Archive for January 13th, 2017

US deploys radar in response to N Korea missile threat

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is [...]
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Choi withdraws testimony; An challenges validity of evidence

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:00 AM

Choi Soon-sil, who is at the centre of the President Park Geun-hye scandal, withdrew the testimony she gave at a prosecutorial investigation, denying all charges brought [...]
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Samsung leader Lee arrives for questioning by prosecutors

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor’s office on Thursday for questioning on suspicion of bribery in an influence-peddling [...]
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US slaps sanctions on seven N Koreans, two DPRK entities

US slaps sanctions on seven N Koreans, two DPRK entities

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US Treasury Department said on Wednesday it had added seven North Koreans and and two North Korean government entities to its sanctions list. The department said in a [...]
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Chinese foreign investments up 40 pct to record in 2016 -study

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s foreign direct investments soared 40 percent to a record 180 billion euros ($189 billion) in 2016 from a year earlier, according to a study released on [...]
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UK’s Imperial Brands teams up in joint venture with China Tobacco

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Britain’s Imperial Brands has formed a joint venture with state-owned China National Tobacco (CNTC) in a move to gain a foothold in the world’s largest cigarette [...]
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China’s HNA extends reach to NZ with $460 million purchase of non-bank lender UDC

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

HNA Group, one of China’s most acquisitive conglomerates, said it would extend its reach to New Zealand with the $460 million purchase of asset finance firm UDC, [...]
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China hikes anti-dumping duties on US animal feed in final ruling

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has increased punitive tariffs on imports of a US animal feed ingredient known as distillers’ dried grains (DDGS) from levels first proposed last year, [...]
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Alibaba considers European logistics centre in Bulgaria: government

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba is considering setting up a European logistics centre in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian government and Xinhua said on Wednesday. No comment was [...]
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China’s Xi to promote globalisation at Davos, not ‘war and poverty’

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s President Xi Jinping will promote “inclusive globalisation” at this month’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and will warn that populist [...]
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Xi to Stress China’s ‘Responsible’ Global Role in Davos

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Beijing aims to seize mantle of free trade supporter and multilateral player as US seems to turn inwards China’s government said its leader would signal at a global [...]
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) on Wednesday named Daphne Zheng as chief operating officer of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Pacific, [...]
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China Blames Global Warming For Its Own Pollution

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Dailycaller | 6:00 AM

Chinese officials are blaming global warming for the pollution-induced smog currently enveloping their cities. Chinese officials claim that unusually warm winter weather and [...]
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China tests Trump with Taiwan breach

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Washington Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan ordered warships and fighter jets into the strait separating the country from China, after China’s sole aircraft carrier steamed through a restricted area in an [...]
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China says its aircraft carrier leaves Taiwan Strait

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s sole aircraft carrier sailed out of the Taiwan Strait on Thursday morning, a day after Taiwan scrambled fighter jets and navy ships to shadow the carrier group [...]
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