Archive for April 3rd, 2021

Chinese woman dies after botched fat grafting cosmetic surgery procedure left her brain dead

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A 34-year-old woman has died following a cosmetic surgery procedure three days ago in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan. Local authorities have arrested the [...] » More

Canada had to arrest Meng Wanzhou and it was not arbitrary, but detention is now unlawful, her lawyer says

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Canada was obliged to arrest Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver’s airport more than two years ago, but her detention had now been revealed as unlawful, the Huawei Technologies [...] » More

US-China tensions could drive more firms to diversify supply chains to Southeast Asia, think tank says

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

More multinational companies could yet reconfigure their China-centred supply chains because of manufacturing disruptions during the coronavirus pandemic, a mood of [...] » More

China Sinovac says it reached two billion doses annual capacity for COVID-19 vaccine

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

China’s Sinovac Biotech said on Friday its third production plant for its COVID-19 vaccine was ready and had started manufacturing procedures for bulk vaccine [...] » More

China EV market: Great Wall Motor opens door to tech partners, days after rejecting news on Xiaomi plan

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Great Wall Motor is extending an open invitation to technology firms to jointly develop next-generation cars, days after it rejected a report that it was working with [...] » More

Analysis: In China’s small cities, home buyers suffer as debt-ridden developers fail to finish projects

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

In Zhuozhou, a small city in China’s north, Zhu has stopped making mortgage payments on her apartment after its developer did not build a promised rail line that would [...] » More

Tencent’s China Literature wants to woo 100,000 American and Canadian writers

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

China Literature, a subsidiary of tech giant Tencent Holdings, has been churning out profits from one of Chinese netisens’ favourite pastimes: reading serialised [...] » More

Wuhan citizen journalist Chen Qiushi under surveillance but may escape prosecution

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Lawyer Chen Qiushi, who went missing from Wuhan for more than a year after reporting on the coronavirus outbreak, remains under surveillance at his parents’ home in [...] » More

Xiaomi bets big on ‘smartphone with four doors’ despite huge challenges in electric vehicle market

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

When Lei Jun stepped on stage this week to announce Xiaomi’s entrance into China’s highly competitive electric vehicle (EV) race, the company founder and CEO [...] » More

China says it will stand with Middle East against foreign interference

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

China has vowed to work with six Middle East nations to help protect their core interests against foreign interference and allegations of human rights abuses, as all the [...] » More

China vaccine maker Sinovac says doubles production capacity

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac said Friday a third production line for its Covid-19 vaccine has been put into use, doubling its annual capacity of the jabs to two [...] » More

Coronavirus: Chinese, WHO scientists were ‘in it together’ in Wuhan

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Chinese scientists will continue to search for the origin of the coronavirus, a senior Chinese health official said on Wednesday, while defending Beijing’s work with [...] » More

China’s dam rush: critics query hydropower path to carbon neutrality

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

On July 1, the day China’s Communist Party celebrates its 100th anniversary, the country will also mark another milestone — when its newest hydropower plant is [...] » More

Chinese electric car start-ups Nio and Xpeng defy first quarter weakness with March surprise

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 5:02 AM

Two of China’s US-listed electric car start-ups beat market expectations in their March deliveries, with both companies setting quarterly records. Xpeng said Thursday [...] » More

Why China’s space programme could overtake NASA

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 5:02 AM

China has a good chance of becoming the dominant space power in the 21st century, and it’s not just looking to copy NASA on the way to the top. Instead, the country is [...] » More