Archive for June 4th, 2019

N Korea swine flu outbreak puts South on edge

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

South Korean troops stationed along the world’s last Cold War frontier have been put on high alert in the face of a new infiltration threat from the nuclear-armed [...]
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N Korea attacks Japan’s ‘wicked character’, rejects Shinzo Abe’s offer to meet Kim Jong-un without preconditions

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

North Korea has dismissed Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to hold a summit with leader Kim Jong-un without preconditions, urging Japan to first abandon its [...]
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Report on post-Hanoi summit purge in N Korea turns out to be false

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched an art troupe’s performance, along with his top aides, including Kim Yong-chol, who was rumoured to have been purged after the [...]
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Purged no more: N Korean official appears at show

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

A senior North Korean official appeared at an arts performance with the country’s top brass, official media reported Monday, just three days after he was said to have [...]
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N Korea says it has perfected ‘monster peaches’

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea says it is cultivating oversized “superior peaches” and hailed the development in its agriculture as a success on Sunday. Kye Ryong Il, head of North [...]
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US-based engineering body IEEE reinstates Huawei employees to peer review process after clarification

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

A leading US-based engineering association reinstated Huawei employees in the peer review process of its professional journals after a strong backlash from Chinese [...]
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China says US ‘solely to blame’ for collapse of trade talks, but door remains open for negotiation

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

China has laid the blame squarely on the US for the breakdown of trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies, but hinted at its willingness to resume stalled [...]
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China won’t be bullied by US, defense minister says at Shangri-La Dialogue

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

China’s defense minister on Sunday issued a stern rebuke to the United States amid the ongoing trade war and tension over the South China Sea and Taiwan, saying his [...]
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China white paper says latest US tariffs won’t fix trade issues

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

The latest US tariffs on Chinese imports will not resolve the two countries’ trade issues, and the United States bears responsibility for setbacks in the talks process, [...]
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Australia promises $250m to Solomons in face of China growth

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

Australia is to fund a $250 million (US$173 million) grants programme for the Solomon Islands, prime minister Scott Morrison announced Monday, as Canberra confronts growing [...]
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Chinese warships cause surprise in Sydney Harbour

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

Australians enjoying a sunny winter morning were surprised by the sight of three Chinese warships steaming into to Sydney Harbour Monday, forcing the prime minister to [...]
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Inside China’s state-owned industrial park in Vietnam, Beijing’s image trumps trade war profits

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

Until the middle of 2018, business was slow for the only Chinese state-owned industrial park in Vietnam, located in the northeastern manufacturing hub of Hai Phong and [...]
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Trump’s Huawei problem: Asia doesn’t want US to kneecap China

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Smoking cigarettes at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel, the site of Asia’s most prominent annual defense forum, members of China’s military found themselves [...]
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Chinese defence minister says war with US would be a disaster

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

Chinese Defence minister Wei Fenghe criticised the United States on Sunday for its support for self-ruled Taiwan and for naval operations in the disputed South China Sea, but [...]
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Australia PM in Solomon Islands to build ties with eye on China

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

Prime minister Scott Morrison arrived in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, the first visit by an Australian leader in more than a decade as Western nations seek to rein in [...]
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