Archive for January 3rd, 2019

China will never yield on core national interests: Report

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Results of a private survey on China’s manufacturing for the month of December showed factory activity contracted for the first time in 19 months amid a trade dispute [...]
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China’s new income tax law could be costly for foreign workers, but there’s good news too

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Foreigners who live and work in mainland China for prolonged periods will be required to pay tax on their worldwide income under a new law that took effect on Tuesday. But [...]
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US economist Jeffrey Sachs retreats from Twitter after criticising US’ treatment of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

TerraPower LLC, a nuclear energy venture chaired by Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates, is seeking a new partner for early-stage trials of its technology after new US rules [...]
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China birth numbers expected to fall to lowest level since 2000, creating new economic and social challenges

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The number of children born in China in 2018 is expected to have dropped to the lowest level since 2000 after a year that “will be remembered as a historical turning [...]
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Baidu CEO warns that ‘winter is coming’ amid slowing growth, economic restructuring

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Baidu chief executive Robin Li Yanhong warned that “winter is coming” as China’s economy shifts to a lower gear, while challenging employees at the company [...]
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China’s biggest e-bike maker Yadea eyes fivefold sales rise with upcoming premium products

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Dong Jinggui, chair of China’s largest electric scooter maker Yadea Group Holdings, envisions rebranding e-bike as glitzy and hi-tech by launching new models that would [...]
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No let-up for corrupt ‘tigers’ in 2018 as China’s graft-busters claim more big scalps

No let-up for corrupt ‘tigers’ in 2018 as China’s graft-busters claim more big scalps

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Six years into President Xi Jinping’s war on corruption, the Communist Party’s graft-busters detained another 23 “tigers” or high-ranking officials in [...]
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China has a tea habit and it means big business

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

From delicate kung fu tea ceremonies to trendy cheese-topped bubble milk tea, China boasts a vibrant tea drinking culture that has also translated into big business [...]
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Minivan Slams Into New Year’s Revelers In Tokyo, Injuring 8 People

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A minivan slammed into pedestrians early Tuesday on a street where people had gathered for New Year’s festivities in downtown Tokyo, injuring eight people, police said. [...]
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Travellers leaving Japan to pay 1,000 yen departure tax from January 7

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Visitors to Japan will have to pay a 1,000 yen (S$12.50) levy when leaving the country from next Monday (January 7), Japanese media reported. Japan will start collecting the [...]
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Tears as Japan emperor gives last New Year’s address

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year’s address Wednesday before his abdication later this year, telling tens of thousands of well-wishers he was [...]
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Singapore proposes meeting on Malaysia setting up ‘Restricted Area’ over Pasir Gudang

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Singapore has raised its concerns over Malaysia setting up a permanent Restricted Area for the purpose of military activities over Pasir Gudang, Johor, from tomorrow. It has [...]
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Singapore confirms eliminating bike toll at Second Link

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s transport ministry said it will follow Malaysia in abolishing tolls on motorcycles on the Second Link between the two countries. In a statement published on [...]
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Foreign ministers of Singapore and Malaysia to meet on January 8 in the Republic

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The foreign ministers of Singapore and Malaysia will meet in the Republic on January 8, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday (January 1). This [...]
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900,000 Singaporean HDB households to get GST U-Save rebate of up to $100 in January

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

U-Save Rebate for eligible HDB households in January 2019 (Ministry of Finance) About 900,000 Singaporean HDB households will get the next instalment of the GST Voucher [...]
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