Archive for September 7th, 2018

China finds African swine fever on four farms in single day

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

China reported four cases of African swine fever on Thursday alone, bringing the number of outbreaks to 13 since the virus was discovered in the country just over a month [...]
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US trade policy at a crossroads with Canada, China

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

President Donald Trump’s trade policy faces a key crossroads on Thursday, as officials try to reach a deal with Canada, and he will decide whether to impose a huge wave [...]
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Trump poised to tax an additional $200B in Chinese imports

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world’s [...]
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Exclusive: China angered after British Navy warship sails near South China Sea islands

Exclusive: China angered after British Navy warship sails near South China Sea islands

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

Beijing expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month, saying Britain was [...]
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In WeChat-dominated China, new messenger app scores sudden success

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

Bullet Messenger, a Chinese messaging app, has racked up millions of downloads since its debut just a few weeks ago, using a stripped-down design to chip off a chunk of a [...]
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Chinese ‘will have to manage risks’ as investors pour more cash into Africa

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Risk management will be crucial for any Chinese investment in Africa, the head of the African Development Bank said, as Beijing seeks to extend its reach in the region. [...]
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Chinese man arrested after calling Kenya’s president a ‘monkey’

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

Kenya has arrested a Chinese businessperson after a video of him making a string of racist remarks was widely shared on social media, the government said Thursday. The [...]
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Kenyan police apologises over arrest of Chinese journalists

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

Kenyan police apologised on Thursday for briefly arresting journalists from Chinese state television’s international English channel China Global Television Network [...]
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Pacific leaders want US back in Paris climate pact

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

Pacific island nations declared climate change to be their “single greatest threat”, urging Washington to return to the Paris Agreement on climate, just as [...]
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Chinese shipbuilder starts work on $411 million submarine for Thai navy

Chinese shipbuilder starts work on $411 million submarine for Thai navy

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China’s leading shipbuilder has begun the construction of a submarine for the Thai navy under a 13.5 billion Thai baht (US$411 million) deal agreed last year that [...]
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US start-up Driver, backed by Li-Ka-shing, matches cancer patients worldwide with clinical trials and treatments in America, China and Singapore

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

An American start-up backed by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing on Thursday officially launched a paid service for cancer patients worldwide, matching them with [...]
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Meituan Dianping to halt ride-hailing expansion in China amid crisis at industry leader Didi

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

Meituan Dianping, operator of the world’s largest on-demand food delivery service, said it aims to halt further expansion into China’s ride-hailing market, as [...]
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China to exempt VAT for interest income from loans to smaller firmsfinance ministry

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

China’s finance ministry said on Thursday interest income from loans by financial institutions to smaller firms will be exempt from value-added tax (VAT) from September [...]
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Japan government says quake-hit Hokkaido’s main power plant damaged

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

A coal-fired power plant supplying half of Japan’s northern Hokkaido island was damaged in a powerful earthquake that struck earlier on Thursday, the country’s [...]
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Powerful quake paralyses Hokkaido in latest disaster to hit Japan

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

A powerful earthquake paralysed Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, killing at least seven people, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 [...]
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