Archive for April 13th, 2019

Dalai Lama discharged from Delhi hospital after chest infectionpress secretary

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

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was discharged from a Delhi hospital on Friday after a chest infection, his press secretary said. The 83-year-old Nobel peace [...]
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China’s consumer inflation driven to 5-month high as pork prices rise

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

* Consumer price index in March rose 2.3 percent from a year ago the quickest pace since October 2018. * Producer price inflation rose 0.4 percent from a year ago in March, [...]
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China’s Ant Financial amasses 50 million users, mostly low-income, in new health plan

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

A mutual health aid plan launched by Ant Financial Services Group, the dominant fintech player in China, has amassed more than 50 million users and is aiming for 300 million [...]
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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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US puts 37 Chinese companies and schools on red-flag ‘unverified’ list

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

The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday that is adding 37 Chinese companies and schools to a red-flag list of “unverified” entities that US companies should [...]
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Chinese girl camps in motor home next to primary school to save commute

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

A young girl in eastern China has been living in a motor home next to her primary school because her family was concerned about the long commute. For nearly two months the [...]
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Ai Weiwei unveils Lego portraits of Mexico’s missing students

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

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled a series of portraits Thursday made with around one million Lego blocks, depicting 43 Mexican students who were abducted and apparently [...]
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China courts eastern Europe after key EU summit

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

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will meet leaders from eastern and central Europe in Croatia on Friday to talk business, fresh from a key summit with EU where he pledged opening [...]
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Millions of Chinese youth ‘volunteers’ to be sent to villages in echo of Maoist policy

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

China is planning to send millions of youth “volunteers” back to villages, raising fears of a return to the methods of Chair Mao’s brutal Cultural [...]
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China’s exports recover in March, but imports crash again, as trade war deal nears

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

China’s exports sector enjoyed a strong recovery in March, after a poor start to the year, but imports continued to slump, suggesting weak demand in the world’s [...]
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China’s March trade surplus soars past expectations, Beijing data show

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

* Dollar-denominated exports rose 14.2 percent for March from a year ago, topping expectations of a 7.3 percent rise from a year ago, according to a Reuters poll. * But [...]
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Japan slams WTO ruling on S. Korea Fukushima food row

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

Japan Friday attacked an “extremely regrettable” ruling by the World Trade Organisation that upheld a ban by South Korea on some seafood from Fukushima imposed [...]
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Japan urges G20 to strengthen global coordination

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

Japan called on Group of 20 counterparts to strengthen coordination to address potential risks to the world economy, as simmering trade tensions and China’s slowdown [...]
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Amazon Japan raises prime membership fee for first time in 11 years

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

Amazon.com Inc’s Japanese unit raised the membership fee for its prime service by 26 percent on Friday, the first such hike since it was launched in the country 11 [...]
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Japanese F-35 crashes. Now the search is on for wreckage and reasons

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

A Japanese F-35 fighter crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, raising questions about reliability and security of the most expensive weapons system ever made. The [...]
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