Archive for May 12th, 2018

Is Beijing readying its airstrips for a military build-up in the South China Sea?

12-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Chinese military aircraft was spotted on a disputed island in the South China Sea late last month, according to a US think tank that monitors activity in the region, and [...]
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China’s anti-spy campaign: cash rewards and warnings of ‘dangerous times’

12-May-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Beijing warns citizens not to be tricked into espionage by foreigners, including ginger-haired academics Redheaded academics, tourists, English teachers, and INGO workers are [...]
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China Is Launching A Weather-Control Machine The Size Of Alaska

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

China is launching the world’s largest weather-control machine, with the ability to modify the weather in an area similar to the size of Alaska. China has never shied [...]
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Insight: China’s multi-story hog hotels elevate industrial farms to new levels

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

On Yaji Mountain in southern China, they are checking in the sows a thousand head per floor in high-rise “hog hotels”. Privately owned agricultural company [...]
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Japan economy seen shrinking for first time in two years in first quarter

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy is expected to have contracted for the first time in two years in the first quarter due to weak private consumption and softer export demand, a Reuters [...]
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Japan’s Subaru sees profit slide on stronger yen, rising marketing costs

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Subaru Corp (7270.T) on Friday forecast a third-straight year of falling operating profit as it expects a stronger yen and increased marketing costs in the [...]
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Japan’s Panasonic says it could make batteries with Tesla in China

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Panasonic Corp (6752.T) could jointly produce batteries with US electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in China, as the Japanese electronics conglomerate looks to tap [...]
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Abe’s friendly relationship with Trump didn’t earn tariff exemptions for Japan

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Market Place | 6:00 AM

There’s arguably no foreign leader who’s tried harder to get into President Donald Trump’s good economic graces than Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. He [...]
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Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock

12-May-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

After a series of U.S helicopter safety mishaps, plans to inspect the US marine base have been met with resistance. On Saturday the Japanese Defense Ministry revealed that [...]
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Japan, China and Korea get together

Japan, China and Korea get together

12-May-2018 Intellasia | The Economist | 6:00 AM

JAPAN has been more unsettled than any other country by the sudden shift in the diplomatic tone in North-East Asiafor good reason. President Donald Trump shocked [...]
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PM Lee, Singapore government congratulate Mahathir Mohamad on swearing-in

12-May-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday (May 10) congratulated Dr Mahathir Mohamad on being sworn in as prime minister of Malaysia. “I wish Tun Mahathir and his team [...]
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Ties with US, N Korea make Singapore optimum summit site

12-May-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s diplomatic ties with North Korea and its relative proximity made the small Southeast Asian nation a natural choice for the historic summit between President [...]
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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will meet in Singapore. But why there and is a deal likely?

12-May-2018 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Singapore is pleasant in June. And it’s on June 12 that the much anticipated summit will take place between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. [...]
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Why Trump and Kim Picked Singapore for Their Summit

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The US and North Korea picked Singapore as the venue for a historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, scheduled for June 12. The move is a diplomatic coup for the [...]
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Singapore: a neutral nation for summit with President Trump and N Korea’s Kim Jong Un

12-May-2018 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

In choosing Singapore for their historic summit, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed on a neutral nation known as a bastion of law and order where even [...]
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