Archive for March 28th, 2019

China defends Tibet policies, bashes exile government

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Chinese officials responsible for Tibet praised development in the Himalayan region in the 60 years since the suppression of an uprising against Beijing’s rule. The [...] » More

Air Force wish list includes more F-35s, tankers… and some money for advanced tech to confuse Russia and China

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Twelve additional F-35s and three KC-46 tankers rank among the Air Force’s wish list of items it would like to have, but couldn’t afford in its fiscal year 2020 [...] » More

Here’s How Much Money The government Is Making Off China Tariffs

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

The US government has found itself a new cash cow: China. By slapping tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, the US government has made $55 billion, up [...] » More

China video-streaming firm IQIYI raises $1.1 billion in convertible bonds

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Video-streaming firm iQIYI, backed by search engine giant Baidu, on Wednesday raised $1.05 billion in six-year convertible bonds, in what is the second-largest such deal by a [...] » More

China’s approach to unification with Taiwan ignores one crucial fact: Things change

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

In Asia specifically, in the Taiwan Strait, where developments in China, Taiwan and the United States are converging the political atmosphere is heating up. Chinese President [...] » More

US-China trade deal may not come until May or June, expert says

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

A new round of US-China trade talks are due to kick off in Beijing on Thursday but one expert says a deal will not likely come until May, or even June. “It would be [...] » More

How honesty and 200 tonnes of turnips are funding a bone-marrow transplant for a sick Chinese child

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Honesty paid off for the father of an ailing two-year-old boy from eastern Shandong province after he returned a lost wallet to its owner, who offered him 200 tonnes of [...] » More

US zoo to return beloved giant pandas to China

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two giant pandas that have been a star attraction at the San Diego Zoo for decades will soon be returned home to China, officials announced. Bai Yun, the 27-year-old female [...] » More

China Is Burning Away Its Ecological Future

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Foreign Policy | 6:00 AM

Chinese cities have a garbage problem but incineration is no solution. China’s industrialisation has put heavy pressure on the environment. For decades, China was the [...] » More

AirAsia says it may set up base in Macau, the first overseas carrier to throw its hat in since the end of Air Macau’s monopoly in January

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

AirAsia, the region’s largest low-cost carrier, may set up a base in Macau to serve Chinese travellers, becoming the first foreign airline to throw its hat into the [...] » More

Mobile internet penetration brings about ‘awakening’ in China, investor says

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Chinese internet users are increasingly accessing the web on their mobile devices. As a result, even those in more rural areas in the country are going through a personal [...] » More

China is the big winner from Europe’s Brexit chaos

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

European Union leaders sat down last week for what was supposed to be a summit meeting to discuss China, perhaps the biggest external economic and diplomatic challenge [...] » More

Updating software, shaping history: New imperial era name looms large in Japan

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In Japan, every emperor’s era has its own nameappearing in places such as coins, official paperwork and newspapersand with abdication coming at the end of April, [...] » More

Anger as wartime memorial in Malaysia calls Japanese troops ‘heroes’

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A newly restored World War II memorial in Malaysia sparked anger and calls for its demolition Tuesday after a sign described three Japanese soldiers honoured as [...] » More

Singapore-KL route named world’s busiest international air link for 2nd year

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Do you fly between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (KL) often? The 296km route, which is among the shortest in the world, is operated by eight carriers with an average of 82 [...] » More