Archive for February 6th, 2019

Five little piggies: meet the first newborns to arrive in HK after city rings in Lunar New Year

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

At least five mothers in Hong Kong gave birth during the first hour of the Year of the Pig on Tuesday, as the city rang in the Lunar New Year. The first five [...]
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Pig day out: festive fun as HK celebrates Lunar New Year

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

Traditional festivities were in full swing on Tuesday and officials out in force for the first day of the new lunar year in Hong Kong. Some city residents took their hopes [...]
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Sinking economy, stock market setbacks, transport woes and infectious disease outbreaks: HK feng shui masters make their predictions for Year of the Pig

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

As the Pig wanders out of its pen into view and oinks goodbye to the Dog, Hong Kong fortune-tellers say it is too early to think the city will be in for easy times in the [...]
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PLA bombers, jet fighters star in Beijing’s ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ video message to Taiwan

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

Beijing has released a “goodwill” Lunar New Year video message to the people of Taiwan that juxtaposes scenes of daily life in the self-ruled island with shots of [...]
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US, Korea agree ‘in principle’ on sharing troop costState Department

US, Korea agree ‘in principle’ on sharing troop costState Department

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

The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement “in principle” on sharing the cost of stationing US troops in the Asian country, the State Department [...]
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US envoy to hold talks in N Korea on Wednesday

US envoy to hold talks in N Korea on Wednesday

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

As the Pig wanders of its pen into view and oinks goodbye to the Dog, Hong Kong fortune-tellers say it is too early to think the city will be in for easy times in the coming [...]
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N Korea protecting nuclear missiles, UN monitors say, ahead of summit talks

N Korea protecting nuclear missiles, UN monitors say, ahead of summit talks

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

North Korea is working to ensure its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities cannot be destroyed by military strikes, UN monitors said ahead of a meeting between US and [...]
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Merkel says more security needed on Chinese firms

Merkel says more security needed on Chinese firms

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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for safeguards to ensure Chinese firms do not hand over private data to Beijing amid mounting security concerns over [...]
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China just quietly wrote off a chunk of Cameroon’s debt. Why the secrecy?

06-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

When top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi met Cameroon President Paul Biya in the capital Yaounde last month and wrote off a chunk of the African country’s debt, the deal [...]
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European Union likely to profit the most from US-China trade war, UN group says

European Union likely to profit the most from US-China trade war, UN group says

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

The European Union is set to be the biggest winner of the trade war that has raged between the United States and China since last year, according to a new study by the United [...]
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Rights campaigners seek UN probe on China’s Xinjiang camps

Rights campaigners seek UN probe on China’s Xinjiang camps

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

Rights activists urged European and Muslim nations on Monday to take the lead in establishing a UN investigation into China’s detention and what they call its [...]
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Chinese communities around world welcome Year of the Pig

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

Chinese communities around the world welcomed the Year of the Pig on Tuesday, ushering in the Lunar New Year with prayers, family feasts and shopping sprees. In mainland [...]
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US trade agency says efforts to rein in China with WTO rule change are futile

06-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Negotiating new World Trade Organisation rules to try to rein in China’s “mercantilist” trade practices would be largely a futile exercise, the Trump [...]
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PLA bombers, jet fighters star in Beijing’s ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ video message to Taiwan

PLA bombers, jet fighters star in Beijing’s ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ video message to Taiwan

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

Beijing has released a “goodwill” Lunar New Year video message to the people of Taiwan that juxtaposes scenes of daily life in the self-ruled island with shots of [...]
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China’s ‘zombie’ companies are a big threat to the economy and JPMorgan says their debt pile means the country could be slowing faster than anyone thought

06-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

The trade war with the US is getting more of today’s China-focused headlines, but the world’s second-largest economy is facing an even greater problem. “The [...]
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