Archive for June 1st, 2019

China accuses US of ‘economic terrorism’ as trade war tensions escalate

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China accused the Trump administration of committing “economic terrorism” on Thursday, escalating its war of words with the United States amid rising trade [...]
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Pompeo to press Germany on military spending, Huawei, Nordstream on delayed visit

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a five-day European trip on Friday with a delayed visit to Berlin, where he was expected to press Germany to boost its military [...]
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China sides with Palestinians by snubbing showcase for Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan

China sides with Palestinians by snubbing showcase for Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China and Russia will join the Palestinian Authority in shunning a US-led conference designed to kick-start the Middle East peace process by unveiling the “deal of the [...]
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Singapore, China to deepen defence ties, increase scale of joint military exercises

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore and China are expected to update an existing bilateral defence agreement, as the two countries seek to deepen defence ties through engagements such as increasing [...]
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Private-equity, venture capital investors bet on China’s pivot to domestic demand, self-reliance

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China having to become more self-reliant amid its trade war with the United States will present attractive buying opportunities for private-equity and venture capital [...]
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Vice President Mike Pence plans hawkish China speech as trade tensions boil

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* vice President Mike Pence is planning a hawkish speech on China during which he is expected to censure China’s human rights record. * The remarks would come amid an [...]
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China’s US tariff hike to target condoms, wine, pianos

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Condoms, perfume, wine and pianos are among a cocktail of American products that will be hit by a steep increase in Chinese tariffs on Saturday as Beijing retaliates in an [...]
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Tiananmen protests were not ‘suppressed,’ Chinese government says

Tiananmen protests were not ‘suppressed,’ Chinese government says

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The massacre of unarmed citizens by soldiers in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, should not be referred to as “suppression,” a Chinese Defense Ministry [...]
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Portugal becomes the first euro zone country to issue debt on China’s market

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Portugal’s Finance minister Mario Centeno told CNBC that the issuance is a “positive step in managing Portugal’s external debt in the medium term.” [...]
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‘Unimaginable’: Families of Tiananmen dead demand truth

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Three decades after the deadly crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, relatives of the victims are still demanding to know the truth about the most taboo [...]
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China’s manufacturing index drops into negative territory in May as economic pressures mount

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell further in May, suggesting the economy is continuing to slow amid the escalating trade war with the United [...]
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The yuan is creeping toward 7 against the dollar that could be a problem for Chinese firms

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Investors have been keeping a close watch on the Chinese yuan, seen as a key indicator amid the intensifying US-China trade war and much concern has been centered on whether [...]
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China factory activity contracts in May

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s manufacturing activity contracted more than expected in May, official data showed Friday, amid a bruising trade war with the United States and slowing domestic [...]
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Tiananmen square anniversary: what sparked the protests in China in 1989?

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Beijing brutally cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrators, killing as many as 10,000 people on 4 June What sparked the pro-democracy protests in 1989? In April 1989, the [...]
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Former Chinese officials warn of lengthy trade war

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Former Chinese officials railed Friday against US “bullying” and “containment” policies at a forum on US-China economic relations, with a dire warning [...]
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