Archive for December 4th, 2018

Can China tone down its over-the-top weddings?

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

Weddings have become the latest target for reform in China, reflecting government concerns that the ritual has become extravagant and, in some cases, immoral. The move to [...]
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US and China Halt Trade War With 90-Day Cease-Fire

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:10 AM

The United States and China reached a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came [...]
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Even China’s badger farmers can’t escape impact of US trade war

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

Dai Changlin and Jing Haibing have made their name in a niche business. The two farmers from northern China breed and farm badgers for the luxury consumer goods market, which [...]
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Cracking the Chinese market requires patience and localisation, Western executives say

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:10 AM

To break into China and expand their businesses in Asia, companies need to establish a long-term strategy and a deep understanding of local practices, several business [...]
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China’s growth is driven by communist capitalism

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Axios | 6:10 AM

While there are growing tensions between capitalist success and liberal-democratic principles, there are no such tensions with Chinese-style communism. Instead, the tensions [...]
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Chinese police detain two after death of pollution inspector: China Daily

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Chinese police have detained two people in eastern China’s Zhejiang province following the death of an inspector looking into environmental violations, the China Daily [...]
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Don’t get too excited: The US-China truce will be short-lived

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

Global financial markets rejoice! It seems, at least for the moment, the United States and China will take a pause in what was becoming a fierce trade war that had the [...]
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Tencent’s WeChat to deploy AI tools in education in push into industrial internet

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

Tencent Holdings is pushing ahead with efforts to sign up schools to use its all-in-one WeChat app as part of a broader shift by the company to go beyond consumers and serve [...]
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Trump says China to cut tariffs on US-made autos after trade war truce

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

China has agreed to “reduce and remove” tariffs below the 40 percent level that Beijing is currently charging on US-made vehicles, US President Donald Trump said, [...]
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China manufacturing sector improves marginally in November on stronger domestic demand, new data shows

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

The Chinese manufacturing sector activity improved marginally in November, as a rise in domestic demand offset a contraction in foreign orders, according to new economic data [...]
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German president heads to China as Beijing courts European economic ties

German president heads to China as Beijing courts European economic ties

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

China will host a state visit by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier this week as Beijing seeks to lock up economic ties with major European powers amid a trade war with [...]
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Chinese media cautiously welcomes US trade truce

Chinese media cautiously welcomes US trade truce

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

China has agreed to “reduce and remove” tariffs below the 40 percent level that Beijing is currently charging on US-made vehicles, US President Donald Trump said, [...]
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China has been welcomed into the liberal world order, but it isn’t held to the same standard

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | ABC | 6:10 AM

China’s rise has been spectacular hundreds of millions of people lifted out of poverty by their hard work. Participation in the global order has provided the capital [...]
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Qualcomm says NXP deal is dead, even as China seen open to okaying it

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc rejected a suggestion by the White House that its collapsed $44 billion acquisition of Dutch peer NXP Semiconductors could be revived, saying the [...]
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Despite pause in trade war, US and China’s economic relationship is forever changed

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:10 AM

The trade talks that President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping launched this weekend have raised hopes for a peaceful resolution of the trans-Pacific tariff war but [...]
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