Archive for February 1st, 2021

China accuses energy agency of negligence of environmental protection

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Chinese central government inspection team has accused the country’s energy administration of negligence in environmental protection, failing to control new coal [...] » More

China cut two big economic deals; US should focus on a small one

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

The bipartisan consensus in Washington that there is a “competition for the future” with China is not a universally shared view. In two months, China has agreed [...] » More

HNA once wanted to rule the world. Now it faces bankruptcy

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong (CNN Business)HNA Group was once one of China’s largest conglomerates, spending billions of dollars to expand its reach around the world. Now it could go [...] » More

US must be prepared to impose costs on China Biden security adviser

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said on Friday the United States must be prepared to impose costs on China for its actions against [...] » More

White House says US-China trade deal among issues in broad review

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Biden administration will review all national security measures put in place by former President Donald Trump, including the US-China Phase 1 trade deal signed in January [...] » More

WHO team, on tightly controlled China mission, visits hospital

WHO team, on tightly controlled China mission, visits hospital

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of COVID-19 during a mission that has been tightly controlled by its Chinese hosts visited a hospital on [...] » More

Vanuatu detains Chinese fishing boats, Russian yacht

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has detained two Chinese fishing boats and a Russian yacht due to concerns the vessels were operating illegally in its waters, police [...] » More

Repairing US democracy key to China rivalry, Biden aide says

Repairing US democracy key to China rivalry, Biden aide says

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

President Joe Biden will impose costs on China but also work to repair democracy at home in a bid to win the emerging rivalry between the world’s top two economies, a [...] » More

WHO virus probe begins with fieldwork in ground-zero Wuhan

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Experts from the World Health Organization visited a Wuhan hospital Friday as the fieldwork began in a closely watched coronavirus origins probe that will take in a food [...] » More

US slams China’s ‘destabilising’ South China Sea military flights

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

The US military has said that Chinese military flights in the past week in the South China Sea “at no time” posed any threat to a US Navy aircraft carrier strike [...] » More

Xi says China should make contingency plans for ‘black swan’ and ‘grey rhino’ events

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

President Xi Jinping has said China should foresee various risks and challenges, and make contingency plans for “black swan” and “gray rhino” events, [...] » More

Japan, Britain to hold talks next week to boost security ties

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:02 AM

The Japanese and British foreign and defense ministers will hold a videoconference next week to discuss ways to strengthen security cooperation amid China’s growing [...] » More

Japan sees largest decline of foreign visitors since 1950

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | The Japan News | 6:02 AM

The Yomiuri ShimbunThe number of foreign nationals entering Japan fell by 86.2 percent in 2020 from the previous year to 4.31 million, according to preliminary figures [...] » More

US security aide says Japan-involved Quad group key in Indo-Pacific

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

President Joe Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Friday that the so-called Quad framework consisting of the United States, Japan, Australia and India [...] » More

Tokyo reports lowest Saturday COVID-19 figure since December 19

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Tokyo on Saturday confirmed 769 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number on a Saturday since December 19. Of the newly infected people in Tokyo, 145 were in their 20s, 130 in [...] » More