Archive for January 30th, 2019

Vietnam’s inbound remittances leap 100-fold in 1993 2018 period

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Hanoi Times | 7:18 AM

A major part of the remittances has been poured into over 3,000 business and production projects, contributing to Vietnam’s economic development and people’s [...]
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Canada foreign minister says ex-envoy’s Huawei comments made job untenable

Canada foreign minister says ex-envoy’s Huawei comments made job untenable

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:17 AM

Canadian Foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said on Monday that Canada’s former ambassador to China had been fired because his comments on an extradition case involving [...]
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Jakarta on alert as dengue fever claims over 100 lives across Indonesia

Jakarta on alert as dengue fever claims over 100 lives across Indonesia

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 7:16 AM

Jakarta is on alert as cases of dengue fever have surged in recent weeks, claiming more than 100 lives across Indonesia since the start of the year. The country’s [...]
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Philippines president orders military to crush Islamic militants who set off bombs in Catholic cathedral

Philippines president orders military to crush Islamic militants who set off bombs in Catholic cathedral

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 7:15 AM

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte ordered his country’s armed forces to crush the ISIS militants believed to be behind the bombings at a Catholic cathedral that [...]
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HIV-positive status of more than 14,000 people in Singapore leaked online

HIV-positive status of more than 14,000 people in Singapore leaked online

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 7:14 AM

Confidential data detailing the HIV-positive status of thousands of people living in Singapore has been leaked online by a US citizen, officials in the country have said. [...]
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Japan PM Abe vows meeting with N Korea’s Kim Jung Un to ‘break shell of mutual distrust’

Japan PM Abe vows meeting with N Korea’s Kim Jung Un to ‘break shell of mutual distrust’

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 7:14 AM

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe vowed Monday (January 28) to “break the shell of mutual distrust” with North Korea by meeting leader Kim Jong Un [...]
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Trump to meet Chinese vice premier in trade talks

Trump to meet Chinese vice premier in trade talks

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:13 AM

US President Donald Trump will meet with China’s trade envoy this week during talks aimed at resolving the trade dispute with Beijing, US Treasury Secretary Steven [...]
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US charges China’s Huawei with bank fraud, stealing trade secrets

US charges China’s Huawei with bank fraud, stealing trade secrets

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:12 AM

The United States on Monday charged China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, its chief financial officer and two affiliates with bank and wire fraud to violate sanctions [...]
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US naval chief: American and Chinese navies in talks to reduce risk of South China Sea miscalculation

US naval chief: American and Chinese navies in talks to reduce risk of South China Sea miscalculation

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:11 AM

The US and Chinese navies are engaged in “continuous dialogue” to reduce the risk of a military miscalculation in the South China Sea, according to the US naval [...]
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Searching for the soul of US-Taiwan relations

Searching for the soul of US-Taiwan relations

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Brookings | 7:10 AM

While the societal connections between peoples in the United States and Taiwan have been tight and unwavering for decades, the strategic rationale for the relationship has [...]
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China, Vietnam seen as more corrupt while Indonesia, Philippines clean up their act: Transparency International report

China, Vietnam seen as more corrupt while Indonesia, Philippines clean up their act: Transparency International report

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:09 AM

China’s rating on perceived corruption has fallen for the first time in five years, pushing it down 10 places to 87 on an annual index by global watchdog Transparency [...]
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Burma Suu Kyi’s party proposes ‘committee’ to change army-drafted charter

Burma Suu Kyi’s party proposes ‘committee’ to change army-drafted charter

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:08 AM

Myanmar’s ruling party on Tuesday proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the military’s power over [...]
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China’s top trade negotiator arrives in US for talks

China’s top trade negotiator arrives in US for talks

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:07 AM

China’s top trade negotiator arrived in Washington as the world’s top two economies prepare for high-stakes trade talks, Chinese state media said Tuesday. The [...]
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China tells US to stop ‘unreasonable crackdown’ on Huawei

China tells US to stop ‘unreasonable crackdown’ on Huawei

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:07 AM

China’s government called on Washington on Tuesday to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei following the tech giant’s indictment in the US on [...]
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