Archive for April, 2019

Chinese doctor dragged away in handcuffs after fight with patient’s husband

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

Video footage of a Shanghai doctor being handcuffed and taken for questioning by police after a dispute with a patient has reignited a debate about the often fiery [...]
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Are China and the US jostling for position at the highest point in Antarctica?

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

China is leading an effort to turn the highest point in Antarctica into a special zone for “scientific research and protecting the environment” and says it is [...]
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Xi says more nations joining Belt and Road, $64bn in deals

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday $64 billion in deals were signed at a summit on his Belt and Road Initiative and more nations would join the global infrastructure [...]
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Chinese electric car maker BYD’s Q1 profit up 632 pct, sees H1 profit up

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

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD Co Ltd, backed by US investor Warren Buffett, reported on Sunday a 632 percent jump in its first-quarter net profit, buoyed by strong [...]
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Of life and death: Xiao Yang, former head of China’s Supreme People’s Court, dies at 80

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

Legal scholars and lawyers have been mourning the death of Xiao Yang, the former president of China’s Supreme People’s Court who is best remembered for his [...]
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US-imposed tariffs on Chinese imports threaten California’s innovation economy

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Cal Matters | 6:00 AM

For over a year, the United States has unilaterally imposed a series of escalating tariffs on Chinese imports to pressure China to reform its unfair trade practices and slow [...]
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Malaysian minister says China and US have ‘global responsibility’ on trade

Malaysian minister says China and US have ‘global responsibility’ on trade

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

Malaysia’s top trade official on Saturday said China and the US had a “global responsibility” to consider other countries’ interests, as the [...]
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China is watching Western democracy eat itself

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

Over the next few months, the world’s current and previous superpowers are set to undergo enormous self-harm. The biggest victim could be democracy itself, and the [...]
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China’s Belt and Road Forum ends with more support and $64 billion in new deals, but is it job done for Beijing?

China’s Belt and Road Forum ends with more support and $64 billion in new deals, but is it job done for Beijing?

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

Despite growing criticism of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” from the United States and its allies, the message from Beijing on Saturday was clear: the [...]
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Explainer: Key ceremonies in Japan’s imperial succession

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

Emperor Akihito’s abdication on Tuesday, one of several ceremonies marking the transition to his heir Crown Prince Naruhito, will be a brief, relatively simple and rare [...]
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Over 13pct of the homes in Japan are abandoned

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

Japan’s population is shrinking. Last year it fell by nearly 450,000 people. Not since records began in 1899 had so few babies been born (921,000). Before that, 2017 [...]
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WIDER IMAGE-’Superfan’ of Japan’s royals has followed them for decades

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

Wherever Japan’s royals go, there too goes Fumiko Shirataki: in summer heat and winter cold, to the ocean and to the mountains. Except when it snows or rains too hard. [...]
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Canadian and Japanese leaders tout benefits of Pacific trade deal that Trump abandoned

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

The leaders of Canada and Japan on Sunday touted the benefits of a Pacific trade deal that US President Donald Trump walked away from and said the pact should serve as a [...]
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Dollar becalmed as Japan takes an extended break

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reutes | 6:00 AM

Calm settled over Asian currency markets on Monday as Japan kicked off a week of holidays, giving investors an extra excuse to sit on their hands ahead of a Federal Reserve [...]
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Japan’s ‘revolutionary’ Emperor Akihito to abdicate, leaving imposing legacy for his son

Japan’s ‘revolutionary’ Emperor Akihito to abdicate, leaving imposing legacy for his son

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | NBC | 6:00 AM

When Emperor Akihito abdicates Tuesday, he will become the first Japanese monarch to do so in more than two centuries. Akihito, 85, will step down after more than 30 years on [...]
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