Archive for January 5th, 2019

Chinese phone maker Huawei punishes employees for iPhone tweet blunder

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

China’s Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] has punished two employees for New Year greetings sent on the smartphone maker’s official Twitter account using an iPhone, an [...]
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Principal cooks for pupils at a rural Chinese school, repaying his childhood teachers for their kindness

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

When he was a lonely, fatherless third-grader, Zhang Zhanliang’s teachers were a source of comfort. They took him into their homes for meals and stitched up his ragged [...]
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China could put reforms on hold to boost economy: analysts

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

President Xi Jinping hailed China’s “reconstructive reforms” in a New Year speech, but the sorely needed changes could be put on ice in favour of averting a [...]
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China warns pig trade against African swine fever cover-ups as Taiwan concerns grow

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

China has warned the country’s pork industry that covering up cases of African swine fever is a crime, days after a dead pig was found on a Taiwanese beach prompting [...]
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Japan December manufacturing PMI lifted by best output growth in eight months

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

Japanese manufacturing activity expanded more in December than earlier forecast as output increased at the fastest pace in eight months, a revised survey showed on Friday, a [...]
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Japan’s premier: New emperor’s era to be announced April 1

Japan’s premier: New emperor’s era to be announced April 1

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

Japan’s prime minister confirmed in his New Year’s news conference that the era name for the new emperor’s reign will be disclosed April 1. Prime minister [...]
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Commentary: Japan PM Shinzo Abe’s harpoon hits the wrong target

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

Japan prime minister has done himself and his country a disservice for withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission, says Financial Times’ Philip Stephens. [...]
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Japan withdraws from the treaty that bans hunting whales

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

When word leaked that Japan was planning to pull out of the International Whaling Commission (iwc) this year in order to kill whales at will, the reaction was swift and [...]
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Ghosn set for court hearing in Japan over detention

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

Former Nissan Chair Carlos Ghosn is likely to appear in a Japanese court to hear the reasons for his detention, possibly within days, after his lawyers deployed a little-used [...]
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Japan PM Abe says he plans to push for peace treaty with Russia

Japan PM Abe says he plans to push for peace treaty with Russia

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he intends to push forward towards a World War Two peace treaty with Russia, which has been stymied for decades by a [...]
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Singapore’s manufacturing activity eases for the 4th straight month in December

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

A GAUGE of manufacturing activity in Singapore slipped for the fourth straight month in December last year, pointing to a more sluggish few months ahead for the sector amid [...]
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Third man arrested for cheating Singapore woman of $5.4 million in 2017

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

A third Malaysian man was arrested by the Singapore police on Wednesday (2 January) for involvement in a scam in which a woman was cheated of around $5.4 million. In November [...]
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Activist Jolovan Wham found guilty of organising public assembly without permit

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

Jolovan Wham, a social worker at Community Action Network, was on Thursday (3 January) convicted at the State Courts of organising a public assembly without a permit and of [...]
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A Singapore-style economy would be bad for public services and worse for women

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

The city state was ranked 149 out of 157 by Oxfam in its Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index 2018 and the gender pay gap is actually growing. Another day, another [...]
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Yahoo Poll: What is your new year’s resolution for 2019?

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

Many people resolve to better themselves at the start of every new year. The usual pledges are made: To lose weight, save money, or be a better person. Of course, few stick [...]
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