Archive for April 23rd, 2021

China to cut coal use share below 56pct in 2021

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

China aims to cut its coal use to below 56 percent of energy consumption in 2021, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Thursday, but said the fuel [...] » More

There Are No Issues on Which China Can Be Considered an Ally

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | National Review | 5:02 AM

China’s economic liberalisation and integration into the international order did not as many expected result in its political liberalisation or its development into a [...] » More

China’s 2021 box office numbers reach $3 billion in a few months, significantly more than the US made for all of 2020

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

China’s total box office numbers for 2021 topped $3 billion on the weekend as the industry continues its recovery from a coronavirus pandemic that placed immense [...] » More

Chinese environment inspectors vow to ‘get tough’ on local officials over pollution

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

Chinese environment inspectors have vowed to “get tough” on local officials who do not take action on pollution, revealing details of cases uncovered in their [...] » More

US bill aimed at countering China aggression clears committee stage

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

A draft bill that seeks to boost the United States’ capability to counter China’s aggression on the international stage, including its belligerence against [...] » More

Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit in first meeting of two leaders

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

China’s President Xi Jinping will attend a US-led climate change summit on Thursday at the invitation of President Joe Biden, in the first meeting between the two [...] » More

China and US should ‘use UN to build global climate change consensus’

China and US should ‘use UN to build global climate change consensus’

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

The United Nations is the ideal forum for Beijing and Washington to build the international political will to combat climate change, the UN envoy to China said, ahead of [...] » More

What happens to China’s rich and famous when they run into trouble with the law?

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | ABC | 5:02 AM

Jack Ma was worth an estimated $50 billion ($64.9 billion) when he suddenly vanished last year. He had been gearing up for a major milestone. The outspoken billionaire had [...] » More

Chinese electric car companies target expansion in Europe while competition heats up at home

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

After the last year of growth in the world’s largest auto market, China’s electric car start-ups are stepping up plans to take on Europe. Chinese authorities only [...] » More

US spy planes keep close eye on China amid live-fire military exercises

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

A US spy plane buzzed the Chinese coast this week, one of several warplanes deployed close to Chinese territorial waters amid live-fire exercises by the PLA Navy, according [...] » More

TikTok owner ByteDance boosts investment in Roblox-like video game platform in race with Tencent to create the metaverse

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

ByteDance, owner of the short-video app TikTok, has increased its investment in Roblox competitor Reworld by nearly 100 million yuan (US$15.3 million), according to people [...] » More

China condemns car bomb attack in Pakistan

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

China strongly condemned a car bomb attack at a hotel in Quetta in Pakistan and said it had not received reports of any casualties among a Chinese delegation in the city. The [...] » More

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou wins bid to delay extradition hearing by three months, throwing marathon case into turmoil

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

Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou has won an application to adjourn her Canadian extradition case for more than three months in light of new evidence being provided [...] » More

Chinese police say no evidence healthy and sick baby switch decades ago was deliberate after mother claims conspiracy by other family

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

Authorities in central China have denied a mother’s accusations that her son was switched at birth with another boy 29 years ago as part of an elaborate plot by the [...] » More

China trade: Xinjiang exports to US doubled in first quarter, even as cotton ban and sanctions kicked in

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

Despite American bans on key products and sanctions on major companies, Xinjiang’s direct exports to the United States more than doubled in the first quarter of 2021 a [...] » More