Archive for January 15th, 2019

Baby dream costs a young Chinese mother her life, sparks internet debate

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

Like millions of other Chinese women, Wu Ying wanted to have a baby. She ended up paying for that irresistible urge with her life. Doctors had warned the 25-year-old that [...]
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China’s US trade surplus hit record in 2018 but tariffs bite

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

China’s trade surplus with the United States hit a record high last year but the country’s imports and exports fell in December as the long-running trade war [...]
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China-N. Korea trade battered by UN sanctions

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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View: Xi Jinping is leading China toward economic stagnation

View: Xi Jinping is leading China toward economic stagnation

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

The ambition of China hawks in the Trump administration is to maintain American dominance by halting China’s economic rise. It’s strange that President Xi Jinping [...]
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Bank of China to enable payment in yuan on US e-commerce platforms: Xinhua

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

Bank of China’s New York branch will enable Chinese firms to receive payment in yuan rather than dollars from their sales on US e-commerce platforms this year, the [...]
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China’s global trade surplus fell in 2018: customs

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

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened last year, data showed Monday, while the country’s imports and exports fell in December as the long-running [...]
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China reports African swine fever outbreak in Gansu province

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

China’s agriculture ministry on Sunday said a new outbreak of African swine fever had been confirmed in Gansu province in the northwest of the country. The outbreak [...]
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China says detained former Canadian diplomat does not have diplomatic immunity

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

Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, being held in China on suspicion of endangering national security, is not entitled to diplomatic immunity, China’s foreign [...]
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African swine fever hits farms in China’s Jiangsu province: Xinhua

African swine fever hits farms in China’s Jiangsu province: Xinhua

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

A new outbreak of African swine fever has hit two farms in Jiangsu province in eastern China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, as the highly contagious [...]
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Is this man the busiest local government official in China?

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

The workload of a local cadre in eastern China has come under scrutiny with the revelation that as well as being the vice-mayor of Xuzhou a city of 8 million in Jiangsu he [...]
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US’ role in Russia-Japan dialogue is unclear, says Russian diplomat

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

Katsuyuki Kawai, special advisor for Foreign Affairs to Japanese prime minister, said on Tuesday that his country hopes for the US’ support to the efforts towards [...]
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Russia’s Putin expected to visit Japan in JuneJapanese foreign minister

Russia’s Putin expected to visit Japan in JuneJapanese foreign minister

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit Japan in June, Japan’s foreign minister said on Monday during a trip to Moscow. Taro Kono, the minister, was [...]
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Wife of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn slams ‘harsh’ Japan detention

Wife of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn slams ‘harsh’ Japan detention

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

The wife of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has alleged her husband is being held in “harsh” conditions and subjected to round-the-clock interrogations intended to [...]
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Singapore minister says had ‘good meeting’ with Azmin

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Singapore Foreign Affairs minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said that he had an “an open and candid discussion” with Malaysian Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri [...]
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Singapore’s CapitaLand in $8 bn deal creating Asia property giant

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

Singapore’s CapitaLand said Monday it has agreed to buy two real estate holding firms in a Sg$11 billion ($8.1 billion) deal that will create Asia’s biggest [...]
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