Archive for October 24th, 2018

Taiwan train driver switched off speed control before deadly accident: court

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The driver of a train in Taiwan that crashed killing 18 people told a court on Tuesday he had switched off its speed-control system, a court official said, as investigators [...]
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US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the US military increases the frequency of transits through [...]
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Taiwan rattled by 6.0 magnitude quake, no reports of damage: weather bureau

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 104 km (65 miles) off Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien on Tuesday, the island’s weather bureau said, with no immediate reports [...]
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China expresses concern to US over Taiwan Strait warship operation

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it has expressed deep concern to the United States after Washington sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait in the second [...]
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Taiwan September export orders miss growth forecast, trade war impact seen

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s export orders expanded slightly less than expected in September, as weaker demand for machinery amid the United States-China trade war partly offset robust [...]
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US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, a military spokesman said, in a move bound to aggravate China amid heightened tensions with Beijing. The USS [...]
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US Treasury calls reveal ‘deep concern’ over Korea banks’ N Korea plans: document

US Treasury calls reveal ‘deep concern’ over Korea banks’ N Korea plans: document

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US Treasury Department is “deeply concerned” about planned financial cooperation between North and South Korea and has told South Korean banks that “UN [...]
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China January-September total trade with N Korea down 57.1pct year-on-year: customs

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s trade with North Korea in January-to-September tumbled 57.1 percent to $1.71 billion from a year earlier, Chinese customs data showed on Tuesday. Imports from [...]
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Korea’s ‘spycam’ epidemic has women living in terror

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

South Korea is in the grip of a ‘spycam’ epidemic, with covert footage of sex, nudity and urination posted online in what amounts to a “social death [...]
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North and Korea AGREE to withdraw firearms in move that could see end to KOREAN WAR

North and Korea AGREE to withdraw firearms in move that could see end to KOREAN WAR

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

NORTH and South Korea have united in an agreement to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarised village of Panmunjom, in what the nations’ defence officials [...]
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N Korea ‘bought at least $640 million in luxury goods from China in 2017′, in defiance of UN sanctions

N Korea ‘bought at least $640 million in luxury goods from China in 2017′, in defiance of UN sanctions

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

North Korea imported at least $640 million (GBP 493 million) worth of luxury goods from China last year, in defiance of UN sanctions outlawing such trade over North [...]
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S. Korea warns citizens against smoking pot in Canada

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea has warned its citizens against smoking marijuana in Canada, telling them that even though the country legalised weed last week, using it there was still an [...]
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Japan’s Abe will meet China’s Xi under the shadow of Trump

Japan’s Abe will meet China’s Xi under the shadow of Trump

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe of Japan faces a tough balancing act as he heads to Beijing for a Thursday summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Japan’s often fraught [...]
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Xi Jinping urges China to become more self-reliant during tour of southern manufacturing hub

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China must become “self-reliant”, state media reported, as he toured the country’s manufacturing hub. Xi arrived [...]
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Chinese official tells American investors at a meeting: We don’t fear a trade war with the US

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Chinese government leaders have a message for American investors: They’re not afraid of a trade war with the United States. On Monday in Beijing, Zhang Qingli, a [...]
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