Archive for January 5th, 2019

China ‘will protect the rights’ of Canadians held since arrest of Huawei CFO, justice official says

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

Beijing is following the rule of law and protecting the rights of 13 Canadians reported to have been held by China, a government official said on Friday amid heightened [...]
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China’s population shrinks despite two-child policy: experts

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

China’s population shrank last year for the first time in 70 years, experts said, warning of a “demographic crisis” that puts pressure on the [...]
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US issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions

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

The US State Department on Thursday renewed its warning for US citizens travelling in China to exercise increased caution due to “arbitrary enforcement of local [...]
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LinkedIn reverses course after censoring Chinese profile page of US-based human rights activist Zhou Fengsuo

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

LinkedIn has restored access to the profile page of a prominent Chinese human rights activist, a day after the career networking site told him his page in China had been [...]
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Beijing liaison office lunch for lawmakers likely to be on the premises, which could keep pan-democrats away

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

The central government’s liaison office is likely to host a lunch for lawmakers next month at its premises in Sai Ying Pun, a sensitive venue in the eyes of [...]
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In Siberia, Chinese demand for prehistoric tusks fuels ‘mammoth rush’

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

Crouching near a wooden shed in his snowy backyard, Prokopy Nogovitsyn lifts up a grey tarpaulin and takes out a vertebra the size of a saucer: part of a mammoth skeleton. [...]
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China confirms ‘proactive and constructive’ US trade talks in Beijing next week

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

China on Friday confirmed that a vice-ministerial level delegation from the United States will visit Beijing next week for “proactive and constructive talks” to [...]
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China warnings signal Trump’s trade war finally hitting home

China warnings signal Trump’s trade war finally hitting home

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

Weak sales at Apple and Cargill, US giants of technology and agriculture, may be the clearest sign yet that President Donald Trump’s quest to reset world trade carries [...]
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13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive: official

13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive: official

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

Thirteen Canadians have been detained in China following the arrest on December 1 of a senior executive from Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei, Ottawa said Thursday, [...]
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China lunar probe sheds light on the ‘dark’ side of the moon

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

China’s burgeoning space programme achieved a lunar milestone on Thursday: landing a probe on the mysterious and misnamed “dark” side of the moon. Exploring [...]
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US warns citizens of arbitrary exit bans in China

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

The United States warned its citizens Thursday they could face arbitrary action by authorities when they visit China, following the detention of a number of Canadians. [...]
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China poses greatest threat to UK as global super-power, claims new study

China poses greatest threat to UK as global super-power, claims new study

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

China poses the single biggest threat to Britain’s position as one of the great super-powers, according to a new analysis of the world’s wealthiest countries. The [...]
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US warns citizens of arbitrary action in China

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

The United States warned its citizens Thursday they could face arbitrary action by authorities when they visit China, following the detention of a number of Canadians. [...]
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China will not rule out reclaiming Taiwan using military force, Xi Jinping has warned

China will not rule out reclaiming Taiwan using military force, Xi Jinping has warned

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

This small island could be the trigger point of a massive war to our north, with a leading world power warning it will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Xi Jinping has warned [...]
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Tim Cook blamed China for Apple weakness: Here’s what he said about the country in 2018

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has blamed an economic slowdown in China, and the Sino-US trade war, for its downgrade to its first-quarter sales guidance. That marks a [...]
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