Archive for January 17th, 2019

US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

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

Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon on Tuesday released a new report that lays out US concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring [...]
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N Korea Could Have 100 Nuclear Warheads By 2020, Report Says

N Korea Could Have 100 Nuclear Warheads By 2020, Report Says

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The National Interest | 6:00 AM

By 2020, North Korea could possess as many as 100 nuclear warheads. That’s the startling conclusion of a January 2019 report from the RAND Corporation, a California [...]
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Korea’s Kakao Mobility offers olive branch to taxi drivers protesting car-sharing

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

South Korea’s Kakao Mobility on Tuesday (January 15) said it would re-enter talks over its proposed car-sharing service with an open mind, and would even consider [...]
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Korea No Longer Lists N Korea as an ‘Enemy’ in Its New Defense Report

Korea No Longer Lists N Korea as an ‘Enemy’ in Its New Defense Report

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

North Korea is no longer South Korea’s “enemy,” though Pyongyang’s nuclear programme still poses a security threat, according to Seoul’s [...]
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What’s Next for the Indonesia-Korea Fighter Jet Programme?

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

New reports have again raised questions about the future prospects of the deal. Over the past few weeks, reports have surfaced about Indonesia making delayed payments on a [...]
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Pompeo’s N Korean counterpart booked on flight to US: Yonhap

Pompeo’s N Korean counterpart booked on flight to US: Yonhap

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

Three North Korean officials, including the top envoy involved in talks with the United States, are booked on a flight to Washington, Yonhap news agency reported on [...]
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China won’t unleash ‘runaway stimulus’ to revive the economy

China won’t unleash ‘runaway stimulus’ to revive the economy

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China’s economic slowdown is causing alarm around the world, but President Xi Jinping’s government may be willing to go only so far to limit the damage. Beijing [...]
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Asia is ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’ with situation in China worst since Cultural Revolution, report claims

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

Nearly 140 million Christians suffered high levels of persecution in Asia last year, according to a new report, which described the situation facing the faith in China as the [...]
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From client to competitor: China’s rise prompts German rethink

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

As a golden era for its exporters fades, Germany is scrambling to secure its interests in Beijing, but China’s transformation from customer to competitor is forcing [...]
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China’s growth data may mask economic risks: research group

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

China’s GDP growth may be significantly slower than official estimates suggest and its economy more vulnerable to external shocks than widely believed, a global [...]
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China anti-corruption hunt catches ‘tiger’ official

China anti-corruption hunt catches ‘tiger’ official

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

China’s anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation into the former top official of the central province of Shaanxi, the latest “tiger” to be ensnared [...]
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Tencent plugs holes, and boosts profits, with 163 new investments

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

With more that 600 companies in its portfolio, Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings has become one of the most active investors in the technology world. The strategy has [...]
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China’s Insta360 shoots high with one of the world’s best 360 cameras, taking on GoPro and Ricoh

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

Looking for a 360-degree camera to fully capture the action on your next ski-trip? If you search on Google for a recommendation, chances are one particular device will keep [...]
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US eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

US eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

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

The United States is closely watching Chinese intentions toward Taiwan, concerned that Beijing’s growing military prowess may increase the risk it could one day [...]
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Canada asks China clemency for convicted drug trafficker

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

Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking, after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last [...]
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