Archive for January 17th, 2017

Korea former opposition leader holds lead in presidential favourites poll

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

An opinion poll released on Monday in South Korea showed former UN Secretary general Ban Ki-moon in second place and narrowing the gap on the frontrunner among likely [...]
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S. Korea to convene meeting of key ambassadors to discuss security issues

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea will convene a meeting of key ambassadors this week to discuss security challenges facing the country, the foreign ministry said Sunday. According to the Ministry [...]
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Ex-UN chief Ban backs Korea’s Thaad deployment

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki Moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said yesterday that it is appropriate for the country to be the site [...]
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Key Samsung shares steady, market awaits Korea prosecution decision on leader

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

Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Samsung C&T Corp were steady in early trade on Monday, ahead of a South Korean special prosecutor’s decision on whether to [...]
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Six-Hour Meeting of Chinese Tycoons Eases LeEco Cash Crunch

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

It took Jia Yueting just over six hours in December to snag $2.2 billion from a Chinese real estate mogul to keep LeEco afloat. In so doing, the entrepreneur secured a vital [...]
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Pro-Tibet protesters detained as China’s Xi arrives in Bern

Pro-Tibet protesters detained as China’s Xi arrives in Bern

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Police in the Swiss capital of Bern prevented a pro-Tibet protester from setting himself on fire Sunday on the sidelines of a demonstration against the visit of Chinese [...]
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Beijing warns Trump: One China ‘not negotiable’

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Beijing on Saturday warned the US that the One China policy was non-negotiable, after Donald Trump suggested he could abandon the decades-old diplomatic principle and boost [...]
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China’s Zhou Youguang, linguist turned dissident, dies at 111

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Linguist Zhou Youguang, the man who helped invent the Pinyin system used for writing Chinese worldwide before becoming an outspoken critic of the communist government died on [...]
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China’s Wanda says revenue fell in 2016

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s conglomerate Wanda, owned by the country’s richest man, said its turnover fell by 14 percent in 2016 despite a surge in receipts in the entertainment [...]
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Swiss police detain Tibet protesters as Xi arrives

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Swiss police on Sunday detained 32 people protesting conditions in Tibet as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a state visit in the wealthy Alpine nation. A statement from [...]
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Beijing sets 2017 air pollution goal at more than double WHO’s acceptable standard

Beijing sets 2017 air pollution goal at more than double WHO’s acceptable standard

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

Beijing’s air quality target for 2017 is more than double the acceptable standard set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the mayor announced on Saturday in the [...]
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Davos 2017: Can Xi Jinping be star of the show?

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

It’s the first time a Chinese head of state is attending the global forum and he’ll be star of the show. But besides the allure of snow-capped alpine peaks and [...]
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Plane That Crashed in Kyrgysstan Belonged to China’s HNA Group

Plane That Crashed in Kyrgysstan Belonged to China’s HNA Group

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A cargo aircraft that crashed on Monday, reportedly killing at least 37 people near Bishkek airport in Kyrgysstan, belonged to ACT Airlines Inc., an Istanbul-based unit of [...]
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Yuan Top Forecaster Sees No End to Losses as China Economy Slows

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Pressure on China’s yuan to depreciate will persist as the economy slows, according to the currency’s top forecaster. The yuan will fall to 7.26 per dollar by the [...]
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China state media call Trump’s Taiwan strategy ‘despicable’

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump “speaks like a rookie,” China’s state-run media said Monday, describing his suggested use of America’s position on Taiwan [...]
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