Archive for October 23rd, 2019

Korea says scrambled fighters after Russian warplanes violated air defense zone

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

South Korea scrambled fighter jets after Russian warplanes entered South Korea’s air space identification zone on Tuesday, the latest in a series of such violations, [...]
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Four students who broke into US ambassador Harry Harris’ home to stand trial in Seoul

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

A South Korean court has issued arrest warrants for four of the 19 students who broke into the US ambassador’s home in Seoul last week, saying this will prevent them [...]
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Korea prosecutors seek arrest of ex-justice minister’s wife

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Prosecutors are seeking to arrest the wife of South Korea’s former justice minister, who resigned last week amid allegations of financial crimes and academic fraud [...]
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Korea’s Moon ups defence spending, urges North to talk

Korea’s Moon ups defence spending, urges North to talk

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

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said Seoul would increase military spending and urged the North to return to dialogue in a budget speech Tuesday that could [...]
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World wants Beijing and Washington to get on and resolve their differences, says top Chinese diplomat

World wants Beijing and Washington to get on and resolve their differences, says top Chinese diplomat

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

China and the United States should not be adversaries, and the world hopes they will work together to resolve their differences, a senior Chinese diplomat told military [...]
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Trump says ‘phase 1′ China trade pact on track for November

Trump says ‘phase 1′ China trade pact on track for November

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

US President Donald Trump on Monday said progress in developing the text of a partial trade pact with China means he will likely be able to sign it next month. Trump remains [...]
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China accuses West of double standard over HK protests after disorder in streets of Barcelona and London

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

China has accused Western politicians and media of applying a double standard in their actions and attitudes towards recent protests in Hong Kong and European cities, warning [...]
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China blocks almost a quarter of accredited foreign news sites: watchdog

China blocks almost a quarter of accredited foreign news sites: watchdog

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

China’s “Great Firewall” system of online censorship blocks domestic access to nearly a quarter of the foreign news organisations accredited to report in [...]
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Mainland Chinese man remanded in custody for allegedly stabbing HK protester in Tai Po

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

A mainland Chinese man was remanded in custody by a Hong Kong court on Monday accused of stabbing a 19-year-old student handing out anti-government protest leaflets over the [...]
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China, US need to find common ground, so as not to risk global instability: Ng Eng Hen

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s Defence minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday (October 22) urged the United States and China to find common ground, so as not to risk global instability. Dr Ng [...]
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Yuan set to stay above 7 even if the US and China hammer out a trade deal

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

The yuan will continue trading above 7-per-dollar even if the United States and China manage to ink a partial deal, experts say. The Chinese currency, also known as the [...]
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China’s 2019 coal imports set to rise more than 10pct: analysts

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

China, the world’s top coal buyer, is on track to boost imports of the fuel by more than 10 percent this year, traders and analysts said on Tuesday, countering earlier [...]
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China arrests Japanese professor on suspicion of spying

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Chinese authorities have detained a Japanese man in Beijing following media reports that a university professor was being held on suspicion of spying. “The Japanese [...]
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China expected to have 600 million 5G users by 2025, or 40 pct of world total, says trade group GSMA

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

China is expected to be a front-runner in the roll-out of commercial 5G services with an estimated 600 million 5G subscribers by 2025, according to a trade body, as Beijing [...]
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China investigates fintech firm 51 Credit Card for harassing borrowers in latest crackdown on peer-to-peer lending market

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

Chinese fintech firm 51 Credit Card is being investigated by police for employing underhand tactics to chase delinquent borrowers, showing resolve by authorities to clean up [...]
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