Archive for January 19th, 2019

Trump missile defense review calls N Korea ‘extraordinary threat’

Trump missile defense review calls N Korea ‘extraordinary threat’

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

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped US missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and “extraordinary threat,” seven months [...]
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Top N Korean in Washington to prepare new Trump summit

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

A top North Korean general is in Washington Friday for a rare visit, during which he is expected to meet President Donald Trump as the two countries seek to finalise a new [...]
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Brothers in arms: S. Korea debates military service exemptions

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

Despite generating almost $4 billion a year for the South Korean economy, the seven floppy-haired members of K-pop boyband BTS will still have to perform nearly two years of [...]
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US, N Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

US, N Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

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

North Korea’s lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is expected to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President [...]
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Korea says mystery hackers cracked advanced weapons servers

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Register | 6:00 AM

The South Korea Ministry of National Defense says 10 of its internal PCs have been compromised by North Korea unknown hackers. Korea’s Dong-A Ilbo reports that the [...]
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Second US-N Korea summit the focus of talks

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

High-level talks aimed at finalising a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, US officials [...]
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S. Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

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

South Korean protesters dressed as colonial-era Japanese soldiers. Relations between the two countries have long been overshadowed by historical issues including Koreans [...]
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Norovirus outbreak hits 170 pupils in Chinese kindergarten

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

Dozens of kindergarten children reported symptoms of food poisoning after lunch at a school in Fujian province on Wednesday, renewing the debate on food safety on Chinese [...]
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China, German promise closer financial cooperation

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

China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other’s banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with [...]
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China’s soybean imports show American farmers have more to fear than the trade war

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

* China’s soybean offtake is about 37 percent lower than during the first few weeks of 2018, according to tanker-tracking firm ClipperData. * Soybean prices have [...]
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US Navy chief urges China to follow international naval encounter rules

US Navy chief urges China to follow international naval encounter rules

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

The US Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a greater threat to US warships [...]
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Oxford says no to additional Huawei funding

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post1 | 6:00 AM

Oxford University has decided to forgo further funding from Chinese tech giant Huawei as scrutiny grows in Europe over the telecom company’s relationship with the [...]
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Tesla recalls more than 14,000 cars in China over Takata airbags

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

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla will recall over 14,000 Model S cars in China as part of the global automotive sector’s effort to replace potentially dangerous airbags [...]
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Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies

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

China’s ambassador to Canada warned the Canadian government Thursday to stop recruiting international support in its feud with China and threatened retaliation if [...]
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Baidu seeks to play catch up in mobile app race with bet on world’s most-watched TV show

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

Baidu is looking to attract more users to its flagship mobile app by partnering with the world’s most-watched TV show through the coming Lunar New Year holiday, as the [...]
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