Archive for July 15th, 2017

Quake hits off N Korea experts rule out nuke test

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake off North Korea early Thursday jolted watchers of the country’s weapons development but experts say it was not caused by a nuclear test. [...]
» More

For N Korea This Element Matters, And It’s Not Uranium

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

North Korea has little the world wants. But it does have iron. Despite the international opprobrium over its nuclear ambitions, North Korea has managed to take advantage of a [...]
» More

Korean diplomat recalled from Ethiopia over alleged rape

Korean diplomat recalled from Ethiopia over alleged rape

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A senior South Korean diplomat has been recalled from Ethiopia after he allegedly raped a female colleague, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Thursday, as it issued a [...]
» More

China is trading more with N Korea but buying much less coal

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China has slashed imports of coal from North Korea even as overall trade between the countries continues to rise. A Chinese government official said Thursday that China-North [...]
» More

France calls on China to allow Liu Xiaobo’s family to move around freely

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

France expressed sadness over the death of Chinese dissident and 2010 Peace Nobel Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo on Thursday and called on Chinese authorities to allow his wife and [...]
» More

Foreign automakers call on China to soften electric car quotas

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Global automakers have urged China to delay and soften planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid cars, saying the current proposals are impossible to meet and would [...]
» More

Illinois man indicted in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a missing Chinese scholar has been indicted on the same charge by a federal grand jury, authorities said, in a case that has been [...]
» More

ExclusiveUS prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over N Korea ties: officials

ExclusiveUS prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over N Korea ties: officials

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with [...]
» More

Trump, Macron avoid criticism of China’s Xi

Trump, Macron avoid criticism of China’s Xi

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The presidents of the United States and France praised their Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a press conference Thursday, avoiding criticism of Beijing over Nobel peace [...]
» More

Chinese spy ship lurks off coast of Alaska during missile defense test

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A Chinese spy ship has been sailing in international waters off the coast of Alaska for several days, having first arrived in the area shortly before the test of a US missile [...]
» More

China stocks slip on dim mid-year profit forecasts; HK inches up

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

China stocks ended mixed for the week, with the blue-chip index closing at an 19-month high, while start-ups had their worst week since last July, as investors sought firms [...]
» More

As sperm counts drop in China, the fertility business booms

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

On a recent afternoon, a visitor from northern China took a smoke break outside the Beijing Perfect Family Hospital. Cigarettes were one reason he had come to the capital: he [...]
» More

US calls on China to release Liu Xiaobo’s wife and let her leave

US calls on China to release Liu Xiaobo’s wife and let her leave

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed condolences for the death of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo on Thursday and called on China to release his wife Liu Xia and [...]
» More

Fitch Affirms China’s A+ Rating and Says Short-term Growth Prospects Are Favourable

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Fitch Ratings on Friday maintained its A+ rating on China with a stable outlook, citing the strength of the country’s external finances and macroeconomic record. [...]
» More

China fast catching as global economic power, US at top: Survey

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

China’s fiscal spending surged 19.1 percent in June from a year earlier, more than doubling May’s 9.2 percent growth, data from the Ministry of Finance showed [...]
» More