Archive for July 7th, 2020

Operation Bashi Channel: the next flashpoint in the China-US military rivalry

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

On Friday, the United States made it 13. For a 13th day in a row, the US sent military aircraft for reconnaissance in the Bashi Channel just south of Taiwan before heading to [...] » More

Beijing says it’s ‘strongly concerned’ by India’s decision to ban Chinese apps

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Beijing is pushing back on a decision by India to ban dozens of Chinese mobile apps as tensions between the world’s most populous countries continue to rise. Zhao [...] » More

Tensions heat up in South China Sea as US makes significant show of force

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

For the first time in six years, two US Navy aircraft carriers are in the South China Sea, the latest show of military might from Washington as it pushes back against [...] » More

India set to pose growing challenge to China at sea

India set to pose growing challenge to China at sea

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

India is likely to pose an increased challenge to China at sea following their recent confrontation on land, analysts said. Last week, the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime [...] » More

China’s new boundary dispute with Bhutan targets India’s Arunachal Pradesh

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | HindustanTimes | 6:02 AM

The key could be the proximity of Bhutan’s “eastern sector” to Arunachal Pradesh which China claims in its entirety as part of “south Tibet” : [...] » More

After COVID-19, China moves to kick its exotic meat habit

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | NBC | 6:02 AM

Ou Yang is having a hard time finding snake to eat. “A very famous restaurant specialised in cooking snakes in my city already stopped providing such dishes,” Ou [...] » More

Chinese troops seen withdrawing from flashpoint Himalayan valley: Indian army

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Chinese troops have started removing tents and other structures from a contested Himalayan valley where they fought a deadly battle with Indian soldiers last month, Indian [...] » More

Xu Zhangrun: Outspoken professor detained in China

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BBC | 6:02 AM

A professor who criticised China’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has been detained by authorities. Xu Zhangrun, who has been under house arrest, was taken away [...] » More

Time for China to decouple the yuan from US dollar, former diplomat urges

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China must brace for a full-blown escalation of the struggle with the United States and prepare to gradually decouple the Chinese yuan from the US dollar, a former senior [...] » More

China’s mega-dams are giving way to cheaper renewable energy

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

China switched on its latest large-scale hydropower plant last week with another due to come online next year. It’s the beginning of the end for the era of mega-dam [...] » More

Coronavirus like virus was sent to China’s Wuhan in 2013: Report

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | LiveMint | 6:02 AM

Virus samples sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology seven years ago closely resemble Covid-19, according to a report in the Sunday Times that highlights unanswered [...] » More

As coronavirus fades in China, homebuyers are stampeding back in, boosting the outlook for developers’ stocks

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s home sales continue to rebound, sending developers’ stocks soaring on Thursday and Friday and prompting analysts to urge investors to take a fresh look at [...] » More

Questions raised over whether virus sample in Wuhan lab could cause Covid-19

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

Scientists have raised fresh questions over whether a coronavirus sample held for years in a Wuhan laboratory could have mutated naturally or via genetic experimentation to [...] » More

China’s Confucius Institutes rebrand after overseas propaganda rows

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing is abandoning its Confucius Institute brand after a global backlash over censorship, switching to a new look as a centre for “language exchange and [...] » More

Huawei faces ban from UK 5G network, with experts warning of Chinese spying

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei faces a complete ban from being used in Britain’s mobile phone infrastructure. In January, Britain’s security services [...] » More