Archive for May 2nd, 2019

China is letting its currency decline in a ‘snub’ to Trump, ING says

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

In a report on Monday, ING said the yuan has been moving much more narrowly in the past two months as China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, has [...]
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Pompeo asks US business to think twice in China’s Xinjiang

Pompeo asks US business to think twice in China’s Xinjiang

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

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked corporate America on Tuesday to think twice when doing business in China’s Xinjiang region, where he appeared to liken the scale of [...]
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The China expat parents choosing public over international schools, and how their kids cope

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

Thirteen-year-old Trey Crawford stands out at the high school affiliated to the University of Science and Technology Beijing. Trey, who is American, and a Dutch pupil are the [...]
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Boxed in: $1 billion of Iranian crude sits at China’s Dalian port

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

Some 20 million barrels of Iranian oil sitting on China’s shores in the northeast port of Dalian for the past six months now appears stranded as the United States [...]
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Huawei partners with local retailers to sell flagship smartphones in Brazil

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

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Tuesday launched two high-end smartphone handsets in Brazil, making its second attempt to penetrate the world’s [...]
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China, US start latest trade talks after ‘nice’ working dinner

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

China and the United States began their latest talks in Beijing on Wednesday aimed at ending a bitter trade war, after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he had a [...]
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‘Good to see you’: US, Chinese negotiators resume trade talks

‘Good to see you’: US, Chinese negotiators resume trade talks

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

Top US and Chinese trade negotiators resumed talks on Wednesday as they an eye an endgame to a months-long dispute that has hit businesses with bruising tariffs. Vice Premier [...]
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Why China’s belt and road loans may not be the debt trap other countries fear

Why China’s belt and road loans may not be the debt trap other countries fear

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

China is inclined to renegotiate or write off debts incurred by other countries for its belt and road infrastructure projects and only rarely seizes assets, a study by a New [...]
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Disco’s backJapan grooves to bubble beat for Heisei era sayonara

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

Japanese disco fans hit the dance floor and partied like it was 1989, reliving the glitz of the “bubble economy” heyday that defined the early years of the [...]
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Crown Prince Naruhito poised to become Japan’s next emperor

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

Crown Prince Naruhito, known as an earnest man with a passion for water conservation, is poised to become Japan’s next emperor on Wednesday, a day after his father gave [...]
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US Navy’s new assault ship to bolster aviation component in Japan

US Navy’s new assault ship to bolster aviation component in Japan

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

The US Navy plans to bolster its forward-deployed amphibious forces in Japan with two ships, on of which is a new amphibious assault vessel designed to operate a larger [...]
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Japan welcomes new emperor Naruhito as Reiwa era begins

Japan welcomes new emperor Naruhito as Reiwa era begins

02-May-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, has said he is “filled with solemnity” and vowed to show the same compassion and devotion to the public as his father, in a [...]
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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the people

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the people

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

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying he felt a “sense of solemnity” but pledging to [...]
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Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

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

The 59-year-old takes over from his father Akihito who abdicated a day earlier after a reign lasting three decades. Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito has formally ascended [...]
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Japan Has a New Emperor and a New Era, But a Dark Future

02-May-2019 Intellasia | The Dailybeast | 6:00 AM

TOKYOThe name of Japan’s new imperial era, Reiwa, was announced on April Fools’ Day with great fanfare and a great big linguistic lie. The official government [...]
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