Archive for January 4th, 2019

Tech lobby group urges Trump to end ‘mutually damaging trade war’ after iPhone sales hit by China slowdown

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

A Washington lobby group representing Apple, Google, Samsung Electronics and other global tech giants has called on the Trump administration to end the “mutually [...]
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Chinese AI, biotech talent in line for biggest increase in bonuses, according to survey

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

Workers in China’s hi-tech industries will see the biggest increase in bonuses across sectors for 2018, defying a slowdown in economic growth, according to a survey [...]
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Eyeing China, US to hold missile drill in Japan’s Okinawa: report

Eyeing China, US to hold missile drill in Japan’s Okinawa: report

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

The US military will this year conduct its first ever missile drill around the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to a report Thursday, as Washington seeks to counter an [...]
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China’s first e-commerce law offers consumers more protection

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

China has introduced a new law to regulate its vast e-commerce sector. The legislation aims to protect online consumers and intellectual property and clean up the [...]
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Scientists say a tsunami hit China 1,000 years ago and there’s still a risk of a giant wave hitting today

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

The academics who carried out the research have called on the Chinese government to take that risk into account in future planning especially in relation to strategic [...]
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China strengthens slaughter regulations to combat African swine fever

China strengthens slaughter regulations to combat African swine fever

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

China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday that slaughterhouses will need to run African swine fever virus tests for pig products before selling them to the market, [...]
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Huawei founder stresses trustworthiness as top priority in letter to employees

Huawei founder stresses trustworthiness as top priority in letter to employees

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

Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei has called for trustworthiness to be the top focus for the Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier as it battles to gain the [...]
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Hazed Chinese bridegroom to sue friends after wedding day pranks go too far

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

A bridegroom in southern China who was struck by a car as he fled wedding pranks plans to sue the friends who tormented him as part of the traditional and notorious male [...]
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China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ executed for murder of 11 women and girls

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

A Chinese serial killer who mutilated several of his 11 victims the youngest of whom was eight was executed on Thursday. Gao Chengyong, 54, nicknamed the “Jack the [...]
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Chinese vice-President Wang Qishan to lead Davos delegation

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

China’s vice-President Wang Qishan will lead the Chinese delegation at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting from January 22-25 in Davos, Switzerland, [...]
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China weakness pressures global stocks as Apple cuts sales forecast

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

Weak Chinese economic data weighed on global stocks Wednesday and the slowdown fears were poised to inflict even more damage after Apple slashed its revenue forecast due in [...]
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Fears of exploitation as Japan prepares to admit foreign workers

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

Tokyo recruiting estimated 345,000 to address labour shortage, but critics warn not enough is being done to prevent abuse Two years ago, Pisey Eng left her young son in the [...]
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Eyeing China, US to hold missile drill in Japan’s Okinawa: report

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

The US military will this year conduct its first ever missile drill around the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to a report Thursday, as Washington seeks to counter an [...]
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Japan Emperor gives last New Year speech to record crowd

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

Japan’s Emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year’s address yesterday before his abdication later this year, telling a record turnout of well-wishers that he [...]
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Singapore is trying to tackle its pollution problem with a ‘smoking ban’ but it won’t work

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

As of today, Singapore will introduce a “no smoking zone” along a 3km stretch of Orchard Road one of the city’s busiest shopping districts. It sounds [...]
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