Archive for January 26th, 2019

Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun detained in China for espionage

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

Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been detained by Chinese authorities for alleged espionage, the family’s lawyer told CNN Thursday. According to lawyer Mo [...]
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Canada’s envoy to China says ‘misspoke’ on Huawei CFO case

Canada’s envoy to China says ‘misspoke’ on Huawei CFO case

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

Canada’s ambassador to China said he “misspoke” when he said Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou had a strong case against [...]
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China’s central bank just moved one step closer to flinging open the floodgates of stimulus

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

The creation of a bond swap facility has moved China one step closer to full on quantitative easing (QE), analysts have said. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) unveiled [...]
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Mercedes-Benz to ramp up business with China auto suppliers

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

Daimler AG will deepen partnerships with Chinese auto suppliers since they often lead United States and European rivals in key technologies for electric cars and connected [...]
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Soros calls China’s Xi ‘most dangerous’ foe of free societies

Soros calls China’s Xi ‘most dangerous’ foe of free societies

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

Billionaire investor George Soros on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping was “the most dangerous enemy” of free societies for presiding over a high-tech [...]
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Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Star Tribune | 6:00 AM

Japanese whalers discussed plans Thursday to resume their commercial hunting along the northeastern coast on July 1, for the first time in three decades. Their preparation [...]
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Nissan-Renault on smoother road but speed bumps loom: analysts

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

Renault’s appointment of a new leadership duo to replace the detained Carlos Ghosn should ease tensions with Japanese partner Nissan, analysts say, although the French [...]
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Japanese fighters intercepted a record number of Chinese spy planes near the country’s airspace in the last nine months of 2018

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

Japanese fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Chinese reconnaissance aircraft operating above the waters between the East Asian archipelago and South Korea a record [...]
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Renault names new leaders to replace Ghosn, jailed in Japan

Renault names new leaders to replace Ghosn, jailed in Japan

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

The board of French carmaker Renault on Thursday named two new leaders to replace industry veteran Carlos Ghosn, who resigned after weeks of detention in Japan. The board [...]
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‘Fear’ and ‘favour’ chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

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

Early in December, dozens of journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their brand-new 14th floor [...]
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Fear and favour chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

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

Early in December, dozens of journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their brand-new 14th floor [...]
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Heng Swee Keat’s experience, credentials a plus, health and lack of charisma biggest concerns: survey

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

Finance minister Heng Swee Keat’s experience and economic qualifications are his strongest leadership characteristics but his health and charisma are the biggest areas [...]
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Aloysius Pang suffered ‘major trauma’, complications were ‘expected’: Top army doctor

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

The extent of local actor Aloysius Pang’s injuries resulted in complications that were expected, even though his first two surgeries went well, said the army’s [...]
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Islamic State-linked plots in region fell in 2018, but terrorism threat to Singapore remains high: MHA

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

The most pressing terrorism threat to Singapore continues to come from Islamic State, even though the number of plots directed by the militant group fell in the region in [...]
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Aloysius Pang death: SAF calls for army-wide safety timeout, reduction in training tempo

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

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is calling for an army-wide safety timeout and will also reduce the tempo of training in the army, navy and air force services, following the [...]
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