Archive for August 5th, 2019

Trade between US and China tumbles in first half of year as tariffs hit hard, data shows

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

The total value of bilateral trade between the United States and China dropped by nearly 14 per cent in the first half of the year versus the same period in 2018, data from [...] » More

China’s top diplomat says ties with Australia ‘unsatisfactory’ after meeting with Payne

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

The progress of repairing China-Australia ties, strained over Canberra’s concerns about Chinese influence in its domestic affairs, has been [...] » More

China’s soybean demand remains strong amid massive hog losses

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

China’s appetite for soybeans to feed livestock seems to be holding remarkably strong amid reports that the nation has lost 20 to 70 percent of its hogs to African [...] » More

Canada raises detained citizens with China

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

Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday she had spoken to her Chinese counterpart in their first public meeting since the countries became [...] » More

China’s ambassador to US blames ‘ill-intentioned’ external forces for HK protests

China’s ambassador to US blames ‘ill-intentioned’ external forces for HK protests

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

China’s ambassador to the US has echoed the accusations of his boss and other Beijing-aligned officials that anti-China forces outside the country are behind the unrest [...] » More

44 Injured When Wave Goes Rogue In ‘Tsunami Pool’ In Chinese Water Park

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:02 AM

An electronic malfunction apparently triggered a mammoth rogue wave in a packed “tsunami swimming pool” at a water park in China this week that injured 44 people. [...] » More

Trump instructed top aide to call China to warn more tariffs were coming: sources

Trump instructed top aide to call China to warn more tariffs were coming: sources

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

As a tense meeting with top advisers on China trade talks ended, President Donald Trump turned to trade adviser Robert Lighthiser and told him to call China to warn that new [...] » More

Morgan Stanley is taking control of its China business. Will Beijing block it?

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Morgan Stanley is seizing control of its joint venture in China. But the escalating trade war between the United States and China might make things difficult. The Wall Street [...] » More

N Korea missile tests could be effort to divide US, Japan and South

N Korea missile tests could be effort to divide US, Japan and South

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Three launches in eight days point to ulterior motive amid strained relations between its neighbours and Washington The series of short-range missile tests by North Korea [...] » More

Japan calls Russian PM’s visit to disputed island regrettable

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

A visit on Friday by Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev to an island claimed by both Japan and Russia was extremely regrettable, Japan’s foreign ministry said, [...] » More

Refile: Korea warns Japan of security pact risk, calls for ‘cooling-off’ in trade row

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

South Korea is exploring all options in a bitter trade row with Japan, including scrapping an intelligence sharing pact, but wants a cooling off period with Tokyo, a senior [...] » More

Korea accuses Japan of waging ‘economic war’

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Japan dropped South Korea as a preferred trading partner on Friday, escalating a dispute that threatens the global supply chain for smartphones and electronic devices. The [...] » More

Former Japan central banker warns Facebook’s Libra may undermine monetary policy

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

Central banks may see the impact of their monetary policies diminish significantly if Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency becomes widely used in their countries, a former [...] » More

Nissan, Renault eye restructuring for Fiat merger: report

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

Nissan and Renault are considering changes to their partnership in order to reinvigorate merger negotiations with US-Italian automaker Fiat Chrysler, US media reported on [...] » More

Murderers hanged in Japan’s first executions of 2019

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Two men sentenced to death for multiple murders have been executed in Japanthe first time the death penalty has been used in the country this year. Koichi Shoji, 64, and [...] » More