Archive for September 7th, 2019

China could be the big winner as Solomon Islands considers ditching Taiwan

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

Solomon Islands should sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan and align itself with China, according to a senior parliamentarian representing the South Pacific archipelago. The [...]
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Alibaba to buy luxury e-commerce business from Netease for $2 billion

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

Alibaba Group has agreed to buy e-commerce business Kaola from Chinese gaming company NetEase for $2 billion, adding a platform that specialises in supplying curated luxury [...]
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China says its drone can hunt like Spiderman

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

Call it the Spiderman of drones. China says it has developed a new hunter drone that can disable other dronesor even small aircraftby firing a 16-square-metre (172 square [...]
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Chinese cyber hackers have built a backdoor in US-China trade war, says report

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

China is now trying to hack into US networks to exploit the ongoing trade war, experts say. Chinese cyber hackers have been secretly building a “back door” that [...]
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The facts about China, GM and its four plants slated for closure

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

President Donald Trump met with with general Motors CEO Mary Barra at the White House Thursday. Her decision to shut four US plants has clearly made him unhappy. Last week [...]
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Police called in after needle found in young Chinese girl’s heart

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

Police in northeastern China are investigating how a 7cm long needle ended up in the heart of a young girl. Doctors were astonished to find the steel needle, with a hole at [...]
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Reliable China insiders hint that this round of trade talks could lead to a ‘breakthrough’

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

The previous 18 months of trade talks between the US and China have only led to more tit-for-tat tariffs, but this time it might be different, according to Chinese sources [...]
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Security squeeze in China’s capital ahead of communist celebration

Security squeeze in China’s capital ahead of communist celebration

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

Beijing karaoke bars are closing, toy weapon sales are banned and every delivery package is being scanned: the capital is taking no chances weeks ahead of a massive military [...]
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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 (PHG.AS) and Honeywell (HON.N) with [...]
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Merkel hopes China-US trade problems will be over soon

Merkel hopes China-US trade problems will be over soon

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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the start of a visit to Beijing on Friday that the China-US trade war affects the whole world and that she hopes it will be resolved [...]
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Chinese Factories Beat Expectations As US Manufacturing Lagged

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

The trade war between the world’s two largest economies entered its 18th month in September with the US imposing fresh 15 percent tariffs on $125 billion worth of goods [...]
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Germany’s Merkel faces balancing act in Beijing

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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents should be protected, adding that a solution to the Chinese city’s [...]
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Angela Merkel welcomed in China at start of trip

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

Both leaders attended the welcome ceremony followed by the bilateral meeting. Merkel sat down with Li during the welcome ceremony which is rarely seen in state visit [...]
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Japan’s budget document reveals electronic warfare plans

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | C4isrnet | 6:02 AM

Japan is stepping up its investments in electronic warfare, with its latest defense budget request containing a number of related acquisitions and research activities in this [...]
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Putin rebuffs call by Japan’s Abe to sign World War Two peace treaty

Putin rebuffs call by Japan’s Abe to sign World War Two peace treaty

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday that Tokyo’s military ties with the United States and many other issues made it [...]
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