Archive for February 18th, 2019

China is building the future of technology. Its science fiction shows us what that could be like

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

In the short story Tongtong’s Summer, a “stupid-looking robot” arrives at a family home. Ah Fu can peel an apple, pour a cup of tea and play the piano. It [...]
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Drama on fractured Israeli identity scoops Berlin filmfest top prize

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

A critical drama about an Israeli expatriate in Paris wrestling with his identity, “Synonyms” by director Nadav Lapid, won the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin [...]
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Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi holds talks in Thailand ahead of general election

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi holds talks in Thailand ahead of general election

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

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi arrived in Thailand on Friday for high-level talks likely aimed at reassuring Beijing about its investments in the Southeast Asian country [...]
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Donald Trump’s March tariffs could hit China’s GDP by under 1 per cent  but do lasting wider damage, experts warn

Donald Trump’s March tariffs could hit China’s GDP by under 1 per cent but do lasting wider damage, experts warn

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

Chinese and US negotiators are facing a critical moment in the next two weeks as they try to keep a lid on tensions and reach a deal to end the trade war. Officials from both [...]
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Chinese drivers switch lanes, follow US motorists in buying more used cars

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

Chinese consumers, whose penchant for frequent upgrades created the world’s largest automobile market in a generation, are discovering of late that new is not [...]
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Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber

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

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on US rival Uber in some of Latin America’s fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and [...]
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Trump floats including top Democrats in China trade negotiations

Trump floats including top Democrats in China trade negotiations

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

President Donald Trump has said repeatedly that a final trade deal between the US and China will be negotiated directly between him and his counterpart Xi Jinping, but on [...]
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Trump says could extend March 1 China tariff deadline

Trump says could extend March 1 China tariff deadline

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

President Donald Trump said Friday the trade negotiations with China were going “extremely well” and again offered the possibility of extending the March 1 [...]
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Chinese boy, 13, treated for alcohol poisoning after father forces him to drink baijiu

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

A thirteen-year-old Chinese boy had to be rushed to hospital to be treated for alcohol poisoning after his father forced him to drink liquor to increase his alcohol [...]
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How could a sharp slowdown in China affect growth prospects for the rest of Asia?

How could a sharp slowdown in China affect growth prospects for the rest of Asia?

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

The threat of a sharper than expected economic slowdown in China could damage Asia’s growth prospects, according to analysts. While optimism is rising over continuing [...]
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Xi Jinping’s global dreams hit a wall amid growing backlash against China

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

With the shock election of anti-globalist Donald Trump to the US presidency still fresh in their minds, international leaders watched with anticipation as Chinese President [...]
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Saudi crown prince to visit China

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

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit China next week, Beijing’s foreign ministry said on Friday, as part of a swing through Asia in which the monarch is [...]
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As China gets used to buying on credit, it remains important for GM financing arm even as new car sales soften

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

As concerns are increasing about rising delinquency rates among car buyers in the United States, GM Financial, the car loans arm of US carmaker general Motors, is [...]
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Trump Said China Doesn’t Have a Drug Problem. The Data Tells A Different Story

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump on Friday said that China does not have a drug problem, and suggested that the US should emulate its harsh drug-regulation tactics but data from China [...]
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Japan to recognise indigenous Ainu people for first time

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

Japan’s government introduced a bill Friday (February 15) to recognise the country’s ethnic Ainu minority as “indigenous” people for the first time, [...]
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