Archive for December 25th, 2018

HK’s infatuation with multimillion-dollar shoebox homes is over as quickly as it began

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s infatuation with micro-apartments, some of which hold the world record as the smallest living space constructed for humans, has ended almost as quickly as [...]
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Power failure hits HK’s high-speed rail services to Shenzhen

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s cross-border high-speed rail suffered its first major breakdown since launching in September as 18 trains to Futian in Shenzhen were cancelled at one stage [...]
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HK officials defend response to African swine fever threat as pig farmers call for compensation scheme

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong agriculture officials defended the city’s more relaxed response to the threat of African swine fever on Friday, as the livestock industry called for a [...]
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Apple remains top smartphone seller in Taiwan in November

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Apple Inc., the US consumer electronics giant, retained its title as the best smartphone seller in Taiwan in terms of both sales volume and sales value in November, [...]
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Commentary: N Korea in 2018, a year of turning over a new leaf or worldwide gullibility?

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

As someone who lives on the Korean Peninsula, the past year has brought a welcome change to the tenor of life here, says Steven Borowiec. For a year filled with fireworks, [...]
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JD CEO Richard Liu cleared in US but Chinese e-commerce giant still faces challenges ahead

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Chinese billionaire Richard Liu Qiangdong will not face felony rape charges in the US as prosecutors announced on Friday that their investigation turned up insufficient [...]
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Russia, China, Iran sought to influence US 2018 electionsUS spy chief

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Foreign powers, including Russia, China and Iran, sought to influence voters in the US 2018 mid-term elections, but there is no evidence of any penetration into US voting [...]
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Chinese citizen charged with stealing trade secrets from Oklahoma gas company

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Canadian Press | 6:00 AM

The reports described not only how to make the product, which the company says “is a complicated and technically difficult process,” but also the company’s [...]
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Arrests fuel anxieties among China Canadian expats

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

The arrest of a third Canadian in China has heightened anxiety even in an expatriate community accustomed to some level of fear and uncertainty. Beijing on Thursday confirmed [...]
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Canada, US call for ‘immediate release’ of two Canadians held by China

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Ottawa and Washington on Friday stepped up pressure on Beijing, calling for the immediate release of two Canadians detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest in [...]
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US government shutdown could be another obstacle to China trade war deal

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The likelihood of the United States and China being able to negotiate an end to the trade war during the 90-day ceasefire period has been further reduced by the US government [...]
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No sex assault charges for Chinese tech billionaire: US prosecutor

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese tech billionaire and JD.com founder Richard Liu will not face criminal charges over a rape accusation, a prosecutor in the US state of Minnesota announced Friday. The [...]
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China boosts childcare and maternal health services in bid to lift birth rate

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Beijing has gone from forced abortions and heavy fines during its notorious one-child policy to providing childcare services and encouraging people to have more children, as [...]
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US, Canada call on China to release detained Canadians

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States joined Canada on Friday in calling on Beijing to release two Canadians detained in what are widely believed to be tit-for-tat arrests related to the [...]
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Japan accuses Korea of ‘extremely dangerous’ radar lock on plane

25-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese Defence minister Takeshi Iwaya “strongly protested” to South Korea on Friday after a South Korean destroyer allegedly locked its targeting radar on a [...]
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