Archive for December 5th, 2016

China Seizes Opening in US Backyard as Trump Upends Policy

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As Donald Trump weighs plans to tear up trade deals and deport illegal migrants from Latin America, Chinese President Xi Jinping is moving swiftly to reset relations in [...]
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Trump risks showdown with China after call with Taiwan

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan’s President Friday, threatening to ignite a diplomatic showdown with China even before he takes office. [...]
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China ‘watching’ US closely, says Xi Jinping

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | India | 6:00 AM

China is watching US political developments closely after Republican Donald Trump’s victory in presidential polls, President Xi Jinping said on Friday. He made the [...]
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China, Grappling With Trump, Turns to ‘Old Friend’ Kissinger

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As he’s done for decades, Henry Kissinger is again shuttling between the US and China to defuse tensions, this time as President Xi Jinping tries to figure out how much [...]
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Obama Blocks Chinese Takeover of Aixtron as US Security Risk

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama blocked a Chinese company from buying Germany’s Aixtron SE, marking only the third time in more than a quarter century that the White House [...]
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China’s yuan set for best week since July on state bank buying, drooping dollar

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s yuan firmed against the dollar on Friday and looked set for its biggest weekly gain in more than four months, thanks to continued support from state-owned banks [...]
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US moves to block Chinese purchase of German tech firm Aixtron

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama on Friday moved to block a Chinese company’s purchase of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron by rejecting the inclusion of [...]
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Draft law gives Chinese police control of online discussion on disasters

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s county-level police will be able to censor internet coverage of natural and man-made disasters, according to a revised draft of the country’s policing law [...]
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Japan’s FM meets Putin in St. Petersburg before Tokyo visit

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The Japanese foreign minister has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg and given him a personal message from the Japanese prime minister ahead of [...]
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Japan and Germany Must Carry Heavy Trump Burden

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Next week marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that triggered the US entry into World War II. Now America’s two main antagonists in that war – [...]
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Trump Is Setting a Terrible Precedent. Ask Japan.

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Factory workers should be cheering. Donald Trump, actually living up to a campaign promise, has been badgering corporate America to keep manufacturing jobs at home. On [...]
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JGBs edge down, pressured by US Treasuries

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bonds were mostly lowers on Friday, pressured by an overnight drop in US Treasury prices. The 10-year JGB yield rose half a basis point (bp) to 0.035 [...]
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Japan seeks to keep pressure on NKorea over abductions

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The government minister responsible for the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea during the 1970s and 80s says he believes growing international pressure will [...]
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Japan regulators working on new rules to prevent leaks by company executives

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese authorities are set to recommend new fair disclosure rules that aim to prevent company executives leaking insider information, part of prime minister Shinzo [...]
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Trump speaks with leaders of Afghanistan, Singapore

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the Trump transition team said in a statement. “The two men discussed the [...]
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