Archive for August 2nd, 2019

Chinese billionaire indicted in US for alleged $1.8 billion aluminum tariff evasion

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Chinese billionaire has been indicted by a grand jury on charges he schemed with the aluminum company he founded to evade $1.8 billion of tariffs by smuggling huge amounts [...] » More

US-China trade war brings HK’s economic expansion to near standstill

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

Hong Kong’s economic expansion has ground to a near standstill, with the city reporting a 0.6 per cent year-on-year increase in gross domestic product under the weight [...] » More

China and US court Asean members to strengthen Indo-Pacific ties as trade war enters second year

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

China and the United States are on a mission to strengthen ties with allies and expand their influence in Southeast Asia this week as their trade war enters a second year. US [...] » More

Uighurs challenge China to prove missing relatives are free

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s claim that “most” inmates have been released from re-education camps in its Xinjiang region has been met with anger and scepticism by the Uighur [...] » More

China chemical crackdown hurting more than trade warassociation official

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A crackdown on the chemical sector by the Chinese government is having a bigger impact on businesses than the US-China trade war, an industry association official said [...] » More

China warns outsiders not to ‘sow distrust’ in South China Sea

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea, where recent Chinese maneuvering in the energy-rich waters [...] » More

Pompeo says US not asking Asean allies to ‘choose’ on China

Pompeo says US not asking Asean allies to ‘choose’ on China

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Thursday that Washington was not asking Southeast Asian nations to “choose” between his country and rival power China, [...] » More

Conciliatory tone as top diplomats from United States and China meet

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and China’s top diplomat Wang Yi met face-to-face for the first time this year on Thursday and Wang said they discussed ways to [...] » More

China says has begun purchase of more US farm goods

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China said Thursday that it had begun purchasing more US farm goods, addressing a key sticking point in efforts to resolve a drawn-out trade war between the two economic [...] » More

Japan actor-turned politician aims for real-life starring role

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese actor-turned-politician Taro Yamamoto is angling for a new real-life role in which he leads his novice party and allies to victory, ousts long-ruling conservatives [...] » More

S. Korea warns Japan to drop ‘white list’ trade threat

S. Korea warns Japan to drop ‘white list’ trade threat

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

South Korea warned Japan on Thursday that it would be forced to review security cooperation between the two key US allies if Tokyo pushes ahead with plans to remove Seoul [...] » More

Lawmakers with serious disabilities take seats in Japan parliament

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Two lawmakers with serious paralysis took their seats in Japan’s upper house on Thursday to cheers from supporters, marking the first time people with severe [...] » More

Japan-Korea dispute may be good news for memory chip prices

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* An ongoing trade dispute between Japan and South Korea may potentially boost memory chip prices, which have remained low for about a year, according to Mark Newman from [...] » More

Japan says to restart F-35 flights Thursday following April crash

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s defence ministry said it would restart flights of the F-35 stealth fighter aircraft on Thursday for the first time since a crash in April, resulting from pilot [...] » More

More women, disabled members make debut in Japanese parliament

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

apan’s parliament opened a special session on Thursday with its most diverse upper house yet, including more women, two severely disabled members and the first openly [...] » More