Archive for October 19th, 2019

US still pressing China to stop importing Iranian crude

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | SPGlobal | 6:02 AM

More than five months after the US ended sanctions waivers for Iran’s biggest oil buyers, the Trump administration continues to press China to stop importing Iranian [...] » More

China threatens ‘strong countermeasures’ if Trump signs bill supporting HK rights

China threatens ‘strong countermeasures’ if Trump signs bill supporting HK rights

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Politico | 6:02 AM

China warned Wednesday that it would take strong action against the United States if President Donald Trump signs legislation that would place Hong Kong’s special trade [...] » More

China consortium wins Colombian capital metro contract

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s APCA Transmimetro has won a $4 billion contract to build an elevated metro line in Bogota, Colombia’s President Ivan Duque announced Thursday. APCA [...] » More

White House adviser says China agricultural purchases will depend partly on markets

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday that China’s “serious commitment” to buy $40 billion to $50 billion worth of US agricultural [...] » More

China’s GDP growth to grind to 27-1/2 year low as tariffs hit demand

China’s GDP growth to grind to 27-1/2 year low as tariffs hit demand

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China is expected to post its weakest economic growth in at least 27-1/2 years on Friday, raising pressure on Beijing to roll out more stimulus to counter the effects of a [...] » More

Ping An Bank’s Shanghai chief under investigation by China’s corruption watchdog

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

The Shanghai chief of Ping An Bank, controlled by China’s largest insurer by market value Ping An Insurance, is being investigated by anti-corruption authorities, as [...] » More

China says it hopes to reach phased trade pact with US as soon as possible

China says it hopes to reach phased trade pact with US as soon as possible

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China hopes to reach a phased agreement in a protracted trade dispute with the United States and cancel tariffs as soon as possible, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, [...] » More

China stops couriers from shipping black clothing to HK amid protests

China stops couriers from shipping black clothing to HK amid protests

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China has banned the bulk shipment of black clothing and other items popularly used by Hong Kong protesters to the city, staff at Chinese courier firms said, as authorities [...] » More

China demanded firing of Rockets exec: NBA chief

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China demanded that a Houston Rockets executive be sacked for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said. Rockets general manager [...] » More

Japan tightens rules on investment from abroad

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

apan’s Cabinet approved draft legislation on Friday (October 18) to impose tougher controls on foreign investments, aiming to prevent the leak of advanced technology [...] » More

Fate of Japan’s imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When Japan’s youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded [...] » More

Japan to participate in US moon landing plan: Kyodo

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan has decided to participate in a US plan for putting astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and the government will officially inform the United States within this year, [...] » More

Gold, silk, lacquer: the kit and garb of Japan’s imperial ceremony

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Rarely seen outfits, elaborate thrones and ancient paraphernalia will adorn a sacred and sumptuous ceremony marking the formal ascension of Emperor Naruhito to Japan’s [...] » More

As Japan digs out after killer Typhoon Hagibis, more rain is on the way

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:02 AM

Less than a week after being hit by the worst typhoon in decades, Japan was bracing on Thursday for a secondary disaster. Heavy rain was forecast to hit already-inundated [...] » More

Mercy Relief deploys relief team to typhoon-hit Japan, launches fundraising drive

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

An independent local disaster relief agency has deployed a disaster response team and launched a public fund-raising exercise to aid typhoon-hit Japan. Mercy Relief said in a [...] » More