Archive for December 1st, 2018

Beijing on ‘heightened alert’ as US Navy vessels sail Taiwan Strait for the third time this year

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:14 AM

Beijing said it is on “heightened alert” after the US Navy sailed two ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday in the third such operation this year. Chinese [...]
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N Korea tries to stop US ‘plot’ to discuss human rights at UN Security Council

N Korea tries to stop US ‘plot’ to discuss human rights at UN Security Council

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:14 AM

North Korea is objecting to a push by the US to discuss the human rights situation in North Korea at the UN Security Council, calling the move a “deceptive plot” [...]
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S. Koreans go to North for railway reconnection survey

S. Koreans go to North for railway reconnection survey

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:14 AM

A train carrying South Korean engineers and officials crossed into the North on Friday to begin a landmark joint survey to reconnect railway tracks between the two Koreas. [...]
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Korea to send trains to N Korea in joint survey to connect railways separated since Korean War

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | National Post | 6:14 AM

Reconnecting the railroads was one of the key projects promised during a meeting between North Korea’s leader and South Korea’s president in September South Korea [...]
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Korean conscientious objectors released on parole after landmark ruling

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:14 AM

Dozens of South Korean conscientious objectors were released from jail on parole on Friday after a landmark court decision that conscience is a valid reason to refuse [...]
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Trump renews N Korea blacklisting over human trafficking

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | NK News | 6:14 AM

Restrictions reapplied following lack of compliance to Trafficking Victims Protection Act US President Donald Trump on Thursday reapplied a Presidential Determination that [...]
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Trump, Korea’s Moon to Meet at G-20 with N Korea Talks Stalled

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:14 AM

US President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the Group of 20 summit, where they are likely to discuss stalled nuclear [...]
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S. Korea raises interest rate for first time in a year

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:14 AM

South Korea on Friday raised its key interest rate for the first time in a year, in a bid to curb snowballing household debts and a housing price hike casting a pall over [...]
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A Korean train heads North, but sanctions mean it has to carry its own fuel

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:14 AM

A South Korean train arrived in North Korea Friday for the first time in more than a decade ahead of a potential rail link up of the divided peninsula, with the team on board [...]
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Two Koreas start landmark journey for railway reconnection

Two Koreas start landmark journey for railway reconnection

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:14 AM

A South Korean train crossed into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decadepacked with engineers on a mission to upgrade the North’s dilapidated rail tracks [...]
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China says graft suspect extradited from EU state for first time

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:14 AM

China has extradited a corruption suspect for the first time from a European Union member state, the country’s top graft buster said on Friday, getting back from [...]
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Beijing Is Pushing Hard To Influence US Views Of China, Report Says

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | NPR | 6:14 AM

Beijing is mounting an aggressive influence campaign targeting multiple levels of American society, according to a report published Thursday that is written by some of the [...]
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Trade deal possible at G20 but Chinese paper says US must be ‘fair minded’

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:14 AM

China and the United States can reach a trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Argentina this week, the state-run China Daily newspaper said in an editorial on Friday, but [...]
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Uninvited guests keep watch for China inside Uighur homes

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:14 AM

The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman [...]
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The US Navy sent a cruiser to challenge China in the South China Sea, and Beijing is not happy about it

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:14 AM

The US Navy challenged China’s excessive claims to the South China Sea on Monday by sending a warship past a Chinese military outpost in the disputed waterway. The [...]
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