Archive for June 8th, 2019

Nordic countries can mediate N Korea talks2 more Korean victims found, death toll 18 in Hungary boat sinking

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

The bodies of two more South Koreans have been found from last week’s deadly sinking of a tourist boat in Hungary, officials said, raising the number of Korean deaths [...]
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Chinese artists set new records at Paris auction

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

Paintings by two of the “Three Musketeers” of Chinese art, Chu Teh-Chun and Zao Wou-Ki, have set new records, going for nearly 10 million euros ($11.2 million) at [...]
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Wrecked mosques, police watch: A tense Ramadan in Xinjiang

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

The corner where Heyitkah Mosque in China’s restive Xinjiang region once hummed with life is now a concrete parking lot where all traces of the tall, domed building [...]
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Russia and China sign deals worth $20 billion as Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin’s growing friendship bears fruit

Russia and China sign deals worth $20 billion as Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin’s growing friendship bears fruit

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

China and Russia have signed more than $20 billion of deals to boost economic ties in areas such as technology and energy following Xi Jinping’s summit with his [...]
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China warships leave Sydney after surprise visit ‘raises hackles’

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

Three Chinese warships sailed out of Sydney on Friday after an unannounced visit that came amid a tussle for influence between Australia and China in the Pacific. The [...]
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Saudi Arabia buying new missile technology from China: Report

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Former US official calls media report ‘significant and alarming’ as concerns grow over new arms race in Middle East. Saudi Arabia has significantly escalated its [...]
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How Trump tariffs on China and Mexico could hurt US economy

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

Ten billion here, ten billion there: President Donald Trump’s escalating tariffs on imports to the United States have begun to amount to serious money and potentially [...]
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How a Brit got Asia to fall for Macau’s Portuguese egg tarts

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

With their flaky pastry casing, creamy custard filling and brulee topping, Macau’s Portuguese egg tarts are as much of a part of the Chinese enclave’s fabric as [...]
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China concern after Taiwan confirms US arms purchase request

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Beijing urges Washington to stop arms sales to the island after Taipei confirms request for tanks, air defense systems. China has expressed serious concern after Taiwan [...]
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Huawei CFO extradition hearing to begin in January 2020

Huawei CFO extradition hearing to begin in January 2020

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

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will challenge her extradition to the United States on fraud charges at hearings set to begin January 20, 2020, court records [...]
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China boosts electric car sales by removing license plate quotas

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Electrek | 6:00 AM

The Chinese government is currently phasing out most of its electric vehicle incentives, but it is still trying to boost sales of EVs by not allowing cities to impose license [...]
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Russia ready to fill China’s food gap left by US in trade war fallout

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

Russia’s leading meat producer has said it is ready to fill the supply gap left by the US as the world’s most populous market struggles with the double blow of a [...]
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Chinese doctors warn gaokao candidates against dangers of internet black market in stimulant drugs

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

Chinese doctors are warning candidates studying for the gaokao, officially known as the National Higher Education Entrance Examination and which starts on Friday, that the [...]
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Anti-China sentiment is rising in Washington and Beijing needs to pay attention, former US official says

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

* Even though the current administration is the one that has led the charge on the trade war with China, he said, “almost all” the 24 Democrats running for [...]
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Xinjiang expands test of saline soil rice near desert

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Farmers carry seedlings of saline soil rice in Baiyiawati of Yopurga County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 3, 2019. The saline soil rice [...]
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