Archive for October 24th, 2019

Syrian artist Alaa Shasheet translates love for Chinese painting to his own works

Syrian artist Alaa Shasheet translates love for Chinese painting to his own works

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The colour black often has negative connotations and yet, black Is used prominently in Chinese paintings and calligraphy. Influenced by such Chinese paintings, Syrian artist [...]
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Japan presses China on professor held for ‘spying’

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

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday pressed China’s visiting vice president over the case of a Japanese professor detained by Beijing reportedly on allegations of [...]
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Chinese investors make a beeline for Vietnam’s luxury real estate, until their passports run into a wall over South China Sea dispute

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | EdgeProp | 6:02 AM

A territorial dispute between Hanoi and Beijing is denting Chinese investors’ demand for Vietnam’s luxury homes. Under Vietnamese law, foreign buyers are required [...]
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Chinese hitmen jailed over repeatedly outsourced murder

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

A string of hitmen who repeatedly subcontracted a murder to each otherthen failed to go through with the jobhave been jailed in China. The hapless assassins kept passing on [...]
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Unrest in Catalonia fuels China’s accusations of Western ‘hypocrisy’

Unrest in Catalonia fuels China’s accusations of Western ‘hypocrisy’

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

China is seizing on violent protests in Europe and South America to bolster its condemnation of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong and defend its handling of the [...]
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Scandal of absent Ghosn hangs over Nissan at Tokyo auto show

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The Tokyo Motor Show opens this week with plenty of futuristic technologies but absent one of the auto industry’s hugest influencers: Nissan’s former Chair Carlos [...]
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Deadly typhoon forces Japan to face its vulnerability to increasingly powerful storms

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | ScienceMag | 6:02 AM

Typhoon Hagibis, which pummeled Japan earlier this month and caused widespread flooding that killed at least 80, is leading the country to face some tough questions. The [...]
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Emperor builds on his father’s approach, expresses belief in world peace

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Japan | 6:02 AM

The Emperor’s remarks during Tuesday’s Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi ceremony hewed closely to those the Emperor Emeritus expressed at the start of the Heisei era [...]
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Japan presses China on professor held for ‘spying’

Japan presses China on professor held for ‘spying’

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

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday pressed China’s visiting vice president over the case of a Japanese professor detained by Beijing reportedly on allegations of [...]
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Japanese defence forces plan MidEast mission: Kyodo

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

Japan plans to send its military to help protect waterways in the Middle East but will not join a US-led maritime coalition in the region, Kyodo news agency reported [...]
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Shinzo Abe’s National Day message to Taiwan ‘genuine’: MOFA

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

A National Day congratulatory message publicised by Taiwan’s representative office in Fukuoka was a genuine document issued by Japanese prime minister Shinzo [...]
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SoftBank confirms multibillion-dollar bailout for WeWork

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

Japan-based SoftBank Group confirmed Wednesday it will pump billions of dollars into struggling start-up WeWork in a deal that ups its stake in the office-sharing firm to [...]
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SoftBank takes 80pct ownership of WeWork, announces $5 billion in new financing package

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

SoftBank has struck a deal to take control of WeWork, the co-working company announced. The company said the Japanese conglomerate will provide $5 billion in new financing [...]
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To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small

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

As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering towards [...]
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IMF slashes Singapore growth forecasts to 0.5pct in 2019 and 1pct next year; big downgrade for HK

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed gross domestic product growth forecasts for Singapore as well as most other Asian economies for 2019 and 2020 relative to [...]
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