Archive for January 16th, 2019

US Army reportedly planning to send signal to China with first missile test in Okinawa

US Army reportedly planning to send signal to China with first missile test in Okinawa

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

The US military reportedly is set to conduct its first missile test around the Japanese island of Okinawa later this year amid increasing Chinese aggression in the South [...]
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Detained Chinese lawyer wins Franco-German human rights award

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

The French and German ambassadors to Beijing have granted a human rights award to a detained Chinese lawyer, with his wife picking up the prize on his behalf. Yu Wenshengbest [...]
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How forgotten surgical sponges cost a Chinese caesarean patient her life

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

A hospital in southwest China has been ordered to compensate the family of a woman who died after three pieces of surgical gauze were left in her abdomen during surgery and [...]
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Swiss watchmakers brace for slowing Chinese demand

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

* Watch, luxury brands rely on Chinese clients for growth * Hublot, H. Moser among brands seeing signs of slowing demand * But mainland China seen holding up as tourist [...]
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Chinese workers may get 21/2-day weekend to go shopping, but public services users aren’t buying it

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

Hebei province in northern China has proposed a 21/2-day weekend to stimulate consumption, but the proposal has sparked heated debate online as to whether the idea would [...]
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Hainan free trade plan could end chagrin over ‘rules set by West’, Jack Ma says

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

A plan to transform “China’s Hawaii” into a digital economic leader could help set new global trade rules that would be more palatable to countries unhappy [...]
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China says case against Huawei executive an abuse of legal procedures

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

China’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged Canada to immediately release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, saying the case was an abuse of legal procedures. Ministry [...]
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Canada warns citizens about China’s ‘arbitrary enforcement of laws’ after drug smuggling death sentence

Canada warns citizens about China’s ‘arbitrary enforcement of laws’ after drug smuggling death sentence

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

Canada has warned its citizens of the “risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws” in China after a Canadian was sentenced to death in a retrial that further [...]
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Canadian Robert Schellenberg sentenced to death in China for drug trafficking, PM Justin Trudeau vows to ‘intercede’

Canadian Robert Schellenberg sentenced to death in China for drug trafficking, PM Justin Trudeau vows to ‘intercede’

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

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death for drug trafficking in a dramatic turn of events that prompted Canadian prime minister Justin [...]
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Trade war delays Chinese automaker GAC’s entry into US

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

Chinese auto maker GAC will delay its entry into the US market until 2020 because of the trade war between Beijing and Washington, a company executive said Monday at the [...]
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Quanjian arrests welcomed but angry consumers say crackdown is cold comfort

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

Angry consumers welcomed confirmation that the CEO and more than a dozen staff of health care product maker Quanjian Group had been arrested, but said a crackdown on the [...]
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2019 Chinese horoscope forecast for the year of the pig

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

PIG 4 February 1935 23 January 1936 22 January 1947 9 February 1948 8 February 1959 27 January 1960 27 January 1971 24 February 1972 13 February 1983 1 February 1984 31 [...]
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China’s first ‘cyber-dissident’ faces trial

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

China’s first “cyber-dissident”, whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, is expected to go on trial on Monday (January 14) amid [...]
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China hits back at Canadian criticism of drug smuggler death sentence

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

China’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it was strongly dissatisfied after Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau accused China of “arbitrarily” sentencing [...]
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Age no barrier for China’s senior catwalk models

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

Wearing a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger that belie her 56 years. She [...]
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