Archive for June 5th, 2019

US says it welcomes Chinese for ‘legitimate’ studies

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

The United States said Monday it was committed to welcoming Chinese nationals for “legitimate” studies but acknowledged increased visa scrutiny after Beijing [...]
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Why China’s rare earths threat is no game changer in the trade war

Why China’s rare earths threat is no game changer in the trade war

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

* China has threatened to stop exporting rare earths minerals found in a wide range of everyday consumer electronics to the US * The US is not a big maker of technology [...]
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Thirty years after Tiananmen, protesters’ goals further away than ever

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

Three decades after China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, increased government suppression of rights [...]
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Tiananmen’s key moments: hope crushed by soldiers and tanks

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

Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing where Chinese troops fired on peaceful protesters, drawing global condemnation. Students [...]
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Commemorating Tiananmen Square, US secretary of state condemns China’s human rights record

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a vehement condemnation of China’s human rights record on Monday just seconds after June 4 arrived in Beijing, marking three [...]
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China gene babies’ mutation linked to higher mortality: study

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

The genetic mutation given to Chinese twins last year rendering them immune to the HIV virus may significantly reduce life expectancy, scientists said Monday in a fresh [...]
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Maszlee maintains remarks about rich Chinese based on real life, but sensationalised

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Faced with backlash and labelled “racist”, Education minister Maszlee Malik today defended his remarks about the Chinese community during a town hall session in [...]
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Refinitiv blocks Reuters stories on Tiananmen from its Eikon platform

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

Under pressure from China’s government, financial information provider Refinitiv has removed from its Eikon terminal Reuters news stories related to the 30th [...]
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China’s Huawei to sell undersea cable business, exchange filing shows

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

* China’s Huawei Technologies plans to sell its 51 percent stake in undersea telecommunications cable business Huawei Marine Systems, according to an exchange filing [...]
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China May factory activity shows recovery still patchy: Caixin PMI

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

China’s factory activity expanded at a steady but modest pace in May, a private survey showed, but analysts say front-loading of exports by firms to the United States [...]
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China tightens security around Tiananmen on anniversary of crackdown

China tightens security around Tiananmen on anniversary of crackdown

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

Tourists thronged Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Tuesday amid tighter-than-usual security, although most visitors approached by Reuters said they were unaware of the [...]
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2nd day of jury selection at Chinese scholar slaying trial

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

A federal judge in central Illinois will continue vetting would-be jurors at the death penalty trial of a former University of Illinois student charged with killing a [...]
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Explainer: US dependence on China’s rare earthTrade war vulnerability

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

Rare earth elements are used in a wide range of consumer products, from iPhones to electric car motors, as well as military jet engines, satellites and lasers.Rising tensions [...]
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US urges judge to deny Huawei motion in government effort to disqualify lawyer

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

US prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to reject a motion by China’s Huawei seeking information on the grounds for a government request to disqualify the [...]
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Trump’s trade war on Huawei is damaging China’s economy, report suggests

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | USAToday | 6:00 AM

A report Monday on Chinese manufacturing suggested that Beijing’s trade war with the Trump administration is causing economic damage. Surveys of manufacturers across [...]
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