Archive for June 11th, 2019

China’s exports rise in May due to front-loading ahead of US tariff increase, but upturn won’t last, analysts warn

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

Chinese exports rebounded slightly in May as companies front-loaded their shipments to beat last month’s US tariff increase, but analysts warned that the damage from [...]
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China’s carmakers are now sponsoring rocket launches

11-Jun-2019 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

At least two Chinese carmakers are sponsoring rocket launches this year, claiming the partnerships will pave the way for technological advances for their automobilesthough [...]
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Huawei turns to Africa to offset US blacklist

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

As the US leads a drive for the West to shun Huawei over security fears, the Chinese tech giant has sought to strengthen its position in Africa, where it is already [...]
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China’s May rare earth export falls as supply tapers off amid a worsening trade war with the biggest buyer of the elements

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

China, the world’s largest refiner and supplier of rare earth, cut back on overseas shipments of the elements in the first five months of 2019, amid growing calls by [...]
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#ChinaWakeUp a call to action as women expose Twitter accounts selling date-rape drugs, porn

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

Feminist blogger “Shaoxi” says she first heard about #ChinaWakeUp last week, after she was sent disturbing photos apparently showing Chinese women who had been [...]
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Why is HK’s China extradition plan so controversial?

Why is HK’s China extradition plan so controversial?

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

Hong Kong witnessed its largest protest since the city’s 1997 handover to China on Sunday as hundreds of thousands came out to oppose plans to allow extraditions to the [...]
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US Mnuchin says had ‘candid’ talks on trade with PBOC head

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

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a tweet on Sunday he had a “constructive meeting” with People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang, including a [...]
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Mnuchin says Trump could ease up on Huawei if trade talks advance

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

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that President Donald Trump might ease US restrictions on Huawei if there was progress in the trade row with Chinabut [...]
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Chinese paper says ‘foreign forces’ using HK havoc to hurt China

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

“Foreign forces” are trying to hurt China by creating chaos in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that has prompted mass protests in the former British colony, an [...]
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China Must Either Trim Its South China Sea Sails Or Face Disaster

China Must Either Trim Its South China Sea Sails Or Face Disaster

11-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

China’s leaders have a grand strategy for the South China Sea. They want to control all of it, because they see it as China’s own property. And they are prepared [...]
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White House official seeks to delay US law targeting Huawei

11-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A senior White House official is seeking to delay putting in place portions of a law that limits the US government’s business with China’s Huawei Technologies [...]
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China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban: sources

China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban: sources

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

China summoned global technology companies for talks last week following last month’s US ban on selling technology to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two [...]
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France ready to cut Renault stake to shore up Nissan partnership: minister

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

France is ready to consider cutting its stake in Renault in the interests of consolidating the automaker’s alliance with Nissan, Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said [...]
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Iran Prepares for Week of High-stakes Diplomacy With Japan, Germany

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will arrive Wednesday in Iran after an earlier meeting with US President Donald Trump As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid [...]
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Report: US deploys second Cobra Ball surveillance plane to Japan

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

The US military has deployed a second RC-135S Cobra Ball special reconnaissance aircraft to Okinawa, according to an aircraft monitoring site. Aircraft Spots, an independent [...]
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