Archive for August 19th, 2019

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan

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

Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China’s increased military presence in [...]
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China and Taiwan to Japan on alert for a new tropical development in the aftermath of Krosa’s deadly blow

China and Taiwan to Japan on alert for a new tropical development in the aftermath of Krosa’s deadly blow

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Accuweather | 6:02 AM

Following the deadly blow and torrential rain Krosa inflicted on Japan, a new tropical threat may brew in the Western Pacific Ocean next week. While AccuWeather [...]
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Trump admin gives green light for major arms sale to Taiwan

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

The Trump administration has informally greenlit a potential major arms sale to Taiwan involving dozens of new F-16 fighter jets, according to administration officials and [...]
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Singapore firm charged with supplying alcohol to N. Korea

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

A Singaporean firm was charged Thursday with supplying large amounts of alcohol to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions, the latest case of illicit trade between the [...]
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US’s N Korea envoy to visit Japan, Korea next week

US’s N Korea envoy to visit Japan, Korea next week

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

The US special envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearisation of North Korea, the State Department [...]
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N Korea’s Kim oversaw the test-firing of new weapon again: KCNA

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday. North Korea launched at least two [...]
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N Korea’s Kim Jong-un expresses ‘great satisfaction’ after test of ‘new weapon’

N Korea’s Kim Jong-un expresses ‘great satisfaction’ after test of ‘new weapon’

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

Friday’s launch was sixth round of tests since late July, an apparent response to US-South Korea war games North Korea says leader Kim Jong-un supervised Friday’s [...]
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Kim expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over NKorea weapons tests

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

North Korea on Saturday said leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow [...]
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New N Korea missile poses threat to allies, but doesn’t bother Trump

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

A recent spate of North Korean missile launches involving a potential new missile have rankled America’s regional allies, but have received little criticism from the [...]
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N. Korea’s Kim supervised ‘new weapon’ test again: KCNA

N. Korea’s Kim supervised ‘new weapon’ test again: KCNA

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a “new weapon” launch, state media said Saturday, complicating efforts at denuclearisation ahead of next [...]
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China’s Huayou pulls out of Congo cobalt mine investment after price slump

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

China’s biggest cobalt refiner Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt said on Thursday its overseas unit is pulling out a deal to invest $66.3 million in a cobalt mine in the [...]
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How the Chinese yuan is likely to perform in three trade war scenarios

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

The trade war between the US and China has dragged on for more than a year, and it’s starting to turn into a brewing currency war, said analysts. The yuan depreciated [...]
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JP Morgan says new US tariffs will test China’s ability to prop up its economy

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

New US tariffs on Chinese goods could deal another blow to the Asian economic giant and it’s not clear how much more Beijing can do to prop up its economy, an economist [...]
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US removes some Chinese furniture, modems from planned 10pct tariffs

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

The Trump administration is sparing some Chinese-made household furniture, baby items and internet modems and routers from its next rounds of 10 percent tariffs, it said on [...]
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Trump’s trade policy is a disaster. Here’s what the next president should do.

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | VOX | 6:02 AM

When it comes to President Trump and trade, it’s been all pain, no gain. Last week began with China retaliating against a planned 10 percent tariff on $300 billion of [...]
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