Archive for April 12th, 2021

US Senate panel’s consideration of China bill now set for April 21

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

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider sweeping legislation to counter China’s influence on April 21 instead of the planned date of April 14, committee [...] » More

Biden backs Taiwan, but some call for a clearer warning to China

Biden backs Taiwan, but some call for a clearer warning to China

12-Apr-2021 Intellasia | The New York Times | 5:02 AM

If anything can tip the global power struggle between China and the United States into an actual military conflict, many experts and administration officials say, it is the [...] » More

Under pressure over Xinjiang, China takes aim at overseas Uighurs, academics

Under pressure over Xinjiang, China takes aim at overseas Uighurs, academics

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

At a crowded press event on Friday in Beijing, Chinese officials aired a video of a thin Uighur man with a shaved head, wearing an oversized uniform and speaking directly to [...] » More

China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

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

China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its [...] » More

China’s graft watchdog rebukes ‘mukbang’ binge-eating, drinking videos

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

China’s corruption watchdog has called on online video-sharing platforms to take action against “mukbang” shows, in which people livestream themselves [...] » More

China’s COVID-19 vaccine output to hit 3 billion by end of the year-official

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

China’s will likely have produced 3 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year, a National Health Commission official said on Saturday. Zheng Zhongwei, [...] » More

Biden administration, US corporations tougher on Georgia than China

12-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Foxbusiness | 5:02 AM

Dan Bongino and Steven Mosher discussed human rights violations in China on “Watters’ World” Saturday, noting that the Biden Administration and corporations [...] » More

China mulls mixing vaccines to improve efficacy of jabs

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

China is considering the mixing of different Covid-19 vaccines to improve the relatively low efficacy of its existing options, a top health expert has told a conference. [...] » More

China hits Alibaba with record $2.78bn for market abuses

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

Chinese regulators hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with a record 18.2 billion yuan ($2.78 billion) fine on Saturday over practices deemed to be an abuse of the company’s [...] » More

Uyghur community calls for Japan firms to take action on forced labour

12-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 5:02 AM

An association of Uyghurs in Japan has urged major Japanese companies to investigate whether their operations in China are connected to factories allegedly benefiting from [...] » More

Osaka posts record 918 new COVID-19 cases Saturday as Tokyo cases hit 2-month high

12-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

Osaka Prefecture reported a record 918 new coronavirus cases on Saturday amid growing signs of a fourth wave of the pandemic driven by new variants. The daily figures in [...] » More

Tokyo Gas to install 19 offshore wind turbines in carbon-free push

12-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

Tokyo Gas Co. will install 19 offshore wind turbines near the eastern Japan coast from 2024 as the government moves toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, the gas and [...] » More

Arsonist at idol concert says he was imitating the Kyoto Animation attack

12-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Japan Today | 5:02 AM

According to police, the fire broke out just after the performance had started at 1 p.m., threatening the lives of approximately 70 people who were on the premises, including [...] » More

Japan’s anti-virus pleas fall on deaf ears as scores venture out

12-Apr-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 5:02 AM

Large numbers of people on Saturday flooded transport hubs in major population centers across Japan despite the government designating Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa prefectures as [...] » More

Tokyo Olympic organisers to secure 300 hotel rooms for athletes with COVID-19-Kyodo

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

Tokyo Olympic organisers plan to prepare 300 hotel rooms for athletes who test positive for the coronavirus at this summer’s Games but show no or minor symptoms of [...] » More