Archive for December 19th, 2016

Taiwan eyes Trump’s China policy with mix of hope and fear

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

As Taiwan becomes a contentious issue between China and US President-elect Donald Trump, Taiwanese are hoping it will lead to closer ties with Washington but are wary of [...]
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Uber says disappointed by Taiwan law raising ride-sharing fine to highest level globally

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

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said it was disappointed Taiwan’s legislature had passed a regulation that will raise fines sharply on unlicensed ride-sharing services [...]
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N Korea using flood aid to repair military roads, report says

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea may not be using flood relief donations from China as intended for recovering civilian infrastructure. A source in the country said Pyongyang is taking a [...]
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Lawyers For Korea’s Park Say Impeachment Vote Is Groundless

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Huffingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Lawyers for embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye struck a defiant note on Friday, saying a parliamentary vote to impeach her had no legal basis and should be [...]
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UN Chief Speaks to Reports He’ll Run for Korea Leader

UN Chief Speaks to Reports He’ll Run for Korea Leader

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Abcnews | 6:00 AM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed mounting speculation that he will run for president of South Korea on Friday, saying he will decide how to best help his country when [...]
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Trump’s rise and Park’s fall spell uncertainty in Korean peninsula

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Todayonline | 6:00 AM

Since October, when the corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye of South Korea first erupted, North Korea has been uncharacteristically restrained. While the [...]
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N. Korea resumes encrypted numbers broadcast after 4-day break

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s state radio station resumed broadcasting mysterious numbers Friday after a four-day break that could be some kind of coded message to its agents operating [...]
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Korea, Japan directly share their first military secrets on N Korea

Korea, Japan directly share their first military secrets on N Korea

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Japan shared classified information on North Korea nuclear weapons for the first time since November, when the two countries signed a military sharing [...]
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S. Korea president’s lawyers say no grounds for impeachment

S. Korea president’s lawyers say no grounds for impeachment

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

The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has no legal foundation, her lawyers argued Friday, as they submitted their defence against her ouster to the [...]
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12 N. Korean sailors killed in submarine blast: report

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Koreatimes | 6:00 AM

A North Korean submarine exploded while on a training mission in April, killing all crew members on board, according to a Japanese newspaper. Citing unidentified sources, [...]
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The US Federal Reserve is pushing China into a messy Catch-22

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

An interest rate decision in the United States is causing a dilemma for Beijing. The US dollar index surged to a near 14-year high after the Fed’s rate hike on [...]
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China Plans Prudent, Neutral Monetary Policy for Next Year

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

China’s top policy makers said they plan prudent and neutral monetary policy and proactive fiscal policy next year as they seek to sustain a steady expansion with room [...]
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Pentagon Demands China Return Intercepted US Naval Drone

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

The Pentagon demanded that China return a US Navy underwater drone captured in international waters in the South China Sea, a confrontation likely to exacerbate tensions in a [...]
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China’s OnePlus to make 3T phone in India from early 2017

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

China’s OnePlus plans to make its 3T model in India from early next year to meet growing demand in the world’s second-biggest smartphone market by users. OnePlus [...]
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China box office falters ahead of key Hollywood talks

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

China’s box office is set for its smallest growth in a decade in 2016 with viewers spending less as the economy slows, clouding the outlook at a time when Hollywood is [...]
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