Archive for September 3rd, 2018

China battles spread of African swine fever as fifth case found

China battles spread of African swine fever as fifth case found

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:56 AM

A deadly pig disease found for the first time in China in early August has quickly spread across the country, with officials declaring the fifth case in a month. Health [...]
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British Council HK unveils BRICKS

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Pie News | 6:00 AM

The British Council Hong Kong has launched a project to find solutions to social challenges through academic collaboration between British and Hong Kong universities, NGOs [...]
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Taiwan carries out first execution in two years

Taiwan carries out first execution in two years

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Some politicians and rights groups in Taiwan have called for the abolition of capital punishment, but various surveys show majority support for the death penalty Taiwan [...]
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Taiwan’s last African ally holds out despite overtures by China

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

While China meets African leaders at a major summit in Beijing next week, the king of eSwatini, self-ruled Taiwan’s last remaining ally on the continent, will be [...]
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Welcome American Friends to Glorious N Korea

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Foreign Policy | 6:00 AM

Letting US tourists back into the country would be a small but potent move toward peace. Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who died tragically after being [...]
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Korea Proposes Reclassifying N Korean Abductees as Missing

Korea Proposes Reclassifying N Korean Abductees as Missing

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A proposed South Korean law to reclassify abductees held in the North as “missing persons,” is drawing strong criticism from human rights advocates. [...]
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UN Urges China To Stop Detaining Uighurs; ‘Political Reeducation’ Centers Reported

UN Urges China To Stop Detaining Uighurs; ‘Political Reeducation’ Centers Reported

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

A UN rights committee is calling on China to stop detaining members of the Uighur Muslim minority without cause and to provide details about how many Uighurs may have been [...]
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China’s agri ministry says containment of African swine fever complex and serious

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s agriculture ministry said prevention and containment of African swine fever is complex and serious, according to a statement released on the ministry’s [...]
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China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination

China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

China on Friday took issue with a UN report that called on Beijing to release ethnic Uighurs detained “under the pretext” of counterterrorism, saying its findings [...]
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US congressmen call for sanctions over China’s treatment of Uighurs

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump’s administration is under domestic pressure to hit China with new economic sanctions over its alleged internment of one million Uighurs against their will. [...]
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British Council HK unveils BRICKS

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Pie News | 6:00 AM

The British Council Hong Kong has launched a project to find solutions to social challenges through academic collaboration between British and Hong Kong universities, NGOs [...]
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Exclusive: US accuses China of ‘super aggressive’ spy campaign on LinkedIn

Exclusive: US accuses China of ‘super aggressive’ spy campaign on LinkedIn

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial [...]
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China’s government could become more child friendly

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Marketplace | 6:00 AM

China’s government has long restricted the number of children a married couple can have, but change could be on the way. All references to family planning have been [...]
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Japan defence ministry seeks record budget over N Korea threat

Japan defence ministry seeks record budget over N Korea threat

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Request for GBP 37bn budget also follows growing Chinese air and naval activity in the region Japan’s defence ministry has requested a record budget as it seeks to [...]
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Japan’s Aso, Chinese officials endorse global trade system

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Palm Beach Post | 6:00 AM

Japan’s finance minister and Chinese officials have pledged support for the multilateral system of global trade regulation ahead of a possible new round of US tariff [...]
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