Archive for January 26th, 2019

US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

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

The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday in the first such operation this year, the Taiwan government said, as it increases the frequency of [...]
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Soldier identified from remains held by N Korea

Soldier identified from remains held by N Korea

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

The remains of a US soldier believed to have been captured by Chinese forces in North Korea in December 1950 and who later died in a prisoner-of-war camp have been [...]
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S. Korea looks for Kim nuclear dismantling pledge at next Trump summit

S. Korea looks for Kim nuclear dismantling pledge at next Trump summit

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

North Korea must make concrete pledges toward curbing its nuclear weapons programme, such as dismantling its main nuclear complex and allowing international inspections to [...]
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Premium markets for babies, toddlers boom in Korea despite falling birth rate

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

Baby care products have usually taken up only a small section at department stores in South Korea, with a handful of baby care stores filling about half a floor. But brands [...]
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Kim Jong Nam trial delayed further over witness statement row

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

The trial of two women accused of murdering the North Korean leader’s half-brother faced further delays Thursday as the prosecution tried to block the release of key [...]
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S. Korea in airborne fight against ‘Chinese’ pollution

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

Seoul on Friday sent aircraft over the Yellow Sea to carry out cloud-seeding experiments in an effort to tackle air pollution many South Koreans blame on China. Air quality [...]
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Deadlock over cost of US troops in Korea isn’t halting military ops, for now, but workers face furlough

Deadlock over cost of US troops in Korea isn’t halting military ops, for now, but workers face furlough

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Military Times | 6:00 AM

The US and Republic of Korea have been working to negotiate a deal regarding how to share the cost of hosting the more than 28,000 American troops based in the country. And [...]
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US venture capital defies ‘cold winter’ to raise $15.5 billion for Chinese investments

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

While Chinese venture capital funds are suffering from what they see as the “coldest winter” in more than a decade, US dollar funds were able to raise more money [...]
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‘I misspoke’: Canada ambassador to China regrets saying Huawei chief had ‘strong case’

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

The Canadian diplomat who came under fire for statements about American efforts to extradite the chief financial officer of Huawei has walked back his previous remarks, [...]
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Consumption remains engine and driving force for China’s growth, Alibaba CEO says

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

China’s consumption remains strong compared with other countries, driven by a growing and increasingly affluent middle class and the power of the internet to help [...]
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China clones five gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Chinese scientists have made clones of a gene-edited macaque to aid research of circadian rhythm disorders that are linked to sleep problems, depression and Alzheimer’s [...]
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Maybank shuts HK, China institutional research biz, to focus on Asean

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

The investment banking arm of Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), Malaysia’s largest bank by assets, is closing its institutional research business in Hong Kong and China as [...]
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China bulls echo Wang Qishan’s view from Davos: the economy is fine

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

China has just reported its slowest growth in nearly three decades, but some analysts are still confident that the economy is not close to tanking. China bulls are not as [...]
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US ‘miles and miles’ away from trade deal with China, Ross says

US ‘miles and miles’ away from trade deal with China, Ross says

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that the US and China are still “miles and miles” away from reaching an agreement in their ongoing trade dispute [...]
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China’s cyber police launches new campaign targeting apps that obtain personal information illegally

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

China will vet the privacy policies of the country’s most popular apps as part of a new campaign designed to crack down on the illegal gathering of personal [...]
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