Archive for October 8th, 2021

Xi’s draconian curbs stifling Chinese citizens: Dissident

Xi’s draconian curbs stifling Chinese citizens: Dissident

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | ANI | 5:02 AM

Chinese citizens are facing micro invasions of every aspect of their life by Chinese President Xi Jinping who is bent on putting restrictions on everyone including military [...] » More

Royal Navy submarine jousts with Japanese in show of strength aimed at China

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 5:02 AM

A Royal Navy submarine has taken on the Japanese navy in the first training exercise of its kind in a show of strength to China. The exercise last month involved [...] » More

‘Instead I am the criminal’: China’s MeToo figure speaks out after case fails

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | The Guardian | 5:02 AM

Sitting inside a Beijing courthouse late at night last month, Zhou Xiaoxuan and her lawyers came to a quick decision. Their years-long effort to seek justice for her alleged [...] » More

Russia, China, Pakistan hunting down CIA sources and turning them into double agents, says top-secret cable

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Firstpost | 5:02 AM

Top American counterintelligence officials warned every CIA station and base around the world last week about troubling numbers of informants recruited from other countries [...] » More

A ‘cancerous snack’ is starting to see raised eyebrows from Chinese government

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Famous for the remarkable red residue they leave in users’ mouths, betel nuts are a common vice across Asia thanks to the “buzz” they give to chewers. [...] » More

Evergrande’s major shareholder Chinese Estates plans to go private

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Chinese Estates Holdings (0127.HK), a major shareholder of embattled developer China Evergrande (3333.HK), said on Wednesday it had proposed to be taken private by Solar [...] » More

Analysis-Fall in China’s $1.3tr land sales to test local finances, economy

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Analysis: Fall in China’s $1.3 trln land sales to test local finances, economy Sagging demand at China’s urban land auctions amid a crackdown on borrowing by [...] » More

Academics from Japan and HK say virtual learning no substitute

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

While online classes have become the norm for some amid the COVID-19 pandemic, academics from Japan and Hong Kong believe that online classes cannot truly be a substitute for [...] » More

Nissan plans Mexico work stoppages in October due to chip shortage

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japanese automaker Nissan will carry out temporary work stoppages at two Mexican plants for several days in October because of production adjustments needed to manage a [...] » More

Japan’s aging water pipes will take 140 years to be replaced at current pace

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Deteriorating water infrastructure has become a serious problem across Japan, and it will take about 140 years to replace all the pipes that need it at the current pace. In [...] » More

Japan and US business leaders call for improved supply chains

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

Japanese and US business leaders on Thursday agreed that supply chains for critical products need more diversification among like-minded nations as the coronavirus pandemic [...] » More

New Japan leader likely to stick to economic policy  Fitch

New Japan leader likely to stick to economic policy Fitch

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japan’s new prime minister Fumio Kishida is likely to continue the broad economic policies of predecessors Shinzo Abe and Yoshihide Suga, including support for the [...] » More

Komeito to reject Constitution reform for emergencies

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | JIJI | 5:02 AM

Komeito, the junior partner of Japan’s ruling coalition, will call for individual laws to restrict private rights in times of emergencies, including large-scale natural [...] » More

Campaign kicks off for two by-elections in Japan

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Kyodo JIJI | 5:02 AM

Prime minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday said he will follow through with his pledge to deliver a “large-scale” package to stimulate the pandemic-hit economy as [...] » More

Popularity of car subscription services on the rise among younger drivers

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | JIJI | 5:02 AM

Major automakers in Japan are promoting vehicle subscription services to stimulate demand for new cars at a time when vehicle ownership is no longer coveted by consumers, [...] » More