Archive for January 18th, 2019

What’s Next for the Indonesia-Korea Fighter Jet Programme?

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

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

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

18-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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Korea’s Kakao Mobility offers olive branch to taxi drivers protesting car-sharing

18-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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On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

18-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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Chinese firms warned of overseas investment risks amid tensions with US and security threats from Islamic State and Al-Qaeda

18-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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Chinese hepatitis B carrier asked to quit job after company medical reveals he has virus

18-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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China’s foreign direct investment into the US dropped precipitously in 2018, data show

18-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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China’s growth data may mask economic risks: research group

18-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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Chinese dissidents in Taiwan airport limbo for over 100 days

18-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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Nasa wanted to use China’s spacecraft to plan a new American moon mission, top Chinese scientist says

18-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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China expresses ‘strong dissatisfaction’ with Trudeau as countries spar

18-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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Prices of China’s new homes grow at the weakest pace in eight months as purchase curbs bite hard amid a slowing economy

18-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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Grab and ZhongAn team up for insurance joint venture in Southeast Asia

18-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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