Archive for January 9th, 2019

Chinese customs official in sex and smuggling scandal

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

How do China’s overseas personal shoppers manage to smuggle luxury goods into the country without being detected by customs? A sex scandal involving a high-ranking [...]
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China’s team of crack trade negotiators will extract their ‘pound of flesh’, experts say

China’s team of crack trade negotiators will extract their ‘pound of flesh’, experts say

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

China’s crack team of trade negotiators is professional, productive and ruthless and has been described by a group of their international counterparts as “among [...]
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Chinese scientist criticised for risking ‘gene-edited’ babies’ lives

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

A leading geneticist who ran the conference where a Chinese scientist said he had made the world’s first “gene-edited” babies condemned him on Monday for [...]
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Attacker wounds 20 children at Beijing school

Attacker wounds 20 children at Beijing school

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

Twenty children were wounded in an attack at an elementary school in Beijing Tuesday with three suffering serious injuries, local authorities said, as state-run media [...]
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Profit-hungry tiger breeders behind push to lift China’s trading ban

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

At the Siberia Tiger Park in the frigid Chinese city of Harbin, visitors can learn about the facility’s successful breeding programme and buy chicken carcasses to toss [...]
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N Korea leader visits China after warning of alternate path to US talks

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, only days after warning he may take an alternative path if the United [...]
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China’s lunar rover enters standby mode for ‘noon nap’ as Chang’e-4 tests continue

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Space News | 6:00 AM

China’s Chang’e-4 lander and Yutu-2 rover have tested out payloads and systems on the far side of the moon, with the rover now taking a ‘noon nap’ as [...]
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Why this week’s US-China trade talks are a big deal for oil prices

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

* The outcome of US-China trade talks will be key to whether oil prices can continue to rise, analysts say. * Oil prices are rallying for a sixth straight session, clawing [...]
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Man arrested after attack on children in rare violence in China’s capital

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

A man was arrested after attacking students at a primary school in Beijing on Tuesday, according to a district government, in a rare act of violence against children in the [...]
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Trudeau, Trump denounce China’s ‘arbitrary detention’ of Canadians

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

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump denounced China’s “arbitrary detention” of two Canadians during a telephone call [...]
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China must act to stem Burma’s runaway meth trade: report

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

China should rein in the methamphetamine-producing militias under its influence in eastern Myanmar and stem the flow of precursor chemicals fuelling the multi billion-dollar [...]
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Chinese newspaper warns US not to push too hard on trade

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

An official Chinese newspaper warned Washington not to demand too much from Beijing as talks on ending their tariff war wound up a second day Tuesday with no word on possible [...]
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Chinese carmaker Geely’s shares plunge 11.6pct after annual sales fall short of target, warns of dismal year ahead

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

Shares of Geely Automobile Holdings slumped 11.6 per cent on Tuesday after the mainland carmaker missed its sales target for 2018 and forecast flat sales for this year amid a [...]
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N Korea leader visits China after warning of alternate path to US talks

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, only days after warning he may take an alternative path if the United [...]
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Education authorities must use ‘visible hand’ to block ‘harmful’ apps from Chinese schools, says People’s Daily

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

China’s educational authorities need to take effective measures to prevent harmful apps from being used in primary and secondary schools, a commentary by ruling [...]
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