Archive for January, 2021

In multiple messsages, Biden warns Beijing over expansionism

In multiple messsages, Biden warns Beijing over expansionism

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:52 AM

One week into the job, US President Joe Biden has sent a clear warning to Beijing against any expansionist intentions in East and Southeast Asia. In multiple calls and [...] » More

Pollution in China: thallium leak in Yangtze River linked to zinc smelter

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

Authorities in northwest China have ordered the suspension of a zinc smelting facility after it was linked to a toxic chemical leak into the Yangtze River. The alarm was [...] » More

Biden UN nominee pledges to work ‘aggressively’ against Chinese influence

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

US President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to the United Nations stressed on Wednesday the importance of US re-engagement with the 193-member world body in order [...] » More

Apple had a record quarter in China with the highest ever number of iPhone upgrades

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:52 AM

Apple raked in its highest ever revenue in the greater China region in the December quarter as a record number of iPhone upgrades helped the US tech giant in one of its most [...] » More

Apple logs record quarterly smartphone shipments, Huawei in freefall

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Apple Inc’s smartphone shipments jumped 22 percent to record levels in the fourth quarter, making it the world’s biggest seller, while those for Huawei plunged as [...] » More

China’s work culture and demanding bosses challenged by two labour disputes, sparking huge internet discussion about workers’ rights

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

A man sacked for attending his father’s funeral and a woman dismissed after she refused to stay late at work to practise dancing for the company’s annual party [...] » More

US reviewing China genocide ruling to make sure it sticks

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

The US State Department is reviewing a Trump administration determination that China has committed genocide by repressing Uighur Muslims in its Xinjiang region to make sure [...] » More

Japan to source most AstraZeneca vaccines locally amid global snags

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Japan said on Thursday it will procure a majority of 120 million doses of AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine from domestic makers, as production problems overseas have [...] » More

Newly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanup

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:52 AM

A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, says it has detected dangerously high levels of [...] » More

Japan reports 3,965 new COVID-19 cases as government mulls extending emergency period

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:52 AM

Japan on Wednesday reported 3,965 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total tally of infections to 377,007, as the government mulls extending the state of [...] » More

Suga says he and Biden agree to strengthen US-Japan alliance

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday he had agreed with US President Joe Biden in a phone call to strengthen their bilateral alliance, as China expands its [...] » More

Imports of Japanese beer tank in 2020 on anti-Japan campaign

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:52 AM

South Korea’s imports of Japanese beer plunged nearly 86 percent in 2020 due to a local boycott of goods from the neighbouring country, data showed Thursday. Seoul [...] » More

Japan key to US plan to rally allies against China in Indo-Pacific, observers say

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

Japan is expected to play a prominent role in the new US administration’s efforts to rally its allies in the Indo-Pacific region including the South China Sea in an [...] » More

US takes aim at China territorial claims as Biden vows to back Japan

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:52 AM

US president smooths over Trump-era complaints to deepen Japan security alliance as new secretary of state rejects Beijing’s South China Sea claims Joe Biden has vowed [...] » More

Japan may extend COVID-19 state of emergency

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | NHK | 6:52 AM

Japanese officials say the government may have to extend its state of emergency, if no major improvement is seen in the number of coronavirus infections. A state of emergency [...] » More