Archive for September 11th, 2018

China: Massive Crackdown in Muslim Region

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

The Chinese government is conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang in northwestern China. The 117-page report, [...]
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Chinese government invites top Wall Street bankers to Beijing

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Irish Times | 6:00 AM

Move comes as Donald Trump threatens to impose punitive tariffs on all Chinese exports The Chinese government is inviting Wall Street’s top bankers to a hastily [...]
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Chinese researchers identify potential new antibiotic

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

A fungal compound has been identified by a team of Chinese researchers as a promising antibiotic candidate, as they presented an approach that can efficiently obtain it the [...]
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Alibaba appoints Daniel Zhang to succeed Jack Ma as chair in 12-month succession plan

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

Jack Ma will hand over the keys of Asia’s most valuable company to Alibaba Group Holding’s chief executive officer, in an unprecedented succession plan that will [...]
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Rights group calls for China sanctions over mass detentions

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

The international community should impose sanctions on China over its treatment of minorities in its far west region, Human Rights Watch said Monday, where as many as one [...]
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down in 2019, pledges ‘smooth transition’

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

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced on Monday he would step down as head of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year, a departure already drawing comparisons to [...]
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Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang face ‘political indoctrination’Human Rights Watch

Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang face ‘political indoctrination’Human Rights Watch

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

The Turkic mostly Muslim Uighur minority in China’s Xinjiang region face arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice and “forced political [...]
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Apple’s Chinese suppliers slump after Trump says tech giant should make more of its products in US

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

Luxshare Precision Industry and other mainland Chinese companies that supply Apple tumbled in Monday trading, after US President Donald Trump urged the Cupertino, [...]
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China engages in Australia’s largest maritime drill for first time

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

China is participating for the first time in Australia’s largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage in joint training off the [...]
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US-China trade war worries are ‘overdone,’ says CLSA CEO

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

Worries about the US-China trade war are overdone because the impact on China will not be as immediate and challenging as many investors expect, according to the chief [...]
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China’s trade surplus with US grows to new record in August, adding fuel to trade war fire

China’s trade surplus with US grows to new record in August, adding fuel to trade war fire

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

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record in August even as the country’s export growth slowed slightly, an outcome that could push [...]
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Pacific islands new diplomatic battleground for China and the West

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

Pacific island countries have become a new diplomatic battleground as China and Western nations vie for influence in the region, and as Beijing ramps up efforts to squeeze [...]
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Japan’s Abe aims for constitution change in bid for extended term

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, eyeing an historic extended term, reaffirmed on Monday his resolve to revise the nation’s post-war, pacifist constitution and said [...]
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Japan toll 44 after strong quake, no more missing

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

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that triggered massive landslides in northern Japan rose to 44 on Monday with tens of thousands of police and troops still on the [...]
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Japan earthquake: Death toll rises after devastating tremor

Japan earthquake: Death toll rises after devastating tremor

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

The death toll in the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck Japan on Thursday has risen to 39, the country’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. Two people remain [...]
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