Archive for July 20th, 2019

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China’s Xinjiang policy

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China’s Xinjiang policy

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China’s policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the United [...]
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China will not use its Treasury holdings as a weapon against the US, says expert

China will not use its Treasury holdings as a weapon against the US, says expert

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* “Weaponising” US Treasury holdings has always been a “non-starter” for Beijing, says Richard McGregor, senior fellow at the Lowy Institute. * How [...]
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Chinese stocks rise for first time in four days on interest rate cuts comment by US Federal Reserve official

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Chinese stocks closed higher for the first time in four days on Friday, following comments by a Federal Reserve official that suggested the US central bank would cut interest [...]
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US student who killed Chinese scholar sentenced to life in prison

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A former graduate student at a US university was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without possibility of release for the kidnapping and gruesome killing of a visiting [...]
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Chinese scientists’ new technique to wipe out mosquito populations may provide vital new weapon against range of deadly diseases

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Scientists have wiped out the entire population of mosquitoes on two islands in southern China using radical techniques to render the males infertile, according to a new [...]
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Korean dies from self-immolation near Japan’s embassy

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A 78-year-old South Korean man died hours after setting himself ablaze near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, police said, at a time of worsening tensions between [...]
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Factbox: Key facts and numbers to watch in Japan’s July 21 upper house election

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, the Komeito party, look set to retain a solid majority in [...]
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From beer to pens, Koreans boycott Japanese brands as diplomatic row intensifies

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFPP | 6:02 AM

As soon as supermarket manager Cho Min-hyuk got to work the day after Tokyo imposed curbs on exports to South Korea, he pulled all Japanese products off the shelves. It was [...]
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Sliding Japan exports, manufacturing gloom heighten economic risks

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s exports fell yet again in June, while manufacturers’ confidence crumbled to a three-year low this month as a Sino-US tariff row, slowing China growth and [...]
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The Latest: S. Korean man dies of burns near Japan Embassy

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The Latest on a South Korean man who set himself on fire in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Police say a 78-year-old South Korean man who [...]
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Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fuelled by petrol but because it was funnelled up a spiral [...]
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Japan-S Korea row over history, trade deepens as man dies of immolation in Seoul

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono summoned and admonished South Korea’s ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic row over compensation for Korean wartime forced [...]
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Corrected: Animation fans lay flowers, pay respects at Japan studio ravaged by arson

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Animation fans gathered at the site of Japan’s worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, laying flowers and offering prayers for the 33 people killed in an arson attack [...]
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‘An attack on all of us’: anime fans reel after deadly Japan fire

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A devastating apparent arson attack on a renowned Japanese animation firm has left anime fans and insiders heartbroken, with many likening the fire to a terror attack on [...]
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Abe faces challenge from US plan for Middle East maritime coalition

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough diplomatic challenge from an expected US request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters [...]
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