Archive for March 15th, 2019

China prevents UN blacklisting of leader behind Kashmir attack

China prevents UN blacklisting of leader behind Kashmir attack

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

China prevented a United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which said it [...]
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China has the largest number of property billionaires, as decades of economic growth fuelled urbanisation and demand for a roof over every head

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

China has the world’s largest community of property tycoons, as a generation of developers grew wealthy over three decades of rapid economic growth, which fuelled the [...]
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China is overtaking US in artificial intelligence: researchers

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

China is poised to overtake the United States in artificial intelligence with a surge in academic research on the key technology, an analysis published Wednesday showed. The [...]
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Chinese school segregates boys from girls in cafeteria to clamp down on teen romances

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

A high school in central China has segregated boys from girls during cafeteria breaks as part of its efforts to prevent romances. The school has also banned students from [...]
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China’s AI research quickly catching up to US in this new metric: number of citations

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

China’s rapid ascendance in artificial intelligence research continues, supported by new data that suggests the country is catching up to the US in high impact research [...]
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China hits back at ‘prejudiced’ US with own rights criticism

China hits back at ‘prejudiced’ US with own rights criticism

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

Citing poor media freedoms, racism and “ideological prejudice”, China hit back on Thursday in unusually strong terms after the US State Department slammed [...]
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New Zealand’s government divided ahead of pivotal report on Chinese political interference

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

As China flexes its muscles throughout the Pacific, New Zealand is now finding itself in a troublesome position as the nation awaits a major report into foreign interference [...]
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China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar; US, India vow to keep pushing

China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar; US, India vow to keep pushing

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

China prevented a UN Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which said it attacked an [...]
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1.5 million Muslims could be detained in China’s Xinjiang  academic

1.5 million Muslims could be detained in China’s Xinjiang academic

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

A leading researcher on China’s ethnic policies said on Wednesday that an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims could be held in so-called re-education [...]
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US says China’s treatment of Muslim minority worst abuses ‘since the 1930s’

US says China’s treatment of Muslim minority worst abuses ‘since the 1930s’

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

The US State Department on Wednesday slammed human rights violations in China, saying the sort of abuses it had inflicted on its Muslim minorities had not been seen [...]
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US ups pressure on Europe over 5G infrastructure from China’s Huawei

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

The US upped pressure on Europe Wednesday to avoid turning to Huawei for 5G telecom infrastructure, with a top commander saying NATO forces would cease communicating with [...]
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Details emerge of Chinese national Cui Yajie’s grisly death as her Singaporean lover Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock stands trial

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

A Singaporean man accused of strangling his 31-year-old Chinese girlfriend to death and burning her body has claimed he was not in control of his actions at the time and did [...]
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US flies bombers near contested South China Sea islands

US flies bombers near contested South China Sea islands

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

Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea on Wednesday, according to US Pacific Air Forces, which oversees air operations in the region. [...]
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Trump sees ‘very good chance’ of trade deal with China

Trump sees ‘very good chance’ of trade deal with China

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

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he sees a “very good chance” of reaching a trade deal with China but is in “no rush” to reach an agreement. [...]
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Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting; China offers help

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

President Nicolas Maduro’s government scrambled on Wednesday to return power to western Venezuela following heavy looting in the country’s second largest city, [...]
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