Archive for May 1st, 2019

China compiling list of Canadian targets for possible retaliation in ongoing diplomatic spat: former envoy

01-May-2019 Intellasia | CBC | 6:00 AM

‘The Canadian government should announce that Canada will no longer pursue a free trade agreement with China’ China has asked its regional governments to draw up [...]
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Bernie Sanders unveils trade platform challenging Trump’s China policy

Bernie Sanders unveils trade platform challenging Trump’s China policy

01-May-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders releases a trade platform that calls for an overhaul of US trade deals and labeling China a currency manipulator. It is a challenge to President Donald [...]
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China ‘to help’ Cambodia if EU implements trade sanctions

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

The EU said it would launch action because of ‘severe deficiencies when it comes to human rights and labour rights’. China has agreed to provide assistance to [...]
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Indebted Chinese seek wisdom of credit card ‘goddesses’ as retail lending surges

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

In a ballroom at the Vienna International Hotel in Shanghai, Mei Liangming was giving a lecture on the ins and outs of getting credit cards, rolling over debts with multiple [...]
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Pompeo ‘confident’ China trade talks will not be hurt over Iran oil sanctions

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed confidence that trade talks between the United States and China will not be affected by the end of Iran oil waivers this [...]
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Mental health defense dropped in Chinese scholar case

01-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a visiting Chinese scholar say they are abandoning their mental health defense. The (Champaign) [...]
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Tourist dies during night reef dive on Chinese holiday island

01-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A tourist died in southern China’s Hainan province on a night dive for conches with two others near a resort on the weekend, China News Service reported. The man, whose [...]
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UN chief raised plight of Uighurs with China’s president

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

The UN says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of an estimated 1 million Uighurs incarcerated in re-education camps in China during a recent meeting with [...]
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IMF’s Lagarde expects US and China to reach trade deal

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

International Monetary Fund Managing director Christine Lagarde said on Monday she expects the United States and China to reach a deal to end their trade dispute, which has [...]
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UN chief tells China to uphold rights in Xinjiang

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

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of ethnic Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang region during talks with Chinese leaders and stressed that China must fully [...]
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Chinese ride-hailing company buys billboards in Times Square to demand refunds from Tesla

01-May-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

A Chinese ride-hailing company has purchased billboard space in Times Square to demand refunds for its fleet of nearly 300 Tesla vehicles, according to Business Insider. [...]
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Japan’s emperor to step down in 200-year first

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

Draped in ornate golden-brown robes and wearing a towering black hat, Japan’s Emperor Akihito on Tuesday kicked off ceremonies for his abdication, the first in 200 [...]
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AP Analysis: New Japanese emperor looks to match father

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

When Crown Prince Naruhito on Wednesday becomes, by official Japanese count, the 126th person to occupy the Chrysanthemum Throne since 660 B.C., he will be ceremonially armed [...]
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Emperor Akihito to abdicate, Japan embraces end of era

01-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate, as Japan embraces the end of his reign with an emotion mixed with reminiscence and hopes for a new era. Akihito, 85, in a palace ritual [...]
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Pine room and a secret jewel: Japan abdication rituals

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

Japan has waited more than two centuries for an emperor to abdicate, but the main ceremony to perform the ritual will take a mere 10 minutes. The solemn rite will take place [...]
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