Archive for September 22nd, 2018

Taiwan’s first ever political donation in Bitcoins

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

While this donation is largely symbolic, blockchain does present an opportunity to make political donations more transparent For the first time in Taiwan’s lively [...]
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Taiwanese spend $4,998 a year on insurance: report

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s financial regulator on September 20 urged people in Taiwan to examine whether the insurance products they purchase meet their actual needs, as Taiwan appears [...]
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Trump releases first two names of US war dead handed over by N Korea

Trump releases first two names of US war dead handed over by N Korea

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

US President Donald Trump released the names on Thursday of two Army soldiers killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War whose remains were handed over by North Korea this year in a [...]
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Trump announces identities of two sets of N. Korea remains

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

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the names of the first two US troops to be identified after dozens of sets of remains were repatriated from North Korea in July. [...]
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N Korea’s Kim wants another Trump summit to speed denuclearisation: Korea’s Moon

N Korea’s Kim wants another Trump summit to speed denuclearisation: Korea’s Moon

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

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with US President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearisation, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the [...]
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Moon’s nuclear diplomacy a ‘dangerous gamble’: analysts

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has embarked on a “dangerous gamble”, analysts said, after he secured only minimal concessions from Kim Jong Un to reboot the [...]
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Kim, Moon toss ball to Trump in ‘last, best chance’ for Korean peace

Kim, Moon toss ball to Trump in ‘last, best chance’ for Korean peace

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

Without proper context, the atmospherics of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s three-day trip to Pyongyang, and the by-product inter-Korean joint declaration, could [...]
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Kim, Moon toss ball to Trump in ‘last, best chance’ for Korean peace

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

Without proper context, the atmospherics of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s three-day trip to Pyongyang, and the by-product inter-Korean joint declaration, could [...]
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China places top energy official under investigation

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

The director of China’s National Energy Administration, ethnic Uighur Nur Bekri, is under investigation on suspicion of breaking the law and violating Communist Party [...]
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Moscow says US ‘playing with fire’ after Trump sanctions China over Russia military deals

Moscow says US ‘playing with fire’ after Trump sanctions China over Russia military deals

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

Moscow said Friday Washington’s latest raft of anti-Russian sanctions that also target China undermined global stability, warning the United States against [...]
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US, China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic

US, China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic

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

China’s most senior envoy arrived in the Dominican Republic on Thursday to inaugurate a new embassy after the country cut ties with Taiwan, as the US ambassador there [...]
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Is China’s infrastructure boom past its peak?

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

CHINA does not do infrastructure by half measures. It has the world’s longest networks of motorway and high-speed rail (which Hong Kong joins on September 23rd, see [...]
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Inside China’s strategy in the soybean trade war

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

* There is growing confidence within China’s soybean industry and government that the world’s largest pork-producing nation can wean itself off US soy exports. * [...]
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China-Singapore trade agreement upgrade to be concluded by end of the year

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore and China will conclude a substantive upgrade of their free trade agreement, which first came into effect in 2009, by the end of this year, said deputy prime [...]
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US sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missiles

US sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missiles

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

The United States expanded its sanctions war against Russia to China on Thursday, announcing punitive measures against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian [...]
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