Archive for June 8th, 2019

Hebei, Xiong’an to benefit from new Beijing airport

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

A slew of infrastructure projects serving Beijing, Xiong’an and the new airport are already underway Beijing’s multibillion-dollar new airport with three runways [...]
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Meng Wanzhou faces January extradition hearing as lawyers brace for two-year fight amid ongoing Huawei trade war drama

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

The extradition battle over Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou could run until at least October 2020 according to plans announced by the British Columbia Supreme Court on Thursday. [...]
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US-China trade war talks collapsed due to ‘culture gap’ in understanding of law, professor says

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

Trade talks between China and the United States collapsed because there was “a critical cultural gap” on the understanding of law between the two sides, according [...]
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Trump to decide on $300 billion China tariffs after G20 meeting

Trump to decide on $300 billion China tariffs after G20 meeting

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

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would decide whether to carry out his threat to hit Beijing with tariffs on at least $300 billion in Chinese goods after a [...]
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China finds new ways to pressure Trump amid trade impasse

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

The Chinese government is ramping up efforts to apply pressure on the United States beyond imposing punitive economic measures as trade negotiations between the two countries [...]
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China’s corruption watchdog investigates Gu Guoming, head of ICBC’s Shanghai branch

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

The head of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s Shanghai branch is under investigation for alleged serious violation of party discipline and infringement of [...]
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Hawkish US VP Mike Pence will speak on China  and is expected to slam it over its human rights and religious freedom record

Hawkish US VP Mike Pence will speak on China and is expected to slam it over its human rights and religious freedom record

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

US vice-President Mike Pence will deliver a speech on US-China relations at Washington’s Wilson Centre on June 24, eight months after he condemned Beijing for the [...]
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Russia’s pivot towards China could damage ties with Europe, Belgium’s top official says

Russia’s pivot towards China could damage ties with Europe, Belgium’s top official says

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

* Russia is experiencing tense relations with the US and Europe and warmer ties with China. * Xi described Russian President Vladimir Putin as his “best friend” [...]
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Canada denies abusing Meng Wanzhou’s rights, saying border officers used ‘usual customs processes’ when they took her phones at airport

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

Canada has hit back at Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, saying its border officers only used “usual customs and immigration processes” when they seized her electronic [...]
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Huawei executive’s extradition hearings set for 2020 in Vancouver

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

Hearings on whether a top official with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei should be extradited to the United States to face accusations of violating Iran sanctions will begin on [...]
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Airlines and casinos stand to take a hit from China’s warning against travelling to the US

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

* While Chinese tourism is massive, it takes up only 3 percent of the $1.1 trillion US travel market. * In a worst-case scenario, the number of Chinese tourists to the US [...]
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Google flags US national security risks from Huawei ban: Financial Times

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

Alphabet Inc’s Google has warned if the US administration moves ahead with sweeping ban on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, it risks compromising national security, the [...]
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IMF’s Lagarde says US-China dispute may slash 2020 global growth

IMF’s Lagarde says US-China dispute may slash 2020 global growth

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

International Monetary Fund’s managing director sees uncertainty caused by trade wars as the main economic threat. The International Monetary Fund does not see the [...]
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G20 in Japan: Time for PM Abe to End Support for Coal Plants

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

Over 23,000 hospitalisations, outdoor pools too hot for swimming, construction workers wearing battery-powered fans to avoid heatstroke, and the deaths of 1,032 peoplethese [...]
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Japan plans carbon emission cuts, more nuclear energy

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

Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns. The energy white [...]
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