Archive for January 4th, 2019

HK leader Carrie Lam writes to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over concerns about jailing of four men on drug charges

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

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has written to the Philippine president to raise concerns about four Hongkongers jailed for life on drug charges in the Southeast [...]
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What trouble could 2019 hold for HK?

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

2018 was a tough year for Hong Kong’s democracy campaigners. They lost two seats in the city’s legislature to the pro-establishment camp. Last year was also when [...]
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Three events planned for HK lawmakers to deepen ties with mainland China, but pro-democrat says he has ‘more important things to do’

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

The president of Hong Kong’s legislature has said there will be three events this year when the city’s lawmakers could deepen ties with mainland China, but one [...]
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China’s Xi says Taiwan independence would be ‘disaster’

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

China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful “reunification” with the self-ruled island that has a [...]
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A more confident China threatens to use military force in Taiwan, holds up HK as a model

A more confident China threatens to use military force in Taiwan, holds up HK as a model

04-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Globeandmail | 6:00 AM

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has issued a new threat to use military force in Taiwan as Beijing intensifies efforts to achieve unification with the self-governing democratic [...]
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A Chinese Invasion of Taiwan: What Happens? Who Wins?

04-Jan-2019 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

Key point: “In the end, absent a US and Japanese commitment to intervene in the early stages of an attempted PLA invasion of Taiwan, there is only a slim likelihood [...]
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ON A KNIFE EDGE China’s Xi Jinping vows to take back Taiwan ‘by force’ just hours after threatening to blow up US warships

04-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Thesun | 6:00 AM

CHINESE President Xi Jinping has vowed to forcibly take back Taiwanjust hours after one of China’s chief naval officers threatened to sink US warships. Xi made the [...]
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How Trump Solved the N Korea Crisis by Not Solving It

04-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Slate | 6:00 AM

A year ago, the threat of Kim Jong-un’s nukes felt real and imminent. Now, so muchand yet so littlehas changed. Today marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald [...]
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N. Korean diplomat in Italy ‘in hiding’: South’s spy agency

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

North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding, a Seoul lawmaker told reporters after a closed-door meeting with South Korean intelligence officials on [...]
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As diplomatic rift between Japan and Korea deepens, how hard can Seoul afford to push?

As diplomatic rift between Japan and Korea deepens, how hard can Seoul afford to push?

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

Relations between South Korea and Japan are at an all-time low and the rift between the two governments could yet deepen in 2019. In the event of further diplomatic unrest, [...]
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N Korean diplomat seeking asylum in Italy: report

N Korean diplomat seeking asylum in Italy: report

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

North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy has sought asylum, a report said Thursday, in what would be another high-profile defection bid by one of Pyongyang’s envoys. [...]
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N Korea’s top diplomat in Italy the latest high-profile defector to flee Kim regime

N Korea’s top diplomat in Italy the latest high-profile defector to flee Kim regime

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

The acting North Korean ambassador to Rome has disappeared with his entire family and sought asylum in the West, a Seoul newspaper said on Thursday. Jo Song-gil, 48, with [...]
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Nexon founder to sell controlling stake in gaming co’s holding firmKorea Economic Daily

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

The founder of South Korean gaming company Nexon is set to sell a controlling stake worth around $9 billion in Nexon’s holding firm NXC Corp, the Korea Economic Daily [...]
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Explainer: N Korea warns of ‘new path’, but options limited

Explainer: N Korea warns of ‘new path’, but options limited

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

In his New Year address on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he might take a “new path” if Washington maintains sanctions amid his country’s [...]
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Trump expects second Kim meeting in ‘not-too-distant future’

Trump expects second Kim meeting in ‘not-too-distant future’

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

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had received a “great” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and would probably meet him again in the [...]
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