Archive for September 28th, 2018

Wooden library lures bookworms outside Beijing

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

Deep in the heart of a valley surrounded by rocky hills, a wooden library sits just over a creek on the outskirts of Beijing, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Every [...]
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China executes man who killed nine in school stabbing

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

China executed a man on Thursday for killing nine students and injuring 11 others in a knife attack at a middle school in central China’s Shaanxi province in April, [...]
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From chatroom to courtroom: China’s #MeToo movement takes legal turn

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

When a former intern at China’s state broadcaster wrote in July about being groped and forcibly kissed by one of the country’s most recognisable television stars, [...]
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Ibsen play pulled in China after audience demand free speech

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

Chinese officials pulled a tour by the German theatre star Thomas Ostermeier when audience members in Beijing shouted slogans demanding free speech, the director told AFP. [...]
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Trump accuses China of 2018 election meddling; Beijing rejects charge

Trump accuses China of 2018 election meddling; Beijing rejects charge

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

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of seeking to meddle in the November 6 US congressional elections, saying Beijing did not want his Republican Party to do [...]
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Japanese carrier drills with British warship heading to contested South China Sea

Japanese carrier drills with British warship heading to contested South China Sea

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

Japan’s biggest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, joined naval drills with Britain’s HMS Argyll in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday as the frigate headed toward [...]
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Trump, Japan announce start of trade negotiations

Trump, Japan announce start of trade negotiations

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

US President Donald Trump and Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe announced an agreement to start negotiations on a trade deal Wednesday, dampening the prospect of [...]
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Didi drives into Japan, setting up head-on collision with Uber in world’s third-largest taxi market

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

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing platform, launches its online taxi-hailing service in Osaka on Thursday as it seeks to take a share of the world’s [...]
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Averting trade war, Japan and US agree to seek pact

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

Japan agreed Wednesday to negotiate a trade pact with the United States, easing fears that President Donald Trump would zero in on the US ally for his next tariff offensive. [...]
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Special throne for Japan’s next emperor arrives in Tokyo

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ABC News | 6:00 AM

The monumental imperial throne for the coronation of Japan’s new emperor has arrived in Tokyo from an ancient imperial palace in Kyoto more than a year ahead of time, [...]
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Trump announces trade talks with Japan said to include cars

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | BNNBloomberg | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump announced he has reached an agreement with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe to open trade talks between the two nations. Trump said he expected the [...]
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US, Japan agree to negotiate a free trade agreement

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

The United States and Japan announced Wednesday they will open negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement between the world’s first- and third-largest economies. [...]
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China-Japan war shipwreck discovered after 100 years

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Wfmz | 6:00 AM

Archeological team had searched for several years A long-lost warship has been discovered off the coast of China after an extensive hunt to track down relics from a naval [...]
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Singapore manufacturing growth slows again in August; 3.3pct rise misses forecast

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

Singapore’s factory sector in August saw its lowest rate of growth this year, coming in below market expectations, with general manufacturing output turning negative. [...]
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Singapore retains spot as 5th most visited city in the world

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

Almost 14 million tourists came here last year, confirming Singapore as one of the world’s most popular destinations. The bumper number, 6.1 per cent up on 2016, [...]
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