Archive for November 29th, 2018

Four experts on Taiwan’s local elections

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:00 AM

On Monday, November 26, Richard Bush spoke with three Taiwan analysts about Taiwan’s local elections, which took place on Saturday, November 24. As they discussed, the [...] » More

Korea apologises over vagrants’ detention, forced work

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s top public prosecutor apologised Tuesday over what he described as a botched investigation into the enslavement and mistreatment of thousands of people at [...] » More

For God and country: S. Korea grants Christian convert asylum

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

When hundreds of Yemenis arrived in South Korea seeking asylum after fleeing their war-torn country, opponents decried their Muslim religion and none of their applications [...] » More

N Korea criticises US for seeking UN meeting on rights

N Korea criticises US for seeking UN meeting on rights

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korea is accusing the Trump administration and some supporters of trying to “stoke confrontation” instead of promoting peace efforts by calling for a UN [...] » More

N Korea urges UN to oppose meeting on human rights

N Korea urges UN to oppose meeting on human rights

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

North Korea is urging UN Security Council members to block a US bid to hold a meeting on Pyongyang’s human rights record, saying it would run counter to recent peace [...] » More

Korea’s construction sector feels chill from Moon policies

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

Jeong Myeong-in drives his dump truck up to 800 km (500 miles) a day across South Korea to find work and sleeps only three hours a night to keep up payments on his truck. He [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim open to nuclear site inspection: report

N Korea’s Kim open to nuclear site inspection: report

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to allow inspectors into the reclusive country’s main nuclear complex in Yongbyon, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency [...] » More

Did ‘billion-dollar’ gambling loss in Saipan imperil Chinese smartphone maker Gionee?

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

The founder of Shenzhen-based Gionee, a Chinese smartphone brand on the verge of bankruptcy, has admitted he may have used company assets to gamble at a Hong Kong-listed [...] » More

Pakistan likely to pay back IMF before Chinese debtUS Treasury official

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

Pakistan is likely to pay off an International Monetary Fund bailout before its loans from China come due, easing concerns that IMF funds will be used to pay back Chinese [...] » More

Chinese AI champion iFlytek censors politically sensitive terms on its translation app

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

Voice-recognition technology provider iFlytek, one of China’s designated artificial intelligence (AI) champions, has censored politically sensitive terms from its [...] » More

Chinese transport authorities slam Didi for skirting safety measures

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

Chinese authorities announced a broad crackdown on China’s ride-hailing industry on Wednesday, targeting market-leader Didi Chuxing with fines following the deaths of [...] » More

From the one-child policy to online shopping: the catchphrases of 40 years of Chinese slogans

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

In the 1980s, they were used to publicise official campaigns such as the war on poverty. In recent years, they have been used to promote commercial products, from car brands [...] » More

US-China trade war is political and short-term, says Chinese private equity fund

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Relations between China and the US have the potential derail global economic growth, but the ongoing tariff fight is a political matter between American President Donald [...] » More

Trump believes ‘good possibility’ of China trade deal: advisor

Trump believes ‘good possibility’ of China trade deal: advisor

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

There is a “good possibility” President Donald Trump will reach an agreement later this week to resolve the trade dispute with China, a White House official said [...] » More

China’s Xi arrives in Spain for business-driven visit

China’s Xi arrives in Spain for business-driven visit

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

China’s President Xi Jinping arrived in Spain on Tuesday for a business-focused state visit as Beijing, currently engaged in a trade war with the United States, seeks [...] » More