Archive for May 29th, 2020

China’s aircraft carriers are playing games with Taiwan, not preparing for war

China’s aircraft carriers are playing games with Taiwan, not preparing for war

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Washington Examiner | 6:02 AM

Were China intending to invade Taiwan, we would have seen a massive mobilisation of amphibious assault forces, warships, and air force wings. We haven’t seen that. I [...] » More

Canadian court rules against Huawei exec fighting extradition

29-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

An executive for Chinese tech giant Huawei suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a Canadian judge ruled that proceedings to extradite her to the United States will go [...] » More

Chinese surveyors reach summit of Mount Everest to remeasure its height

29-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Chinese survey team reached the summit of Mount Everest on Wednesday, as they attempt to remeasure the exact height of the world’s tallest mountain. Having been [...] » More

In HK and beyond, China moves to consolidate position of strength as country emerges from pandemic

29-May-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Sometimes, the best time to act isn’t when you’re at your strongest, but when your rivals are weakest. As much of the world continues to reel from the coronavirus [...] » More

Interview: China’s COVID-19 vaccine trial results ‘very impressive,’ says US epidemiologist

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

The results of China’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, the first such vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial, are “very impressive,” a leading US epidemiologist [...] » More

China IP cases surge amid US complaints, Beijing push for technology self-reliance

29-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China IP cases surge amid US complaints, Beijing push for technology self-reliance The number of infringement cases involving intellectual property rights violations in China [...] » More

China parliament approves plan to impose HK security law

China parliament approves plan to impose HK security law

29-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that has ratcheted up tensions with the US and sparked new protests over fears the city [...] » More

Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is emerging as one of China’s biggest corporate winners of the coronavirus crisis, gaining the opportunity to expand its businesses and [...] » More

Coronavirus uses same strategy as HIV to dodge immune response, Chinese study finds

29-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The novel coronavirus uses the same strategy to evade attack from the human immune system as HIV, according to a new study by Chinese scientists. Both viruses remove marker [...] » More

US-China Confrontation Risk Is Highest in the South China Sea

US-China Confrontation Risk Is Highest in the South China Sea

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

As China and the US trade barbs over everything from trade to Covid-19 to Hong Kong, the two powers are at greater risk of careering into physical confrontation. And nowhere [...] » More

China’s defense budget shows Xi’s priorities as economy tightens

29-May-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

When China announced a 6.6 percent increase in its military budget last week while cutting substantially in other areas, analysts said it made one thing clear: Beijing senses [...] » More

US House passes Uygur Human Rights Policy Act that would target Chinese officials but Donald Trump still needs to sign it

29-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A bill directing the Trump administration to sanction officials in China over the treatment of ethnic minority groups in the country’s northwest breezed through the US [...] » More

China brands Canada ‘accomplice’ of US, as Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou loses bid to have extradition case thrown out

29-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China has accused Canada of acting as an “accomplice” to the United States in a “grave political incident”, after a judge in Vancouver rejected a bid [...] » More

China facing soybean dilemma as it tries to balance phase one trade deal with self-reliance

29-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s demand for soybeans is expected to rebound in 2020 but the question remains where the supply will come from as it attempts to move away from over reliance on [...] » More

Huawei CFO loses major battle in extradition fight as US-China tensions escalate

29-May-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou lost a major legal battle in her fight against extradition to the US to stand trial on fraud charges. In the Wednesday [...] » More