Archive for August 6th, 2019

Korea, US hold ‘war games’ despite N Korea warnings

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Scaled-down military drill comes after Pyongyang tested a series of short-range projectiles in recent weeks. South Korea and the United States were to begin a joint annual [...]
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US, Korea prepare military drills despite North’s ire

US, Korea prepare military drills despite North’s ire

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

South Korea and the United States are preparing to hold their annual joint military exercises despite warnings from North Korea that the drills could derail fragile nuclear [...]
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Filipino and Korean working in HK arrested in Mong Kok the first foreigners detained in extradition protests

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

Police detained two foreigners working in Hong Kong while clearing extradition bill protesters in Mong Kok on Saturday, in what is believed to be the first arrest of expats [...]
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US, S. Korea defy North’s warnings, start joint drills

US, S. Korea defy North’s warnings, start joint drills

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

Seoul and Washington began annual joint military exercises on Monday, defying warnings from Pyongyang that the war games will jeopardise nuclear negotiations between the [...]
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Moon urges efforts to outdo Japan

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

President Moon Jae-in continued to hit back at Japan’s growing trade offensive against South Korea, stressing that attempts to impede the country’s growth will [...]
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How Chinese electric buses are transforming commutes in Chile

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | XinhuaNet | 6:02 AM

Some 203 Chinese-made electric buses have joined the city’s transit fleet since December 2018, helping cut down air pollution and noise and reduce future public [...]
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Sabah still popular with Chinese tourists despite scuba divers’ death, says DCM

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Chinese tourists are still visiting Sabah uninterrupted, state Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Christina Liew said today. She said the underwater fish bombs [...]
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China’s mysterious ‘Bian Kong’ system that can bar anyone from entering or leaving the country

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

It is public knowledge that China, like many other sovereign countries, has a blacklist as part of its border control system, barring people from entering or even leaving the [...]
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China’s yuan falls below sensitive level of 7 to US dollar

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

China allowed its yuan to fall below the politically sensitive level of seven to the US dollar for the first time in 11 years on Monday, raising the possibility Beijing might [...]
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China claims progress on creating world’s largest trade bloc, but ‘very difficult’ issues remain

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

A meeting of trade ministers attempting to create the world’s largest trading bloc without the United States wrapped up in Beijing on Saturday, with China claiming [...]
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Chinese yuan falls to weakest level against dollar since 2010

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

The Chinese yuan fell to its lowest level against the dollar since August 2010 in morning trade on Monday, fuelling speculation that Beijing is allowing currency depreciation [...]
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Looking for trade war-proof stock ideas? China’s large pharma firms might be good medicine for investors’ portfolios, analysts say

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

China’s pharmaceutical sector a growth industry primarily driven by domestic consumption, policy support and reform is a smart bet for investors at a time when other [...]
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China’s yuan just weakened to an important level. One analyst says it’s ‘retaliation’ for tariffs

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

* In the afternoon of Asian trading hours, onshore trade of the Chinese yuan changed hands at 7.0304 against the dollar, while the offshore yuan traded at 7.0807 against the [...]
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China blames Donald Trump’s trade war tariff threat as yuan weakens below 7 to the US dollar

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

China’s yuan exchange rate weakened below the psychologically important level of 7 to the US dollar in both onshore and offshore markets on Monday, with the [...]
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Elon Musk to take Boring to China as he doubles down on country’s drive towards advanced infrastructure

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

For a country known for spending inordinate sums on colossal infrastructure projects such as the world’s longest high-speed railway network, the world’s largest [...]
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