Archive for August 20th, 2019

Obamas’ first film charts life in US factory under China bosses

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

“They refer to us as the foreigners,” says a downbeat employee at the Ohio car glass factory where hundreds of Chinese labourers have come to work, far from their [...]
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Trump discusses China’s ‘wrongful detention’ of Canadian citizens in call with Trudeau

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

US President Donald Trump spoke to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Friday and discussed “the wrongful detention” of two Canadian citizens by China, a [...]
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US and China seeking to revive trade talks: Trump advisor

US and China seeking to revive trade talks: Trump advisor

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

Washington and Beijing are working to revive pivotal talks aimed at ending the trade war that has roiled world markets, Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor said [...]
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China’s Jielong 1 smallsat launcher successful on first flight

20-Aug-2019 Intellasia | SpaceFlightNow | 6:02 AM

A solid-fueled small satellite launcher named Jielong 1 fired into orbit Saturday on its first flight from northwestern China, debuting a new rocket developed by a spinoff of [...]
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Chinese armed police stage another riot drill across HK border as protests enter 11th week

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

Armed Chinese police held another drill that featured anti-riot exercises just across the border from Hong Kong as the city’s protests entered their 11th week. A [...]
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Police investigate FedEx package containing handgun sent from US to Chinese sporting goods firm

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

An investigation has been launched after a FedEx package containing a handgun was sent by a US client to a Chinese sporting goods company in Fuzhou, Fujian province, local [...]
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School’s out? Not in China, where children are under pressure to take summer courses to get ahead

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

For eight-year-old Hanhan, a Chinese girl in Shandong province, summer break is not a time for rest and fun, but just another series of learning activities. Dancing, piano [...]
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Court denies bail to hotel waiter accused of assaulting mainland Chinese journalist at HK airport during anti-government protests

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

A court on Monday denied bail to a part-time hotel waiter allegedly involved in beating a journalist from mainland China at Hong Kong International Airport. Lai Yun-long, 19, [...]
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Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro downplays China tariffs’ impact on consumers

20-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CBSNews | 6:02 AM

One of the top trade officials in the White House argued on Sunday that China is bearing the burden of US tariffs on Chinese goods, not American consumers, and explained why [...]
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Chinese police investigate FedEx package containing handgun

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

Police in southeast China’s Fujian province have launched an investigation after a FedEx parcel sent from the United States was found to contain a handgun, the latest [...]
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The Observer’s view on China’s reaction to pro-democracy protests in HK

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

The only way forward is to stop posturing and begin a dialogue In Hong Kong, China’s leaders are confronted by an old truth, familiar to more securely established [...]
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China’s military is stronger than ever, so why does it still need the humble yak?

20-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

China’s meteoric economic rise has benefitted many pillars of the Chinese state, but one area that has arguably reaped the most benefits has been its military, [...]
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Traditional medicine hospital in China accused of setting ‘sales targets’ for staff

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

A hospital in central China has been accused of requiring its staff to meet admissions targets for patients, and of responding violently to reporters’ requests for [...]
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Will China’s New Cryptocurrency Make Virtual Cash Respectable?

20-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

This is one of those news items that tends to be overlooked by the media amid the so-called silly season, but which will have major repercussions: the People’s Bank of [...]
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China’s Belt and Road Plan Is Destroying the World

20-Aug-2019 Intellasia | NationalInterest | 6:02 AM

Most Chinese-financed, coal-fired power plants built overseas use low-efficiency, subcritical coal technology, which produces some of the highest emissions of any form of [...]
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