Archive for May 3rd, 2019

Korea April factory activity returns to growth as employment expands: PMI

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

South Korea’s factory activity rebounded in April helped by a boost in hiring, snapping five months of contraction, a private manufacturing survey showed on Thursday. [...]
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Abe ready to meet N. Korea’s Kim ‘unconditionally’: media

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has offered to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “unconditionally” in a bid to restore diplomatic ties between the two [...]
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N Korea interested in assisting with Syria’s reconstruction: vice FM

N Korea interested in assisting with Syria’s reconstruction: vice FM

03-May-2019 Intellasia | NK News | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang, Damascus must cooperate in the face of western sanctions, Pak Myong Guk says North Korean vice foreign minister Pak Myong Guk in a meeting in Damascus on Wednesday [...]
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Human Rights Watch decodes surveillance app used to classify people in China’s Xinjiang region

Human Rights Watch decodes surveillance app used to classify people in China’s Xinjiang region

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

A report by Human Rights Watch has revealed details of a mobile app being used by police and other authorities in China’s far west region of Xinjiang to identify target [...]
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Clinton: ‘China, if you’re listening, why don’t you get Trump’s tax returns?’

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Politico | 6:00 AM

Turnabout, she hypothetically suggests to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, might be fair play. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night suggested that if the Justice Department was [...]
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Pork prices could jump this year, stay elevated into 2020 due to China’s pig crisis

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

* With African swine fever ravaging China’s hog industry, US experts are expecting pork prices to go higher and likely stay elevated well into 2020. * At least 129 [...]
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US, China near deal to roll back some tariffs

US, China near deal to roll back some tariffs

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Politico | 6:00 AM

The United States and China are closing in on a deal that includes broad agreement on how the Trump administration will roll back a portion of the tariffs it has imposed on [...]
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Chinese blockchain investor revamps business plan towards industrial cannabis, in wake of bitcoin rout

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

Grandshores Technology, the Hong Kong-listed blockchain investor backed by the government of Hangzhou municipality, is diversifying into medicinal and industrial cannabis [...]
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China has blocked two Canadian pork exporters, Canada agriculture minister says

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

* Canada’s agriculture minister says her department officials have told her the Chinese government has suspended the export permits of two Canadian pork exporters. * [...]
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HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs

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

App collects personal information and prompts officials to file reports about people and their behaviour, HRW says. Chinese police are using a mobile app to store data on 13 [...]
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Government to answer urgent question on Huawei leakLabour Party

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

A British government minister will be called to parliament on Thursday to answer a question on the findings of an inquiry into the disclosure of confidential information [...]
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Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behaviour: rights group

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

Chinese authorities are using a mobile app designed for mass surveillance to profile, investigate and detain Muslims in Xinjiang by labelling “completely lawful” [...]
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China’s African swine fever epidemic could cause global heparin shortage

03-May-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Pharmaceutical researchers are beginning to recognise the grave threat the African swine fever epidemic in China poses to the global supply of a critically important [...]
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Former CIA officer pleads guilty to spying for China

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

A former CIA officer could spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty on Wednesday to spying for China, the Justice Department said. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, [...]
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Exclusive: China blocks imports from two Canadian pork producers amid diplomatic spat

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

China has suspended pork imports from two Canadian companies, according to an interview with Canada’s agricultural minister and a Chinese customs document, marking the [...]
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