Archive for December 24th, 2016

China issues warning to US, Korea on THAAD

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

China issued a strong warning to the United States and South Korea again regarding THAAD deployment on the Korean peninsula. The admonition from Beijing comes at a time when [...]
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N Korea Says US Should Expect ‘Imminent War’ Over Sanctions

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Dailycaller | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang is threatening “imminent war” in response to the latest batch of sanctions brought against it by the United Nations. “The latest UNSC [...]
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N.K. to further extol its leader, engage in powerful provocations next year: experts

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea will likely make 2017 the pinnacle of the personality cult for its leader Kim Jong-un while engaging in more powerful provocations around the time it celebrates [...]
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Ferry tragedy probed as Korea impeachment hearing opens

Ferry tragedy probed as Korea impeachment hearing opens

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

South Korea’s scandal-hit president was asked to clarify the mystery surrounding her whereabouts at the time of a disastrous 2014 ferry sinking Thursday, as the [...]
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Korea’s Anti-Presidential Breakaway Faction to Create New Party

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Sputniknews | 6:00 AM

A faction from South Korea’s Saenuri Party, who earlier vowed to leave the ruling group, are to set up a new party, with their first meeting scheduled for Friday, local [...]
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Moon rising? Korea presidential hopeful quietly takes stage

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

As hundreds of thousands of South Koreans poured into the streets every weekend for two months to call for President Park Geun-hye to resign, the opposition’s leading [...]
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China Scores Diplomatic Hat Trick After Flexing Economic Muscle

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

Three nations on three continents – Norway, Mongolia and the tiny West African country of Sao Tome and Principe – together this week demonstrated China’s [...]
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China’s ‘Understated’ 2pct Inflation at Odds With Bond, Yuan Slump

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

China’s official inflation rate – still near its 2 percent average of the past four years – masks a surge in living costs felt by its most-influential [...]
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How China killed essential reefs and built military bases on top.

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

On a map of the world, the South China Sea appears as a scrap of blue amid the tangle of islands and peninsulas that make up Southeast Asia between the Indian and Pacific [...]
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World’s Worst Air Has Mongolians Seeing Red, Planning Protest

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

If you think air pollution in China has been bad, just look at Mongolia. Levels of particulate matter in the air have risen to almost 80 times the recommended safety level [...]
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US returns China’s Taobao shopping website to market blacklist

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

The United States on Wednesday returned Taobao, China’s most popular consumer-to-consumer shopping website, to its blacklist of “notorious marketplaces” [...]
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Lawmakers ask SEC to bar sale of Chicago Stock Exchange to Chinese investors

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

Five members of Congress urged the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday to stop the planned sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange Inc to Chinese investors led by [...]
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Chinese teapot refiner closes acquisition of stake in Shell Malaysia plant

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

Private Chinese refiner Shandong Hengyuan Petrochemical Co closed a $66.3 million acquisition of a stake in Royal Dutch Shell’s Malaysia oil plant on Thursday, [...]
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China says Trump’s pick of hostile trade adviser is ‘no laughing matter’

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

State media voices concern about the appointment of hawkish Peter Navarro to key trade post Donald Trump’s decision to hand a key spot in his administration to a [...]
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Chinese media warn of conflict with US as Trump appoints Navarro

Chinese media warn of conflict with US as Trump appoints Navarro

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

The world’s second largest economy is slowly waking up to the fact that bilateral ties with US president-elect Donald Trump will be nowhere as easy as imagined. Despite [...]
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