Archive for January 10th, 2019

Chinese budget smartphone brand Realme has Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe in its sights after sweeping India

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Realme, the India-focused brand that shares the same owner as Chinese mobile phone maker Oppo, plans to expand its operations across Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe, [...]
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Chinese authorities shut education app and issue fines as part of ongoing ‘clean up’ of vulgar and pornographic content

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities closed an education app and fined companies as part of the country’s ongoing campaign to “clean up” online platforms that contain [...]
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US-China negotiators reportedly narrow differences on trade

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* The report, which cited sources, said the negotiators made progress on issues such as the purchase of US goods and services. * However, the two sides are still not ready to [...]
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Tencent takes big step to free WeChat from smartphones as battle shifts to business customers and self-driving cars

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Tencent Holdings took a big step in extending the use of its ubiquitous WeChat app beyond smartphones, with the introduction of a Siri-like voice assistant that could [...]
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US official says China trade talks ‘went just fine’

US official says China trade talks ‘went just fine’

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese officials extended trade war talks into a third day on Wednesday, with a member of the American delegation saying negotiations “went just fine”. [...]
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US, Chinese officials extend Beijing trade talks

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese negotiators meeting this week in Beijing have agreed to extend trade talks until Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the office of the US Trade [...]
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China faces tidal wave of exits by ageing tycoons. Their succession plans will shape China’s future

China faces tidal wave of exits by ageing tycoons. Their succession plans will shape China’s future

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China is getting ready to be hit by a wave of retirements of ageing business titans who built the private companies that fuelled the country’s economic boom and created [...]
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N. Korea’s Kim ends Beijing visit as Trump summit looms

N. Korea’s Kim ends Beijing visit as Trump summit looms

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong Un’s train left Beijing on Wednesday after the North Korean leader visited his key ally on a trip seen as a strategy session ahead of his expected summit with [...]
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China allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be [...]
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Chinese New Year celebrations could further spread deadly African swine fever outbreak

Chinese New Year celebrations could further spread deadly African swine fever outbreak

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Increased consumption of pork during China’s upcoming New Year festivities could lead to fresh outbreaks of African swine fever, a viral disease that can wipe out whole [...]
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Canadian consular officials visit detained Canadian in China

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Canadian consular officials have visited a detained Canadian in China who was arrested in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive last month. [...]
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Donald Trump will have final say in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s case, says former US federal prosecutor

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump, who has made it known he may step into the Justice Department’s case against Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Sabrina Meng [...]
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Chinese buyers expand their reach in the US housing market as the middle class gets in on the act

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Chinese buyers have been the top foreign buyers in both units and dollar volume of residential housing for six years straight, according to the National Association of [...]
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China’s current GDP growth is likely less than 6pct, economist says

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* China’s economic growth is likely currently below the 6 percent level amid faltering domestic demand, says Taimur Baig, chief economist at DBS Group Research. * [...]
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US-China trade deal must involve compromise: State media

US-China trade deal must involve compromise: State media

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Although China is keen to put an end to the trade war, it will not make any “unreasonable concessions” and compromise must be made on both sides, the China [...]
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