Archive for September 11th, 2018

N Korea uses 70th anniversary to push economy, not nukes

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

North Korea held a major military parade and revived its iconic mass games to celebrate its 70th anniversary, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un’s new policies the [...]
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N Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

N Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

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

North Korea refrained from displaying its intercontinental missiles in a massive military parade through Pyongyang celebrating its 70th birthday Sundaya conspicuous absence [...]
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N Korea’s ‘Mass Games’ return after five-year absence

N Korea’s ‘Mass Games’ return after five-year absence

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

The biggest show on earth made an astonishing comeback Sunday as North Korea put on its all-singing, all-dancing propaganda display, the ‘Mass Games’, for the [...]
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Trump salutes Kim for N Korean parade without nuclear missiles

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

US President Donald Trump saluted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday for holding a massive military parade “without the customary display of nuclear [...]
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N Korea military parade features floats and flowers, not missiles

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

With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development as it marked the 70th [...]
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N Korea leaves missiles out of military parade, hinting at denuclearisation

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

With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development as it marked the 70th [...]
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Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on N Korea: Woodward

Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on N Korea: Woodward

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

US President Donald Trump spooked the Pentagon leadership with a tweet thathad it been sentNorth Korea would have read as a sign of an imminent US attack, journalist Bob [...]
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Korea confirms first MERS case since 2015

Korea confirms first MERS case since 2015

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

South Korean authorities on Sunday confirmed the first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus since the outbreak that affected the country in 2015 [...]
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China outlaws large underground Protestant church in Beijing

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

Beijing city authorities have banned one of the largest unofficial Protestant churches in the city and confiscated “illegal promotional materials”, amid a [...]
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China’s Didi Chuxing rolls out in-car audio recording as part of safety overhaul

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

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing platform, has introduced in-trip audio recording as part of a safety overhaul following the rape and murder of a second [...]
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Group: Officials destroying crosses, burning bibles in China

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

China’s government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and [...]
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China’s trade surplus with US hits record $31 billion

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to [...]
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down in one year, Zhang to become chair

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

Jack Ma, the charismatic co-founder of China’s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, will step down as chair in one year to concentrate on philanthropy and [...]
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Chinese inflation picks up in August amid tariffs war

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

China’s consumer price inflation rose more than expected in August, official data showed Monday, after Beijing’s first wave of tariffs on US goods came into [...]
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China calls on US, N. Korea to carry out Singapore deal

China calls on US, N. Korea to carry out Singapore deal

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

China’s top legislator voiced hope that North Korea and the United States will carry out their nuclear summit agreement as he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, [...]
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