Archive for April 24th, 2021

China’s Xi calls for international collaboration to reduce global carbon emissions at US-led summit

China’s Xi calls for international collaboration to reduce global carbon emissions at US-led summit

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping called Thursday for countries to work together, while respecting their different responsibilities on reducing carbon emissions. Xi made the [...] » More

Earth Summit 2021: China excludes fossil fuel projects from green bonds, taking a step towards global standards on the path to 2060

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

China’s announcement that fossil fuel projects will be excluded from those eligible for green bonds financing is a major step forward for the world’s biggest [...] » More

Chinese fraudster Zhou Zhengyi takes job as adviser to cosmetics firm

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

A Chinese tycoon who served 13 years in prison for bribery and embezzlement and is still wanted by Hong Kong’s anti-corruption agency has taken a position as an adviser [...] » More

China’s top school Tsinghua creates chip college to address severe talent shortage

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

China’s prestigious Tsinghua University has established a specialised chip college to train much-needed semiconductor engineers, showing its commitment to the national [...] » More

Fire at Apple supplier near Shanghai kills eight including two firefighters

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

Eight people, including two firefighters, died after a fire on Thursday at a subsidiary factory of Taiwanese electronic manufacturer Casetek Group, a supplier of US tech [...] » More

China’s Gen Z splashes out on luxury, with little regard for debt

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

Chinese live-streamer Huang Hanwen uses domestic cosmetics brands and spends his time talking about animation, comics, games and short novels (ACGN), as well as domestic, [...] » More

China accuses Australia of hypocrisy over cancelled belt and road deals

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

Beijing says it will “respond firmly and forcefully” if Canberra fails to reverse its decision to cancel two deals agreed between China and the Australian state [...] » More

China-US relations: revive exchange programmes to cut through mistrust, analysts urge

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

China and the United States should revive exchange programmes in areas such as health or even the media rather waiting for ties to improve from the top, diplomatic analysts [...] » More

Bond investors on edge as China grapples with Huarong restructuring

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

A week after dollar bonds issued by bad loan giant China Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd plunged on worries over its creditworthiness, investors remain wary due to [...] » More

China’s Fishing Fleet Drives Beijing’s Global Ambitions

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | The Wall Street Jounal | 5:02 AM

In Beijing’s push to become a maritime superpower, China’s fishing fleet has grown to become the world’s largest by far and it has turned more aggressive, [...] » More

He caught eels for school tuition as a poor youth and today his PhD acknowledgement is inspiring China

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

A man who battled extreme poverty and family hardship to achieve academic excellence has moved China to tears with his story that has attracted more than 770 million views [...] » More

Japan to issue 3rd virus emergency in Tokyo, Osaka area

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

Japan declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures on Friday amid skepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus resurgence just [...] » More

Japan’s factory activity improves in April but more virus measures loom

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

Japan’s factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than three years in April, a private business survey showed on Friday, even as expected coronavirus [...] » More

Climate expert calls on China and Japan to end financing of coal plants in poorer nations

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

Rich countries like China and Japan need to stop financing coal-powered plants in poorer nations in the fight against climate change, according to Rachel Kyte, who previously [...] » More

Toyota, Singapore’s MPA eye biodiesel as bunker fuel

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | ArgusMedia | 5:02 AM

Japanese trading firm Toyota Tsusho and Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) are studying the possibility of using biodiesel as a bunker fuel, aiming to also [...] » More