Archive for January 23rd, 2019

Modern China’s birth rate falls to lowest ever

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

China’s birth rate last year fell to its lowest since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, official data showed on Monday, with looser [...]
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Be vigilant about threats to China’s stability and reforms, Xi Jinping tells top cadres

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

Take all the necessary precautionary steps and be vigilant about any risks that could jeopardise China’s stability and reforms, President Xi Jinping told officials [...]
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Chinese army now makes up less than half of PLA’s strength as military aims to transform itself into modern fighting force

Chinese army now makes up less than half of PLA’s strength as military aims to transform itself into modern fighting force

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

The Chinese military has significantly boosted its navy, air force and new strategic units and downsized its land-based army as part of a strategic shift designed to [...]
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Chinese outbound projects plunge, investors pull back from US

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

China’s outbound investment and construction plunged last year as the world’s second largest economy loses steam, and continued “financial strain” [...]
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Starbucks Worst Nightmare In China Is Coming True

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Starbucks worst nightmare in Chinacompetition from fast-growing start-ups like Luckin Coffeeis coming true. For years, China was a new market frontier Starbucks. As of [...]
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Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired by university

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

A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame [...]
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Petrochemicals giant SABIC isn’t worried about China’s growth slowdown

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

* The Middle East’s largest public company is expanding its investments in China despite an expected slowdown in the country’s economic growth, its CEO said [...]
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Macau, Beijing police arrest 37 in crackdown on illicit banking

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

Police in Macau and mainland China detained 39 suspects in an underground lending case involving more than 30 billion yuan ($4.42 billion), as China steps up measures to [...]
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China and CNN in row over Uygur campaigner’s account of deaths of nine people in Xinjiang jail

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

A row between CNN and the Chinese foreign ministry escalated after Beijing claimed that the broadcaster lied in its reporting of alleged deaths in detention in China’s [...]
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China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

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

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the Aids virus [...]
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Ex-diplomats, scholars urge China to release Canadians

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

A group of more than 100 former diplomats and academics have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for the release of two Canadians who have been [...]
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US, Britain conduct joint navy drills in South China Sea amid worries about China’s military power

US, Britain conduct joint navy drills in South China Sea amid worries about China’s military power

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

US and British navy ships conducted joint drills in the South China Sea last week in what they called a sign of their shared emphasis on regional peace and stability amid [...]
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Canadian ambassador to US says Washington will request the extradition of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

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

The United States has informed the Canadian government that it plans to proceed with a formal request to extradite Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on allegations [...]
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143 former China diplomats and academics write to Xi Jinping demanding Canadian detainees be freed

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

A group of 143 scholars and former diplomats have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping demanding the release of two Canadian citizens amid an intensifying [...]
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China’s ageing elite live golden years in style

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

At a gated community for Chinese senior citizens, retired military personnel, film-makers and top university professors settle into a new routine: ballet lessons, [...]
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