Archive for October 31st, 2020

2 women arrested over China officials impersonation scam, victim handed over $1m

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:28 AM

2 women arrested over China officials impersonation scam, victim handed over $1m Two women, aged 19 and 30, have been arrested for their suspected role in a China officials [...] » More

China would ‘probably prefer a Joe Biden presidency’ over Donald Trump, says former American ambassador to Beijing

China would ‘probably prefer a Joe Biden presidency’ over Donald Trump, says former American ambassador to Beijing

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

After four years of unpredictability and US President Donald Trump tweeting “whatever is on his mind in the middle of the night”, China would probably prefer the [...] » More

China vows to build ‘fully modern army’ by 2027 as Beijing policy meeting ends on defiant note

China vows to build ‘fully modern army’ by 2027 as Beijing policy meeting ends on defiant note

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

A key policy meeting concluded on Thursday with a statement that China would not let external pressures sway it from becoming a great power. It also set a new goal to turn [...] » More

I knew we’d end up in court, says Canada border officer who quizzed Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou before arrest

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

A Canadian border officer who questioned Meng Wanzhou in the hours before her arrest at Vancouver’s airport has testified that he knew the case would end up in court, [...] » More

TikTok owner ByteDance consolidates education products under new Dali brand

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

ByteDance, owner of popular short video-sharing app TikTok, has consolidated its education business under the new Dali brand, as the Chinese tech unicorn moves to further [...] » More

Alibaba’s Taobao Live hits $7.5 billion in first 30 minutes of presales for Singles’ Day

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

Taobao Live, the live-streaming platform for merchants on Alibaba Group Holding’s Taobao Marketplace, posted about $7.5 billion total transactions in the first 30 [...] » More

China-Australia relations: Canberra lashes out at China’s barley duties at WTO

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

Australia lashed out at China’s anti-dumping duties on its barley exports in a statement made at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) this week, Geneva sources said. The [...] » More

Apple Q4 earnings beat expectations but sees decline in sales in China

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Finance.Yahoo | 7:28 AM

Apple reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after market close on Thursday that topped expectations, with sales from the company’s services offerings and Mac [...] » More

Chinese Communist Party wraps up top policy meeting by outlining plans for nation to become greater power

Chinese Communist Party wraps up top policy meeting by outlining plans for nation to become greater power

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

The Chinese Communist Party leadership has wrapped up the fifth plenum its most important political meeting where the discussions focused on how China can steady its course [...] » More

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy freezes SpaceJet development to focus on other units

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) 7011.T, Japan’s biggest aerospace manufacturer, said on Friday it would freeze development of its SpaceJet regional aircraft to [...] » More

Japan’s September job availability lowest in nearly 7 years

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Japan Times | 7:28 AM

Japan’s job availability fell to its lowest level in almost seven years in September, with many returning to the labour market following a gradual resumption of [...] » More

AB Volvo and Isuzu Motors sign final agreements for strategic alliance

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

Truckmaker AB Volvo VOLVb.ST and Japan’s Isuzu Motors 7202.T have inked a binding agreement for their previously announced strategic alliance, which includes Isuzu [...] » More

Japan lowers travel advisories for China, 7 other countries, Taiwan

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 7:28 AM

Japan lowered Friday travel advisories issued for eight countries, including China and South Korea, plus Taiwan, as the pace of new coronavirus infections is slowing, Foreign [...] » More

Japan’s total coronavirus cases top 100,000

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 7:28 AM

Japan’s cumulative total of confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 100,000 on Thursday, according to a tally based on official data, amid a recent uptick in the [...] » More

Japanese automakers’ global output rises 1.7pct in September

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Japan Today | 7:28 AM

Total global output by eight major Japanese automakers rose 1.7 percent in September from a year earlier to nearly 2.42 million units amid signs of the Chinese and US [...] » More