Archive for August 7th, 2019

RPT-’Homeland Dream’: Chinese gaming giants unveil titles that play up patriotic values

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

* Titles such as “Codename: South China Sea” unveiled at ChinaJoy * Tencent works with state media, Communist Party on games * NetEase also making efforts to [...]
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Air China to suspend Beijing-Hawaii route flights from August 27

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

Air China will suspend its flights on the Beijing-Hawaii route from August 27 after a review of its network, China’s flagship carrier said on Tuesday, as travel demand [...]
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China’s yuan falls further to US dollar amid trade war fears

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

China allowed its yuan to fall further Tuesday and accused Washington of damaging the global economy, fuelling fears about increasing damage from their trade war. The yuan [...]
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Chinese currency steadies after turbulent trading

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

China’s central bank said Tuesday it is “resolutely opposed” to the United States labeling Beijing a currency manipulator a day after it let the yuan weaken [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte plans China visit to discuss South China Sea ruling

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will soon meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea, his spokesman said on [...]
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Beijing warns of ‘countermeasures’ over US missile plans

Beijing warns of ‘countermeasures’ over US missile plans

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

China warned Tuesday it would take unspecified countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with plans to deploy ground-based missiles in the Asia-Pacific region. The [...]
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Yale economist Stephen Roach: US declaring China a currency manipulator is an ‘empty threat’

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

* If the US imposes more tariffs or other sanctions, there will once again be intensification of pressure coming back from the Chinese, says Stephen Roach, a senior fellow at [...]
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Cyber defense firm Cybereason raises $200 million from Japan’s Softbank

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

US-Israeli cyber security provider Cybereason said on Tuesday it raised $200 million from Japan’s Softbank and its affiliates, bringing the company closer to an initial [...]
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‘No Japan’ banners scrapped in Seoul after outcry

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

A Seoul district was forced to backtrack within hours of starting to put up more than 1,000 anti-Japan banners in the centre of the South Korean capital on Tuesday as a trade [...]
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Hiroshima marks 74th anniversary of atomic bombing

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

Hiroshima marked the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan’s government do [...]
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Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

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

The mayor of Hiroshima urged Japan to sign a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons as the city Tuesday marked 74 years since being targeted in the world’s first [...]
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Decades of distrust: Japanese firms may suffer in Korea row

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

Tokyo’s curbs on tech exports to South Korea may score political points at home, but could hurt some top Japanese firms. This is the second of a two-part series looking [...]
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Japan-Korea feud explained: Why are the two Asian Nations at loggerheads?

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | NewsWeek | 6:02 AM

This weekend, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Seoul, South Korea, to voice their anger over a growing trade dispute with Japan, tinged with a century of bitter [...]
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Financial services and e-payment firms in Singapore must follow new cyber hygiene rules from next August: MAS

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:02 AM

All financial services and e-payment firms in Singapore must follow a set of cyber hygiene rules from August next year, with Singapore’s central bank stepping up [...]
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Older HDB flats back in demand after CPF rule change

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:02 AM

The demand for ageing Housing Board flats is on the rise, two months after the authorities changed Central Provident Fund (CPF) rules to expand the pool of people who can buy [...]
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