Archive for June 4th, 2019

Prosperity, repression mark China 30 years after Tiananmen

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

Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China’s economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of [...]
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China says FedEx probe was launched after ‘complaints from users’

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

Beijing began investigating US delivery services giant FedEx after it received “complaints from users”, China’s top postal regulator said, telling foreign [...]
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US Secretary of Defense backs Trump on banning China’s Huawei

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

US DoD releases Indo-Pacific Strategy Report as Patrick Shanahan addresses Shangri-la forum in Singapore Speaking at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue and security summit in [...]
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Twitter apologises for blocked China accounts ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

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

Twitter Inc has apologised for suspending accounts critical of Chinese government policy days ahead of the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on protesters at [...]
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Why there is only a remote chance of a repeat of China’s Tiananmen protests

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

A sophisticated system of social control built on advanced surveillance technology, public apathy and stifled civil society mean that China is highly unlikely to see anything [...]
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Tiananmen Square dissident Feng Congde refused entry to HK ahead of June 4 commemorations

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

A key leader of the Beijing protests eventually quelled during the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989 was refused entry to Hong Kong on Sunday. Feng Congde, 53, said his [...]
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China vice minister says US overestimates trade deficit

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

Chinese vice Commerce minister Wang Shouwen said on Sunday the United States overestimates the trade deficit between the two countries and China should not be blamed for job [...]
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Global airline body warns of US-China trade war spillover

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

The intensifying US-China trade war and rising fuel prices will continue to bog down airline profits this year, the International Air Transport Association said Sunday. The [...]
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Reclusive Japanese man killed by father who feared he might run amuck media

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

Fearing that his reclusive son might cause the public harm, a former top bureaucrat in Japan stabbed the 44-year-old to death, domestic media said, days after a mass stabbing [...]
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N Korea attacks Japan’s ‘wicked character’, rejects Shinzo Abe’s offer to meet Kim Jong-un without preconditions

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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Japan PM to meet Iran’s Khamenei to mediate with US: report

Japan PM to meet Iran’s Khamenei to mediate with US: report

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei later this month with Tokyo hoping to mediate between Washington and Tehran, a [...]
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Japan Airlines looks to deepen partnership with Malaysia Airlines

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

Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) may expand a joint venture with Malaysia Airlines to cover US flights and other Asian routes in the future, the Japanese carrier’s president [...]
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Kawasaki suspect visited site of attack 4 days before stabbing

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Japan News | 6:00 AM

A man believed to be the suspect of a mass stabbing in Tama Ward, Kawasaki, was seen at a station near the scene of the attack four days before the incident, it has been [...]
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Fourteen injured after Japan driverless train goes wrong way

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

Fourteen passengers were injured after an driverless five-car train in suburban Tokyo went in the wrong direction and crashed into a buffer stop, Japanese police said Sunday. [...]
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Japan’s 1st firefighting robot unit deployed in Chiba Pref

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Japan News | 6:00 AM

The country’s first firefighting robot system has been deployed to the Ichihara City Fire Department in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, home to industrial zones in coastal [...]
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