Archive for April 19th, 2019

China consumer spending ‘not fully recovered’ from US-China trade war despite improving sentiment

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

Chinese consumer spending “stabilised but has not fully recovered” in the first quarter of the year even though overall economic growth was stronger than expected [...]
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China’s first-quarter growth unexpectedly steadies, but too early to call clear recovery

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

China’s economy grew at a steady 6.4 percent pace in the first quarter, defying expectations for a further slowdown, as industrial production jumped sharply and [...]
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Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations: report

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Amazon plans to close down its online retail operations that cater to consumers in China in an apparent admission of defeat to local e-commerce rivals such as Alibaba and [...]
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China kills nine messaging apps for peddling pornography as internet crackdown gathers pace

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

China’s cyber watchdog has shut down nine instant messaging apps for spreading pornographic information or facilitating prostitution, as part of an ongoing effort to [...]
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Chinese woman apologises after photographs of her petting giant panda cub cause upset online

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

A Chinese woman has apologised for upsetting social media users after posting a picture of herself petting a giant panda cub at a wildlife reserve in southwest China. [...]
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Can you be gay online in China? Social media companies aren’t sure

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:38 AM

Weibo can’t seem to get it right. After apparently censoring a popular hashtag related to LGBT issues, the Chinese social network restored access Tuesday following a [...]
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FCC set to block China Mobile bid to provide US services

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai said on Wednesday he opposes China Mobile Ltd’s bid to provide US telecommunications services, citing security risks, [...]
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US-China trade deal is nearly here. What we know so far shows Trump is the biggest winner.

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Think Progress | 6:38 AM

The deal will end a trade war that has already cost America billions in lost revenue and tariffs. After months of stop-and-go negotiations with China the talks are said to be [...]
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Chinese ex-military official stripped of doctorate for cheating

Chinese ex-military official stripped of doctorate for cheating

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

A Chinese former senior military official has been stripped of his doctorate after being found guilty of cheating 12 years after receiving it, according to a local news [...]
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Former Trump adviser says China delayed visa to attend forum

Former Trump adviser says China delayed visa to attend forum

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

A former US defense official who served on the Trump transition team said on Wednesday he had been prevented from speaking at a forum in China after its embassy in Washington [...]
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China’s auto sales slide may be obscuring a demand shift in the industry’s largest market

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:38 AM

* New energy vehicle sales in China have been growing, while the overall auto industry has seen sales decline. * Some in the auto industry say it will be the smartphone-like [...]
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Beijing takes control of rating agency Dagong, following last year’s licence suspension in China

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

Dagong Global Credit Rating, one of China’s oldest and biggest rating firms, has been taken over by the central government after its mainland licence was suspended last [...]
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Two more rounds of talks set for May amid hope the US-China trade war is ending

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

Negotiators from China and the United States will hold two more rounds of trade talks by early May as the countries’ attempts to end their months-old trade battle [...]
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Amazon says will not operate China marketplace site from July 18

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is notifying sellers that it will no longer operate a marketplace nor provide seller services on its Chinese website, Amazon.cn, from July [...]
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Jail for father who dumped infant son by roadside in China

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

A man in central China has been jailed for 21/2 years for abandoning his newborn son, his second child, because he thought he would be too much of a financial burden. Kang [...]
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