Archive for August 17th, 2019

Moon sets different tone in call for mending of ties

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in indicated his willingness to pursue dialogue and cooperation with Japan during his speech Thursday to mark Liberation Day, in an apparent [...] » More

Seoul to toughen inspections of waste imports from Japan

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

South Korea will strengthen its environmental and health safety inspections for battery, tire and plastic waste imported from Japan, the government said Friday. The Ministry [...] » More

S. Korea says N. Korea has fired 2 more projectiles into sea

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

North Korea on Friday bluntly criticised South Korean President Moon Jae-in for continuing to hold military exercises with the US and over his rosy comments on inter-Korean [...] » More

S. Korea expresses ‘deep concern’ regarding Abe’s ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Hani | 6:02 AM

Seoul calls on Tokyo to reflect on history to move forward in S. Korea-Japan relations The Korean government has expressed “deep concern” and called for [...] » More

17 missing in SW China landslide

17 missing in SW China landslide

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

More than a dozen workers remained missing Friday after a landslide in southwest China buried a section of railway that was under repair, according to state media. The 17 [...] » More

China threatens countermeasures in trade war: Morning Brief

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Finance | 6:02 AM

WHAT TO WATCH It’s been a wild week as markets tanked after the US Treasury yield curve a key metric of the health of the global economy inverted Wednesday morning for [...] » More

China softens stance on trade after saying it has to take counter-measures to US tariffs

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

* “We hope the US side will meet China half-way, and carry out the consensus reached by the two leaders during their meeting in Osaka,” China’s spokesperson [...] » More

STAR Market tech board offers hope to Chinese venture capitalists

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

When Chinese venture capital firm New Vision Capital invested in two startups focusing on cloud computing and micro-optics, the plan was to eventually take them public on the [...] » More

Senator wants inquiry into whether ‘conflict of interest’ led to US approval of deal involving Chinese state company and Joe Biden’s son

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

US Senator Chuck Grassley, the Republican chair of the Senate Finance Committee, has called on the Treasury Department to investigate whether the 2015 purchase of an American [...] » More

Invesco thrives in China as former executive Ross leads Trump’s trade war

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

The former investment company of US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been flourishing in China, even as he marshals billions of dollars’ worth of punishing tariffs in [...] » More

China can’t get enough of HK’s sinking stocks

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

As protests rage and Beijing prepares its crackdown, falling stock prices are proving attractive to mainland investors. Hong Kong’s tumbling equity market may find that [...] » More

Pregnant woman attacked and robbed in HK after dispute between couple and two men

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

Two men attacked and robbed a pregnant woman after arguing with her and her husband outside a Hong Kong railway station during Friday’s early hours. The pair made off [...] » More

Beijing says US blacklisting China’s largest nuclear power firm is ‘just an excuse’

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

* On Wednesday the US Department of Commerce added China general Nuclear Power Group, the nation’s largest state-owned nuclear company, to the “entity [...] » More

Online fury after tutor beats child in class in China

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

Education authorities in southwest China have warned parents not to enrol their children in a private tutoring centre after an instructor beat a pupil for failing to answer a [...] » More

Chinese actor Jet Li regains healthy glow after looking weak, frail in 2018

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

Chinese actor Jet Li looks to be in the pink of health following concerns over his physical condition last year. The martial arts legend appeared frail and weak in a 2018 [...] » More