Archive for November 2nd, 2019

N Korea, emboldened by Trump peril and Chinese allies, tries harder line

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Successful sanctions evasion, economic lifelines from China and US President Donald Trump’s impeachment woes may be among the factors that have emboldened North Korea [...] » More

19th CPC Central Committee concludes fourth plenary session, releases communique

19th CPC Central Committee concludes fourth plenary session, releases communique

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

The 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded its fourth plenary session in Beijing on Thursday with the release of a communique. Xi Jinping, [...] » More

Trump says new location for signing of ‘phase one’ of US-China trade deal will be announced soon

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump said Thursday a new location for signing the “phase one” US-China trade deal will be announced soon after the initial gathering in Chile [...] » More

China takes further steps to stabilise yuan to aid trade war deal with $4.3 billion bill sale in HK

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

China’s steps to stabilise the yuan exchange rate against the US dollar could facilitate the signing of a phase one trade deal with the United States, having already [...] » More

Chasing shadows in China: Detained lawyer’s wife battles on

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

With winter approaching, Xu Yan brought some warm clothes and money for her husband to a detention centre in eastern China, though she’s not even sure the arrested [...] » More

China warns it won’t tolerate dissent in HK

China warns it won’t tolerate dissent in HK

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China warned Friday it would not tolerate any challenge to Hong Kong’s governing system, as it laid out plans to boost patriotism in the city and change how its leader [...] » More

China’s small factories post best outlook for nearly three years, Caixin PMI shows, despite US trade war

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

Outlook for China’s small factories rose to its highest level in nearly three years in October, according to findings from a private survey released on Friday, even as [...] » More

Canada denies sharing Huawei CFO Meng’s devices details with FBI: court documents

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Canadian attorney general has filed affidavits asserting that information identifying Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s electronic devices was not [...] » More

US Interior Department grounds Chinese-made drones

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The US Department of the Interior has grounded its fleet of Chinese-made drones as it conducts a review of the programme. Nick Goodwin, an Interior Department spokesman, did [...] » More

Beijing reiterates call for HK to prioritise national security, patriotic education

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

Beijing will continue to carry out “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong and Macau, and will call on them to prioritise the central government’s authority [...] » More

China says it won’t sit back if US deploys intermediate range missiles in Asia

China says it won’t sit back if US deploys intermediate range missiles in Asia

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

China will not take a “laissez-faire” approach if the US deploys intermediate range missiles in Asia-Pacific, the Chinese defence ministry said on Thursday. The [...] » More

Japan retailers to charge for plastic bags from 2020

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japanese retailers including supermarkets and convenience stores will be required to charge for plastic bags from next summer ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, a government panel [...] » More

Japan September household spending seen jumping ahead of sales tax hike: Reuters poll

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s household spending likely rose at the fastest pace in nearly 20 years in September, a Reuters poll found on Friday, as shoppers rushed to buy goods ahead of a [...] » More

Man’s Body Found After Live-stream of Snowy Hike Up Mt. Fuji Ended in Chilling Fall

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Travel+Leisure | 6:02 AM

Authorities in Japan believe they have found the body of a man who fell while he was live-streaming his ascent up Mt. Fuji, according to CNN. Rescue workers from Shizuoka and [...] » More

Abe must advance policies, ending lax mind-set of government, LDP

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

Two key ministers have resigned in the 11/2 months since the Cabinet reshuffle. This is an extraordinary situation. prime minister Shinzo Abe must eliminate the laxity of the [...] » More