Archive for January 17th, 2019

‘Three Billboards’ campaign targets gay conversion therapy in China

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

A Chinese artist and a gay policeman have launched an unusually bold public protest campaign in which bright-red trucks bearing slogans denouncing homosexual [...]
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Chinese firms warned of overseas investment risks amid tensions with US and security threats from Islamic State and Al-Qaeda

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

Chinese firms are facing greater risks when they invest abroad because of rising tensions with the United States and growing security threats posed by Islamic State and [...]
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Grab and ZhongAn team up for insurance joint venture in Southeast Asia

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

Chinese online insurer ZhongAn and online-to-offline platform Grab will set up a joint venture in Southeast Asia to sell insurance products to users through the [...]
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China expert and former US diplomat believes deal to end trade war will happen before summer

China expert and former US diplomat believes deal to end trade war will happen before summer

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

A former US diplomat and China strategist has added his voice to the growing chorus of experts who believe a short-term resolution to the trade war can be reached within [...]
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Heading to Japan to see the cherry blossoms? You might be too late

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

Tourists who booked holidays in Japan to coincide with the blooming of the nation’s famous cherry trees may be in for an unpleasant surprise: they’re probably [...]
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Japan’s November machinery orders stall in worrying sign over business spending

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

Japan’s core machinery orders slowed sharply in November in a sign corporate capital expenditure could lose momentum as a bruising US-China trade war spills into the [...]
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Japan surges new weapons, military roles to meet China’s rise

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Military Times | 6:00 AM

Most Japanese military officials won’t name the potential adversary that has spurred rapid Japanese modernisation across its ground, maritime and air Self Defense [...]
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AI fail: Japan’s Henn-na Hotel dumps ‘annoying’ robot staff, hires humans

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

Japan’s cutting-edge Henn-na Hotel chain staffed largely by robots is mothballing many of its androids because they break down frequently, are expensive to maintain and [...]
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Singapore says it won’t name hackers who targeted PM

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

Singapore officials said Tuesday that it isn’t in the country’s interest to nab or even name the perpetrator of a cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health [...]
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Major Singapore art fair cancels a week before opening, leaving galleries and artists stranded

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

Art Stage Singapore, the Lion City’s main contemporary art fair, has suddenly been called off just one week ahead of its opening, causing havoc among the 45 [...]
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Revealing identity of SingHealth cyberattacker not in Singapore’s national interest: Iswaran

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Revealing the identity of the perpetrator behind Singapore’s worst-ever cyberattack would not be in the Republic’s national interest, said minister-in-Charge of [...]
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Singapore shares are ‘cheap’ and ‘attractive’ and major wealth managers say it’s time to buy

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

* The Straits Times Index held up better than many Asian markets in 2018 even though the Singapore economy is among the most vulnerable in the US-China trade fight. * In [...]
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Revealing identity of SingHealth cyberattacker not in Singapore’s national interest: Iswaran

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Revealing the identity of the perpetrator behind Singapore’s worst-ever cyberattack would not be in the Republic’s national interest, said minister-in-Charge of [...]
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Singapore admits sending Navy, Coast Guard to face Johor MB’s ship

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

Singapore today admitted to sending Police Coast Guard (PCG) and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) vessels to respond to Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian, even when his [...]
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Singapore agencies told to exercise restraint over intrusions: Ng Eng Hen

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

Republic has ability to compel Malaysian govt vessels to leave its waters, he says Singapore has the ability to compel intruding Malaysian government vessels to leave its [...]
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