Archive for February 13th, 2019

Moon Aims to Lock-In Diplomacy with N Korea

Moon Aims to Lock-In Diplomacy with N Korea

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

Seoul wants to fundamentally change the world’s relationship with Pyongyang. The second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Chair Kim Jong-un is less [...]
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Work Remains for US and N. Korea Ahead of Second Summit

Work Remains for US and N. Korea Ahead of Second Summit

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun called his recent talks in Pyongyang “productive” ahead of the second summit between President Donald [...]
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Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NBC | 6:00 AM

South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture. South [...]
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S. Korea’s ramen exports top $400m | #AsiaNewsNetwork

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Eleven Myanmar | 6:00 AM

Exports of South Korean instant noodles ramen (called ramyeon here) topped $400 million last year for the first time, making a twofold growth in six years, data from Korea [...]
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South Asian nations revisit BRI projects

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

China is facing a push back against its BRI in South Asia including from local politicians in Balochistan and this could emerge as a headache ahead of second BRI Summit. [...]
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Why is JD.com spending $400 million to buy this hotel in Beijing?

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

JD.com, China’s second largest e-commerce company, has closed a deal to buy the Jade Palace Hotel in Beijing for $400 million, with the goal of transforming the [...]
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The trade war with China is top strand in the White House soap

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

Art is supposed to hold a mirror up to society butfor Donald Trump the opposite is the case. Current events in the White House increasingly mirror the soap opera of the West [...]
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Debt guarantee tangle: China’s private firms hit by default contagion

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

The collapse in China of a complex web of debt guarantees involving several private firms highlights risks in its financial system and opens up a potentially hazardous front [...]
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China’s wealth gap widens as more than half of its provinces missed growth targets last year

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

China’s economic development gap is widening with tougher times looming after more than half of its provinces missed their economic growth targets last year and the [...]
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Middle-aged Chinese tourists lead use of mobile payments abroad during Lunar New Year holiday

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

Middle-aged Chinese travellers were the country’s biggest spenders abroad during the recent Lunar New Year holiday, as these older tourists led the use of mobile [...]
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Chinese smartphone brands strengthen their grip on India with Xiaomi displacing Samsung from top spot

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

Xiaomi unseated Samsung Electronics from top spot in India’s smartphone market last year on the back of successful online promotions to consumers, giving the Chinese [...]
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China’s Lunar New Year spending growth slows to decade low despite record $148.96 billion sales

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

Sales growth in China during the seven-day Lunar New Year Holiday slowed to the lowest rate in a decade this month, questioning if the government can unleash the [...]
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Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with US

Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with US

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned allies on Monday against deploying equipment from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on their soil, saying it would make it more [...]
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BI finds probable cause to deport Chinese girl in taho-throwing incident

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

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) Legal Division recommended the deportation of Chinese national, Zhang Jaile, the woman who threw taho or beancurd pudding at a police officer [...]
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Northern China pollution up by 16pct in January: data

Northern China pollution up by 16pct in January: data

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

Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities rose 16 percent on the year in January, official data showed, with surging industrial activity making it increasingly [...]
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