Archive for May 10th, 2019

N. Korea says weapons drill was defensive, criticises Seoul

N. Korea says weapons drill was defensive, criticises Seoul

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

North Korea on Thursday described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise [...]
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N Korea says recent rocket drill was ‘regular and self-defensive’  KCNA

N Korea says recent rocket drill was ‘regular and self-defensive’ KCNA

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

North Korea’s “strike drill” last week at which leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of rockets and at least one short-range ballistic missile was [...]
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Trump says Beijing ‘broke’ trade talk deals, pledges to keep tariffs on Chinese goods

Trump says Beijing ‘broke’ trade talk deals, pledges to keep tariffs on Chinese goods

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

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China “broke the deal” it had reached in trade talks with the United States, and vowed not to back down on [...]
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Chinese spa customer calls police after her massage is live-streamed to half-naked man

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

A spa customer in central China has complained to police that her massage session was live-streamed to a half-naked man by mobile phone. The woman, surnamed Li, was naked [...]
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Oracle closes China’s R&D centre and axes nearly 1,000 employees: Report

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

Staff that were made redundant have gathered to protest the layoff plan, according to photos and video clips circulating on social media. Oracle will shut down its research [...]
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China vows retaliation if Trump raises tariffs

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

Ratcheting up pressure just hours ahead of talks in Washington, China vowed Thursday to retaliate if President Donald Trump goes ahead with more tariff hikes in a dispute [...]
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China, India boost global booze binge: study

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

The world consumed ten percent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said [...]
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Megvii, Alibaba-Backed Unicorn Behind Xinjiang Facial Recognition Raises $750 Million

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

Megvii, the company behind the facial recognition technology being used to track Muslims in Xinjiang has announced a $750 million fundraise ahead of a potential IPO. The [...]
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China bank lending slows more than expected in April, raising concerns about economic outlook

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

China’s new bank lending slowed more than expected in April, triggering new concerns over the country’s economic outlook and prompting fresh calls for further [...]
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US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

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

In fresh show of naval force in the contested South China Sea, a US guided missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two Indian naval ships and a [...]
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China isn’t ‘desperate’ for a trade deal with the US, former Australian leader says

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

* Trump on Wednesday announced that Chinese vice Premier Liu He will be leading a delegation of officials to Washington and added he is “very happy with over $100 [...]
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Amazon just launched a lending service in China while shuttering its local marketplace

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

* The new Lending Referral Programme connects prequalified sellers with a local lender in China, offering short-term loans to help the sellers purchase inventory and expand [...]
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UK media regulator to investigate China’s state broadcaster

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

UK media regulator Ofcom has opened an investigation into whether China’s state broadcaster broke its rules by airing the confession of a British citizen. The probe was [...]
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Chinese father takes daughter, 10, to top school’s open day despite her being on an IV drip

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

A man from north China was so keen to inspire his young daughter about the value of a good education that he took her to an open day at a prestigious local high school even [...]
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US, Chinese negotiators to resume talks as US tariffs loom

US, Chinese negotiators to resume talks as US tariffs loom

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

US and Chinese negotiators are to resume trade talks just hours before the United States is set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions [...]
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