Archive for January 17th, 2019

Chinese rich kids caught in rock band drug bust

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

Eleven young men, most of them fuerdai wealthy second-generation millennials will face court in southeastern China on drug charges, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday. [...]
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China expresses ‘strong dissatisfaction’ with Trudeau as countries spar

China expresses ‘strong dissatisfaction’ with Trudeau as countries spar

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

China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with Justin Trudeau after he criticised the death sentence passed on a Canadian man convicted of drug trafficking, as [...]
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Australia’s fortunes are linked to China’s economy for better or worse

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

Australia’s dependence on Chinese money has been a blessing for the local economy, but it could unravel painfully if China’s economic slowdown worsens. Given that [...]
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China condemns Trudeau’s remarks about Canadian’s death sentence

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

China denounced Canada on Tuesday for “irresponsible” remarks after Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau accused it of “arbitrarily” sentencing a [...]
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US report says rapidly modernising Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

US report says rapidly modernising Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

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

Over the last few years China has made a series of ambitious military reforms and acquired new technology as it aims to improve its ability to fight regional conflicts over [...]
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China’s foreign direct investment into the US dropped precipitously in 2018, data show

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

* In 2018, Chinese foreign direct investment into the US fell to just $4.8 billion a massive decline from $29 billion in 2017 and $46 billion in 2016, according to [...]
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Chinese hepatitis B carrier asked to quit job after company medical reveals he has virus

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

A man in southern China who carries the hepatitis B virus was asked to quit his post 10 days after he started work, a newspaper reported on Monday. The 30-year-old, [...]
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Judge won’t toss evidence in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

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

A federal judge in central Illinois has denied defense motions to suppress evidence in the case of a 28-year-old man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a University of [...]
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China takes lead in some military tech: Pentagon

China takes lead in some military tech: Pentagon

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

China is on the cusp of fielding some of the world’s most advanced weapons systemsand in some cases already has surpassed its rivals, a Pentagon assessment released [...]
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Nasa wanted to use China’s spacecraft to plan a new American moon mission, top Chinese scientist says

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

The lead scientist for China’s lunar project revealed on Tuesday that US space scientists had asked permission to use China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft and relay [...]
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Prices of China’s new homes grow at the weakest pace in eight months as purchase curbs bite hard amid a slowing economy

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

Prices of China’s new homes grew at the slowest pace in eight months in December, as the government’s curbs on speculation dampened sentiments amid a slowing [...]
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New defense intelligence assessment warns China nears critical military milestone

New defense intelligence assessment warns China nears critical military milestone

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

In recent years, top defense officials and internal Pentagon reports alike have cautioned about the rise of China as a military power, in large part due to its investments in [...]
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Chinese dissidents in Taiwan airport limbo for over 100 days

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

Chinese dissident Liu Xinglian marked his 64th birthday on Wednesday at Taiwan’s Taoyuan airport, one of two refugees who have been trapped in limbo there for more than [...]
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China starts new recycling drive as foreign trash ban widens

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

China plans to launch 100 new large-scale recycling “bases” by the end of next year, part of a campaign to make better use of its resources after extending a ban [...]
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On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

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

A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering a glimpse of what authorities [...]
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