Archive for November 30th, 2019

BMW to build electric Mini in China

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Luxury German carmaker BMW on Friday said it would build fully electric models of its Mini cars at a new plant in China, as it kicked off a joint venture with Chinese partner [...] » More

HK is ‘the only option’ for China to connect with overseas markets for now, says expert

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has been engulfed in anti-government protests for months, but the city’s capital markets have remained an important gateway between China and the world, [...] » More

China’s pork crisis may be easing but price rises are still in the cards

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

China says the worst of its pork crisis might be over, but some analysts say it’s still too soon to give the all-clear. The number of breeding pigs in China picked up [...] » More

China shuts 1,300 metal firms since 2016 in soil clean-up

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China has shut more than 1,300 heavy metal enterprises since 2016 as part of a long-term plan to curb widespread chronic soil pollution, an environment ministry official said [...] » More

Chinese co-working operator Kr Space gives up Times Square facility, retreats from HK

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Kr Space is shutting down its last co-working facility in Hong Kong, ending its ill-fated expansion in the city. The Chinese company, a spin-off of technology platform [...] » More

China defends Xinjiang crackdown after criticism from European leaders

China defends Xinjiang crackdown after criticism from European leaders

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China on Thursday defended its security crackdown in Xinjiang after French and German leaders condemned its mass detention of religious minorities in the region. The French [...] » More

Honda thrives in China’s slumping car market as its Civic, CR-V models prove popular with mainland consumers

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Dongfeng Honda Automobile, one of the few winners in China’s car industry this year, said it would launch at least five new models next year as it bets on a turnaround [...] » More

Furious China threatens retaliation over US law on HK

Furious China threatens retaliation over US law on HK

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China threatened retaliation against Washington on Thursday after US President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, just as the [...] » More

Huawei to challenge FCC decision on government subsidy programme: WSJ

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Huawei Technologies has decided to challenge a US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision barring US rural carrier customers from tapping an $8.5 billion government [...] » More

Beijing hits out after Trump signs laws backing HK rights

Beijing hits out after Trump signs laws backing HK rights

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:02 AM

Beijing on Thursday lambasted President Donald Trump for backing legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, condemning the US for its “stark hegemonic [...] » More

China’s overseas financial links deepen despite trade tensions with US

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Foreign money is still betting on China, regardless of a slowdown in its economic growth, or tense trade negotiations with the United States. As global bond yields remain [...] » More

Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dies, aged 101

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics, has died aged 101. An ardent conservative who worked to forge a [...] » More

Japanese theaters vying to charm foreign audiences

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

It has been a while since theater productions targeting non-Japanese tourists started popping up one after another. Theater production company Nelke Planning Co. joined the [...] » More

Japan store reviews plan for staff to wear menstruation badges after outcry

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Japanese department store is reconsidering a plan for employees to wear badges when they’re menstruating, which was originally aimed at fostering sympathy among [...] » More

Abe to visit India’s Imphal

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit Imphal, in northeastern India, where a fierce World War II battle took place between the Imperial Japanese Army and Allied [...] » More