Archive for September 7th, 2019

Beijing offers development fund if Solomon Islands breaks ties with Taiwan

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

China is offering to bankroll a development fund for the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific if it switches diplomatic ties from Taiwan to Beijing, a parliamentary committee [...]
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N Korea wants reduced UN aid presence

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

The United Nations said Thursday it is negotiating with impoverished North Korea over its aid presence, which Pyongyang alleges has been politicised and wants reduced. North [...]
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UN trying to convince N Korea not to cut aid staff

UN trying to convince N Korea not to cut aid staff

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

The United Nations said on Thursday it was trying to convince North Korea not to cut the number of international aid staff deployed by the world body to carry out [...]
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Hecklers outnumber gay-festival-goers in Korea

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | The Economist | 6:02 AM

etting to the recent “Queer Culture Festival” in Incheon was a challenge. Upon emerging from the subway, participants had to pass through a large crowd of [...]
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N Korea wants UN staff cut, but UN says they’re vital

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

North Korea says it wants the UN international staff in the country reduced by the end of the year “due to the politicisation of UN assistance by hostile forces” [...]
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Moon appointee’s ‘privileged’ daughter angers young Koreans

Moon appointee’s ‘privileged’ daughter angers young Koreans

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s nominee for justice minister may soon take office under the cloud of a prosecution enquiry and public outcry over a scandal that [...]
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Korean politician ripped for telling female nominee she’s failing country by not having kids

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

A male South Korean politician has drawn a sharp rebuke from his female colleagues after he told a nominee for a top economic post that she is “failing to fulfill her [...]
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N Korea Tests Missilesand International Resolve

N Korea Tests Missilesand International Resolve

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

Using summit goodwill to buy time, Kim Jong-Un is expanding his arsenal and winning the game of nuclear negotiations, says Fletcher School professor North Korea is firing [...]
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Korea and Japan have more in common than they think

Korea and Japan have more in common than they think

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:02 AM

Ties between South Korea and Japan are in a free-fall. With South Korea’s decision to scrap the 2016 military intelligence sharing agreement with Japan, the two sides [...]
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Canada: Trudeau accuses China of using ‘arbitrary detentions’ for political ends

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Justin Trudeau has accused Beijing of using “arbitrary detentions” as a tool in pursuit of political goals in the latest broadside in a diplomatic and trade row [...]
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Explainer: US, China more divided than ever as new trade talks loom

Explainer: US, China more divided than ever as new trade talks loom

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

Senior US and Chinese officials have pledged to meet in October to settle their ongoing trade war but a lasting peace seems more elusive than ever. Since trade negotiations [...]
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Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

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

From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China’s social credit system enables authorities to define “desirable and [...]
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No place like home: Chinese firms stung by trade war build up domestic brands

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

For over a decade, manufacturer Matsutek plied away at building its business with big Western brands, supplying firms such as Philips and Honeywell with products made in its [...]
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Japan Cannot Stop China From Owning AfricaIt’s Too Late

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

Japan cannot stop China from owning Africa. When it comes to votes of African nations in international agencies, that is. It’s too late. China already owns the votes of [...]
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Exclusive: In U-turn, Ford ditches plan to unify China sales system after partners push back

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

Ford Motor Co has scrapped a plan to create a unified national sales company for China that stoked mistrust of the automaker at its joint venture partners and contributed to [...]
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