Archive for June 17th, 2019

S. Korea, Sweden sign MOUs on trade, economic cooperation

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Sweden have signed six memorandums of understandings (MOUs) to expand trade and cooperation in emerging industries, the government said Saturday. The MOUs [...] » More

Jurors listen to suspect say he killed scholar from China

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

Jurors in a federal death-penalty trial heard secretly recorded audio Friday in which a former University of Illinois doctoral student describes to his girlfriend how he [...] » More

UN official accused of legitimising China’s detention of Uighur Muslims by visiting Xinjiang province

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

A visit by the UN’s counterterrorism chief to China’s western Xinjiang region has sparked outrage from human rights groups who say it legitimises Beijing’s [...] » More

Why Nintendo, Google and others may want to move some manufacturing out of China

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

China has long been the world’s manufacturing powerhouse. It has the suppliers, the assembly lines, the workers, the expertise. Companies, particularly technology [...] » More

Chinese state media urges retribution after UBS economist’s ‘insult’

Chinese state media urges retribution after UBS economist’s ‘insult’

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

Those who insult Chinese people should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded commentary, after [...] » More

UN counter-terror tsar visits Xinjiang where Uighurs held in huge numbers

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Activists say official visit risks affirming China’s narrative that camps thought to hold a million people are not an abuse of human rights The UN’s [...] » More

Chinese child defecates on bus, causing social media stink

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

Social media users in China are divided over the merits of toilet training after a video was posted online showing an elderly couple pulling out a potty on a Beijing bus so [...] » More

China’s African swine fever epidemic drives down American milk prices

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

African swine fever’s annihilation of China’s hog population is driving down the global prices of the various products used to make hog feedincluding milk. And [...] » More

China denies hit and run as pressure builds on Duterte to speak up

China denies hit and run as pressure builds on Duterte to speak up

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

China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on [...] » More

US, others object to UN counterterrorism chief visit to China’s Xinjiang

US, others object to UN counterterrorism chief visit to China’s Xinjiang

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

The United States and other western countries have objected to a visit by the United Nations counterterrorism chief to China’s remote Xinjiang, where UN experts say [...] » More

Chinese securities organisation blacklists UBS banker who made ‘pig’ remarks seen as offensive

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

The Securities Association of China has blacklisted Paul Donovan, a chief economist at the Swiss investment bank UBS, as “persona non grata” after he sparked an [...] » More

The Latest: China summons US envoy over HK criticism

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

The Latest on the Hong Kong extradition bill and protests (all times local): 8:20 p.m. China has summoned a US envoy in Beijing to protest what it calls “irresponsible [...] » More

US unhappy about UN counterterror envoy’s Xinjiang visit

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

The United States on Friday lodged a protest with the United Nations over what it called a “highly inappropriate” visit by its counterterrorism czar to [...] » More

Commentary: Duterte’s deafening silence on Chinese harassment

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | philstar | 6:00 AM

The denial of entry of former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales into Hong Kong almost a month ago seems to be a legitimate exercise of China’s sovereignty to impose [...] » More

US has ‘deep concerns’ about UN official’s trip to China

US has ‘deep concerns’ about UN official’s trip to China

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

The US government expressed deep concerns to the UN about a reported trip by the UN counterterrorism chief to the restive Xinjiang region in China’s far west. Deputy [...] » More