Archive for August 1st, 2019

Sign of the times: China’s capital orders Arabic, Muslim symbols taken down

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Authorities in the Chinese capital have ordered halal restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, part of an [...] » More

China mobilises 190,000 police officers to prepare for 70th anniversary celebrations

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

About 190,000 police officers took part in a drill in southern China on Tuesday as part of the preparations for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the [...] » More

China factory activity contracts again amid trade row

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s manufacturing activity contracted for a third month in a row in July, official data showed Wednesday, amid a bruising trade war with the United States and [...] » More

US-China big power rivalry set for Bangkok staging

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The US-China rivalry is set to be sharpened at a Bangkok summit starting Wednesday, where Washington’s top diplomat will insist his nation remains a key Asia-Pacific [...] » More

Chinese students are welcome in America, US education official Marie Royce says, calling China’s negative reports propaganda

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A US education official on Tuesday accused China’s state-controlled media of painting an “inaccurate picture” of the hardships Chinese students are said to [...] » More

Chinese broadcaster apologises for male nudity in news report about Sichuan massage parlour workers

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A provincial Chinese television station apologised to viewers on Monday after full frontal male nudity was broadcast as part of an early evening news item about sex workers [...] » More

China says most people in Xinjiang camps have ‘returned to society’

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Most people sent to mass detention centers in China’s Xinjiang region have “returned to society”, a senior official from the area said on Tuesday, but he [...] » More

All talk, no substance as US-China trade meeting wraps up

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The first face-to-face talks between top trade negotiators from Beijing and Washington since their suspension in May lasted just half a day with not much on the table from [...] » More

Top Indian official to miss talks in China on sweeping Asian free trade deal

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

India’s commerce minister will not attend a ministerial meeting in Beijing this week, hampering China’s push to seal a massive free trade deal amid a protracted [...] » More

China’s top Uyghur official claims most detainees have left Xinjiang camps

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

A senior Chinese official has alleged that authorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang have released most detainees held in government internment camps, but refused to [...] » More

China Abruptly Announces It’s Totally Released Most of the Estimated 1 Million Muslims Held in Internment Camps

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Slate | 6:02 AM

The Chinese government made the unexpected announcement Tuesday that it had released most of the minority Muslims being held in controversial internment camps across the [...] » More

US-China trade talks resume after Trump tweetstorm

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Chinese and US negotiators held their first face-to-face talks Wednesday since agreeing to a trade war truce last month, but the short meeting in Shanghai was overshadowed by [...] » More

Influx of Chinese business travellers, investors to Cambodia drives construction boom

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Cambodia’s economy has seen an influx of business investors from China, which has driven demand for housing and hospitality services in the Southeast Asian nation. Two [...] » More

Trade war tariffs continue to gnaw away at China’s manufacturing outlook, July data shows

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s manufacturing industry remained weak in July, with factory owners still downbeat about their prospects, as the pressures of the trade war with the United States [...] » More

Chinese province considers ‘three-child policy’ to halt population decline

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s northeastern province of Liaoning is planning to loosen birth restrictions and allow some couples to have a third child in a bid to improve dwindling fertility [...] » More