Archive for February 23rd, 2019

US, N Korea to seek understanding on denuclearisation at summit

US, N Korea to seek understanding on denuclearisation at summit

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

The United States and North Korea will seek a common understanding of what denuclearisation means when President Donald Trump presses Kim Jong Un next week to give up all of [...]
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N Korea warns of food crisis, almost halves rations before summit

N Korea warns of food crisis, almost halves rations before summit

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

North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4 million tonnes in 2019 and has been forced to almost halve rations, blaming high temperatures, drought, [...]
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Korea’s Netmarble, Kakao, MBK bid for Nexon parent: report

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

South Korean tech firms Netmarble and Kakao and private equity fund MBK Partners have submitted initial bids to buy the parent of gaming firm Nexon, the Seoul Economic Daily [...]
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Under fire Huawei and foldable screens in focus at top mobile fair

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

Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world’s biggest mobile fair starting Monday in Spain as [...]
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China’s science-fiction blockbuster The Wandering Earth seeks out new audiences with Netflix deal

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

China’s second highest-grossing film, The Wandering Earth, will be streaming on Netflix soon, the media company said on Wednesday. It was not clear when the film will [...]
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Australia denies China ban on coal imports amid tensions

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

China and Australia on Friday denied reports Australian coal was being blocked from entering the Asian country, with Canberra seeking to quell fears that worsening diplomatic [...]
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China’s Hainan to ban single-use plastics by 2025: state media

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

The Chinese island province of Hainan will ban the production, sale and use of all single-use non-biodegradable plastics by 2025 in a bid to ease pollution, state media [...]
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Australian PM says Chinese coal ban does not signify souring ties

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

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison said on Friday a ban on Australian coal imports at China’s northern port of Dalian does not point to a souring of ties [...]
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US, China haggle over toughest issues in trade war talks

US, China haggle over toughest issues in trade war talks

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

Top US and Chinese trade negotiators haggled on Thursday over the details of a set of agreements aimed at ending their trade war, just one week before a Washington-imposed [...]
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Baidu beats estimates on strong growth in marketing business

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

Chinese search engine operator Baidu Inc beat Wall Street estimates for fourth quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, aided by strong growth in its online marketing [...]
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China’s ‘social media queen’ Mimeng closes WeChat account with 13 million followers after outrage over fake story

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

China’s “social media queen” Mimeng closed her widely read WeChat public account on Thursday after a fake story about a young cancer victim went viral, [...]
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US and China are sketching the outlines of a deal to end the trade war

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

* Negotiators are drawing up six memorandums of understanding on structural issues: forced technology transfer and cyber theft, intellectual property rights, services, [...]
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Chinese search giant Baidu beats on ad sales but streaming costs surge

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

Chinese search engine operator Baidu Inc beat market estimates for fourth-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, as its core online marketing business stayed resilient and [...]
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Chinese tourism growth slows during the Lunar New Year holiday

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

* The latest domestic and overseas travel data for the Spring Festival show the Chinese consumer is generally still willing to spend, but on a smaller scale. * Official data [...]
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Chinese mother forced to make desperate plea to motorists blocking ambulance with injured son

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

Motorists in a city in eastern China have been condemned for clogging up an expressway emergency lane, delaying an ambulance on its way to hospital with an injured man. The [...]
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