Archive for June, 2019

Smoking at home a form of domestic violence, Thailand says

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

Authorities in Thailand are facing backlash after introducing a new law that will classify smoking in households as a form or domestic abuse, or violence. Local media [...] » More

China’s first 1,000-yuan stock since 2005 is a liquor company

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The world’s most valuable liquor firm just set a new stock market record in China. Shares in Kweichow Moutai, a top Chinese distillery that produces the national baijiu [...] » More

Faces for cookware: data collection industry flourishes as China pursues AI ambitions

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

In a village in central China’s Henan province, amid barking dogs and wandering chickens, villagers gather along a dirt road to trade images of their faces for kettles, [...] » More

El Salvador president says China relations fully established

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

El Salvador’s new president said on Thursday that relations with China were complete and established, giving the strongest signal yet that the small Central American [...] » More

Young Taiwanese opting to stay at home in summer, play on smartphones

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

The majority of young students in Taiwan would rather stay at home during the summer break, and for most of them, playing on their cellphones will be their top form of [...] » More

Alibaba confirms it is mulling further investment in bike-sharing start-up Hellobike

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Alibaba Group confirmed it was looking at contributing to a new round of fundraising by Shanghai-based bike sharing start-up Hellobike. “We are considering this [...] » More

Donald Trump’s tariffs are wrong way to deal with China, say Democrat presidential contenders

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Democratic contenders for the US presidency criticised Donald Trump’s policies on China in the second round of their party’s first primary debate, with several [...] » More

US senators urge Donald Trump to end delay and proceed with sanctions over Xinjiang internment camps

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A group of United States senators including three presidential candidates has written to the White House urging the administration to move ahead with stalled human rights [...] » More

Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines sign deal to expand codeshare ties

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

National carriers Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) on Thursday (Jun 27) signed a preliminary agreement that could see them “significantly” [...] » More

To dodge trade war, Chinese exporters shift production to low-cost nations

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Pressured by a labour crunch and rising wages in China, Shu Ke’an, whose company supplies bulletproof vests, rifle bags and other tactical gear to the United States, [...] » More

Canadian navy ships sailed through Taiwan strait amid tension with China

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that Canadian navy ships sailed through the Strait of Taiwan, which separates self-ruled Taiwan from China, an act that could [...] » More

PBOC says to keep yuan exchange rate basically stable at reasonable level

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | ForeXlive | 6:02 AM

* To strike balance between monetary easing and tightening * To further boost financial opening up * To keep liquidity conditions reasonably sufficient * To adopt [...] » More

China’s Xi says Gulf stands at ‘crossroads of war and peace’

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation and is “standing at a crossroads of war and peace”, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday, calling for calm [...] » More

Dalai Lama Says Donald Trump Lacks ‘Moral Principle’

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:02 AM

Curious on who Donald Trump will attack in his next tweetstorm? The smart money is on the Dalai Lama. That’s because the 83-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader called out [...] » More

Blue chips drag markets down

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM

Shares tumbled yesterday on low liquidity due to profit-taking pressure, moving in reverse to regional markets. The benchmark VN Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange lost [...] » More