Archive for January 16th, 2019

Jet Li looks in much better health alongside Jack Ma at Alibaba chair’s awards ceremony

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

Jet Li has given his legion of fans an early present ahead of the Lunar New Year after appearing to be in much better health at an awards ceremony alongside Jack Ma in Sanya. [...]
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Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

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

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday. The sprout [...]
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Opel helps France’s PSA buck China, Iran auto downturn

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

French auto giant Groupe PSA, which makes the Citroen and Peugeot brands, reported record vehicle sales Tuesday as the acquisition of general Motors’ Opel unit helped [...]
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Alibaba dips after the company’s president warns ‘China has slowed down’

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

* The stock closed 1.35 percent down after trading up for most of the day. * Alibaba Group President Michael Evans attributed the pull back in the Chinese economy to [...]
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Alibaba.com wants to move offline trade shows like CES into the online world

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

Alibaba Group Holding found success with its Taobao e-commerce platform in China in large part because the company modelled its online shopping experience after offline [...]
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China starts new recycling drive as foreign trash ban widens

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China plans to launch 100 new large-scale recycling “bases” by the end of next year, part of a campaign to make better use of its resources after extending a ban [...]
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Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan prepares gaming foray despite government concerns about youth addiction

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

China’s food delivery giant Meituan Dianping is hiring game developers in a sign that the $30 billion company is preparing to make a foray into video gaming, even as [...]
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Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

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

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death in a sudden retrial of his drug smuggling case, while another Canadian man has been denied diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up [...]
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China court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the [...]
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China is still reportedly dragging its feet in opening its market to Visa, Mastercard

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

* The People’s Bank of China has not yet formally acknowledged applications from Visa and Mastercard to process yuan payments, the Financial Times reports, citing [...]
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China has culled more than 900,000 pigs due to African swine fever

China has culled more than 900,000 pigs due to African swine fever

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, as the disease continues to spread [...]
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China warns state firms to avoid travel to US Bloomberg

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has asked some of the state-run companies to avoid business trips to the United States and its allies, and to take extra care to protect their devices if they need to [...]
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Beijing relaxes caps on home prices partially as unsold flats in the capital city rise

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

Beijing, where property curbs are most stringent amid the central government’s drive to cool overheating in the sector, has put on sale another two land sites without a [...]
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How forgotten surgical sponges cost a Chinese caesarean patient her life

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

A hospital in southwest China has been ordered to compensate the family of a woman who died after three pieces of surgical gauze were left in her abdomen during surgery and [...]
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Tech execs are telling Cramer behind closed doors that they support Trump’s hardline trade policy on China

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

* Technology executives are telling Jim Cramer off camera that they support the Trump administration’s hawkish approach to trade with China, the CNBC host says. * The [...]
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