Archive for May 16th, 2019

N Korea: spring drought deepens concerns over food shortages

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

State media says rainfall was at record lows for the first five months of the year as experts blame climate change Fears are growing for young children and other vulnerable [...]
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N Korea says it is suffering worst drought in decades

N Korea says it is suffering worst drought in decades

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

North Korea said Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid reports of severe food shortages. The official Korean Central News Agency said an [...]
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The United States Needs a Gray-Zone Strategy Against N Korea

16-May-2019 Intellasia | ForeignPolicy | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s firing of short-range ballistic missiles on May 4 and 9 and testing of a new “tactical guided weapon” on April 17 are stark reminders that the [...]
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‘Extreme drought’ in N Korea: KCNA

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

North Korea’s average rain and snowfall this year fell to the lowest level in 37 years, Pyongyang’s state media said Wednesday, just days after the UN expressed [...]
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S. Korean court denies arrest warrant for K-pop star Seungri

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

A South Korean court on Tuesday refused to issue an arrest warrant against K-pop star Seungri over charges including prostitution in a snowballing sex scandal, Yonhap news [...]
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Mainland Chinese take a shine to Thai residence scheme for wealthy buyers, entrepreneurs

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

Thailand’s Elite Residence Programme, which is designed to attract entrepreneurs and high-net worth individuals, saw a sharp uptick in interest from mainland Chinese [...]
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US navy chief does not want China tensions to ‘boil over’

US navy chief does not want China tensions to ‘boil over’

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

The US navy chief said Wednesday he did not want maritime tensions with China to “boil over”, a week after Washington’s latest challenge to Beijing’s [...]
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US says China’s focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

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

The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they [...]
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Why the US-China trade war won’t last

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

The United States and China don’t just coexist. Their massive economies are deeply intertwined in ways that make the intensifying trade war unsustainable. China’s [...]
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Gay dating app Grindr is the latest victim of US-China tensions

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

The United States doesn’t trust a Chinese company to own gay dating app Grindr and will force it to sell by 2020, as tensions spike between Washington and Beijing over [...]
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China’s new tariffs are hitting US farmers at ‘every single angle,’ economist says

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

* China’s tariffs on US pork producers will be a “huge missed opportunity” for American pork producers, especially since African swine fever has hit Chinese [...]
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Here’s how the US-China trade war could end

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Politico | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could meet in Japan next month to resolve the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies. [...]
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With energy high on agenda, China’s no.3 leader visits Norway

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

With energy projects high on the agenda, China and Norway will mark a further thaw in relations on Wednesday when Beijing’s third-ranked politician arrives in Oslo. The [...]
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Xi says ‘no clash’ of civilisations amid US trade war

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping declared Wednesday there was “no clash” of civilisations and denounced racial supremacy as “stupid” amid tensions with [...]
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Chinese President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if one civilisation imposes its will on another

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

In the latest sign that the confrontation between China and the United States is escalating, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned that one civilisation forcing itself on [...]
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