Archive for August 21st, 2019

UPDATE 1-Washington cannot influence China’s decisions on HK- Global Times tabloid

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

The United States cannot influence China’s decisions in handling the situation in Hong Kong, China’s influential state-controlled tabloid Global Times said [...]
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Japan stocks advance as stimulus hopes calm global recession fears

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

Japanese shares rose on Monday as signs central banks around the world are taking steps to support their economies helped ease immediate concerns about a global recession. [...]
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Japan’s Hirohito ‘prevented from voicing remorse over war’

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

Japan’s wartime emperor Hirohito wanted to express his regret and remorse shortly after World War II but the prime minister at the time stopped him, local media [...]
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Less bluster, but no compromise seen as Korean, Japan ministers meet in China

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

South Korea and Japan have toned down the rhetoric but show little sign of compromise in a bitter political and economic dispute as their foreign ministers prepare to meet in [...]
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Japan shrine for war dead vandalised by man claiming to be Chinese

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

Japanese police on Monday arrested a man claiming to be Chinese for throwing a black ink-like liquid on a curtain at one of the buildings of Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine for [...]
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Japan’s exports slip for eighth month, sales to China drop as recession fears grow

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

Japan’s exports slipped for an eighth month in July, while manufacturers’ confidence turned negative for the first time in over six years as China-bound sales [...]
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Singapore interested to buy farm products from Sarawak, says DCM

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

Singapore has indicated its interest to buy farm produce, such tiger prawns, dehydrated Dayak brinjal, guavas and tilapia fish from the state, deputy Chief minister Datuk [...]
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Singapore to trial driverless buses booked with an app

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

Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state. [...]
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12,479 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized by ICA, largest haul in 5 years

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

A total of 12,479 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden in concrete blocks have been seized by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), the largest haul in the [...]
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1 in 10 Singaporeans believe they are going to hell after death: survey

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

What happens when we die? According to 10 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed by UK-based YouGov, they believe that they will go to hell. More than half (56 per cent) of them [...]
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Baidu expands cloud services in Singapore to catch up with rivals Alibaba, Tencent

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

Internet search giant Baidu has launched cloud computing services in Singapore, as the company moves to catch up with Chinese rivals Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent [...]
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Missing Singaporean kayaker: Tan Eng Soon’s family says he ‘will be at peace’ at sea

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

The family members of missing Singaporean kayaker Tan Eng Soon said that although his body was not found, they take heart that “he loved the sea and he will be at peace [...]
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Singapore universities cancel HK exchanges after travel warning report

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

Singapore universities have cancelled exchange programmes to Hong Kong after Singapore warned its citizens to defer travel to the territory amid pro-democracy demonstrations, [...]
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Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigs

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

The Philippine agriculture chief said Monday that an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been [...]
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Graft Gobbles 20pct of the Philippines’ Budget

21-Aug-2019 Intellasia | OCCRP | 6:02 AM

Corruption eats up $13.35 billion, or 20 percent of the Philippines’ budget every year, the country’s deputy Ombudsman Cyril Ramos said on Thursday. The figure, [...]
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