Archive for May 8th, 2019

China’s top trade negotiator to visit US despite tariffs

China’s top trade negotiator to visit US despite tariffs

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

China said Tuesday its top trade negotiator will visit the United States for talks with American counterparts this week even as Washington stepped up pressure with plans to [...] » More

The remarkable Chinese retiree giving her disabled granddaughter the gift of happiness

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

A girl in northern China who was not expected to live past childhood has grown into a happy, versatile teenager thanks in large part to the unstinting care of her [...] » More

China ‘will not participate’ in Trump’s proposed three-way nuclear talks

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

China won’t take part in three-way nuclear talks with the United States and Russia, a government spokesman said Monday, potentially scuttling plans by the Trump [...] » More

Chinese woman’s detective work foils Airbnb ‘Superhost’ who installed hidden camera in bedroom

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

A man in eastern China who placed a hidden camera in a bedroom he rented out on home-sharing platform Airbnb was exposed when he hosted a woman who recognised the equipment. [...] » More

Meet Japan’s first female commercial airline captain

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

Ari Fuji was at high school when she realised she wanted to earn her wings and become a pilot. But growing up in Japan, where female pilots were largely unheard of, it was a [...] » More

Japan finds parts of crashed F35 fighter jet

Japan finds parts of crashed F35 fighter jet

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

Japan said Tuesday it had recovered some debris from a stealth fighter jet that crashed in April, but was still looking for the “all-important” memory that could [...] » More

Japan’s SoftBank taps into Mexican fintech startup Clip: sources

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

Japan’s SoftBank Group invested about $20 million in Mexican payments startup Clip early this year, one of its first Latin America deals as it launches a $5 billion [...] » More

‘Reprehensible’ Singapore doctor who said Canadian divorce judge ‘spread her legs wide’ must give ex-wife $18 million

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

A wealthy Singapore doctor, who said a judge in his Canadian divorce case had “spread her legs” for his wife’s lawyer, has been hit with a [...] » More

Student studying in Singapore scammed into staging own kidnapping by fake China policeman

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

A 15-year-old student was scammed into staging his own kidnapping on May 1, leading to his parents transferring 20,000 yuan (S$4,045) to a bank account in China. In a press [...] » More

Aloysius Pang’s death: The trouble with ‘get on with it’

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Bertha Henson | 6:00 AM

Defence minister Ng Eng Heng used one phrase repeatedly when he gave Parliament more details about how Corporal First Class (NS) Aloysius Pang was crushed in the Howitzer [...] » More

Parliament: MPs divided over decriminalisation of attempted suicide

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The criminalisation of attempted suicide must be retained as it is “a more compassionate approach” to deal with the complex issue, said Holland-Bukit Timah GRC [...] » More

Singaporeans Drop Nearly $1 Billion in Casino Entrance Fees

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

Higher entrance levies haven’t stopped rich Singaporeans or those just feeling lucky from flocking to the country’s only two casinos. The city-state has received [...] » More

Singapore may allow virtual banks after HK move, says DBS CEO

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Singapore could follow Hong Kong in handing out virtual banking licenses, according to the head of the largest local lender, in a move that would create another source of [...] » More

Luxurious private island resort opensand a night’s stay costs $100,000

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

You can now book your stay in paradisebut it won’t come cheap. A luxurious private resort stretching across an island in the western Philippines has opened for [...] » More

Reports: Chinese Immigrants Opening ‘Chinese-Only’ Businesses in the Philippines

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

A spokesman for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III will investigate reports of Chinese-owned businesses that only [...] » More