

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

Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, announced on Monday his plans for stepping down from the e-commerce giant and handing over responsibilities to senior [...]
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Education group: Unreasonable to deny Chinese schools federal funds, land

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Putrajaya should allocate federal funds and land for new Chinese primary schools or SJKCs like those for national schools, said a Chinese education group. The United Chinese [...]
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Russia and China are looking at launching joint projects worth more than $100 billion

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

A group composed of Russian and Chinese businesses is considering 73 joint investment projects cumulatively worth more than $100 billion, according to a Tuesday statement. [...]
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Japan’s Abe says wants to discuss peace treaty with Putin

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe wants to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin about a peace treaty between Japan and Russia, Abe said in his opening remarks before the [...]
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Japanese complain of ‘tourist pollution’ as number of sightseers skyrockets

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Japan’s traditional sense of “omotenashi”, meaning to wholeheartedly look after guests, is wearing decidedly thin as residents of many of the nation’s [...]
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US approves possible sale of early-warning planes to Japan

US approves possible sale of early-warning planes to Japan

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

The US State Department said Monday it is ready to approve the sale of up to nine early-warning military planes to Japan, in a sale worth more than $3 billion. The E-2D [...]
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Alligator Gar Washes Up in Japan After Typhoon Jebi

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Theepoch Times | 6:00 AM

Japanese citizens were shocked when they saw an alligator gar in the street after the flooding caused by Typhoon Jebi receded. Video footage captured near the Aiga River in [...]
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Japan’s Universal plans backdoor listing for Philippine casino operator

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

Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corp is taking its Philippines casino operator public through a subsidiary’s purchase of a majority stake in Manila-listed [...]
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