Archive for June 21st, 2019

Kim and Xi in Pyongyang talks as both face standoffs with Trump

Kim and Xi in Pyongyang talks as both face standoffs with Trump

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 3:26 PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pyongyang Thursday during a historic visit to burnish an uneasy alliance, as the two men each [...] » More

Chinese President Xi Jinping promises to play ‘positive’ role in helping N Korea denuclearise

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 3:25 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Thursday to help North Korea satisfy its “security and development needs” and play a “positive and constructive [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim meets China’s Xi, says awaiting US actions

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 3:22 PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear [...] » More

China’s Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 3:20 PM

China’s leader Xi Jinping arrived by plane in North Korea’s capital on Thursday, for his fifth summit with Kim Jong Un since last year. Xi is the first Chinese [...] » More

Ex-Interpol chief pleads guilty to corruption: China state media

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 3:17 PM

Meng Hongwei admits to taking $2.1m in bribes, but some argue that his case is politically motivated. Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has pleaded guilty to charges of [...] » More

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in N Korea on a visit ‘big on symbolism’

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 3:15 PM

* China’s President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday morning for a state visit to North Korea the first by a Chinese state leader in 14 years. * The visit [...] » More

Taiwan President Tsai will win reelection against Han: Economist Intelligence Unit

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 8:21 AM

Although Tsai Ing-wen may not enjoy a comfortable win Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will win reelection in 2020 if pitted against opposition Kuomintang (KMT) hopeful, [...] » More

Business Briefs 21 Jun 2019

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 8:12 AM

* Tran Dinh Long, board chairman at Hoa Phat Group JSC (HPG), has registered to buy some 5.5 million HPG shares between June 21 and July 19 to increase his ownership to 700 [...] » More

Trade disputes to dominate as Asean meets in Bangkok

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Southeast Asian leaders will dissect the impact of the US-China tariff war this weekend at a Bangkok summit, with Beijing determined to drive forward a trade pact sweeping in [...] » More

Asian shares gain, Shanghai up 2.6pct, on Fed rate cut talk

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares were higher on Thursday, with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.6 percent, after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it’s prepared to cut interest rates if [...] » More

US House Speaker Pelosi backs bill aimed at protecting HK rights

US House Speaker Pelosi backs bill aimed at protecting HK rights

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime critic of China’s human rights record, on Wednesday threw her influence behind bipartisan legislation to [...] » More

British industry in HK quickest off the mark to launch business network in Greater Bay Area, which aims to rival Silicon Valley, with peers from Macau, Guangdong and other parts of China

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

British business associations have formed an international network in the Greater Bay Area to maximise the opportunities arising from the national development plan to [...] » More

Alvaro Vargas Llosa: HK protestors vs. China’s leaders We can’t be naive about Beijing’s next move

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have forced the Hong Kong government to suspend a proposal that would allow the extradition of people from the semi-autonomous Chinese [...] » More

Gordon G. Chang: Could HK protests topple China’s Communist rulers?

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong at the moment is quiet. On Sunday, however, almost two million peopleabout a quarter of the city’s populationwalked along main thoroughfares in orderly [...] » More

That viral photo of the HK protests is not what it seems

That viral photo of the HK protests is not what it seems

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

A stunning nighttime image purporting to show thousands of people amassing Sunday on the streets of Hong Kong to protest a controversial extradition bill has been widely [...] » More