Archive for July, 2019

N Korea’s economy contracts by most in 21 years: report

N Korea’s economy contracts by most in 21 years: report

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:02 AM

International sanctions and drought shrunk North Korea’s economy the most in 21 years, South Korea’s central bank said Friday, according to a report. North [...]
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2 dead, 8 swimming athletes hurt in SKorea balcony collapse

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

An internal balcony at a nightclub in South Korea collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 10 others including two American athletes at the world swimming [...]
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Nightclub collapse kills 2 and injures athletes competing at swim championships in Korea

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

An upper floor of a South Korean nightclub collapsed early Saturday, killing two people and wounding 17 others, local media reported. The casualties in the incident, which [...]
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The Japan-Korea trade spat is getting worse. That’s bad news for the tech industry

The Japan-Korea trade spat is getting worse. That’s bad news for the tech industry

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

South Korea has warned Japan against escalating a dispute that could upend a trade relationship worth around $80 billion and threaten the global supply chain for smartphones [...]
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Chinese shipbuilder touts warships amid push to expand arms sales in Southeast Asia

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

A Chinese state-owned shipbuilder is promoting its warships in Southeast Asia as part of Beijing’s increased efforts to expand arms sales in the region. As China [...]
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China pushing for world’s largest regional trade deal without US, hailing ‘momentum’ with Asian partners

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

China is pushing hard to conclude the world’s largest regional trade agreement, hailed as “the most important free trade deal in East Asia”, before the end [...]
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Trump wants WTO to crack down on China labeling itself ‘developing’ country

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

President Trump wants the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to prevent countries like China from labeling themselves “developing,” arguing that some member nations [...]
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Why Russia and China are wading into a centuries’ old dispute over a tiny island cluster

Why Russia and China are wading into a centuries’ old dispute over a tiny island cluster

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

While Japan and South Korea may not agree on who owns a cluster of tiny, rocky islands off their coastlines, they do agree that Russian bombers shouldn’t be flying [...]
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I-Space becomes China’s first private firm to put satellite into orbit

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

A Beijing-based rocket developer has become the first private Chinese company to successfully send a satellite into orbit. I-Space, also known as Beijing Interstellar Glory [...]
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Trump threatens not to recognise China’s special status at WTO

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

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to withdraw recognition of the special “developing nation” status of China and other relatively rich countries at the [...]
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Africa’s favourite smartphone maker wants in on China’s hot new tech market

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Chinese budget smartphone maker Transsion is already dominating Africa with its Tecno brand. Now it’s ready to raise its profile even more by joining China’s [...]
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China: US ‘in pursuit of absolute military superiority’

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:02 AM

China’s latest defense white paper has warned of intensifying global competition as major powers readjust their security and military strategies to gain strategic [...]
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Australia warns diplomats after China praises ‘patriotic’ clashes with pro-HK protesters

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Marise Payne says Australia would be concerned if diplomatic representatives undermined free speech Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, has issued a [...]
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In interview with local Chinese media, Raja Permaisuri Agong talks about her Chinese heritage, family joke of being ‘picked up’ from China

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Raja Permaisuri Agong told the Chinese media here about her Chinese heritage and how she can speak certain Chinese dialects. Tunku Azisah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah [...]
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China has a new plan to solve its pork problem

29-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Chinese authorities have announced new measures aimed at boosting the supply of live pigs and stabilising pork prices. An outbreak of African swine fever has decimated [...]
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