Archive for February 5th, 2019

US, Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit

US, Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Senior US and South Korean officials met Sunday to discuss an expected second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump’s special [...]
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US envoy on N Korea in Seoul for Trump-Kim II talks

US envoy on N Korea in Seoul for Trump-Kim II talks

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A US negotiator arrived in Seoul on Sunday (February 3) for meetings with North and South Koreans ahead of a much-anticipated second summit between President Donald Trump and [...]
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China hit by new vaccine scandal, as up to 18 children given wrong shot

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Two public health officials in northern China have been sacked and a third detained in the latest vaccine scandal to hit the country, this time involving as many as 18 [...]
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Chinese bank’s software chief jailed after finding way to withdraw $1m in ‘free’ cash from ATMs

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A senior programmer with a Chinese bank who developed a way to withdraw more than $1 million in “free” cash from ATMs has been jailed for 10 and a half years. Qin [...]
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Is China’s corruption-busting AI system ‘Zero Trust’ being turned off for being too efficient?

Is China’s corruption-busting AI system ‘Zero Trust’ being turned off for being too efficient?

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

What would you do if you had a machine to catch a thief? If you were a corrupt Chinese bureaucrat, you would want to ditch it, of course. Resistance by government officials [...]
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China aims to get farmers back on track with $400 million fund for state-run cooperatives

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Beijing is rebooting an old state-run cooperative system to help boost the rural economy, but after years of reform some analysts are sceptical about how effective it can be [...]
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China unveils tax cuts for graduates, low-income workers in stimulus drive

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China will introduce tax breaks for small businesses run by recent graduates and low-income workers, according to a joint ministry announcement, as the country looks to boost [...]
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Chinese city caps ‘bride price’ at $7,450 to reduce wedding pressure

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The “bride price” or betrothal gifts given to a woman’s family has gone up so much amid China’s huge gender imbalance that a city government has [...]
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China’s services sector moderates in January but still solid: Caixin PMI

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s sprawling services sector maintained a solid pace of expansion in January even though growth moderated slightly, a private survey showed on Sunday, offering [...]
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China Couldn’t Dominate Asia if It Wanted to

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:00 AM

There are plenty of reasons Asia has been multipolar for almost all of recorded history, and Beijing understands them all. It is now widely accepted that China aspires to [...]
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China kicks off consumption drive with sweeteners for Beijing shoppers

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s push to stoke spending in the sluggish retail sector began on Friday with Beijing households given subsidies to buy electrical appliances, in the first of what [...]
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Live from rural China: how a paralysed man found new life as an internet star

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

But when night falls, the paralysed former factory worker in northwest China transforms into a live-streaming star. As soon as he logs on to an online chat room from his home [...]
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Chinese boy, 3, has lucky escape after falling onto high-speed train line

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A three-year-old boy had a narrow escape on Sunday after falling onto the track at a railway station in central China. The youngster was posing in front of a stationary [...]
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American Airlines CEO says ‘no plans’ to raise its stake in China Southern, even as rivals do

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

American Airlines has ruled out making a larger investment in China Southern Airlines, saying it will maintain its holding unchanged at less than 3 per cent, even as a rival [...]
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China’s ‘home appliance queen’ Dong Mingzhu breached information disclosure rules, CSRC says

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Gree Electric Appliances chairwoman Dong Mingzhu, known as the mainland’s “home appliances queen”, has been warned by the securities regulator for [...]
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