Archive for August 9th, 2019

China to showcase 5G dominance in response to US tech war at flagship trade fair

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

China’s 5G advancements by its biggest technology firms, including Huawei, ZTE, Tencent and Baidu, will be the major attractions at September’s China [...] » More

China urges US to stop sending wrong signals to ‘violent separatists’ in HK

China urges US to stop sending wrong signals to ‘violent separatists’ in HK

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

The Hong Kong office of China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday lodged stern representations with the United States, urging US officials to stop sending wrong signals to [...] » More

China denounces Australian lawmaker’s WW2 Germany remark

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

China said on Thursday it “strongly deplores” comments by the head of Australia’s parliamentary intelligence committee, who likened the West’s [...] » More

Will the trade war spawn a currency war?

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

President Trump’s threat to impose a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports and his claim that China is deliberately weakening its currency have triggered [...] » More

China’s exports unexpectedly rise in July but more US tariffs may weigh on trade

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

* China says US dollar-denominated exports in July rose 3.3 percent from a year ago while imports fell 5.6 percent during the same period. * Economists polled by Reuters had [...] » More

Huawei offers top talent at least five times what their peers are making to join Chinese giant

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

Huawei Technologies, which has taken to describing itself as a bullet-ridden warplane, is writing fat pay cheques to woo top talent to join its ranks. “If you are the [...] » More

South China Sea: Chinese ship leaves Vietnamese zone, but is it only refuelling?

South China Sea: Chinese ship leaves Vietnamese zone, but is it only refuelling?

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

A Chinese survey ship embroiled in a long stand-off with Vietnam has left a Vietnamese exclusive economic zone, but signs of possible tensions persist, according to a [...] » More

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

US says Japan, Korea ‘soul searching’ needed over damaging row

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

A senior US official said on Wednesday Japan and Korea needed to do some “soul searching” about political decisions that have damaged relations between the two US [...] » More

Japan abuzz over wedding bells for telegenic son of former PM Koizumi

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

The son of Japan’s former leader Junichiro Koizumi and a popular choice for prime minister in his own right set the country afire on Wednesday with news that he will [...] » More

In Japan, Dr M urges Tokyo to turn its back on nuclear weapons

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

Japan must lead the world in abandoning nuclear weapons as it is the only country to have suffered directly from their use, prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. [...] » More

Japan steps back from Korean trade war

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

Tokyo’s move to export key chemical used for chip manufacturing seen as step back from the brink The Japanese government has allowed the export to South Korea of a key [...] » More

Volcano near Tokyo erupts, prompting warnings

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

A volcano near Tokyo has erupted for the first time in four years, throwing ash and smoke nearly two kilometres into the sky and sparking warnings not to approach the [...] » More

Claws out on Japan’s ‘cat island’ as foul play feared in spate of deaths

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

Authorities on a remote island in Japan where there are more cats than people appear close to solving the mystery behind a dramatic drop in its feline population. Animal [...] » More

Japan Started a War It Wasn’t Ready to Fight

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

Tokyo picked a trade brawl with Seoulbut wasn’t prepared for the inevitable blowback. Japan’s growing economic conflict with South Korea represents more than [...] » More