Archive for May 8th, 2019

China denies having ‘concentration camps,’ tells US to ‘stop interfering’

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

Beijing has rejected US accusations of operating “concentration camps” in its Xinjiang region, with a government spokesman telling Washington Monday to [...]
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‘No more concessions’. Why is China playing hardball in trade war talks with the United States?

‘No more concessions’. Why is China playing hardball in trade war talks with the United States?

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

Chinese vice-Premier Liu He will go to the United States on Thursday to continue trade negotiations, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday. The trip, scheduled for two [...]
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Chinese engineer made Nigerian tribal chief

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

A man from central China has been made a Nigerian tribal chief for his contribution to local infrastructure development. Kong Tao, 34, was granted the title by the Emir of [...]
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China’s social media troll ‘army’ wages war on Uighurs

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

The Chinese troll army suddenly struck one evening, bombarding the Facebook pages of two pro-Uighur groups with an array of verbal grenades and offensive images. The social [...]
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From Huawei charges to new tariff threats from Donald Trump: jolts keep buffeting US-China trade talks

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

Months after Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou landed in Vancouver for what was supposed to be a routine layover, she remains a bit player in a [...]
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US: China reneged on trade commitments, sparking Trump tariff hike

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

China backtracked on substantial commitments it made during trade talks with the United States, prompting President Donald Trump to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods [...]
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Factbox: Winners and losers in Trump’s trade war with China

Factbox: Winners and losers in Trump’s trade war with China

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

US companies in everything from computer chips to tractors have said President Donald Trump’s trade wars, including disputes with Beijing and global steel tariffs, have [...]
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Fire and ice as Chinese Game of Thrones fans go online to voice disappointment over latest episode

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

Chinese viewers disappointed with the latest episode of the fantasy TV show Game of Thrones joined fans from around the world to vent their anger on the internet. The fourth [...]
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US Pork Industry Works To Contain African Swine Fever Ravaging China’s Hogs

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Pork is the most widely consumed meat in the world, and China, as the largest consumer and producer, is the primary reason why pork has earned its status as the world’s [...]
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China frees ‘lost’ Uighur wives but at a price, families say

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

Their Uighur wives vanished in 2017, swept up in a Chinese dragnet tackling Islamic extremism, now they’ve been releasedbut the Pakistani husbands left behind say [...]
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Starbucks’ China rival Luckin seeks to raise up to $586.5 million in IPO

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

* Luckin Coffee, the Chinese challenger to Starbucks, is looking to raise up to $586.5 million, its filing with the US Securities and Exchange on Monday showed. * The company [...]
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Mao Zedong drugs bust: suspected methamphetamine found in sculpture of late Chinese leader’s head during raids in HK

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

Three Hongkongers were arrested and more than HK$1 million worth of illegal drugs seized including some hidden inside a bust of Mao Zedong in two separate raids on Monday. [...]
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Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behaviour: rights group

Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behaviour: rights group

08-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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Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides

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

Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her [...]
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US-China deal seems dim but possible as talks stay on track

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

Accusing Beijing of “reneging” on commitments it made in earlier talks, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser said Monday that the Trump administration will [...]
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