Archive for August 10th, 2019

China approves ethics advisory group after CRISPR-babies scandal

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

Bioethicists hope a national committee will help close loopholes in the country’s biomedical ethics regulations. China will establish a national committee to advise the [...]
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China issues ‘red alert’ as super typhoon approaches mainland

China issues ‘red alert’ as super typhoon approaches mainland

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

China’s weather bureau issued a red alert early on Friday as super typhoon Lekima approached Zhejiang province on the eastern coast, after forcing flight cancellations [...]
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US trade war drives China’s producer prices into deflation, as pork prices send consumer inflation higher

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

The US-China trade war is forcing China’s manufacturers to sell their products at a discount rate, driving prices into deflationary territory in July, data released on [...]
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US calls Beijing a ‘thuggish regime’ for ‘harassing’ American diplomat over HK meeting with Joshua Wong

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

The United States on Thursday accused the Chinese government of being behind the leak of a Hong Kong-based US diplomat’s personal information, after a pro-Beijing [...]
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China issues top warning for strong typhoon nearing coast

China issues top warning for strong typhoon nearing coast

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

China issued its top warning for coastal areas of Zhejiang province Friday ahead of a strong typhoon carrying heavy rain and winds and expected to send an intense storm surge [...]
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Japan economy grows faster than expected on new-era holidays

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

Japan’s economy grew at a faster-than-expected clip in the second quarter, official data showed on Friday, helped by celebrations to usher in a new imperial era. Gross [...]
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Emotion driving S. Korea-Japan trade row: analysts

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

A spiralling trade row between Japan and South Korea is being driven more by emotion than economic factors, analysts say, with leaders of the US allies risking their security [...]
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Lekima downgraded from super typhoon as it approaches China

Lekima downgraded from super typhoon as it approaches China

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

Lekima briefly strengthened into a super typhoon on Thursday as it passed across the southern Ryuku islands of Japan, before weakening on its trajectory toward China. With [...]
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Japan OKs 1st export to Korea under new trade curbs

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

Japan said Thursday it has granted its first permit for a South Korea-bound shipment of chemicals to produce high-tech materials under Tokyo’s new export requirement [...]
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Japan weather bureau says 60pct chance of no El Nino, La Nina this year

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

Japan’s weather bureau said on Friday there is a 60 percent chance there will be no El Nino or La Nina from now through the northern hemisphere winter. The Japan [...]
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Japan, led by less apologetic generation, stays tough in Korea feud

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

When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to “comfort women”, many of them Koreans, forced to work in wartime military brothels, Japan’s then chief [...]
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‘Troubled period’ for world ahead, but Singapore will invest and support its people: PM Lee

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

Singapore will face economic and existential threats as the world enters a “troubled period”, but the government will continue to invest in Singaporeans to [...]
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Ex-StanChart exec who tried to blackmail colleague for $500,000 gets $10,000 fine

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A high-level executive tasked with carrying out a retrenchment exercise was so stressed over the prospect of having to retrench colleagues that he pleaded with his superior [...]
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Bangladeshi man charged for entering Singapore illegally, trying to leave in car boot

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A Bangladeshi national who tried to leave Singapore via Woodlands Checkpoint by hiding in the boot of a car has been charged in court. Channu A Hamid Madbor, 29, did not have [...]
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NDP 2019 live blog: The bicentennial National Day Parade

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

We’re live from the Padang, where Singapore is celebrating its 54th year of independence with a massive parade. The country is also marking 200 years since Sir Stamford [...]
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