Archive for January 8th, 2019

Fuel prices in Taiwan to rise NT$0.5 per litre this week

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Domestic gasoline and diesel prices will increase by NT$0.5 (US$0.02) per litre this week, ending a three-week falling streak, due to a rebound in international crude oil [...]
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Forget N Korea: Is the Next Showdown in Asia Japan vs. Korea?

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

On December 20, an advanced P-1 maritime patrol plane of the Japanese Self Defense Force was patrolling international waters between the Korean peninsula and the Japanese [...]
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US and N Korean officials met in Hanoi to discuss second Trump-Kim summitKorean newspaper

US and N Korean officials met in Hanoi to discuss second Trump-Kim summitKorean newspaper

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

US State Department officials recently met multiple times with North Korean counterparts in Hanoi and discussed planning a second summit between US President Donald Trump and [...]
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China authorities arrest 18 at TCM firm after cancer case sparks outcry

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

Chinese authorities have arrested the founder and more than a dozen others at a local traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) firm after the death of a young girl with cancer was [...]
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China says it welcomes UN to visit Xinjiang via proper procedures

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

China said on Monday it would welcome UN officials to its far western region of Xinjiang if they follow the proper procedures, amid global concern over Beijing’s [...]
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Southeast Asia wary of China’s Belt and Road project, sceptical of US: survey

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

Southeast Asian countries should be cautious in negotiating with China on its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to avoid being trapped in unsustainable debt, 70 percent [...]
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US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

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

US and Chinese negotiators on Monday held their first face-to-face talks since the world’s two largest economies agreed to a truce aimed at resolving their trade [...]
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Tesla to break ground on Shanghai plant as trade war lingers

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

Tesla boss Elon Musk presided Monday over the ground-breaking for a Shanghai factory that will allow the electric-car manufacturer to dodge the China-US tariff crossfire and [...]
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Will China’s leadership succession after Xi Jinping skip a generation?

Will China’s leadership succession after Xi Jinping skip a generation?

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

China watchers searching for clues in identifying the next generation of top Chinese leaders have been focusing on the recent promotion of about a dozen vice-governors and [...]
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US Navy ship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks with Beijing

US Navy ship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks with Beijing

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

A US guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a “provocation” as US officials joined talks in Beijing [...]
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US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

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

US negotiators on Monday headed into talks with Chinese counterparts as the two countries seek a deal to end a trade war that has raised fears of global economic turmoil. The [...]
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Start-ups hopeful as China readies Nasdaq-style tech board

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

China’s ambitions for a Nasdaq-style board for start-ups have galvanised the country’s tech companies who are hopeful they can sidestep complex IPO hurdles and [...]
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‘It could go either way’: China and the United States ready for trade war talks in Beijing

‘It could go either way’: China and the United States ready for trade war talks in Beijing

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

China and the United States will face a daunting task to end their trade war when officials from both sides meet in Beijing on Monday for their first face-to-face talks since [...]
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Chinese police pounce on ‘hunter’ over illegal toad haul

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

A man found with more than 80 wild toads in eastern China could face a prison term of up to three years if convicted of illegal hunting. The man, identified only by his [...]
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China makes ‘stern representations’ over US warship in South China Sea

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

China has lodged “stern representations” with the United States over a US navy vessel sailing through the disputed South China Sea, its foreign ministry said on [...]
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