Archive for September 15th, 2018

Today’s top tech news, September 13: Jack Ma seals Alibaba deal on new Russian e-commerce platform

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Alibaba’s overseas shopping site AliExpress formed a joint venture with Russian Direct Investment Fund, online service firm Mail.Ru Jack Ma has kept busy after his [...]
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Corruption Is China’s Friend in Its Quest to Dominate Africa

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

China’s economic expansion into Africa has benefited Beijing tremendously by allowing access to natural resources. Yet it forced the continent’s national [...]
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Venezuela’s Maduro seeks deals with ‘big sister’ China

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

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hailed Mao Zedong as a “giant of the homeland of humanity” on Friday during a rare visit by a foreign leader to the mausoleum [...]
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut: one year on from Hato’s deadly hit, is Macau any better prepared to handle a monster storm? Lawmakers have their doubts

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

A year on from the deadly impact of Typhoon Hato and Macau lawmakers are concerned the city is still not prepared to take a pummelling from Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The [...]
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iQiyi hopes to capture a slice of China’s silver economy with short video app Jin Shi

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

Jin Shi is a short video app from iQiyi, China’s answer to Netflix, aimed at drawing the country’s growing band of silver-haired viewers to the live-streaming [...]
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Chinese millennials and Gen-Zs fuel demand for diamonds in the world’s No 2 market

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

Chinese millennials and those born after 1995, or Generation Z, are leading the world in buying diamonds and fuelling demand in the world’s second-largest diamond [...]
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Chinese official says China is educating, not mistreating, Muslims

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

China is not mistreating Muslims in Xinjiang province but is putting some people through training courses to avoid extremism spreading, unlike Europe which had failed to deal [...]
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Russia-China military cooperation ‘could worry Europe’

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

Russia’s military exercises with China this week, though focused on countering the United States, could raise security concerns among European nations, which are now [...]
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EU envoy says ‘engagement’ with China is the way to solve Xinjiang issue

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

Suspected Chinese abuses in the region of Xinjiang should be addressed through engagement with the government, the new EU ambassador to China said on Friday, a contrast to [...]
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Google employees are reportedly resigning over China search efforts

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNET | 6:00 AM

Google employees unhappy with the search giant’s efforts to re-enter China are resigning in protest, according to news reports published Thursday. The company has been [...]
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China bans feeding of food waste to hogs in provinces with African swine fever

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

China has banned the use of food waste as pig feed in provinces that have reported African swine fever outbreaks as well as neighbouring regions, the agriculture ministry [...]
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EU investigating second impurity in China-made heart drug

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

Europe’s drugs regulator is looking into another potentially cancer-causing substance in a common blood pressure and heart drug produced in China before 2012, widening [...]
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Xiaomi creates new management jobs aimed at CEO succession planning

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

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Friday it will rejig its businesses and create new leadership positions aimed at building a second tier to CEO Lei Jun, amid [...]
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China says it opposes US unilateral sanctions over funds for N Korea

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

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it resolutely opposes unilateral sanctions and long-armed jurisdiction, after the United States imposed sanctions on a [...]
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Japan proposes legalising commercial whaling

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Tokyo considers ending the 33-year-old ban, saying most species have rebounded, but it’s facing opposition from the IWC. Japan is proposing an end to a 33-year-old ban [...]
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