Archive for November 28th, 2018

Korea’s SK Innovation to build its first US EV battery plant

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Monday it will spend 1.14 trillion won (US$1.01 billion) to build its first electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the United States [...]
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France detains civil servant suspected of spying for N Korea

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

French security services have detained a civil servant suspected of having tried to pass sensitive government information to a North Korean spy, a judicial source said on [...]
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Will the All-New Hyundai Accent from India be Just as ‘Spicy’ as Korea’s?

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Carmudi | 6:00 AM

Hyundai Malaysia just gave the public a refreshing preview of the 2019 Hyundai Accent. And judging from where it’s manufactured, we might as well say [...]
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French Senate official arrested for ‘NKorea spying’: sources

French Senate official arrested for ‘NKorea spying’: sources

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

Intelligence agencies have arrested a senior French civil servant on suspicion of spying for North Korea, a judicial source in Paris said. Benoit Quennedey, the president of [...]
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Pentagon Scales Back Joint US, Korean Military Exercises

Pentagon Scales Back Joint US, Korean Military Exercises

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

The exercises, which simulate fending off an attack from the North, are a sticking point for North Korea. The Pentagon is planning to scale back annual military exercises in [...]
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Chinese police say cyclist who endangered road users with spear-wielding antics needs medical help

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

A Chinese man obsessed with Zhao Yun, a Chinese general who lived about 1,800 years ago, has been arrested for brandishing a spear while making trips on his bicycle around [...]
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Heavy smog brings travel chaos to eastern China

Heavy smog brings travel chaos to eastern China

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

Heavy smog and fog has engulfed several provinces in eastern China, closing roads, airports and ferry terminals as the authorities issued multiple pollution alerts. In [...]
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Popular Chinese news app Jinri Toutiao offers rewards to stories that quash rumours amid government campaign to ‘clean up’ online content

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

Jinri Toutiao, the popular Chinese news aggregator, is offering cash rewards of up to 3,000 yuan (US$432) for articles that refute rumours. Dubbed “100″, the [...]
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Fake ID gang arrested in China with more than a million forged documents

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

More than a million fake identity documents were seized and 62 people arrested by Chinese police after an investigation into a counterfeit gang operating across 20 provinces. [...]
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US report says China not moving fast enough to stem flow of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids

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

Bilateral efforts to stem the flow of synthetic opioids like fentanyl from China to the United States are being stymied by China’s inadequate regulations on [...]
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Beijing scores $4.5 billion in record land sales after easing controls to prop up property market

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

The Beijing government’s partial easing of controls on the property market has helped it score record land sales in a single day. Twelve out of 13 land sites were [...]
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Trump says China tariff rates very likely to rise: report

Trump says China tariff rates very likely to rise: report

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

US President Donald Trump said Monday he expected to raise the punitive tariff rates on hundreds of billions in Chinese imports as scheduled next year. Just days ahead of a [...]
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Nine killed, including pregnant woman, as car ploughs into bus stop in southwest China

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

Nine people, including a pregnant woman, were killed when a car crashed into a bus stop in a village in Sichuan province in southwest China on Tuesday morning, The Beijing [...]
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Prolonged trade war could lead to another financial crisis: China’s US ambassador Cui Tiankai

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

China’s Washington ambassador has warned that a prolonged trade war between the world’s two largest economies risks fragmenting the global market and questioned [...]
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Trump and Xi to reach trade war ‘truce’ at G20, says HK scholar with close ties to Beijing

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

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are likely to agree to a truce in the trade war when they meet in Buenos Aires this week, but ironing out the [...]
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