Archive for June 22nd, 2019

Trump says he is ready to press China’s Xi on case of two detained Canadians

Trump says he is ready to press China’s Xi on case of two detained Canadians

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

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was prepared to raise the case of two Canadians detained by Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping, an act that could [...] » More

China, US to resume trade talks but China says demands must be met

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

China said on Thursday it hoped US officials would bring a problem-solving attitude to renewed trade talks in advance of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi [...] » More

China moves to suspend some history tests for US college credit by 2020

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

Beijing on Thursday ordered a suspension of history exams run by a US non-profit for students seeking credit at American colleges, as the ruling Communist Party cracks down [...] » More

South China Sea: Satellite image shows Chinese fighter jets deployed to contested island

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

A satellite image obtained by CNN shows China has deployed at least four J-10 fighter jets to the contested Woody Island in the South China Sea, the first known deployment of [...] » More

Chinese foreign minister claims ‘black hand’ of Western involvement in HK

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

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi has accused the “black hand” of Western forces of attempting to use recent mass demonstrations in Hong Kong to “stir up [...] » More

Apple, Keurig Dr Pepper, Dollar Tree press US to drop China tariff plan

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

Apple Inc, Keurig Dr Pepper Inc, Dollar Tree Inc and Fitbit Inc have joined other companies in filing letters of opposition to a Trump administration plan for more US tariffs [...] » More

China coal hub Shanxi slams seven cities for pollution spike in 2019

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

China’s top coal-producing province of Shanxi has reprimanded seven of its cities after a spike in air pollution in the first five months of 2019, the country’s [...] » More

Japanese and German Doubts on US Drumbeat Towards Iran War

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CounterPunch | 6:02 AM

Japan since 1945 has been the most abjectly deferential of US allies, even more so than the UK Tokyo rarely strays far from Washington’s line on any global issue. It [...] » More

Mitsubishi Motors shareholders approve ouster of Ghosn

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp shareholders approved on Friday the ouster of Carlos Ghosn, who was pivotal in the Japanese automaker’s three-way partnership with Nissan and [...] » More

Hachimura 1st Japanese player drafted in NBA 1st Rd

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

Rui Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding Washington Wizards on [...] » More

Bank of Japan holds fire on policy

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday, preferring to save its dwindling ammunition as a darkening global growth outlook prompts other major central banks [...] » More

Self-Defense Force chopper makes crash landing in Tokyo; crew unharmed

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

A Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter made a crash landing at its camp in the suburbs of Tokyo on Friday, though both crew members escaped unharmed, the GSDF said. The UH-1J [...] » More

G20 to discuss digital economy on 1st day

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheJapanNews | 6:02 AM

The summit meeting of the Group of 20 major economies, which be held in Osaka on June 28 and 29, will kick off with discussions on the digital economy before shifting focus [...] » More

Japan’s gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe

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

Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan’s Olympics [...] » More

Y chromosomes reveal population boom and bust in ancient Japan

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Phys | 6:02 AM

Researchers at the University of Tokyo conducted a census of the Japanese population around 2,500 years ago using the Y chromosomes of men living on the main islands of [...] » More