Archive for February 23rd, 2019

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Yunnan province

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

China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in Yunnan province, authorities said on Thursday, as the highly contagious disease spreads through the world’s [...]
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The US keeps demanding actions on the yuan that China wanted to take anyway

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

* The US is reportedly urging China to keep the yuan stable as part of ongoing trade negotiations, but those demands are “superfluous,” Mizuho Bank Head of [...]
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China’s Huawei spy risks threaten U.S diplomacy abroad

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

For months, American officials have been warning the Chinese telecommunications giant is obligated to their government and has the capacity through its developing 5G network [...]
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Most-innovative company in the world is a Chinese firm that delivers takeaway food, not Google or Facebook

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

The top two most innovative companies in the world are from Asia, according to Fast Company, a US business magazine, in the latest sign that the West is waking up to the fact [...]
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China’s January home price growth at 9-month low as confidence dips

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

* January new home prices +0.6 percent m/m vs +0.8 percent in Dec * Annual growth +10 percent in January vs +9.7 percent in Dec * 58 out of 70 cities log higher prices vs 59 [...]
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Vote on Micronesia state breakaway postponed

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

A referendum next month on independence for the Micronesian state of Chuuk has been postponed, officials in the Pacific nation said Friday, defusing an issue seen as a [...]
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British PR guru to ex-Malaysia leader wanted for money-laundering

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

A controversial British former media adviser to Malaysia’s toppled leader is being sought by authorities for allegedly laundering $3.4 million, officials said Thursday, [...]
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Tesla rolls out Model 3 in China ahead of schedule in sales push

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

Tesla Inc has started delivering Model 3 cars in China slightly ahead of schedule, as it looks to revive its sales that have been hit hard by Sino-US trade tensions. The [...]
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Apple teams with Ant Financial, banks for interest-free iPhone financing in China

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

Apple Inc has teamed up with Chinese payments giant Ant Financial Services Group and several local banks to offer interest-free financing, its first such move in the country [...]
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US firm to stop selling China equipment for minority DNA database

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

US biotechnology manufacturer Thermo Fisher on Thursday announced it would stop selling to China equipment used to create a DNA database of the country’s Uighur [...]
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China’s new home prices approach stall speed, as rate of appreciation eases to slowest in nine months

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

China’s new home prices rose in January at the slowest pace in nine months, as downbeat sentiment and property curbs weighed on the market. Prices of new homes rose by [...]
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Police find 100 baby seals hidden in remote Chinese farm38 have died

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

More than one-third of 100 baby seals taken by poachers and discovered at a poultry farm in northeastern China 10 days ago have died. The spotted seal pups were so young they [...]
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Chinese-British relations ‘complicated’ by South China Sea military plans

Chinese-British relations ‘complicated’ by South China Sea military plans

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

Britain said its relationship with China was facing complications, triggered by the plan to send a new Royal Navy aircraft carrier to the Pacific. The admission follows [...]
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Alcohol bans on Chinese campuses backed by 65 per cent of students in poll

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

More than 60 per cent of university students in China who took part in an online poll support bans on drinking alcohol on campus. There has been heated discussion about [...]
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Crunch time as high-level US-China trade talks resume

Crunch time as high-level US-China trade talks resume

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

With only eight days left in their trade truce, top US and Chinese officials on Thursday returned to the daunting task of bridging a chasm between the world’s two [...]
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