Archive for February 14th, 2019

Families of missing Uighurs demand ‘proof of life’ videos from China

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

Ethnic Uighurs have launched a global campaign to press China for video proof that their missing relatives are alive, turning the tables on Beijing’s use of video to [...]
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Commentary: Careful not to humiliate China in trade negotiations

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The US push to ditch support for China’s state-owned enterprises is one red line that countries should be careful not to cross, says the Financial Times’ Tom [...]
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US ‘must use all military and diplomatic means’ to defend Taiwan against Beijing

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

A group of US scholars has called on President Donald Trump to be ready to deter aggression by mainland China against Taiwan, maintain a strong military presence in the [...]
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Mnuchin hopes for ‘productive’ trade meetings in China

Mnuchin hopes for ‘productive’ trade meetings in China

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

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China this week, as the two countries seek to hammer out an [...]
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Former UK surveillance head says calls to freeze Chinese companies out of 5G telecoms in Western countries are ‘short on technical understanding’

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

Britain’s former surveillance chief has characterised the “chorus of voices” calling for a blanket ban on Chinese companies like Huawei Technologies from [...]
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China’s treatment of Uygurs an obstacle to developing better ties with Turkey and Middle East countries, say experts at Singapore conference

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

China’s treatment of its Muslim minorities, the Uygurs, will be a potential source of contention in any effort to build closer ties with Turkey and Middle East [...]
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China ‘greatest long-term strategic threat,’ to US, top Pacific commander warns

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

The top US commander in the Indo-Pacific warned lawmakers on Tuesday about the threat China poses to the United States. US Indo-Pacific Command head Adm. Philip Davidson said [...]
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Here’s a blueprint for investors trading the different China-US trade war outcomes

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

* Citigroup details three scenarios that investors may have to grapple with depending on how the trade talks progress this month. * Sectors in the crosshairs including [...]
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China’s Xi to meet top US trade officials: report

China’s Xi to meet top US trade officials: report

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to meet with top US officials in Beijing this week, a report said Wednesday, as the world’s two biggest economies rush to patch up [...]
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Huawei gets vote of confidence from Philippines’ Globe Telecom, which says security concerns somewhat overblown

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

Globe Telecom, a Philippines-based network operator that counts Huawei Technologies as a key supplier, said that concerns over the potential threat posed by the Chinese [...]
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China President Xi Jinping to meet top US delegation on Friday in pursuit of trade war deal, sources say

China President Xi Jinping to meet top US delegation on Friday in pursuit of trade war deal, sources say

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

China’s President Xi Jinping “is scheduled to meet” key members of the US trade talks delegation, including US Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser and US [...]
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Japan gay couples seek marriage rights in Valentine’s lawsuit

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

Chizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall, they knew it would be rejected. “We [...]
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Commentary: Japan, the rising sun that rises again

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Advanced economies have much to learn from Japan’s recent success in striking trade deals across Asia and with the European Union, says Chair of Chatham House Jim [...]
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Japan’s Toshiba cuts profit outlook again

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

Struggling Japanese engineering firm Toshiba lowered its profit forecasts Wednesday with rising costs weighing on its energy operations. The fresh downgrade comes as the firm [...]
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Rakuten picks Nokia as partner for Japanese mobile network

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

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has picked Nokia Oyj as a key partner for its new mobile network in Japan, which is due to launch later this year, the Finnish company said [...]
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