Archive for March, 2019

N Korea embassy raid group promises ‘bigger things ahead’

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

A shadowy dissident group allegedly behind last month’s raid on North Korea’s embassy in Madrid promised “bigger things ahead” on Thursday, but said [...] » More

N Korea nuclear, missile activity ‘inconsistent’ with denuclearisation: US general

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

North Korea’s activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearise, the commander of US forces in South Korea said on Wednesday. A [...] » More

US, China resume trade talks in Beijing after ‘productive working dinner’

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

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held “constructive” talks in Beijing, he said on Friday, concluding the latest round of dialogue aimed at resolving the [...] » More

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu freed after being detained outside US embassy

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

Wang Yu, the Chinese human rights lawyer who was detained by police outside the US embassy in Beijing on Wednesday night, was released less than 24 hours after she was held, [...] » More

China thanks Kazakhstan for support on Xinjiang de-radicalisation scheme

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

The Chinese government’s top diplomat has thanked Kazakhstan for its support for a controversial de-radicalisation programme in China’s far western region of [...] » More

State Dept. believes US legal residents are being held in Chinese detention camps

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

Japan’s closely watched factory output rose modestly in February with unemployment staying at record low levels, official data showed Friday, underscoring the patchy [...] » More

Pompeo meets with Uighurs, demands China end mass incarceration

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed demands on Wednesday (March 27) that China end its widespread detention of Uighur Muslims as he met with a survivor and relatives of [...] » More

Lost in translation? How verbal mishaps and lack of Chinese-language document threaten US-China trade deal

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

“Misconceptions” may have put more distance between China and the United States in their efforts to reach a deal to end their trade war, according to Michael [...] » More

China’s top banks warn of ‘fragile’ bad loans scenario as economy slows

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

China’s two largest state-controlled banks warned bad loans could rise and interest margins would shrink, as they posted their weakest quarterly profit growth in more [...] » More

Sony to close smartphone plant in China, shift production to Thailand

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

Sony Corp is closing its Beijing smartphone plant, a spokesman said on Thursday, as the Japanese electronics giant cuts costs in an attempt to make the money-losing handset [...] » More

US, Chinese trade negotiators face ‘large amount of work’

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

Beijing said Thursday US and Chinese negotiators still face a “large amount of work” as they meet for fresh talks aimed at resolving a months-long trade war. US [...] » More

Push for more coal power in China imperils climate

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

Even as the number of coal-fired power plants under development worldwide declines, increased coal use in China and a proposal to boost capacity could imperil global climate [...] » More

Dairy firm China Mengniu’s 2018 profit jumps 49 pct on stronger sales

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

China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd’s 2018 net profit jumped 49 percent, boosted by stronger sales on an improved product mix and stable raw milk prices. Net profit for January [...] » More

US, Chinese negotiators resume ‘productive’ trade talks

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

US and Chinese negotiators wrapped up “constructive” trade talks in Beijing on Friday ahead of another round next week, a top American official said as the [...] » More

US launches another trade investigation against China over cabinetry

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

Washington launched yet another trade investigation against China on Wednesday, claiming the country dumps wooden cabinetry into the US market, competing unfairly with [...] » More