Archive for August 26th, 2019

Chinese teenager who lost her hair from stress of chasing grades sparks debate about pressure on young people

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

When the 13-year-old girl walked into the hospital in southern China around eight months ago, she was almost completely bald, and her eyebrows and eyelashes had gone. [...]
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Donald Trump calls Xi Jinping an ‘enemy’ after China announces fresh tariffs on $75 billion of US products

Donald Trump calls Xi Jinping an ‘enemy’ after China announces fresh tariffs on $75 billion of US products

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

US President Donald Trump lashed out at Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, framing his counterpart as an “enemy” after Beijing said it would go ahead with [...]
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China’s enormous debt ‘no longer can be ignored,’ analyst says

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

The world’s second biggest economy, which is slowing, is past a point where it cannot ignore its enormous debt anymore, according to an analyst. Fraser Howie, an [...]
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China frees consulate staff as protesters target lampposts

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

Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on [...]
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Here are the reasons for Trump’s economic war with China

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

On Friday the US president ‘hereby ordered’ companies to halt business with China, among other attacks how did we get here? Even by Donald Trump’s standards [...]
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US-China trade war deteriorates, as Trump lashes out at Beijing

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

The United States and China exchanged blows Friday as each side increased punitive tariffs on the other, intensifying a trade war that is threatening to engulf the global [...]
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A slump in freight shipping flashes warning signs for economy as US-China trade war rages

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

When President Donald Trump announced last year that tariffs on hundreds of Chinese-made goods, including bicycle components, would rise from 10 percent to up to 25 percent, [...]
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Japan, US negotiators fail to reach agreement on trade, to extend talks

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

Top negotiators for Japan and the United States on Thursday failed to reach an agreement on a two-way trade deal and decided to extend talks for another day in a last-ditch [...]
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Japan coastguard says it detected N Korean ballistic missile launch

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

Japan’s coastguard said it had detected ballistic missile launches from North Korea and warned shipping to stay to stay clear of any debris. The launch comes a week [...]
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Exclusive: Japanese utilities start selling uranium fuel into depressed market

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

Japan’s nuclear operators are starting to sell some of their huge holdings of uranium fuel, as chances fade of restarting many more reactors eight years after the [...]
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Husband of Singaporean woman dies in fight with drunk man at Phuket hotel

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

A British national who was on vacation with his Singaporean wife and son in Phuket died on Wednesday following a fight with a Norwegian man at a resort they were staying at. [...]
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Death of Sats officer who consumed contaminated Spise bento box an unfortunate misadventure: State Coroner

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

The death of a Sats officer who consumed contaminated food from the restaurant Spise was ruled an unfortunate misadventure by the Coroner’s Court on Friday (23 August). [...]
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Tourist who stole $18,750 worth of items from Gucci stores jailed 9 weeks

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

A tourist from China who had accumulated about $19,500 in credit card debts and was in a despondent state as her mother was sick stole $18,750 worth of clothing from luxury [...]
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to head to Beijing under pressure to take tough line on South China Sea

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China next week, Beijing announced on Friday, after Duterte threatened to cancel talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping if he [...]
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Thai-American US senator hails ‘messy’ democracy in Bangkok

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

Thai-American US Senator Tammy Duckworth on Friday urged Thais to be patient with the “messy” nature of democracy, during her first official visit to her [...]
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