Archive for February 12th, 2019

China’s Xi Jinping goes back to Marx and the classics to push a modern green agenda

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping has turned to Karl Marx and Chinese classic teachings to justify his battle against pollution. Qiushi, the Communist Party’s journal, [...]
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China is home to more than half of world’s top AI unicorns as battle for supremacy with US heats up

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

China is home to the most number of artificial intelligence start-ups valued at $1 billion or above, according to CB Insights, a research firm that tracks venture capital [...]
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US team in Beijing for trade talks after IMF ‘storm’ warning

US team in Beijing for trade talks after IMF ‘storm’ warning

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

US negotiators were in Beijing Monday for a new round of high-stakes trade talks, hoping to reach a deal before the March 1 deadline set by Donald Trump as the IMF warned of [...]
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China releases video it says proves reports of Uighur poet’s death untrue

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

Chinese state media has released a video it said proves Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit is alive, after Turkey cited reports of his death in custody in a strongly [...]
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China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

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

China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country’s vital pork industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported [...]
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Perceived anti-China bias and dearth of jobs have Chinese science students in US mulling their options

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

Caught in a geopolitical tug of war between China and the US as job opportunities for them dwindle in both countries, Chinese science students at American universities are [...]
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Chinese Apple suppliers’ shares climb after iPhone maker rebounds in New York trading

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

Shares of Apple’s suppliers in China climbed on Monday after the smartphone giant rebounded strongly from a recent 22-month low. All 21 mainland China-listed companies [...]
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PNP wants Chinese national in viral ‘taho’ incident deported

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

A Chinese national fashion design student drew flak on social media for throwing taho or beancurd pudding at a cop on duty inside the MRT station on Saturday morning [...]
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Trade war truce deadline played down by China media on eve of latest round of talks in Beijing

Trade war truce deadline played down by China media on eve of latest round of talks in Beijing

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

The March 1 deadline for trade negotiations between China and the United States is a “media topic created by the US side” and it could be extended to a later date [...]
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US angers China after sailing two warships close to disputed South China Sea islands

US angers China after sailing two warships close to disputed South China Sea islands

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

China’s foreign ministry expressed anger on Monday after two US warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea. The ships entered the [...]
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Chinese girl has close encounter with giant pandas after falling into their enclosure

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

A young girl had a frightening encounter with three giant pandas on Saturday after falling into their enclosure at a reserve in southwest China. The child, who was not [...]
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Japan vows continued support for Mindanao

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

Japan’s foreign minister met with President Duterte in this city on Saturday and relayed his country’s readiness to continue supporting development efforts in [...]
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Japanese women push back against Valentine’s tradition of ‘obligation chocolate’

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

For many, pressure to avoid causing offence by spending thousands of yen on treats for coworkers is becoming intolerable Japanese women are pushing back against a tradition [...]
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Malaysian government vessel, Greek carrier collide within Singapore waters

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

A Malaysian government vessel collided with a Greece-registered bulk carrier in Singapore waters on Saturday (9 February) afternoon. The incident involving the Malaysian [...]
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Singaporean salon manager jailed for abusing Burma maid

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

A Singaporean woman who abused her Myanmar maid by forcing her to pour hot water on herself, pulling her hair out and hitting her was jailed for three years on Monday. [...]
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