Archive for March 22nd, 2019

Pyongyang sanctions workarounds failing to soften impact

Pyongyang sanctions workarounds failing to soften impact

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

North Korea’s illicit and highly sophisticated efforts to circumvent UN sanctions may have sought to cushion their impact, but they offer no long-term solution to the [...] » More

Swedish ambassador to China investigated for security breaches in Gui Minhai case

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

Swedish authorities said on Wednesday that the country’s ambassador to China was under criminal investigation for breaching national security, after she was called back [...] » More

China to invite European diplomats to Xinjiang in new diplomatic push

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

China will invite Beijing-based European diplomats to visit its far western region of Xinjiang, the foreign ministry told Reuters, furthering its outreach to fend off [...] » More

US and China plan high-level trade talks amid fears tariff war could wipe $1 trillion off economy

US and China plan high-level trade talks amid fears tariff war could wipe $1 trillion off economy

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

Hopes for a US-China trade-war deal have been boosted by confirmation that high-level talks will continue despite recent difficulties. The dispute has been shaky in recent [...] » More

China wants soft power. But censorship is stifling its film industry

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

Beijing-based film director Huang Han has had one of the worst weeks of his life, courtesy of the Chinese government’s strict censors. He says his independent, [...] » More

Cramer: US-China trade talks are now more about a ‘trust gap’ than the ‘trade gap’

Cramer: US-China trade talks are now more about a ‘trust gap’ than the ‘trade gap’

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

Trade negotiations between the United States and China have boiled down to whether President Donald Trump can trust the Chinese or not, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said [...] » More

EU leaders to discuss ways to limit Chinese influence at summit dinner

EU leaders to discuss ways to limit Chinese influence at summit dinner

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

The European Union will discuss a more defensive strategy on China on Thursday, potentially signalling an end to the unfettered access that Chinese business has enjoyed in [...] » More

With an eye to China and Russia, the US Navy plans a lethal upgrade to its destroyers

With an eye to China and Russia, the US Navy plans a lethal upgrade to its destroyers

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

Facing ever-faster missiles and increasingly complicated air threats from China and Russia, the Navy is moving toward a major upgrade to its stalwart Arleigh Burke destroyer [...] » More

Trump says tariffs on Chinese goods may stay for ‘substantial period’

Trump says tariffs on Chinese goods may stay for ‘substantial period’

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

US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that the United States may leave tariffs on Chinese goods for a “substantial period” to ensure that Beijing complies [...] » More

China’s nationwide pollution readings rose 5pct in Jan-February ministry

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

China’s average concentrations of lung-damaging particles known as PM2.5 rose by 5.2 percent in the first two months of the year, the environment ministry said on [...] » More

China smashes counterfeiting ring that sold 100 million yuan of branded goods

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

Chinese police have arrested 32 members of a group they said made and sold up to 100 million yuan (US$14.9 million) worth of counterfeit luxury goods from brands such as [...] » More

Tahoe, Chinese developer at biggest risk of default, tries to offload a dozen projects to ease liquidity stress

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

Chinese developer Tahoe Group is seeking to offload a dozen projects that it bought for at least 40 billion yuan (US$5.97 billion) in the past two years, according to sources [...] » More

Muslim countries urged to press China end crackdown of Uighurs

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Group of Uighur Muslim scholars accuses Beijing of engaging in systematic human rights violations of ethnic compatriots. A group of visiting Uighur Muslim scholars originally [...] » More

Trump: China tariffs may remain for ‘substantial period’

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

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that US tariffs on Chinese imports could remain in place for a “substantial period,” dampening hopes that a new trade [...] » More

Student at Chinese cultural academy dies, and school’s founder blames family’s sins

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

A traditional cultural academy in China’s northeastern province of Jilin has been investigated after a nine-year-old student died, apparently of leukaemia, and the [...] » More