Archive for April, 2019

HK’s China extradition plan sparks alarm

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

Hong Kong’s plans to approve extraditions to the mainland have sparked alarm within the city’s business and legal communities who fear it will hammer the [...]
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Reunify only in a way that China and Taiwan support: ret. US admiral

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CN | 6:00 AM

China’s reunification with Taiwan should only proceed if it is supported by both the Taiwanese side and Chinese side, Scott Swift, the former commander of the US [...]
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N Korea ‘almost’ done rebuilding key rocket test site month after Trump-Kim summit, South says

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

North Korea has almost completed rebuilding a long-range rocket site it had promised to close, South Korean lawmakers told reporters on Friday after a closed-door meeting [...]
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Corrected: Russia, China sent home more than half of N Korean workers in 2018UN reports

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

Russia sent home nearly two-thirds of some 30,000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a [...]
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Exclusive: With a piece of paper, Trump called on Kim to hand over nuclear weapons

Exclusive: With a piece of paper, Trump called on Kim to hand over nuclear weapons

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

On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month, US President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for [...]
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US strengthens shipping sanctions policy on N Korea and Syria

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Freight Waves | 6:00 AM

The US has set new guidelines for oil companies, marine insurers, shipping industry associations and flag registries following updated intelligence on tactics used by North [...]
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Britain wants China to disclose figures on N Korean workers

Britain wants China to disclose figures on N Korean workers

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

Britain complained on Friday after China failed to provide figures on the number of North Korean labourers it had sent home, in line with a UN sanctions resolution. A [...]
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Trump says N Korea suffering, doesn’t need new sanctions

Trump says N Korea suffering, doesn’t need new sanctions

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

US President Donald Trump on Friday reaffirmed that he would stop new sanctions on North Korea, saying the country was suffering and he valued his relationship with its [...]
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Trump says additional sanctions on N Korea not necessary

Trump says additional sanctions on N Korea not necessary

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

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he decided not to put additional sanctions on North Korea last week because he wanted to maintain a good relationship with [...]
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Trump says trade talks with China going ‘very well’

Trump says trade talks with China going ‘very well’

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

President Donald Trump on Friday said negotiations to end a bruising tariffs battle with Beijing are going “very well,” but reiterated that he will only accept a [...]
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Argentine lawmakers seek greater oversight of Chinese space facility in Patagonia

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

Argentine lawmakers have proposed legislation to boost oversight of a Chinese space tracking station that has stirred unease among local residents, fuelled conspiracy [...]
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Five killed in factory explosion in eastern China

Five killed in factory explosion in eastern China

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

Five workers were killed and three injured in a factory explosion caused by a gas leak in eastern China, local authorities said Saturday. The blast happened Friday night at a [...]
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New Zealand’s special relationship with China is on the rocks. Can Jacinda Ardern’s Beijing trip save it?

New Zealand’s special relationship with China is on the rocks. Can Jacinda Ardern’s Beijing trip save it?

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

Six months after New Zealand prime minister John Key took office in 2008, he was dining in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People with the Chinese Communist Party [...]
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Critics of China’s Belt and Road initiative are ‘prejudiced’, the country’s top diplomat says

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

China has never forced debt upon participants of its new Silk Road project as “prejudiced” critics have suggested, the country’s top diplomat said on [...]
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BreakingviewsSwine fever tests China’s transparency credentials

BreakingviewsSwine fever tests China’s transparency credentials

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

African swine fever is testing China’s transparency credentials. Grains trader Cargill is the latest company to cite outbreaks of the highly contagious hog disease as a [...]
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