Archive for February 8th, 2019

Swine fever spreads in Japan, 15,000 pigs to be culled

Swine fever spreads in Japan, 15,000 pigs to be culled

08-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:14 AM

Japan’s swine fever outbreak has spread to five prefectures including Osaka, and more than 10,000 pigs will be culled as part of measures to prevent further contagion, [...]
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Philippines announces libel charge against critical journalist

Philippines announces libel charge against critical journalist

08-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:12 AM

Philippine prosecutors said Wednesday (February 6) they will file a libel charge carrying up to 12 years in prison against journalist Maria Ressa, who leads a news website [...]
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Canada reports world’s first case of rat-to-human hepatitis E infection outside HK

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

A case of rat-to-human hepatitis E infection has been documented in Canada, the first to be reported outside Hong Kong. The case, concerning a middle-aged Canadian man who [...]
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HK’s Cathay Pacific Airways and Australia’s Qantas move ever closer and Virgin is miffed

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

Cathay Pacific Airways customers may soon be able to fly in the world’s biggest passenger jet. But Hong Kong’s top airline has not bought a batch of the Airbus [...]
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Sales of used homes in HK gain momentum as owners slash prices

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

Sales of used homes on big housing estates in Hong Kong gained momentum last week as homeowners offered greater discounts and investment banks forecast house prices would hit [...]
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Dramatic footage emerges of tyre explosion on aircraft tug at HK airport as plane prepares for flight to Seoul

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

A tyre exploded and flew off an aircraft tug on Tuesday as the machine was pushing a plane at Hong Kong airport, endangering workers nearby, it has emerged. At least one [...]
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China and Taiwan clash in Lunar New Year military propaganda videos

China and Taiwan clash in Lunar New Year military propaganda videos

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

Beijing and Taipei have marked the Lunar New Year holiday by releasing competing videos of military grandstanding, in the latest rhetorical clash between the two governments. [...]
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Why Vietnam for the second Trump-Kim summit?

Why Vietnam for the second Trump-Kim summit?

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

Communist-run but with capitalist leanings, and a friend to both the United States and North Korea, Vietnam will host the next summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un [...]
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Trump announces another N Korea nuke summit  Here’s the big mistake he should now avoid

Trump announces another N Korea nuke summit Here’s the big mistake he should now avoid

08-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Trump announced he will hold a second nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam February 27 and [...]
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Analysis: Is Kim Jong Un really ready to make a deal?

Analysis: Is Kim Jong Un really ready to make a deal?

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

President Donald Trump used his biggest stage of the year to announce a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said in his State of the Union address that [...]
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Da Nang, Vietnam: the ‘decadent refuge’ expected to host Trump-Kim summit

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

US President Donald Trump has confirmed his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place in Vietnam from February 27 to 28. Experts say they are most [...]
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Efforts to contain outbreak of swine fever in China rock pork industry, depressing prices

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

Efforts to contain an outbreak of African swine fever have rocked the Chinese pork industry, leading to an unexpected drop in prices during the Chinese New Year holiday [...]
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China steps up efforts to close failed zombie companies by 2020, but faces harsh economic reality

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

Bad start continues for China economy as private data shows manufacturing activity weakest since 2016 This is not a new problem for China’s authorities: the dangers of [...]
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David Malpass, US nominee for World Bank president and long-time China hawk, ‘will continue to take part in trade talks’

David Malpass, US nominee for World Bank president and long-time China hawk, ‘will continue to take part in trade talks’

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

David Malpass, a China hawk who is US President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the World Bank’s new president, will continue to play a “very important [...]
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US and China to resume trade talks next week in Beijing

US and China to resume trade talks next week in Beijing

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

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that he and other US officials will travel to Beijing next week for trade talks, aiming to clinch a deal to avert a [...]
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