Archive for May 11th, 2019

First day of US-China trade talks end; Trump’s tariff hike set to take effect

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Top US and Chinese trade negotiators concluded the first of two days of talks on Thursday to rescue a trade deal that is close to collapsing as Washington prepares to go [...]
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Pence says US working ‘hour by hour’ on China trade deal

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:53 AM

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday the Trump administration is working “literally hour by hour” to reach a trade agreement with China, as the deadline loomed [...]
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White House says talks with China to continue on Friday

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

Crucial trade negotiations with China will continue on Friday, the White House said late Thursday night, about 90 minutes before steep new tariffs were set to hit Chinese [...]
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Chinese ‘hacker’ Wang Fujie who obtained details of 78 million people is charged in US with ‘one of the worst data breaches in history’

11-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:53 AM

A US federal grand jury on Thursday charged a Chinese national in a hacking campaign described by the Justice Department as “one of the worst data breaches in [...]
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Chinese truck driver collapses steel bridge and dumps 100-tonne load of concrete pipes into river

11-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:53 AM

A trucker in eastern Zhejiang province collapsed a steel bridge by crossing it with a load weighing 50 times the bridge’s capacity. The driver, surnamed Zhang, said he [...]
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US firm accuses Huawei of enlisting professor to obtain its tech

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

A US startup company is accusing Chinese telecommunications gear provider Huawei of enlisting a Chinese university professor working on a research project to improperly [...]
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China vows to carry out ‘necessary countermeasures’ in response to Donald Trump’s US tariff increase

China vows to carry out ‘necessary countermeasures’ in response to Donald Trump’s US tariff increase

11-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:53 AM

China almost instantly vowed to carry out the “necessary countermeasures” in response to the United States’ decision to increase tariffs on $200 billion of [...]
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Tense US-China Trade Talks To Continue As Higher Tariffs Take Effect

Tense US-China Trade Talks To Continue As Higher Tariffs Take Effect

11-May-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 7:53 AM

Updated at 12:01 a.m. ET Friday US and Chinese negotiators will resume their high-stakes trade negotiations in Washington on Friday, hours after a scheduled increase in US [...]
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US indicts Chinese hackers over giant 2015 data breach

US indicts Chinese hackers over giant 2015 data breach

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

The US Justice Department announced Thursday the indictment of members of “an extremely sophisticated” Chinese hacking group that allegedly stole the personal [...]
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Japan’s Rakuten profit jumps fourfold on $1 billion Lyft stake gain

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc’s first-quarter operating profit jumped fourfold as it booked a $1 billion gain on its stake in US ride-hailing company Lyft [...]
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Japan’s wage tumble overshadows spending growth, keeps BOJ under pressure

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Japan’s household spending rose more than expected in March but real wages tumbled the most in nearly four years, dashing hopes consumer sector activity may soften the [...]
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Russia’s Lavrov says ‘extremely significant’ differences with Japan on peace deal RIA

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Moscow and Tokyo still have “extremely significant” differences over a World War Two peace deal that Japan hopes will end a territorial row between them, RIA news [...]
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Japanese man jailed for smuggling insects from Ecuador

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

A Japanese man was sentenced to two years in prison in Ecuador for attempting to smuggle a massive haul of creepy crawlies out of the country, officials said Thursday. The [...]
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N Korea missile test violated UN resolutions, says Japan

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

North Korea’s latest missile launch violated United Nations resolutions calling for a halt to such ballistic weapons tests, a spokesman for Japan’s government [...]
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Singapore reports first case of rare monkeypox virus

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

Singapore has reported its first ever case of monkeypox, brought in by a Nigerian man thought to have contracted the rare virus by eating bushmeat at a wedding. Symptoms in [...]
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