Archive for December 30th, 2016

The Ugly N Korea Reality Facing Trump

The Ugly N Korea Reality Facing Trump

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nationalinterest | 6:00 AM

In North Korea, Kim Jong-un appears to rule supreme. There is no talk of collective leadership, competing coalitions or personal limitations. Most of those at the political [...]
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Korea prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for pension chief

Korea prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for pension chief

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

South Korean prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye said on Thursday they are seeking a warrant to arrest the head [...]
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N Korea will press ahead with nuclear weapons programme, says defected diplomat

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

The Kim Jong-un regime is determined to press ahead with the development of nuclear weapons and is unlikely to scale down any of its activities, said a North Korean diplomat [...]
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Korea unveils terrifying giant robot which could make the North very nervous indeed

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Sun | 6:00 AM

A GINORMOUS manned robot that shakes the ground when it walks has been revealed by South Korean robotic experts amid a row with North Korea. The 13ft Method-2 features a [...]
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US Intel Images Suggest Another N. Korean Missile Launch Site

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

New reviews of satellite images suggest North Korea may possess another missile launching site at a village once suspected of having nuclear facilities. The images, analysed [...]
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Korea fines Qualcomm $854 million for violating competition laws

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

South Korea’s antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won ($854 million) for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip [...]
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US accuses Chinese citizens of hacking law firms, insider trading

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

Three Chinese citizens have been criminally charged in the United States with trading on confidential corporate information obtained by hacking into networks and servers of [...]
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Alibaba entertainment affiliate to invest over $7.2 billion over next three years

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

Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, the entertainment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), plans to invest more than 50 billion yuan ($7.2 billion) [...]
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China central bank rejects media report that yuan broke 7.0000 per dollar on December 28 – microblog

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

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) rejected a media report that the yuan broke the 7.0000 per dollar level in the onshore market on December 28, the Chinese central bank [...]
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China’s central bank denies yuan broke 7.0000/dollar on December 28: microblog

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

China’s central bank on Wednesday rejected a media report that the yuan had weakened beyond the 7.0000 per dollar level in the onshore market on December 28, calling [...]
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China flexes military muscle before Trump takes office

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An aircraft carrier in the Pacific and a newly upgraded combat aircraft: China’s military is showing off its newest equipment less than a month before the swearing-in [...]
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China’s Sichuan cannot get enough spicy marinated rabbit heads

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese diners greedily crack open delicate rabbit skulls and slurp down their contents, tucking into a delicacy so popular in one province that it has to import its supplies [...]
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China ‘dissatisfied’ with name change of Japan’s Taiwan representative office

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

China expressed dissatisfaction on Wednesday after Japan’s decision to change the name of de facto embassy in Taiwan from “Interchange Association, Japan” [...]
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Communist Party Control Over Religion In Tibet Will Increase: China

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

The Communist Party’s control over religion in Tibet can only increase, the region’s top official was quoted as saying on Thursday, vowing to step up efforts to [...]
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China’s Money Market Pain Is About to Get Worse

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

China’s money-market liquidity squeeze is about to get worse. The benchmark seven-day repurchase rate will average 2.65 percent in the first quarter, up from 2.46 [...]
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