Archive for December 7th, 2016

Korea’s Park Open to April Resignation Date, Adviser Says

Korea’s Park Open to April Resignation Date, Adviser Says

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

South Korean President Park Geun-hye signaled she would be willing to step down in April as opposition lawmakers said they might have enough votes to impeach her this week [...]
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UN chief Ban may be unwitting loser in Korea presidential scandal

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

Besides South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the biggest casualty of the country’s mushrooming political corruption scandal may be the presidential aspirations of [...]
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An irresistible Korea deal for all concerned

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

In his December 2 op-ed, “An old foe awaits a new president,” Michael Gerson argued that “strategic realities,” not “negotiating skills,” [...]
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Train overturns in N Korea, killing at least 40 who worked on flood recovery

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

A railway accident in North Korea blamed on poor track maintenance has killed at least 40 and injured hundreds more, North Korean sources say. The November 21 accident near [...]
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Trump is right, China has built a massive military complex in the South China Sea – and a soccer field

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump earned notoriety during the US presidential campaign for his Twitter rants against political opponents. Now that he’s on his way to the White House, [...]
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China Sidesteps Trump Twitter Storm But Media Slams ‘Reckless Remarks’

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nbcnews | 6:00 AM

China responded cautiously Monday to Donald Trump’s latest diplomatic outburst but local media and some citizens mocked the President-elect for making “reckless [...]
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China is urging Washington to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions

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

China urged Washington on Monday to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor [...]
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If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Irinnews | 6:00 AM

China’s latest “white paper” is another sign of the country’s decision to play a larger role in global affairs. It comes after statements from US [...]
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Chinese Communist Party members warned against believing in ‘ghosts and supernatural beings’

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Shanghaiist | 6:00 AM

China’s top graft buster is warning all members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to cease their superstitious beliefs, or else face the consequences. In an undated [...]
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Torture in secret prisons: The dark side of China’s anti-corruption crackdown

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

The gray, concrete building looms over the street in central Beijing. Completely unmarked aside from a street number, its entrance is buttressed by barriers and fencing. [...]
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China is a psychological problem

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bostonglobe | 6:00 AM

Never have Americans faced a foreign policy challenge as complex as the one China now poses. For the first time since we became a world power, we face a rival with a far [...]
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Djibouti Military Chief-of-Staff Visits China Amid Base Building

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A senior Chinese officer has met Djibouti’s military chief-of-staff in Beijing and thanked him for supporting China’s construction of a military base in the Horn [...]
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Rumours of sharp drop in China’s yuan swirl on social media

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Rumours swirled on social media on Tuesday that China’s currency dropped sharply in overnight trade, but the purported move may have been an isolated hiccup from some [...]
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US president-elect criticises China again

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CCTV | 6:00 AM

Following a phone call with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen, US President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter again to criticise China. He posted two tweets on Sunday to criticise [...]
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Trump and China on collision course

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

In speaking on the telephone with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and lashing out at China on Twitter over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump did more than [...]
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