Archive for September 9th, 2019

China says new digital currency will be similar to Facebook’s Libra

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

China’s proposed new digital currency would bear some similarities to Facebook’s Libra coin and would be able to be used across major payment platforms such as [...]
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US Navy deploys new ship-killer missile to China’s backyard

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:02 AM

It can travel more than 100 nautical miles, passively detect an enemy through imaging stored in its computer brain and can kill a target so precisely that an operator can [...]
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Xinhua Headlines: New tariffs even on children’s books spur anxiety in US publishing industry

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

Jamie Fiocco, owner of Flyleaf Books, a bookstore in the US state of North Carolina, said that she has been running the bookstore for 10 years and every year has been the [...]
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More Fortune 500 companies worried about impact of Donald Trump’s China trade war strategy, US Chamber of Commerce says

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

More than four out of every 10 or 43 per cent of Fortune 500 companies have expressed concern in recent months about US President Donald Trump’s aggressive and [...]
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Huawei just unveiled the chip that will power the iPhone 11′s biggest rival

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | BGR News | 6:02 AM

Huawei at IFA 2019 in Berlin took the wraps off of its next-gen mobile processor, the Kirin 990 system-on-chip (SoC) that will power the Mate 30 phones, including the Mate 30 [...]
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UPDATE 1-US VP Pence to deliver postponed China speech this fall -White House official

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

A major speech on China by vice President Mike Pence that was expected to take a tough line on Beijing has been rescheduled for later this year, a White House official said. [...]
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China is close to releasing a Libra-like digital currency

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Arstechnica | 6:02 AM

China’s central bank is working on a cryptocurrency that will be similar to Facebook’s Libra, a government official said this week, according to Reuters. [...]
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Breakthrough in US-China trade talks is ‘a bit optimistic,’ says former commerce secretary

Breakthrough in US-China trade talks is ‘a bit optimistic,’ says former commerce secretary

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

Suggestions that the next round of US-China trade talks could result in some breakthrough is “a bit optimistic,” former American Commerce Secretary Carlos [...]
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US will aim to persuade others to ‘call out’ China over Uighurs at UN: Pompeo

US will aim to persuade others to ‘call out’ China over Uighurs at UN: Pompeo

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would use the United Nations general Assembly this month to persuade countries to help “call [...]
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China’s August forex reserves rise to $3.1072 trillion

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

China’s foreign exchange reserves rose unexpectedly in August, even as the yuan posted its biggest monthly drop in 25 years amid escalating trade tensions with the [...]
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Vexed Canada takes China to WTO over canola ban

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

Canada has requested a meeting with Beijing at the World Trade Organisation to try to bring an end to China’s ban on its canola, Trade minister Jim Carr announced [...]
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China plans giant underground lab to research nuclear waste

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

China is building a laboratory up to 560 meters (1,837 feet) underground in the middle of the Gobi desert to carry out tests on nuclear waste, officials have confirmed. The [...]
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Japanese scientists find new dinosaur species

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

Japanese scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur from a nearly complete skeleton that was the largest ever discovered in the country, measuring eight metres (26 [...]
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Tokyo’s famed Okura hotel gets Olympic makeover

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

Tokyo’s famous Okura Hotel, which has hosted US presidents, British royalty and even fictional superspy James Bond, offered a peek at its rebuilt interior Friday as it [...]
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‘Symbol of the devil’: Why Korea wants Japan to ban the Rising Sun flag from the Tokyo Olympics

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

The organisers of Japan’s 2020 Summer Olympics have refused to ban a controversial flag that South Koreans say stirs memories of the violent, brutal life endured under [...]
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