Archive for January 23rd, 2019

Second woman carrying gene-edited baby in China: state media

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

A researcher who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, state media said Monday, as authorities [...]
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IMF reminds US that a China slowdown is a drag for everyone

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Christine Lagarde’s economic health check in Davos hints that Trump should change course These days it does not matter how much the US economy is pumped with steroids, [...]
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Exclusive: Tesla in talks with China’s Lishen over Shanghai battery contract sources

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

Tesla Inc has signed a preliminary agreement with China’s Tianjin Lishen to supply batteries for its new Shanghai car factory, as it aims to cut its reliance on [...]
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Courting China investment, Putrajaya touts access to Chinese-speaking workers, managers

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

The Ministry for International Trade and Industry (Miti) has listed access to Chinese speaking workers and managers as among the perks for companies from China to invest in [...]
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Tencent’s fake news debunkers reached nearly 300 million WeChat users last year

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

Tencent Holdings, operator of China’s biggest social media platform WeChat, said it reached almost 300 million people with its campaign to debunk fake news last year as [...]
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US to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou: Globe and Mail

US to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou: Globe and Mail

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

The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada’s ambassador to the United States told the Globe and [...]
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China seems to confirm scientist’s gene-edited babies claim

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

Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist’s unpublished claim that he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy [...]
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Stocks subdued as Chinese growth falls to weakest since ’90

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

World stocks were subdued Monday after China reported its slowest economic expansion in 30 years and the International Monetary Fund cut its forecasts for global growth this [...]
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Europe should stand up and compete, not blame China

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

* Germany’s weak and disoriented government is doing nothing to lead the EU Commission to even out the playing field in trade relations with China. * Italy and France [...]
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Former ambassadors and academics urge China’s president to release Canadian men

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

More than 100 former ambassadors and prominent academics specialising in China and Asian affairs are appealing directly to Chinese President Xi Jinping for the release of two [...]
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China’s Power Lines Are Running Red-Hot Even as GDP Growth Sinks

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China’s power plants are thrumming but its economy is sputtering. So what gives? The nation boosted electricity generation by 6.8 percent to a best-ever 6.79 trillion [...]
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Tokyo to discuss Sea of Japan’s name with Seoul. Just don’t call it the East Sea

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

Japan has agreed to talks with South Korea over the name of the body of water that separates the two nations but it intends to resist calls that it be renamed the East Sea. [...]
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Japan resumes oil imports from Iran after latest US sanctions

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Tokyo has resumed purchases of Iranian oil for the first time since suspending imports in line with US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, according to reports citing a [...]
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Japan’s Emperor Akihito to become the first to abdicate in two centuries

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

Japan’s prime minister confirmed in his New Year’s news conference that the era name for the new emperor’s reign will be disclosed on April 1. Prime [...]
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Japan firms wary of boosting investment amid intensifying trade war: Reuters poll

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

Over a third of Japanese firms aim to raise capital expenditure in the fiscal year starting April, with many others worried about the impact on spending plans of a trade war [...]
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