Archive for January 29th, 2019

S. Korea’s first airborne fight against ‘Chinese’ pollution fails

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

An attempt by South Korea to create artificial rain to tackle air pollution many blame on neighbouring China has failed, the government said Monday, as it struggles to [...]
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Korea: Thaw in ties with North boosts ice fishing festival

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Nearly two million South Koreans take part in the festival near North Korea border as Seoul-Pyongyang ties warm up. Nearly two million South Koreans have gone fishing for [...]
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Chinese rights lawyer jailed for ‘subversion’

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

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on Monday to four and a half years in prison for state subversion, sealing the fate of another attorney [...]
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Chinese New Year 2019 wishes and greetings: How to wish someone a happy New Year

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

CHINESE New Year is now approaching, as people in the Far East prepare to welcome the year of the pig. What are the best ways to wish someone a Happy New Year in China? China [...]
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Buoyed by mainland China banks, stocks open higher on Monday

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

Hong Kong and China stocks were trading higher at midday on Monday, with Chinese commercial banks lending support to the city’s benchmark Hang Seng Index at the start [...]
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Excluding Huawei could hurt 5G network development: China envoy to EU

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

China’s envoy to the European Union warned that excluding Chinese tech group Huawei could hamper new 5G mobile networks, the Financial Times on Sunday. Efforts to limit [...]
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China jails prominent rights lawyer for 4-1/2 years for subversion

China jails prominent rights lawyer for 4-1/2 years for subversion

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

A Chinese court on Monday jailed prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang for 4-1/2 years for subversion of state power, a sentence denounced by Human Rights Watch as a [...]
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US manufacturers say sales taking a hit in China

US manufacturers say sales taking a hit in China

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Market Watch | 6:00 AM

A growing number of industrial companies say their sales are softening in China, threatening a strong three-year run for US manufacturers. Makers of everything from [...]
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US-China trade war: A stable deal with a strategic adversary is an elusive quest

US-China trade war: A stable deal with a strategic adversary is an elusive quest

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

* America’s flexible and growing $20.7 trillion economy would take in stride the loss of $130 billion of its goods exports to China, with supply chain disruptions [...]
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China’s Didi, BAIC set up joint venture to work on NEV projects

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

China’s Didi Chuxing said it had set up a joint venture (JV) with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., a unit of state-owned BAIC, to work on new energy vehicle and artificial [...]
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Chinese woman dies after complications from breast enhancement surgery

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

A 32-year-old woman in southern China has died after having breast augmentation surgery that her family knew nothing about. The woman, surnamed Li, died on January 20 after a [...]
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Japan PM vows to step up China ties but bolster defense

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday he will further expand his country’s already improving ties with China but said Japan still needs to bolster its [...]
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Australia says no proof writer’s detention in China related to Canadian arrests

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

There is no proof that Beijing’s detention of a Chinese-born Australian writer is related to the arrest of Canadians in China, Australian Defence minister Christopher [...]
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China’s Guangdong province wants joint tech labs with HK and Macau in 2019

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

China’s Guangdong province will team up with Hong Kong and Macau this year on building joint laboratories to study cutting-edge technologies needed by local industries, [...]
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Shanghai promises more open economy, tax cuts amid expectations of slowest economic growth since 1990

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

Shanghai, which is expecting its slowest economic growth this year since 1990, on Sunday pledged to further open up its market to global investors. The city, mainland [...]
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