Archive for June 6th, 2019

China is ramping up its own chip industry amid a brewing tech war. That could hurt US firms

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

* The US-China trade war and the threat that Chinese firms could be cut off from American technology is boosting China’s push for its own semiconductor industry. * [...]
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On Tiananmen anniversary, Canada says it has real concerns over China’s human rights

On Tiananmen anniversary, Canada says it has real concerns over China’s human rights

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

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing “real concerns” about China’s [...]
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China’s Xi says economy positioned to meet all challenges  Xinhua

China’s Xi says economy positioned to meet all challenges Xinhua

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country’s economy is stable, healthy and well placed to meet all risks and challenges, according to a transcript published by the [...]
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China tests missile  but here’s why it wasn’t a next-generation JL-3

China tests missile but here’s why it wasn’t a next-generation JL-3

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

A missile test by the People’s Liberation Army on Sunday did not feature the country’s next generation long-range weapon, but instead involved a mid-range [...]
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American garlic, honey farmers cheer Trump’s tariffs on China

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

As most US farmers feel the brunt of the trade war with China, some, like garlic and honey producers who have struggled for years, are applauding new, higher tariffs on [...]
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It’s not China or the US: Here are the trade war’s winners so far

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

* Vietnam has emerged as the largest beneficiary of a diversion in trade flows as a result of the ongoing tariff fight between the US and China, according to Nomura. * Other [...]
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Around 5 million tonnes of lithium deposits found in southwest China

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

An estimated 5 million tonnes of lithium deposits have been found in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan, scientists said, potentially curbing the nation’s [...]
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Japan government policy guidelines call for more stimulus next yeardraft

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

Japan should deploy expansive fiscal stimulus “without hesitation” next year if overseas economies pose downside risks to growth, a draft of Japan’s annual [...]
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Japan’s government must exit coal

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | GulfTimes | 6:00 AM

Following the abdication of Emperor Akihito, Japan announced that its new imperial era would be called Reiwa (“beautiful harmony”). But if the Reiwa era is to [...]
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American Jewish Committee bestows Japanese prime minister with highest honor

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | JNS | 6:00 AM

According to AJC Asia Pacific Institute chair Jeffrey Stone, “Japan is a democratic powerhouse in Asia, an essential ally and partner of the United States, a close [...]
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Japan scraps ambitious plan to decrease dementia

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is no longer pursuing a stated plan of reducing rates of dementia by 10 percent in 10 years, following criticism of a strategy that does [...]
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JR East to Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Nippon | 6:00 AM

East Japan Railway Co. , or JR East, has announced a plan to test from fiscal 2021 a new train powered by electricity generated by a hydrogen fuel cell. The railway operator [...]
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World Bank Cuts Japan 2019 Growth Forecast to 0.8 pct

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Nippon | 6:00 AM

The World Bank on Tuesday revised down its forecast on the Japanese economic growth in 2019 by 0.1 percentage point to 0.8 percent. As for the global economy, the [...]
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New S. Korean envoy to Japan vows to improve frayed relations

New S. Korean envoy to Japan vows to improve frayed relations

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

-A close aide of South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been tapped as the new ambassador to Japan, an appointment that comes amid deteriorated ties between the two [...]
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Rakuten Mobile, NEC to Build 5G Network in Japan

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Nippon | 6:00 AM

Rakuten Mobile Inc. said Wednesday that it and NEC Corp. will work together to build a fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless communications network across Japan. The mobile [...]
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