Archive for May 15th, 2019

N Korea: spring drought deepens concerns over food shortages

15-May-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Fears are growing for young children and other vulnerable groups as a drought in North Korea threatens to worsen food shortages in the isolated country. The Red Cross said [...]
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China says optimism remains to resolve N Korea issue through talks

China says optimism remains to resolve N Korea issue through talks

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

China’s top government diplomat said it was still possible to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through international dialogue, even after Pyongyang’s two [...]
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S. Korean court to rule on K-pop star Seungri’s arrest

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

South Korean pop star Seungri went to court Tuesday for a hearing over whether he should be arrested on charges including prostitution in a snowballing sex scandal. The [...]
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N Korea says ship seizure by US violates spirit of Trump-Kim summit

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

North Korea said on Tuesday the seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States was an illegal act that violated the spirit of a summit between the two [...]
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N. Korea demands return of detained cargo ship

N. Korea demands return of detained cargo ship

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

North Korea on Tuesday demanded the return of a cargo ship seized by Washington last week for violating international sanctions, calling it an “unlawful and outrageous [...]
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Japan, S. Korea foreign ministers likely to meet this month in Paris

Japan, S. Korea foreign ministers likely to meet this month in Paris

15-May-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Japan and South Korea are arranging for their foreign ministers to meet later this month on the sidelines of a gathering of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and [...]
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China exporters react to Donald Trump’s new trade war tariff plan: ‘This will kill my US market’

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

Exporters from China woke up on Tuesday to the news that US President Donald Trump has pressed forward with what was previously considered the “nuclear option” in [...]
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Beyond tariffs, China has other ways to retaliate

15-May-2019 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

* Because China imports far fewer goods from the US than the US does from China, Beijing is limited when it comes to retaliatory tariffs. * So China may look to impose other [...]
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Pompeo’s Sochi summit could help drive ‘wedge’ between Russia, China: source

15-May-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, despite nixing a planned trip to Moscow, still is expected to travel to Sochi, Russia on Tuesday for high-level meetings with Vladimir Putin [...]
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Trump fights China on trade, surrenders on human rights

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

President Donald Trump is raising the stakes in the face-off against China by imposing tariffs and vowing the US will not yield to Beijing when it comes to trade. Now China [...]
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Huawei is not controlled by China, executive says

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

Huawei is a private company that is not controlled by the Chinese government and would refuse to hand over information to Beijing although no such request has been made, the [...]
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World equities sink as US and China exchange trade war salvos

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

China’s move to retaliate against the latest US tariffs pummeled global stocks on Monday, with Wall Street suffering an especially bruising blow amid fears the [...]
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China’s ‘self-destructive nuclear option’ in trade war: Selling US Treasury bonds

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

* Questions persist that China might stop buying US debt as the two sides engage in a trade war. * The issue arose Monday following a tweet from the editor of a Chinese [...]
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The killer, the kebab shop and the Chinese police officer who sniffed out a fugitive wanted for murder

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

A fugitive killer-turned-kebab-shop-owner confessed to a 19-year-old robbery and murder in eastern China last week after arousing suspicions in an officer dining at the [...]
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Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol boss granted asylum in France: lawyer

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol boss granted asylum in France: lawyer

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

The wife and children of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who vanished while visiting China in September last year, have been granted political asylum in France, the [...]
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