Archive for March 1st, 2019

China warns party members to stick to Marx, not ‘ghosts and spirits’

China warns party members to stick to Marx, not ‘ghosts and spirits’

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s ruling Communist Party warned party members to stick to Marx and Lenin and not believe in “ghosts and spirits” or practice “liberalism”, [...]
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Chinese rights lawyer disappears on prison release date

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer disappeared on the day of his scheduled release from prison Thursday and was reportedly taken away by unknown persons. Jiang Tianyong, [...]
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Pakistan appeals to China for help easing conflict with India

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pakistan has approached China to mediate in its conflict with India, saying it hopes Beijing can play a constructive role in easing the tensions. The request was made late [...]
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Billionaire list shows $1T hit from ’18 market meltdown

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The stock market meltdowns in 2018 obliterated $1 trillion of the fortunes of the world’s richest individuals, according to a list by wealth compiler Hurun Report. The [...]
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US oil is trickling back into China after export boom goes bust

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The ongoing US-China trade dispute stopped a surge in American oil exports to the Middle Kingdom, but as Washington and Beijing inch toward a deal, a trickle of US crude [...]
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Senate panel wants Chinese-funded institutes to change or leave U.S

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has provided over $158 million to US schools for Confucius Institutes to promote Chinese culture, US Senate investigators said on Wednesday, releasing a report saying [...]
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Jobless man in China found to have hacked public phone booth for years, accessing free movies and games

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A jobless man in China has for years turned a touch screen payphone into his personal computer, spending most of his nights freeloading off the internet for novels, movies [...]
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China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Shaanxi province

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China on Wednesday said it had confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in Shaanxi province, as the highly contagious disease spreads through the world’s largest [...]
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The slowdown in China’s economy just cost 1,400 Illinois autoworkers their jobs

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The plunge in auto sales in China has made its way to the US heartland. Nearly 1,400 autoworkers in Belvidere, Illinois, will lose their jobs as a result of weak demand in [...]
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China drafts rules on biotech after gene-editing scandal

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China has unveiled draft regulations on gene editing and other potentially risky biomedical technologies after a Chinese scientist’s claim of helping to create [...]
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US still sends lots of lobster to China, but tariff a worry

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

America is still sending millions of pounds of lobster to China, but members of the seafood industry remain on edge about the future of the United States’ relationship [...]
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China lost 161 billionaires because its stock markets tanked

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China’s recent stock market turmoil has dealt a heavy blow to the ranks of its super-rich. The number of billionaires in Greater China, which includes Taiwan and Hong [...]
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Donald Trump, human rights activist? Meet the Chinese dissidents rooting for the US president

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

In a downtown cafe in Washington one recent winter morning, Xia Yeliang’s impassioned defence of Donald Trump’s politics pulled some patrons’ attention away [...]
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China’s new securities chief says markets are still full of risks

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

China’s newly appointed securities regulator said Wednesday that the country’s capital markets still contain many risks. “Right now, due to the impact of [...]
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World’s smallest baby boy sent home after months in Tokyo hospital

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A baby boy, thought to be the smallest ever to survive, has finally been sent home from hospital. The baby boy from Japan weighed just 268grams (9.45 ounces) when he was born [...]
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