Archive for August 22nd, 2019

How China used Facebook and Twitter to spread disinformation about the HK protests

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

There have long been concerns about China’s social media disinformation capabilities, but we haven’t really seen them put them into action until now. Facebook and [...] » More

US ports brace for surge of imports ahead of new tariffs on China

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

The latest lurches in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China set the stage for a potential repeat of late 2018 when goods flooded into America’s ports to [...] » More

Citigroup, BNP caught up in US case against Huawei CFO: documents

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

US-based Citigroup and French bank BNP Paribas are caught up in the US criminal case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, according to [...] » More

US Recycling Industry Is Struggling To Figure Out A Future Without China

22-Aug-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

The US used to send a lot of its plastic waste to China to get recycled. But last year, China put the kibosh on imports of the world’s waste. The policy, called [...] » More

Mike Pompeo tells business execs, economists that he thinks the China trade war could end by 2020 election

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

* Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells a group of business executives and free trade economists that he believes the trade war with China could come to an end by the 2020 [...] » More

China denies visas to German lawmakers over their human rights criticism

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

Two groups of German MPs recently cancelled trips to China due to visa restrictions, as Beijing stepped up diplomatic clashes with lawmakers in the European country that has [...] » More

Investors divert cash into British tech amid ongoing US-China trade war

22-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

US and Asian investors have more than doubled their investment into British tech start-ups in this first half of this year, as the stalemate between Washington and Beijing [...] » More

China’s petrochemical expansion to overwhelm Japan, Korea producers

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

A massive surge in China’s manufacturing capacity for paraxylene, a petrochemical used to make textile fibres and bottles, could force leading exporters in Japan and [...] » More

Chinese foreign minister meets Japanese, Korean counterparts

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

The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea met in Beijing on Wednesday as they seek to encourage progress on North Korean denuclearisation. The trilateral [...] » More

In high-tech Japan, cash is still king

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

Once a pioneer in cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging behind as the world’s biggest economies increasingly embrace electronic paymentsbecause its ageing [...] » More

Japan to build electronic warfare unit: report

22-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:02 AM

Japan is moving ahead with plans to build an electronic warfare unit as a check against Chinese maneuvers in disputed areas of the East China Sea. The unit, designed to [...] » More

Japan’s Kono wants progress in resolving wartime labour feud with Seoul

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

Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono on Wednesday said he wanted to see progress toward resolving a feud with South Korea over compensating Korean wartime workers that has put [...] » More

Japanese report to say N Korea has miniaturised nuclear warheads newspaper

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

Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper, saying it seems Pyongyang has achieved the [...] » More

New documents show Japan’s wartime emperor had deep regrets

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

Japanese public broadcaster NHK has obtained documents showing that former Emperor Hirohito repeatedly felt sorry about World War II and tried, unsuccessfully, to express his [...] » More

N Korea now able to miniaturise nuclear warheads Japan defence report

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

Japan’s government will reportedly state that North Korea is capable of miniaturising nuclear warheads in a forthcoming defence report, it has emerged. Tokyo will [...] » More