Archive for February 21st, 2019

Chinese ‘Muslim tracker’ surveillance system monitoring movements of 2.5m people in Xinjiang

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Police checkpoints and security cameras recording location of citizens in region where authorities have waged wide-ranging crackdown on Islam, says researcher Gevers, [...] » More

Trump says US-China trade talks ‘going very well’

Trump says US-China trade talks ‘going very well’

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

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that trade talks with China are complex but are “going very well” and again indicated the March 1 deadline for raising tariffs [...] » More

Three months on, Carlos Ghosn reloads his legal team, hires ‘Japan’s Johnnie Cochran’

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Carlos Ghosn, the ousted chair of Nissan and Renault, marked his third month in custody this week, but is hoping to fight his way to freedom in the coming days with a new [...] » More

A ship has left the UK for Japan with no guarantee of unloading its cargo due to Brexit

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

* The UK business minister has confirmed that a trade agreement with Japan won’t be in place by the time Britain leaves the European Union. * Cargo leaving Britain by [...] » More

Korea, China to join Japan-hosted naval meeting

Korea, China to join Japan-hosted naval meeting

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NHK | 6:00 AM

China and South Korea will each send a senior naval officer to an annual meeting of Asian-Pacific countries hosted by Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force. The meeting [...] » More

Japan trade deficit expands in January as China-bound exports fall

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

Japan’s trade deficit for January grew from a year earlier with exports to China tumbling in their worst decline in three years, government data showed Wednesday. Japan [...] » More

Japan govt, Fukushima operator told to pay over nuclear disaster

Japan govt, Fukushima operator told to pay over nuclear disaster

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

A Japanese court Wednesday awarded nearly $4 million in fresh damages to scores of residents forced to flee their homes after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. The [...] » More

As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

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

Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at [...] » More

Japan’s constitutional revision debate isn’t asking the right questions

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | EastAsiaForum | 6:00 AM

After Shinzo Abe was re-elected for another term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and thus as Japanese prime minister in September 2018, he made it [...] » More

Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

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

Japan reports its exports tumbled 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, as slowing Chinese growth pushed its monthly trade deficit to the highest level in nearly five [...] » More

Japanese plant eaten by Samurai may hold key to slowing down ageing

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

A Japanese plant which folklore suggested was the key to a long, healthy life, could really be the secret to slowing down ageing, a new study suggests. The rare angelica [...] » More

Mikhy Brochez, accused of Singapore HIV data leak, appears in US court on trespassing charges

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

The US citizen accused of leaking details of 14,200 HIV-positive people from Singapore’s HIV registry appeared briefly in a Kentucky courtroom on Monday (February 18) [...] » More

SIA assures customers that in-flight entertainment cameras are not being used

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

National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reassured passengers that small cameras attached to the in-flight entertainment system on some of its planes are not being used. [...] » More

Singapore Airlines infotainment systems come with cameras

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Slashgear | 6:00 AM

Infotainment systems are becoming more and more common on plains. Not everyone finds them that much useful to while the time away but those can just ignore the screen. If you [...] » More

Airplane seat cameras could be your new spy in the sky

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNet | 6:00 AM

If Elon Musk is to be believed, the future of air travel involves superfast flights on Big F–king Rockets, taking us from London to Tokyo in 37 minutes of chrome-clad [...] » More