Archive for April 13th, 2019

N Korea shoots dead two female fortune tellers in public execution with tens of thousands of people forced to watch

N Korea shoots dead two female fortune tellers in public execution with tens of thousands of people forced to watch

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Daily Mail | 6:00 AM

Two female fortune tellers have been shot dead and a third imprisoned for life after a public show-trial in North Korea. The women had formed a collective called the Seven [...]
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Korea WTO appeal succeeds in Japanese Fukushima food dispute

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea won the bulk of its appeal on Thursday in a dispute at the World Trade Organisation over import bans and testing requirements it had imposed on Japanese seafood [...]
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N Korea shakes up leadership amid diplomacy, economic efforts  KCNA

N Korea shakes up leadership amid diplomacy, economic efforts KCNA

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, state media said on Friday, replacing the two senior leaders charged with representing Pyongyang in many [...]
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N Korea bolsters diplomatic lineup amid stalled US talks

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has retained his most important leadership post as his rubber-stamp parliament made a slew of personnel changes that bolstered his diplomatic [...]
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Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

In a major reversal, South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the easing of the country’s decades-old ban on most abortions, one of the strictest in [...]
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Pyongyang replaces nominal head of state: KCNA

Pyongyang replaces nominal head of state: KCNA

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has replaced its long-serving nominal head of state with a close aide to leader Kim Jong Un who was placed on a US sanctions list last year for alleged human [...]
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Dalai Lama’s reincarnation must comply with China’s laws, Communist Party says

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Edition | 6:00 AM

The reincarnation of the Dalai Lama must “comply with Chinese laws,” the Chinese Communist Party government has said as the Tibetan spiritual leader recovers in [...]
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US-China trade war is rerouting US import flows: report

US-China trade war is rerouting US import flows: report

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has US companies shifting purchases of tariff-targeted products like furniture, refrigerators and car tires to countries [...]
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US focus on blocking China’s 5G technology misses bigger manufacturing risk

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China’s Great Firewall, erected over the past 15 years to restrict domestic access to the internet, may be a bigger problem than concerns over the spread of [...]
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China targets nuclear fusion power generation by 2040

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China aims to complete and start generating power from an experimental nuclear fusion reactor by around 2040, a senior scientist involved in the project said, as it works to [...]
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37 Chinese firms and universities added to US ‘unverified list’ telling suppliers to handle them with care

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US has put dozens of Chinese companies and universities on a Commerce Department “unverified list” demanding extra caution from US suppliers in dealing with [...]
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On Pompeo’s Latin America visit, Venezuela crisis and China trade loom large

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday began a three-day visit to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, a clutch of fast-growing countries in a region where China’s growing [...]
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China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

In mid-2017, Alim, a Uighur man in his 20s, returned to China from studying abroad. As soon as he landed back in the country, he was pulled off the plane by police officers. [...]
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China’s Spies Accused Of Stealing EU Tech Secrets, Just As China And EU Agree Stronger Ties

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

On Tuesday, China and the European Union agreed to strengthen their trade relationship, enabling European companies and investors to gain easier and faster access to China. [...]
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Exclusive: Foreign insurers gear up to tap China’s $1.6 trillion pensions business sources

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Foreign insurers including generali and Prudential Plc are in early talks with authorities to enter China’s private pensions sector, people with knowledge of the matter [...]
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