Archive for February 5th, 2019

How the Forbidden City’s treasures ended up divided between Beijing and Taipei

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

Many of the Forbidden City’s ancient treasures were evacuated from the Palace Museum in Beijing when Japan launched a full-scale invasion of China. The collection took [...]
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Chinese fishing boat captain arrested in waters close to Japan

Chinese fishing boat captain arrested in waters close to Japan

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

A Chinese fishing boat captain has been arrested in waters close to Japan, according to state media in the island nation. Chen Wenting, 40, was detained by the Japanese [...]
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Mao Zedong’s ex-pilot reveals all about Chinese leader’s two left feet and love of a hard bed

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

As the educated son of a wealthy Chinese merchant family, 92-year-old Cai Yanwei could easily have become a victim of Mao Zedong’s decade-long Cultural Revolution. But [...]
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Mainland Chinese tourists prefer Australia, Japan and Singapore over HK, survey finds, citing outdoor attractions

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

Mainland Chinese tourists prefer visiting Australia, Japan and Singapore over Hong Kong, a survey has found, citing a preference for outdoor and nature activities in these [...]
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Meet the ‘godfather’ of China’s smartphone industry

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

Over a span of about 10 years, Chinese smartphone brands have not only topped sales in their home market, but also outshone major foreign rivals in many emerging and [...]
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Chinese fishing boat captain arrested in waters close to Japan

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

A Chinese fishing boat captain has been arrested in waters close to Japan, according to state media in the island nation. Chen Wenting, 40, was detained by the Japanese [...]
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Rare fish sighting in Japan sparks ‘precursor to earthquake’ fears

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

United States President Donald Trump’s desire to put “America first” has fostered new disputes between the US and its allies. In Asia, old rivalries are [...]
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Japan on earthquake and tsunami alert after SEVEN giant deep-sea fish wash up dead

Japan on earthquake and tsunami alert after SEVEN giant deep-sea fish wash up dead

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

Social media users in Japan have claimed the death of the fish foretell a disaster is near. One Twitter user wrote: “This is no doubt evidence of a precursor to an [...]
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Japan-Korea feud deepens as Trump sits on the sidelines

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

United States President Donald Trump’s desire to put “America first” has fostered new disputes between the US and its allies. In Asia, old rivalries are [...]
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Singaporean Chinese identity unique but will keep on evolving: PM Lee

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

The Singaporean Chinese identity will keep on evolving, like how the community’s festive traditions have evolved over the years, said prime minister Lee Hsien Loong in [...]
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‘We are never done building Singapore’: PM Lee at launch of Singapore Bicentennial [Channel NewsAsia]

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

As Singapore commemorates 200 years since Sir Stamford Raffles landed on its shores, Singaporeans should also think of how the country can move forward together, prime [...]
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Tan Cheng Bock and Lee Hsien Yang meet over breakfast again, this time at Ang Mo Kio market

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Tan Cheng Bock (foreground, right) and Lee Hsien Yang (foreground, left) seen having breakfast at a West Coast hawker centre in November 2018. FILE PHOTO: Yahoo News [...]
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Duterte impersonator sparks frenzy at HK church

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

A Rodrigo Duterte impersonator sparked frenzy and confusion during Sunday mass when he walked into a Hong Kong church popular with the city’s Filipino community. [...]
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Airbus sees Philippines as aviation investment destination

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

The Philippines, with its continuing economic expansion and population growth, is now seen as the best place to invest in Asia as far as the aviation industry is concerned, [...]
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Eight militants killed in Philippine assault on Mindanao lair of Singaporean terrorist

Eight militants killed in Philippine assault on Mindanao lair of Singaporean terrorist

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Philippines security forces have killed at least eight militants in an assault on a jungle lair in the volatile south where a Singaporean terrorist was believed to be hiding. [...]
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