Archive for September 3rd, 2021

Chinese tabloid says detained Canadians linked by photos of military equipment

Chinese tabloid says detained Canadians linked by photos of military equipment

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

China’s Global Times newspaper said on Thursday that Canadian businessperson Michael Spavor, who was convicted of espionage in August, provided photographs of military [...] » More

China drives John Kerry talks beyond climate change to US relations

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

US climate envoy John Kerry’s visit to China has gone beyond discussions about global warming, with Beijing making it clear it expects a broader discussion on the [...] » More

ByteDance says it will downsize fintech business, plans to sell stock broker ops

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

Beijing-based ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, said on Wednesday that it would shrink its financial services unit and that it planned to sell its stock broking operations amid [...] » More

From vaccine mandates to a chatting ban: how schools in the Asia Pacific are managing Delta

03-Sep-2021 Intellasia | The Guardian | 5:02 AM

As countries across Asia battle worsening Covid outbreaks, schools face particular challenges in keeping children and teachers safe. Some countries determined that classrooms [...] » More

Questor: after Beijing’s attack on Alibaba and Tencent, should we sell our Chinese stocks?

03-Sep-2021 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 5:02 AM

Why, investors around the world are asking, did some of China’s most admired companies come under attack from the authorities earlier this year? What are the [...] » More

China orders ride-hailing firms Didi, Meituan to stop ‘disorderly expansion’

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

Chinese regulators have summoned ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and ten other car platforms to demand they cease “disorderly expansion” and “vicious [...] » More

China develops prototype miniature helicopter for Mars missions

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

China has developed a prototype miniature helicopter for surveillance work on future Mars missions, according to its space science agency, following the historic landing of a [...] » More

China’s super-rich: the billionaires in Communist party’s sights

China’s super-rich: the billionaires in Communist party’s sights

03-Sep-2021 Intellasia | The Guardian | 5:02 AM

Billionaires were probably not part of the plan for the founders of the Chinese Communist party. Nevertheless, extraordinary economic growth has meant that more than 1,000 of [...] » More

Rough treatment by security of woman passenger in China draws concern, official response sparks outrage

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

The rough removal of a woman from a train in Xian, and a statement from the local metro that seemed to muddle the truth, sparked fury in China on Tuesday. The viral video [...] » More

Chip maker’s rogue China boss ‘declares independence’ from UK owner

03-Sep-2021 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 5:02 AM

The rogue chief executive of Arm Holdings’ Chinese division has “declared independence” from its UK parent company, an analyst has claimed, after it [...] » More

Afghanistan ‘is not an opportunity for China, it’s a problem’: Ian Bremmer

03-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance | 5:02 AM

In the immediate aftermath of Afghanistan’s collapse at the hands of the Taliban, China wasted no time in capitalising on what it viewed as a public relations win. [...] » More

US blocking Chinese acquisitions of global tech firms a ‘red flag’ Chinese state-backed tabloid

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

Chinese state-backed tabloid the Global Times called US efforts to block cross-border acquisitions of tech companies a “red flag” that impedes China’s tech [...] » More

Corporate America fights uphill battle against anti-China push

03-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Politico | 5:02 AM

US corporate giants are scrambling to beat back anti-China sentiment in Congress and the Biden administration, aiming to avert crackdowns that would hurt their ability to do [...] » More

Japan to investigate Amazon cloud disruptions to brokers, airline

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

Japan is investigating an Amazon Web Services outage that disrupted operations at major online brokerages, a leading mobile phone carrier and its biggest airline, a [...] » More

Digitalisation minister backs Japan PM’s rival as fight for ruling party head heats up

03-Sep-2021 Intellasia | KFGO | 5:02 AM

Japan’s minister for digital transformation is the first serving cabinet member to openly back the rival of prime minister Yoshihide Suga in the race for ruling party [...] » More