Archive for May 3rd, 2019

UK’s May fires defence secretary over Huawei leak

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

British prime minister Theresa May fired her defence minister on Wednesday over a leak of discussions in the National Security Council about Chinese telecoms company Huawei, [...]
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Rush to emergency exit lands Chinese first-time flier in detention

Rush to emergency exit lands Chinese first-time flier in detention

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

An elderly first-time flier was detained for 10 days in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang after he opened an emergency door to beat the queue leaving the plane. The [...]
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Six Marxist students vanish in China in the lead up to Labour Day

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

Six Marxist university students who wanted to spend International Labour Day working alongside regular labourers have vanished in China, the latest in a series of [...]
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How the Trump administration won a major policy shift from the Chinese on fentanyl

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

Officials from the Office of National Drug Control Policy were preparing a briefing for President Donald Trump late last year ahead of his meeting with the Chinese President [...]
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China’s ‘charming towns’ plan turns into a nightmare for investors, amid legal crackdown

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

China’s “thousand charming towns” initiative was supposed to dot the vast countryside with beautiful, liveable and themed villages, carrying names as [...]
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China’s Belt and Road Partners Aren’t Fools

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

Bojan is three months unemployed, and his wife earns just 120 euros a monthnot nearly enough to feed a family of four. He blames Serbia’s increasingly authoritarian [...]
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Expert on US China trade deal: ‘I’m not sure exactly how they get to the end of this’

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

As the US and China conclude yet another round of trade talks, negotiators have made progress on key issues while sticky issues like how exactly to roll back punitive tariffs [...]
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China seeks loophole as UN nears pact banning toxic chemical: activists

China seeks loophole as UN nears pact banning toxic chemical: activists

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

Negotiators from more than 180 countries are nearing agreement on a global ban on a toxic chemical linked to cancer and other health issues, but China is pushing for an [...]
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WeChat shuts down calls to support Chinese woman’s US rape case against JD.com tycoon Richard Liu

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

WeChat accounts in China have been shut or censored after calls to support a Chinese University of Minnesota student who accused a business tycoon of rape. The accounts were [...]
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Huawei’s global smartphone shipments jump 50 per cent in first quarter, surpassing Apple, according to IDC

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

Global smartphone shipments for Huawei surged 50 per cent in first quarter of 2019, giving the Chinese telecoms giant an edge over rivals Samsung and Apple, which both [...]
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Chinese family reportedly paid $6.5 million to ‘fixer’ for admission into Stanford

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

A Chinese family allegedly paid the mastermind of a college admissions cheating scheme $6.5 million to assure their child’s admission to Stanford University, US news [...]
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Japan found water on an asteroid, and it could reveal secrets about Earth

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

Nothing would excite astronomers more than to discover a planet somewhere out there with obvious signs of life, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Earth, we think, is [...]
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Japan’s Abe wants to meet Kim to talk ‘frankly with an open mind’

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

Abe has recently softened his rhetoric towards Pyongyang, calling for a summit with Kim. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has offered to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong [...]
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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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Japan’s New Emperor Is Getting a One-Off Toyota Century Convertible

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Car and Driver | 6:00 AM

Japan’s new head of state, Emperor Naruhito, officially took the throne today, but at his coronation parade in October he’s getting something that’s [...]
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