Archive for October 30th, 2019

Chinese think tank head believes China will be first to issue central bank digital currency

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Block | 6:02 AM

Huang Qifan, vice Chair of China centre for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), a Chinese think tank with strong ties to the Chinese government, said that he believes [...] » More

While US-China ‘phase one’ trade deal stops escalation, analysts not optimistic for more by year end

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

The US and China need a more comprehensive trade agreement before market sentiment can be boosted sustainably, analysts said on Monday. “In order to have, I think, a [...] » More

New US rules would require carriers to remove Chinese equipment

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

US regulators on Monday proposed rules to block telecom carriers from buying from Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE, and to remove any of their equipment already in [...] » More

First international flights take off from Beijing’s new Daxing Airport

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

Beijing’s much-hyped Daxing International Airport (PKX) has now lived up to its name with the first flights departing to foreign climes. The Zaha Hadid-designed airport [...] » More

Fatal crash highlights Chinese air force’s flaws, with drill and equipment problems implicated in deaths of three, including pilot who flew in National Day military parade

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

Engine flaws and a lack of training have been identified as the likely causes of two accidents that hit the Chinese air force in the space of little over a week one of which [...] » More

China’s state-owned refineries lift October run rate to record high 85.7pct

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

The average run rate at China’s state-owned refiners Sinopec, PetroChina, Sinochem and China National Offshore Oil Corp. hit a record high of 85.7 percent in October, [...] » More

China’s ocean waste surges 27pct in 2018ministry

China’s ocean waste surges 27pct in 2018ministry

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

China dumped a total of 200.7 million cubic metres of waste into its coastal waters in 2018, a 27 percent rise on the previous year and the highest level in at least a [...] » More

Trump vows China trade deal will help farmers

Trump vows China trade deal will help farmers

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

President Donald Trump on Monday again said a trade deal is imminent with Beijing that will help American farmers hurt by retaliation in the grinding conflict between the [...] » More

Forget about the cat islands Japan has an island filled with fluffy rabbits

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore | 6:02 AM

We know Japan has cat islands too many actually, scattered around the country. There is the famous one called Aoshima in Ehime prefecture. Further up north, there is [...] » More

Korea compares Japan’s ‘rising sun’ flag to swastika as Olympic row deepens

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

South Korea is intensifying its campaign to ban the Japanese “rising sun” flag from being displayed at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, in the latest diplomatic [...] » More

Japan, Korea reject report of WWII forced labour economic plan

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

Japan and South Korea on Tuesday rejected a media report that the two governments were studying plans for a joint economic programme that aims to ease strains over the issue [...] » More

Aiming at Olympic boom, Japan builds ‘Ethnic Harmony’ tribute to indigenous Ainu

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

On a wooded lake shore in northern Japan, the government is building a modernist shrine that has divided the indigenous Ainu community whose vanishing culture it was designed [...] » More

Japan tax agency finds Ghosn used Nissan money for private use: report

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

Japan’s tax authorities have determined former Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) boss Carlos Ghosn used company money for private use, bolstering the automaker’s case [...] » More

Japan’s Kansai Elec keeps FY profit forecast despite scandal

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

* Kansai Electric Power Co Inc said on Monday it would stick to its profit forecast of 140 billion yen ($1.29 billion) for the year to March 31 despite a graft scandal that [...] » More

Former top UN refugee official, Japan’s Sadako Ogata, dies at 92

Former top UN refugee official, Japan’s Sadako Ogata, dies at 92

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

Sadako Ogata, a former top UN refugee official known for donning a helmet and flak jacket on trips into the field, has died, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said, without [...] » More