Archive for August 10th, 2019

US defense secretary visits Korea as region faces myriad challenges

US defense secretary visits Korea as region faces myriad challenges

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

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper met with senior South Korean leaders on Friday amid a series of regional challenges ranging from a bitter trade row between Seoul and Tokyo to [...] » More

Moon says Seoul-Washington-Tokyo military alliance is crucial

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

Visiting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper told President Moon Jae-in that Washington was hoping to see an early resumption of denuclearisation talks between North Korea and [...] » More

S Korea eyes more support for Bangladeshis, Rohingya

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | DhakaTribune | 6:02 AM

South Korea has been supporting gender based violence prevention programmes and livelihood initiatives South Korean officials have completed a two-day visit to the [...] » More

China factory price deflates as demand weakens

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

Chinese factory price inflation fell below zero for the first time in three years, official data showed Friday, the latest sign of weakening demand amid mounting trade [...] » More

DAP MP raps China Press for publishing ‘disinformation’ about party without checks

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

Kluang MP Wong Shu Qi today accused China Press of “amplifying distorted truths” by publishing what she claimed to be disinformation about DAP, now facing a [...] » More

Trump flirts with currency war in escalating conflict with China

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

President Donald Trump on Thursday took a step closer to sparking a currency war in the escalating conflict with China, saying he is not happy with the strong US dollar. [...] » More

INSIGHT-Smart home tech makes inroads into China’s emerging elderly care market

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

* A quarter of a billion people in China are 60 and older * Entrepreneurs start to offer home-based smart tech for elderly * Beijing embarks on push to develop aged care [...] » More

China tells US diplomats in HK to stop interfering

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

China demanded Thursday that US diplomats based in Hong Kong “stop interfering” in the city’s affairs, after reports that they met with pro-democracy [...] » More

China decries US ban on Chinese firms as ‘abuse of state power’

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

China on Thursday (August 8) denounced rules unveiled by the United States that ban technology giant Huawei and other Chinese firms from government contracts as “abuse [...] » More

China courts Pacific island states in pursuit of ‘foothold’ as US risks losing influence, Rand report warns

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

Beijing is challenging Washington’s influence in Pacific island states where the US maintains strategic defence access by offering financial incentives that could lead [...] » More

Crop invaders: China’s small farmers struggle to defeat armyworm

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

Yan Wenliu leans on the side of his cart as he prepares to leave his sugarcane field in Southwest China, bewildered by the formidable new pest that has ambushed his crops [...] » More

US calls China ‘thuggish regime’ for singling out US diplomat in HK

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

A US State Department spokeswoman on Thursday called China a “thuggish regime” for disclosing the photographs and personal details of a US diplomat who met with [...] » More

Super Typhoon Lekima barrels towards China

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

China issued a red alert for incoming Super Typhoon Lekima which is expected to batter eastern Zhejiang province early Saturday with high winds and torrential rainfall. The [...] » More

Huawei unveils own operating system to compete with Android

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

Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own operating system on Friday, as it faces the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating US-China trade tensions. [...] » More

Corrected: China dispute casts shadow on Canadian election, and on Trudeau

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

Canada’s dispute with China, an economic powerhouse, has been a nagging headache for Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau, and the feud is showing no signs of going [...] » More