Archive for January 18th, 2019

‘Three Billboards’ campaign targets gay conversion therapy in China

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

A Chinese artist and a gay policeman have launched an unusually bold public protest campaign in which bright-red trucks bearing slogans denouncing homosexual [...] » More

China condemns Trudeau’s remarks about Canadian’s death sentence

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

China denounced Canada on Tuesday for “irresponsible” remarks after Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau accused it of “arbitrarily” sentencing a [...] » More

Canada asks China clemency for convicted drug trafficker

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

Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking, after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last [...] » More

Tencent plugs holes, and boosts profits, with 163 new investments

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

With more that 600 companies in its portfolio, Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings has become one of the most active investors in the technology world. The strategy has [...] » More

China won’t unleash ‘runaway stimulus’ to revive the economy

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

China’s economic slowdown is causing alarm around the world, but President Xi Jinping’s government may be willing to go only so far to limit the damage. Beijing [...] » More

China anti-corruption hunt catches ‘tiger’ official

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

China’s anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation into the former top official of the central province of Shaanxi, the latest “tiger” to be ensnared [...] » More

Judge won’t toss evidence in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

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

A federal judge in central Illinois has denied defense motions to suppress evidence in the case of a 28-year-old man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a University of [...] » More

From client to competitor: China’s rise prompts German rethink

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

As a golden era for its exporters fades, Germany is scrambling to secure its interests in Beijing, but China’s transformation from customer to competitor is forcing [...] » More

Australia’s fortunes are linked to China’s economy for better or worse

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Australia’s dependence on Chinese money has been a blessing for the local economy, but it could unravel painfully if China’s economic slowdown worsens. Given that [...] » More

China expert and former US diplomat believes deal to end trade war will happen before summer

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

A former US diplomat and China strategist has added his voice to the growing chorus of experts who believe a short-term resolution to the trade war can be reached within [...] » More

Asia is ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’ with situation in China worst since Cultural Revolution, report claims

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

Nearly 140 million Christians suffered high levels of persecution in Asia last year, according to a new report, which described the situation facing the faith in China as the [...] » More

China takes lead in some military tech: Pentagon

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

China is on the cusp of fielding some of the world’s most advanced weapons systemsand in some cases already has surpassed its rivals, a Pentagon assessment released [...] » More

New defense intelligence assessment warns China nears critical military milestone

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

In recent years, top defense officials and internal Pentagon reports alike have cautioned about the rise of China as a military power, in large part due to its investments in [...] » More

US report says rapidly modernising Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

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

Over the last few years China has made a series of ambitious military reforms and acquired new technology as it aims to improve its ability to fight regional conflicts over [...] » More

China’s Insta360 shoots high with one of the world’s best 360 cameras, taking on GoPro and Ricoh

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

Looking for a 360-degree camera to fully capture the action on your next ski-trip? If you search on Google for a recommendation, chances are one particular device will keep [...] » More