Archive for January 18th, 2019

US eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

18-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 [...] » More

China starts new recycling drive as foreign trash ban widens

18-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 [...] » More

Chinese rich kids caught in rock band drug bust

18-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. [...] » More

AI fail: Japan’s Henn-na Hotel dumps ‘annoying’ robot staff, hires humans

18-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 [...] » More

Japan surges new weapons, military roles to meet China’s rise

18-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 [...] » More

Japan’s November machinery orders stall in worrying sign over business spending

18-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 [...] » More

Heading to Japan to see the cherry blossoms? You might be too late

18-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 [...] » More

Singapore shares are ‘cheap’ and ‘attractive’ and major wealth managers say it’s time to buy

18-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 [...] » More

Major Singapore art fair cancels a week before opening, leaving galleries and artists stranded

18-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 [...] » More

Singapore says it won’t name hackers who targeted PM

18-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 [...] » More

Zuji ceases operations, customers in Singapore and HK owed refunds

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

Online travel booking site Zuji appears to have ceased business, after failing to renew its travel agent licences in both Singapore and Hong Kong. The Singapore Tourism Board [...] » More

Singapore’s foreign domestic workers vulnerable to forced labour, report finds

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

Foreign domestic maids in Singapore are susceptible to being victims of forced labour, despite them being documented workers with legal rights such as paid medical insurance [...] » More

Singapore admits sending Navy, Coast Guard to face Johor MB’s ship

18-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 [...] » More

Revealing identity of SingHealth cyberattacker not in Singapore’s national interest: Iswaran

18-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 [...] » More

Singapore vessels ordered to ‘exercise restraint’ against Malaysian vessels: Ng Eng Hen

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

While Singapore naval forces can compel intruding Malaysian government vessels to leave the waters off Tuas, they have been ordered for now to “exercise restraint and [...] » More