Archive for January 29th, 2019

US-China tensions will continue for at least 20 more years: George Yeo

US-China tensions will continue for at least 20 more years: George Yeo

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

Tensions between the United States and China will go on for at least the next two decades, said former Singapore Foreign minister George Yeo on Monday (28 January). Speaking [...]
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Yanxi Palace under fire as Chinese state media declares war on ‘negative influence’ period dramas

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

Rumours are swirling over the fate of expensive period dramas including the smash hit Story of Yanxi Palace after Chinese state media launched an unusual attack on the genre [...]
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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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Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang jailed in 2015 crackdown’s final case

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

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, the last lawyer tried in the massive “709 crackdown” on rights activism in 2015, was sentenced to 41/2 years in prison [...]
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Australia: China has raised ‘anxiety’ in disputed waters

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

Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne urged China on Tuesday to resolve tensions in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, in a swipe after [...]
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The China ‘Hard Landing’ Is Back On The Table

The China ‘Hard Landing’ Is Back On The Table

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

It’s baaa-aaack. The Chinese hard landing. Remember that one? It started around 2010 and went until around 2015 until proponents threw in the towel. With new tariffs on [...]
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As questions are raised about ‘belt and road’, projects slow in Southeast Asia

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

China is reshaping the approach of its flagship “Belt and Road Initiative” in Southeast Asia, as Chinese projects in the region plunged last year amid growing [...]
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Bing outage in China was technical error, not censors’ block: source

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

Search engine Bing’s outage in China last week was a technical error, rather than an intentional censorship block, a source familiar with the matter said, although [...]
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Trade war fears and low demand sees profit growth at China’s industrial giants cut in half

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

China’s industrial companies saw their profit growth scythed in half last year, as economic activity cooled in the world’s second largest economy. Industrial [...]
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Macau opens aviation sector after 25-year stranglehold, but can new local airlines take off?

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

Macau is gambling on new local airlines taking to the skies as it opens up competition in the sector for the first time in a quarter of a century to woo more international [...]
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Canadian envoy sacking shows ‘political interference’: Chinese media

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

Chinese state-run media on Monday decried the sacking of Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, who was fired after he suggested it would be “great” for Ottawa to [...]
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Wang Quanzhang: China sentences human rights lawyer to four years in prison

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardiana | 6:00 AM

The prominent Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for subversion. A court in Tianjin heard on Monday that Wang had been [...]
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Canadian arrested in Macau for $284 mn fraud attempt: reports

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

A Canadian man has been arrested in the gambling hub of Macau for allegedly trying to defraud an entertainment company out of $284 million, police said Monday. The suspect, a [...]
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Japanese Catholics urge Pope to send anti-nuclear message

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

Japanese Catholics on Sunday (January 27) urged Pope Francis to send an anti-nuclear message from Hiroshima and Nagasaki when he travels to the country later this year. The [...]
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Japan PM vows to step up China ties but bolster defense

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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