Archive for January 15th, 2019

HK’s rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

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

Hong Kong’s government says it needs to build billions of dollars’ worth of artificial islands to give the city’s glittering skyline room to grow, but [...]
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Taiwan’s average regular wage rises over 2pct for 12th straight month

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The average regular wage rose more than 2 percent from a year earlier in November, the 12th consecutive month as the economy continues to improve from a year earlier in 2018, [...]
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Dawn delivery in Korea takes retail industry by storm

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

In recent years, South Korea’s door-to-door delivery service has evolved to allow customers to expect their parcels the very next day, or within two to three days at [...]
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Korea taking back trash dumped in PH, Canada’s plans still murky

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Tons of trash dumped in the Philippines last July will be shipped back to South Korea, environmental group EcoWaste Coalition said on Sunday, January 13. Some 1,400 tonnes of [...]
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China-N. Korea trade battered by UN sanctions

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

China’s trade with North Korea plummeted last year, data showed Monday, as harsh UN sanctions batter the nuclear-armed country’s economy. Beijing is a key ally of [...]
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Trump’s demand that Korea pay more for US troops leads to impasse

Trump’s demand that Korea pay more for US troops leads to impasse

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ADN | 6:00 AM

South Korea is resisting a Trump administration demand for sharply higher payments to defray the cost of basing US forces on its territory, raising fears that President [...]
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Top S. Korean animal rights group slammed for destroying dogs

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

The leader of one of South Korea’s largest animal rights groups has been accused of secretly exterminating hundreds of rescued dogsdespite a declared no-kill policyto [...]
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Poland ‘must pay’ for Huawei arrest: Chinese state-run daily

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

Poland “must pay” for arresting an employee of Chinese telecom giant Huawei for alleged espionage, state-run tabloid Global Times said on Monday. Last [...]
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Bumpy ride ahead for automakers in China after tough 2018, stimulus eyed

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

Car makers in China are bracing for zero to tepid growth in sales this year, after a tough 2018 when the world’s top auto market probably contracted for the first time [...]
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China promises graft crackdown in education, health

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

China will step up its anti-corruption crackdown this year to focus on education, medical care, environmental protection and other major areas of concern to the public, the [...]
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China 2018 trade growth slowed as US trade battle heated up

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

China’s 2018 trade surplus with the United States surged to a record $323.3 billion but exports contracted in December as the delayed impact of President Donald [...]
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Pollution warnings as cities in northeast China shrouded in smog

Pollution warnings as cities in northeast China shrouded in smog

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

Cities in northeast China were blanketed in thick smog over the weekend, with the weather bureau issuing orange smog alerts its second-highest warning for seven areas in the [...]
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Canadian risks harsher sentence at China drug retrial

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

A Canadian man accused of drug smuggling in China appeared at a new trial Monday after an upper court called for a harsher sentence in a case that could further strain ties [...]
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Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in patients’ blood in China

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Researchers have discovered new species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the blood of two patients in China, according to a recent study. The study showed that the [...]
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US Admiral John Richardson to hold talks with China’s top military leaders

US Admiral John Richardson to hold talks with China’s top military leaders

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

A top US navy official will begin a four-day visit to China on Sunday as the two nations look to reduce tensions amid increasing geopolitical and military rivalry. Chief of [...]
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