Archive for January 18th, 2019

Business Briefs 18 Jan 2019

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 9:46 AM

* CMC Technology Company (CMG) has passed a plan to issue VND300 billion worth offive-year inconvertible bonds with the face value ofVNDI billion. The enterprise will conduct [...]
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Vietnam frustrated by slow pace of talks on South China Sea code of conduct

Vietnam frustrated by slow pace of talks on South China Sea code of conduct

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:33 AM

Vietnam has expressed frustration at the slow pace of negotiations towards agreeing a code of conduct for the South China Sea. The country’s foreign minister Pham Binh [...]
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Japanese Defence minister Takeshi Iwaya, in visit to Washington, seeks US help to combat Chinese cyberattacks

Japanese Defence minister Takeshi Iwaya, in visit to Washington, seeks US help to combat Chinese cyberattacks

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

As Japan seeks the United States’ help to bolster its cyberwarfare capabilities amid what it says are continuing cyberattacks from China, the Japanese defence minister [...]
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Japan, US vow to cooperate in space, cyber domains, over N. Korea

Japan, US vow to cooperate in space, cyber domains, over N. Korea

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:31 AM

Japanese Defense minister Takeshi Iwaya and US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed Wednesday to cooperate in new domains of warfare like outer space and [...]
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US, UK conduct first joint drills in contested South China Sea

US, UK conduct first joint drills in contested South China Sea

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:30 AM

The United States and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea since China built island bases there, the two navies said on [...]
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US says China’s death sentence against Canadian political

US says China’s death sentence against Canadian political

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:30 AM

The US State Department said that China’s death sentence on a Canadian man is “politically motivated.” The statement from US deputy spokesman Robert [...]
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A New Pentagon Report Raises Concerns About China’s Growing Military Might

A New Pentagon Report Raises Concerns About China’s Growing Military Might

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:29 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 in back-door bid to split Canada from US-led efforts to push denuclearisation

N Korea in back-door bid to split Canada from US-led efforts to push denuclearisation

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:28 AM

North Korea has mounted a back-door bid to peel Canada away from United States-led efforts to apply “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang through sanctions until it [...]
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N Korean top envoy expected in US, as Korea no longer calls Pyongyang an ‘enemy’

N Korean top envoy expected in US, as Korea no longer calls Pyongyang an ‘enemy’

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:27 AM

Kim Jong-un’s top negotiator is expected to travel to Washington this week in a potential sign that the momentum for a second summit between the North Korean leader and [...]
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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

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:26 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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Volcano erupts on small Japan island

Volcano erupts on small Japan island

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:25 AM

A Japanese volcano erupted on Thursday, spewing ash and smoke six kilometres into the air over a small southern island. There were no reports of injuries or damage from the [...]
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Chinese vice-Premier Liu He to hold trade talks in Washington on January 30-31

Chinese vice-Premier Liu He to hold trade talks in Washington on January 30-31

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:24 AM

Chinese vice-Premier Liu He will travel to Washington at the end of the month for the latest round of trade talks with the US, Beijing said on Thursday. Liu will hold two [...]
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Top N. Korean official in Beijing en route to Washington: reports

Top N. Korean official in Beijing en route to Washington: reports

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:23 AM

A top North Korean official arrived in Beijing Thursday, reports said, en route to Washington for talks with his US counterpart ahead of an expected summit between President [...]
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Vietnam prepares for Kim Jong Un visit amid talk of second summit with Trump

Vietnam prepares for Kim Jong Un visit amid talk of second summit with Trump

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:21 AM

Hanoi is preparing to receive North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a state visit, two sources told Reuters, while officials and diplomats said Vietnam is keen to host a second [...]
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Dead pig found on Hong Kong beach amid African swine fever fears

Dead pig found on Hong Kong beach amid African swine fever fears

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:18 AM

A dead pig found on a beach on an outlying island in Hong Kong on Thursday sparked an investigation into where it came from amid concerns over an African swine fever epidemic [...]
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