Archive for August 9th, 2019

Japan greenlights first Korea export since July curbs, but with a warning

Japan greenlights first Korea export since July curbs, but with a warning

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

Japan has approved export of a high-tech material to South Korea for the first time since imposing tighter curbs last month, but doubled down on political pressure and warned [...] » More

New N Korean propaganda series fails to rally viewers

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

A new North Korean television series has reportedly been panned by audiences as people grow weary of relentless propaganda. A source in North Hamgyong province told Radio [...] » More

Trump: Korea agreed to pay US more to defend from N Korea

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Politico | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced South Korea “has agreed to pay substantially more money” to the US government “to defend itself” from [...] » More

Move over Chanel: N Korea’s ‘raccoon eye makers’ get state push

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

North Korea is encouraging its beauty-conscious middle class women to choose domestic cosmetics over foreign brands in an effort to boost self-reliance as international [...] » More

China imports from US fall 19pct in July amid trade war

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

Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. Imports of US goods fell 19 percent from a year earlier to $10.9 billion, [...] » More

Chinese education groups asked for details on khat component in BM syllabus from deputy minister

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

Chinese educationist groups Dong Zong and Jiao Zong have once again expressed dissenting views on the decision of the Education Ministry to include khat in the Malay language [...] » More

China has a $1 trillion trade war weapon. Will it ever use it?

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

In the US-China trade war, it’s been a week of rapid escalation. Beijing devalued the yuan after the Trump administration threatened to slap tariffs on just about every [...] » More

Police report filed after Chinese flag displayed publicly in Choa Chu Kang

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

A police report has been lodged after the national flag of the People’s Republic of China was found proudly and illegally hanging from a window at a public housing [...] » More

China restricts opioid in tighter painkiller controls

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

China has imposed new restrictions on the opioid oxycodone, its drug regulator said, as the country tightens control of its painkillers industry in the battle against drug [...] » More

China’s envoys try to rally Europe to Beijing’s side on HK protests

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

China is stepping up its attempts to rally global support for its handling of protests in Hong Kong, with its ambassadors in Europe calling for condemnation of the violence [...] » More

China should not pursue ‘de-dollarisation’ while global economy roils in turmoil

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | GlobalTimes | 6:02 AM

China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange recently released a slew of data including the operating performance of foreign exchange reserves and forex [...] » More

China talks tough with India over Huawei

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

While India has yet to decide if Chinese telecom giant Huawei will be included in forthcoming 5G trials, reports suggest China may take retaliatory action if the mainland [...] » More

China’s July forex reserves fall to $3.104 trillion amid rising trade tensions

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

China’s foreign exchange reserves fall by $15.54 billion in July to $3.104 trillion, central bank data showed on Wednesday, as the yuan came under pressure amid rising [...] » More

China may be willing to accept an economic downturn to hurt Trump and win a better trade deal

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

* “Many investors have expressed the view that China is prepared to accept an economic downturn (and thus a global economic downturn) to prevent President Trump’s [...] » More

Donald Trump’s China tariffs cost American businesses and consumers $6 billion in June, advocacy group says

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

The US Treasury took in $6 billion in revenue from tariffs in June, new government data shows. But that cost has been passed on to American businesses and consumers, [...] » More