Archive for September 20th, 2018

China says has ‘effective’ contacts with the Vatican

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

China and the Vatican have “effective” contacts, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, after a newspaper report that the Vatican might send a delegation to [...]
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China-US trade war will last for ‘maybe 20 years,’ says China’s best-known exec

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Market Watch | 6:00 AM

‘It’s going to last long,’ says Jack Ma, and ‘it’s going to be a mess’ China’s most famous business executive said the trade [...]
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Venezuela to bump China oil exports to one million barrels a day

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

Venezuela is to increase its oil exports to China to one million barrels a day, President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, just days after visiting the Asian powerhouse. [...]
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China’s Hillhouse Capital raises $10.6 billion in latest round

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

Hillhouse Capital, an investor in top Chinese technology firms including Tencent and Baidu, has closed its latest funding round at $10.6 billion, it said, making it the [...]
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China says military ties ‘backbone’ to relations with Pakistan

China says military ties ‘backbone’ to relations with Pakistan

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

Military ties between China and Pakistan are the “backbone” of relations between the two countries, a senior Chinese general told Pakistan’s visiting army [...]
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The biggest trend in Chinese social media is dying, and another has already taken its place

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

* Live-streaming has been a dominant trend in Chinese social media, fuelling fortunes and stardom. Users are now, however, increasingly migrating away from such platforms. * [...]
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Japan: South China Sea sub drill not a warning to Beijing

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The top Japanese government spokesman said Tuesday a drill held last week in the South China Sea by a Japanese submarine and destroyers was “not at all” intended [...]
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Ageing Japan: Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up

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

As a Japanese military recruiter sat patiently at a booth outside a supermarket in northern Tokyo one recent weekend, she welcomed a rare visitor, high school student Kazuaki [...]
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Japan trade surplus with US shrinks for second month

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

Japan’s sensitive trade surplus with the United States shrank sharply for the second consecutive month, according to official data published Wednesday, as Tokyo [...]
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SpaceX’s 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

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

The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes [...]
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Japan mayor loses job over sexual harassment allegations

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The mayor of the eastern Japan town of Minakami, facing sexual harassment allegations, lost his job Tuesday after passage of a second no-confidence motion against him by the [...]
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Toshiba Memory chief shrugs off price concerns, sticks with IPO plans

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

The chief executive of Toshiba Memory Corp, the world’s No. 2 producer of NAND flash memory chips, on Wednesday brushed aside concerns about falling memory chip prices [...]
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Singapore to host ninth session of high-level bilateral dialogue with Russia

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Singapore will be hosting the ninth session of the high level Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC9) on Wednesday (September 19). This year, it will be [...]
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Singapore and France to see more joint projects on technology, innovation

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

More cross-border collaboration between Singapore and French companies on technology development and co-innovation is in the works, which could potentially see firms [...]
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Section 377A should not be repealed now: Singapore Archbishop William Goh

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore should not repeal Section 377A, which criminalises sex between men, under present circumstances, Archbishop William Goh said on Tuesday (18 September). In a [...]
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