Archive for April 29th, 2019

HK customs officers seize $30 million worth of cocaine and arrest two suspects in third major bust in two months

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

Hong Kong customs officers have seized HK$240 million (US$30.5 million) worth of cocaine in a series of raids on a four-star hotel room and two flats that led to the arrest [...]
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Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jet upgrade programme delayed

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Report cites lack of skilled manpower and internal leadership changes as reasons for schedule change The local upgrade programme for Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jet fleet is [...]
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Taiwan to grant visa-free treatment for eSwatini nationals

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is to grant visa-free treatment for eSwatini nationals, effective June 1, in an effort to boost bilateral tourism and trade exchanges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]
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Two Koreas mark Moon-Kim summit anniversary with different tones

Two Koreas mark Moon-Kim summit anniversary with different tones

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

North and South Korea Saturday struck different notes as they marked the first anniversary of a summit between their leaders that fuelled a whirlwind of diplomacy which has [...]
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US warrant issued for accused ringleader of N Korean embassy raid in Madrid

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

US authorities are focused on Southern California in their manhunt for a one-time human rights activist accused of leading a violent takeover of North Korea’s embassy [...]
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Daimler says it has no idea how Kim Jong Un got his limos

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

German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the [...]
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Trump says US paid no money to N Korea over Warmbier

Trump says US paid no money to N Korea over Warmbier

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

US President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier, a day after a report said Trump had [...]
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Xi attends opening ceremony of Belt and Road forum

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday attended the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. [...]
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Europe wants to deal with China as a group: German minister

Europe wants to deal with China as a group: German minister

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

Major European Union countries want to deal with China as a group rather than sign bilateral agreements as individual states, German Economy minister Peter Altmaier said on [...]
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What China’s Belt And Road Means For Europe

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

As the US fights a trade war with China Beijing, with its Belt and Road Initiative, is redoubling its attention on Europe. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: In a Chinese city a little bit [...]
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In China, Dr M says Belt-Road plan is good but must be open to all

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed Malaysia’s full backing for China’s ambitious Belt-Road Initiative today, while attending the Second Belt-Road [...]
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Chinese President Xi Jinping tries to stem rising chorus of doubts over Belt and Road Initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping tries to stem rising chorus of doubts over Belt and Road Initiative

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

President Xi Jinping sought to allay mounting scepticism and fears over his global infrastructure and trade plans on Friday, promising to prevent debt risk, promote [...]
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China and Russia forge stronger Eurasian economic ties as Vladimir Putin gets behind Xi Jinping’s belt and road plan in face of US hostility

China and Russia forge stronger Eurasian economic ties as Vladimir Putin gets behind Xi Jinping’s belt and road plan in face of US hostility

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

The leaders of China and Russia called their countries “good friends” and vowed to work together for greater economic integration in Eurasia amid growing economic [...]
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China’s billion-dollar Belt and Road party: Who’s in and who’s out

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Leaders from across the world have arrived in Beijing for the second Belt and Road Forum, drawn by the possibility of billions of dollars in Chinese funding for [...]
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No wind-down for China on stopping its Iran oil buys: Trump officials

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

Two Trump administration officials said on Friday that neither a wind-down period nor a short-term waiver on China’s oil purchases from Iran are being contemplated [...]
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