Archive for March 11th, 2019

Business Briefs 11 March 2019

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | | 8:28 AM

* Sacombank (STB) has announced a credit package worth VND9 trillion for corporate customers at annual interest rates from 7%. The loans are available to trading and [...]
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N Korea maintains repression, political prison campsUN expert

N Korea maintains repression, political prison campsUN expert

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:17 AM

Despite actively pursuing diplomacy on its nuclear programme, North Korea continues to quash basic freedoms, maintaining political prison camps and strict surveillance of its [...]
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Vietnam claims a Chinese ship rammed and sank a fishing boat in the latest South China Sea clash

Vietnam claims a Chinese ship rammed and sank a fishing boat in the latest South China Sea clash

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Thisis Insider | 7:11 AM

Vietnam claims that a Chinese ship rammed and sank a fishing boat near the disputed Parcel Islands in the South China Sea, while Beijing tells an entirely different story. [...]
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How China handles border disputes with neighbours India, Taiwan, Japan and others

How China handles border disputes with neighbours India, Taiwan, Japan and others

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 7:09 AM

With more than 22,117 kilometres of borders with 14 different countries, China has numerous overlapping territorial claims with its neighbours. Since 1949, the People’s [...]
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Taiwan MAC: Beijing should reform its policies and behavior towards Tibet

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The 60th anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan Uprising is Sunday Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council has communicated a message to Beijing, asking authorities to think about [...]
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A top Trump official may have just doomed US-N Korea talks

A top Trump official may have just doomed US-N Korea talks

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | VOX | 6:00 AM

This is how you make success with North Korea less likely. A top Trump administration official has all but admitted that the US stance toward North Korea talks is now a [...]
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On N. Korea, Trump clings to ‘all or nothing’ strategy

On N. Korea, Trump clings to ‘all or nothing’ strategy

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

In Hanoi, Donald Trump overturned the widely held assumption he would be willing to settle for an interim agreement on North Korea’s denuclearisation. But despite the [...]
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Flying the flag: N Korea puts on daily displays

Flying the flag: N Korea puts on daily displays

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

Every workday morning, detachments of North Korean women armed with red flags take up their positions in strategic locations around Pyongyang. To the sound of patriotic songs [...]
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Trump says he would be disappointed if N Korea resumed testing

Trump says he would be disappointed if N Korea resumed testing

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

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be disappointed if Pyongyang were to resume weapons testing and reiterated his belief in his good relationship with North [...]
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Gray leap forward: Xi Jinping shows natural hair color in a rare move for Chinese politics

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

Defying decades of political tradition, China’s most powerful man is going gray. Silver streaks in President Xi Jinping’s hair spotted at the annual national [...]
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Australia admits failings in Pacific, as China looms

Australia admits failings in Pacific, as China looms

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

Australia has admitted it had not focused enough attention on its Pacific backyard but vowed to make “long overdue” amends, amid growing Chinese influence in the [...]
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Chinese government praises Huawei for suing the US and not being ‘silent lambs’

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | BGR News | 6:00 AM

At this point, it’s starting to seem unusual if there’s not a new development in the ongoing saga of Huawei from one day to the next. The latest drama in the [...]
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How China’s trillion-dollar trade initiative helped forge a humanitarian crisis in Xinjiang

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Nzherald | 6:00 AM

In its quest to take over the world, this country’s shocking tactics have sparked global outrage. If someone created a crossover between George Orwell’s 1984 and [...]
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US beef exports soar to a record in 2018, but China growth remains elusive

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

US beef exports soared to record levels in 2018 thanks to exports to Asia, but it wasn’t sales to China that drove the growth. “We just regained access to China [...]
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China’s GDP growth pace was inflated for nine years, study finds

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

China over-reported its economic growth between 2008 and 2016 by an average of 1.7 percentage points, according to a recent study by researchers at the Chinese University of [...]
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