Archive for March 19th, 2019

No sign of imminent N Korea missile launch Korea defence chief

No sign of imminent N Korea missile launch Korea defence chief

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

It is premature to say whether recent activity at some of North Korea’s rocket facilities involved preparation for a missile launch, South Korea’s defence [...]
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S. Korea preparing to propose working-level talks with N.K. about video family reunions

S. Korea preparing to propose working-level talks with N.K. about video family reunions

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea is getting ready to propose working-level talks with North Korea to set up video reunions of families left separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, the unification [...]
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Why, if diplomacy with N Korea is to succeed, John Bolton must go

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | NK News | 6:00 AM

For almost as long as John Bolton has been in official foreign policy roles, smart diplomats have been trying to outmaneuver him. In the run-up to the Gulf War, US Ambassador [...]
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Cambodia, Korea eye strategic partnership

Cambodia, Korea eye strategic partnership

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Khmertimeskh | 6:00 AM

There is a high likelihood that South Korea will be Cambodia’s third strategic partner, after China and Japan. Chheang Vannarith tells why. The first state visit of [...]
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Korea’s Household Debt Grows 2nd Fastest in the World

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Chosun | 6:00 AM

Korea ranks second in the world in terms of the growth of household debt, and the ability of individual debtors to pay back their loans is among the lowest. According to the [...]
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Chinese university puts students to WeChat test to pass social media course

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

A marketing course has become a popularity contest with a university in central China requiring students to add more than 1,000 contacts to their WeChat account to earn a [...]
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China says nearly 13,000 ‘terrorists’ arrested in Xinjiang

China says nearly 13,000 ‘terrorists’ arrested in Xinjiang

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

China on Monday defended its controversial security crackdown in the fractious far west region of Xinjiang, saying nearly 13,000 “terrorists” have been arrested [...]
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China’s Xi to visit Italy, France as Rome joins ‘New Silk Road’

China’s Xi to visit Italy, France as Rome joins ‘New Silk Road’

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Italy, Monaco and France this week, the foreign ministry said Monday, with Rome expected to join his global trade infrastructure [...]
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Chinese university uses AI to check class attendance rates and find the reasons behind absenteeism

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

For harassed teachers and university staff struggling to keep tabs on which students have attended class, a new artificial intelligence-enabled system in China may be just [...]
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China’s Economic Black Box

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:00 AM

Beijing’s recent GDP downgrade shows that it is serious about fixing its data problem. The accuracy of China’s official growth statistics is once again in [...]
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As Xi heads to Italy, Vatican says China should not fear Church

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

A top Vatican official says China’s government should not fear “distrust or hostility” from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether [...]
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China’s regions seek support as environmental compliance costs hit

China’s regions seek support as environmental compliance costs hit

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

China’s cash-strapped regions are lobbying Beijing to loosen its purse strings to help fight pollution, saying they don’t have the funds to meet state policies [...]
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BMW, Mercedes among luxury carmakers to cut prices in mainland China amid weaker demand, lower VAT

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

A clutch of luxury car brands including Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volvo have cut the prices of their vehicles in mainland China after the government announced it would lower [...]
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China and the US are locked in a crucial battle for space domination

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Wired | 6:00 AM

China’s military ambitions hinge on controlling outer space. The US is worried Fifty years after the first moon landing, an American triumph that gripped the world, [...]
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China plans to offer investment education in schools across country

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

Chinese children could soon be discussing financial charts and the stock market when their parents ask them what they learned at school. That’s because the [...]
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