Archive for December 5th, 2018

N Korean foreign minister to visit China this week

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

North Korea’s foreign minister will visit China this week for three days to meet senior officials and discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula, China’s [...]
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US expects immediate action from China on trade commitments

US expects immediate action from China on trade commitments

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

The United States expects China to take immediate action to cut tariffs on US car imports and end intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers as the two [...]
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Earn after reading: China news app lures with clickbait and cash

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Cai Li, a janitor in Shanghai, developed a serious addiction to news app Qutoutiao, lured by gossipy articles about celebrities and the cash she gets from reading them. [...]
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Xi Jinping ‘bolstered Chinese commitments’ to US by taking lead role in trade talks, says White House aide Larry Kudlow

Xi Jinping ‘bolstered Chinese commitments’ to US by taking lead role in trade talks, says White House aide Larry Kudlow

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:10 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping “made the pitch himself” in Saturday’s dinner with Donald Trump that ended with a truce in the trade war with the US, according [...]
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11 Chinese labourers arrested as Japan probes ‘human trafficking ring’

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

Japanese police are investigating a suspected labour trafficking ring after arresting 11 Chinese labourers with expired visas, one of whom told Chinese consulate officials [...]
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Japanese prosecutors reportedly will arrest Carlos Ghosn on fresh claim, prolonging custody

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Tokyo prosecutors plan to arrest Carlos Ghosn on a fresh claim of understating his income, the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday, in a move that could keep the former [...]
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Japan mulls inviting Trump after new emperor’s accession in May

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:10 AM

The Japanese government is considering inviting US President Donald Trump as a state guest after Crown Prince Naruhito’s planned accession on May 1, government sources [...]
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Beijing may be ‘testing Tokyo’s resolve’ with drilling missions in contested parts of East China Sea

Beijing may be ‘testing Tokyo’s resolve’ with drilling missions in contested parts of East China Sea

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

Tokyo has lodged an official complaint with Beijing after a Chinese exploration vessel was identified operating in a contested part of the East China Sea, with analysts in [...]
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Commentary: Most Japanese think their country’s best days are behind them

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:10 AM

Japan’s leaders have their work cut out for them as they attempt not only to lead their nation to a brighter future, but also to convince the public that better days [...]
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Sharp contractors axe 3,000 staff as iPhone sensor output shifts: union

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Nearly 3,000 foreign workers subcontracted to Sharp Corp have been laid off in central Japan, a labour union said, as the firm moves production of some sensors for Apple [...]
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Japan’s last pager service ends after 50 years, killed off by mobile phones

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:10 AM

The end of the pager era is nigh in Japan after five decades as the country’s last provider announced on Monday (December 3) it would be scrapping its service next [...]
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3,000 foreign workers at Sharp’s central Japan plant cut: labour union

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:10 AM

Nearly 3,000 foreign workers dispatched to a Sharp Corp. plant in central Japan apparently had their contracts terminated, a labour union said Monday. The massive cut of the [...]
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Singapore’s electronics manufacturing sector contracts in November

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:10 AM

After 27 consecutive months of expansion, Singapore’s electronics sector contracted in November. According to the Purchasing managers’ Index (PMI) readings [...]
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Singapore banks offered $21M in funds to boost cybersecurity capabilities

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:10 AM

Monetary Authority of Singapore is dishing out S$30 million (US$21.88 million) in a new grant to help local financial institutions boost their cybersecurity operations and [...]
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Singapore may ease import rules on cooked meat such as HK’s roast goose

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:10 AM

Singapore is considering easing import rules on cooked meat products, meaning that residents may be able to buy products from more countries and territories such as Hong [...]
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