Archive for January 18th, 2020

China’s 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

China’s 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a US-Chinese trade truce might help [...] » More

Chinese economic growth hits three-decade low

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s economy grew last year at its slowest pace in three decades, hit by weak domestic demand and trade tensions, but while officials warned of further headwinds, [...] » More

China turns to Burma as the ‘friendly giant in the neighbourhood’

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

China’s president, on a visit to Myanmar, took in the sights with a tour of the Buddhist temples in Bagan and vowed to pour investment into the country even as the [...] » More

What does American business call the US-China trade deal? A start

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A day after the United States and China signed a long-anticipated phase one trade agreement, American industry leaders were urging talks for the next phase to begin a clear [...] » More

Disease that killed millions of China’s pigs poses global threat

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Bettie the beagle, a detector dog for US Customs and Border Protection, picked up the scent of pork on a woman arriving from China at Chicago’s O’Hare [...] » More

China’s Xi jets to Burma in billion-dollar charm offensive

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar’s capital on Friday in a show of support for the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi as Beijing hopes to smooth the [...] » More

China GDP grew 6.1pct in 2019, slowest in three decades

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s economy weakened to its slowest pace in three decades in 2019 as weaker domestic demand and trade tensions with the United States took their toll, official data [...] » More

Chinese property firm Country Garden plans mass production of construction robots

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s largest property developer by sales Country Garden is planning to start mass production of construction robots next year to cut costs and raise efficiency, it [...] » More

China’s birth rate falls to near 60-year low, with 2019 producing fewest babies since 1961

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The number of newborn babies in China sunk to a near six-decade low last year, reinforcing worries about the cost of a lower birth rate on the economy and the country’s [...] » More

Xi Jinping says China, Vietnam should resolve their disputes ‘properly’

Xi Jinping says China, Vietnam should resolve their disputes ‘properly’

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

China and Vietnam should deepen their relationship and seek to resolve their disputes “properly”, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Vietnamese counterpart, [...] » More

World’s biggest yearly human migration begins again in China

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Associated Press | 6:02 AM

As the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese travellers flocked to train stations and airports Friday to take part in a nationwide ritual: the world’s biggest annual human [...] » More

As China’s Xi visits Burma, ethnic groups rue ‘disrespectful’ investment

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The streets of Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw were festooned with banners celebrating 70 years of Myanmar-China relations ahead of the arrival of President Xi Jinping on [...] » More

EU warns of WTO challenge if China-US deal creates ‘distortions’

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The European Union will challenge the China-US trade agreement at the World Trade Organisation if it creates “distortions” in the market that harm EU companies, [...] » More

Poll: Japan firms join global calls to ditch coal-fired power

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:02 AM

Japanese companies overwhelmingly feel Japan should shift away from its dependence on coal for power generation even though a third of firms say this would harm their [...] » More

WeWork debacle has unicorn investors seeking cover

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

In the months since office-sharing startup WeWork’s botched public debut, mid and late-stage investors in big start-ups have been pushing for more safeguards in case [...] » More