Archive for February 9th, 2019

Reddit said to land China’s Tencent as lead investor in funding round that may value website at $3 billion

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

Reddit, the self-billed “front page of the internet”, may be following the footsteps of messaging app Snap in getting China’s social media and gaming giant [...]
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The Chinese tradition of giving red packets gets a digital update, keeping it alive and well

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

One of the enduring traditions for Chinese communities globally is for adults to give the young red packets containing money during the Lunar New Year as a blessing of good [...]
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Beijing sends fleet of ships to disputed South China Sea island ‘to stop Philippines building facilities’

Beijing sends fleet of ships to disputed South China Sea island ‘to stop Philippines building facilities’

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

China has been accused of sending a fleet of almost 100 ships to hamper Philippine construction work on a disputed island in the South China Sea. Beijing started sending [...]
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China trying to infiltrate US colleges to recruit spies, indoctrinate students, intelligence agencies say

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

US Intelligence agencies continue to warn of Beijing’s spying activities in the US including commercial espionage and the stealing of intellectual property. “The [...]
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Bloody handprint among evidence in Chinese scholar’s case

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

Prosecutors are building a case, partly on a bloody handprint and the responses of a cadaver-sniffing dog, that a former University of Illinois physics student killed a [...]
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Japan PM Abe pledges ‘full-scale’ efforts to eradicate child abuse in wake of girl’s death

Japan PM Abe pledges ‘full-scale’ efforts to eradicate child abuse in wake of girl’s death

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Wednesday (February 6) that the government will make all-out efforts to eradicate child abuse in Japan, the Jiji Press reported. [...]
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Japan struggles to contain spread of swine fever

Japan struggles to contain spread of swine fever

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Government ministers warn the situation is extremely serious China is not the only country currently struggling with a swine fever outbreak; the viral epidemic continues to [...]
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Singapore gains a point in free and independent media rating because of alternative news sources

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s free and independent media rating has gone up by one point in the past year. This was indicated in a report from United States’ INGO Freedom House, [...]
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Man who sexually abused stepdaughter for 6 years jailed 24 years, caned 24 strokes

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

He began sexually abusing his stepdaughter when she was 12 years old, and carried on for six years. The 45-year-old man promised to stop his abuse after his stepdaughter [...]
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SingPost slapped with $100k fine for failing to meet quality of service standards in 2017

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore Post just can’t catch a break, and perhaps deservedly so. The national postal service provider has been catching massive amounts of flak for its alarmingly [...]
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25 drivers caught for smuggling cigarettes in 2018 after being lured by online ads

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

Twenty-five drivers who were lured into smuggling duty-unpaid cigarettes by online advertisements were arrested last year. They were sentenced to jail terms of between 10 [...]
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Accounts clerk who embezzled $46 million in ‘landmark’ case jailed 18 years

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | V | 6:00 AM

In a “landmark” case, a man who misappropriated $46 million from several companies over seven years was jailed 18 years by the State Courts on Thursday (7 [...]
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Maliki Osman reaffirms Singapore’s commitment to the global fight against terrorism

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

Senior minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman, has reaffirmed Singapore’s commitment to the efforts to combat terrorism, and [...]
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SingPost to hire more postmen, redeploy drivers and increase PO staff after being fined $100,000 for not meeting quality standards

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Edge Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore Post (SingPost) says it will be hiring a hundred more postmen and redeploying 35 mail-drop drivers to become full-time postmen as well as increase the number of [...]
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Beijing sends fleet of ships to disputed South China Sea island ‘to stop Philippines building facilities’

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

China has been accused of sending a fleet of almost 100 ships to hamper Philippine construction work on a disputed island in the South China Sea. Beijing started sending [...]
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