Archive for September 2nd, 2019

Hong Kong risks catastrophe in China-US proxy battle, Global Times chief warns

Hong Kong risks catastrophe in China-US proxy battle, Global Times chief warns

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:20 AM

Hong Kong risks “catastrophic” consequences if it does not stop itself from becoming a battleground between China and the United States, according to Hu Xijin, [...]
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Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but government in control, says Lam

Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but government in control, says Lam

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:18 AM

Violence in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests is becoming more serious but the government is confident it can handle the crisis itself, the embattled leader of the [...]
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Japan-South Korea dispute is a sign that the world order is ‘collapsing,’ says trade expert

Japan-South Korea dispute is a sign that the world order is ‘collapsing,’ says trade expert

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:17 AM

The trade conflict between Japan and South Korea is a sign that the global order “is now collapsing,” according to Deborah Elms, executive director at the Asian Trade [...]
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N. Korea hits out at Pompeo, warns hopes for US talks ‘disappearing’

N. Korea hits out at Pompeo, warns hopes for US talks ‘disappearing’

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:13 AM

North Korea Saturday lashed out at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments on Pyongyang’s “rogue behaviour” and warned its expectations for [...]
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China expels WSJ reporter who wrote about Xi’s cousin

China expels WSJ reporter who wrote about Xi’s cousin

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:06 AM

Beijing said journalists who attack China were “not welcome” in the country, after it failed to renew the press credentials of a foreign journalist who wrote an [...]
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Flouting ban, Hong Kong protesters flood city streets

Flouting ban, Hong Kong protesters flood city streets

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Police fired water cannon and tear gas to clear Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters from outside the city’s parliament on Saturday, as demonstrators defied a ban on [...]
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Hundreds rally as 13th weekend of Hong Kong protests starts

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police fired blue-colored water from water cannons and tear gas on Saturday in a standoff with protesters outside government headquarters. While other protesters [...]
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Be like water: Hong Kong protesters meander on the march

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday as pro-democracy protesters threw petrol bombs in the latest in a series of clashes that have plunged the [...]
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Feature: An old Taiwan family’s tale of fighting Japanese aggression

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

In a black-and-white family photograph from 1928, an old lady sits in the middle of her 100-some descendants, all dressed in traditional Chinese clothes of gowns and mandarin [...]
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South Korean lawmakers visit disputed islets as Japan tensions mount

South Korean lawmakers visit disputed islets as Japan tensions mount

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A group of South Korean lawmakers visited islands disputed with Japan, sparking a protest from the Japanese foreign ministry as the countries’ already tense [...]
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North Korea berates Pompeo, says hopes for talks fading

North Korea berates Pompeo, says hopes for talks fading

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A senior North Korean diplomat on Saturday berated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments describing North Korean behavior as “rogue” and warned [...]
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China’s yuan exchange rate set to post largest monthly decline since 1994

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

China’s yuan exchange rate is set to post its largest monthly decline in more than 25 years, as the Chinese government let the partially convertible currency depreciate in [...]
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China slams US warship for ‘provocative’ transit through South China Sea, calling it ‘maritime hegemony’

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:02 AM

China hit back at the U.S. on Wednesday after a Navy warship sailed near disputed islands China has claimed as its own in the South China Sea, calling the action [...]
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China’s factory activity shrinks for fourth month as trade woes deepen

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Factory activity in China shrank in August for the fourth month in a row as the United States ramped up trade pressure and domestic demand remained sluggish, pointing to a [...]
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China to exempt Tesla cars from 10% purchase tax

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China will exempt Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) electric vehicles from its purchase tax, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Friday, a concession made [...]
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