Archive for October 23rd, 2019

Venezuela’s Guaido holds ‘exploratory’ talks with China, Russia: envoy

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

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido has asked China and Russia to help end a political crisis crippling the Latin American country during [...] » More

US envoy consults Russia, China, EU on ending Afghan war

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

The US negotiator whose talks with the Taliban was halted by President Donald Trump is meeting with Russia, China and European allies on ending Afghanistan’s war, the [...] » More

China’s top diplomat says ‘confident’ of investment deal with EU

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

China’s foreign minister said Monday that he was confident of a investment deal being clinched with the European Union, while pressing for talks “as soon as [...] » More

HK protest violence being fanned by foreign forces, China’s Wang Yi claims

HK protest violence being fanned by foreign forces, China’s Wang Yi claims

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

China’s foreign minister has reiterated Beijing’s claim that foreign forces are fanning violent protests in Hong Kong, which he denounced as “violence pure [...] » More

US not out to ‘decouple’ from China, defence official says in Beijing

US not out to ‘decouple’ from China, defence official says in Beijing

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

The United States is not seeking to “decouple” from China and not asking any country to choose sides, a senior US defence official said on Monday, offering a [...] » More

China’s pork shortage puts dog and rabbit meat back on the menu in rural communities

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

Like most small restaurants in this rural part of Wan’an county in Jiangxi province, the Little Wealth God does not have a menu. Diners go directly to the kitchen to [...] » More

Chinese military official slams US’s foreign policy, says ‘no one and no force’ will get in Beijing’s way

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

China’s defense minister took a fresh swipe at US’s foreign policy Monday by vowing “no one and no force” will get in the way of his country’s [...] » More

Experts dispel claims of China debt-trap diplomacy in Pacific but risks remain

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

China has not engaged in deliberate “debt-trap diplomacy” in the Pacific, but the burgeoning scale of China’s lending, and institutional weakness within [...] » More

China asks WTO for $2.4 billion sanctions against US in latest clash

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

China is seeking $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for failing to comply with a World Trade Organisation ruling in a case that highlights White [...] » More

China issues stinging rebuke of US at Beijing defense forum

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

China’s defense minister lashed out at US foreign policy Monday, saying China wasn’t fazed by sanctions, pressure or a “big stick” approach, while [...] » More

UPDATE 2-Japanese emperor begins enthronement ritual amid downpour

UPDATE 2-Japanese emperor begins enthronement ritual amid downpour

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

* New Japanese emperor proclaims his status to the world * Pouring rains force scaling-back of elaborate, centuries-old ceremony * Celebratory mood tempered in aftermath of [...] » More

Naruhito: Japan’s emperor formally proclaims enthronement in centuries-old ceremony

Naruhito: Japan’s emperor formally proclaims enthronement in centuries-old ceremony

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

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has officially proclaimed his enthronement, in a ritual-bound, centuries-old ceremony attended by more than a hundred dignitaries from around [...] » More

Japan’s emperor completes enthronement in ancient ceremony

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

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito completed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum throne on Tuesday in a ceremony steeped in the traditions and grandeur of a monarchy that claims [...] » More

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

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

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

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

Seven-Eleven Japan allows stores to halt Late-night operations

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

In a shift from its around-the-clock store operation policy, Seven-Eleven Japan Co. said Monday that it has decided to allow any of its some 20,000 franchise convenience [...] » More