Archive for September 27th, 2018

SUPER TYPHOON TRAMI TRACK, PATH UPDATE AS JAPAN, TAIWAN BRACE FOR STORM

27-Sep-2018 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

A super typhoon the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane was making its way toward Japan on Tuesday, forecasts showed. Super Typhoon Trami was headed toward Japan’s [...]
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Taiwan arms deal risks inflaming US-China relations

Taiwan arms deal risks inflaming US-China relations

27-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP-9News | 6:00 AM

The US has approved a $456 million arms deal with Taiwana move one expert warns threatens to further inflame relations with China. The US Defence Department said the sale in [...]
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US arms sale won’t do much to help Taiwan defend itself against Beijing, analysts say

US arms sale won’t do much to help Taiwan defend itself against Beijing, analysts say

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

Washington’s plan to sell $330 million of spare parts for Taiwan’s warplanes will not change the cross-strait military situation or improve the self-ruled [...]
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China says plots to disrupt ties with Pakistan will fail

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

Any plots to sow discord in China’s ties with Pakistan will not prevail, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Tuesday, as Beijing fends off criticism of [...]
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Trump’s new trade deal with Korea, explained

27-Sep-2018 Intellasia | VOX | 6:00 AM

The trade agreement with Seoul is supposed to boost US car sales. That’s unlikely. President Donald Trump just signed his first trade deal. At a meeting in New York on [...]
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China senior diplomat says Beijing, Washington must avoid Cold War mentality

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

China and the United States can compete but should not view each other with a Cold War mentality and should avoid falling into a zero-sum game trap, the Chinese [...]
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Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, arrives in New York for human rights events

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

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, arrived in New York late on Tuesday for what is expected to be her first formal appearance since settling in Berlin two [...]
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Suspending Korea exercises caused slight dip in readiness: US general

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

The Pentagon’s nominee to be the next commander of US forces in South Korea said on Tuesday that a decision to suspend some joint exercises between South Korea and the [...]
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US arrests Chinese national on spying charge

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

A Chinese national who came to the US on a student visa and later enlisted in the army reserves was arrested Tuesday in Chicago and accused of helping Beijing attempt to [...]
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Corrected: Vatican, China sign landmark accord on appointing bishops

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

The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labelled the deal a sellout to the [...]
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Cold war mentality will harm US-China relations, top diplomat warns Kissinger

Cold war mentality will harm US-China relations, top diplomat warns Kissinger

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

China’s senior diplomat has demanded the US stop viewing China with a cold war mentality to keep the Sino-US bilateral ties on a healthy track as tensions between the [...]
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SKorean president: Kim is serious about giving up his bombs

SKorean president: Kim is serious about giving up his bombs

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in pushed back Tuesday against widespread skepticism about the sincerity of Kim Jong Un’s vows to give up his nuclear bombs, saying that [...]
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MSCI considers lifting China weighting in benchmark index

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

Global equities index compiler MSCI has said it is considering quadrupling the weighting of Chinese large-cap shares in its benchmark Emerging Markets Index over the next two [...]
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EU launches Asia strategy to rival China’s ‘new Silk Road’

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

As doubts grow over China’s vast “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle [...]
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Trump praises N Korea’s Kim but says sanctions must stay for now

Trump praises N Korea’s Kim but says sanctions must stay for now

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

US President Donald Trump praised North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday for his courage in taking steps to disarm, but said much work still had to be done and [...]
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