Archive for November 8th, 2019

‘Boycott Japan’ loses steam amid aggressive promotional events

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The “Boycott Japan” movement, sparked by Japan imposing restrictions on the exports of key industrial materials to some Korean firms, has begun losing momentum [...] » More

North says US-S. Korea drills ‘throw wet blanket’ on talks

North says US-S. Korea drills ‘throw wet blanket’ on talks

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

North Korea said Thursday planned US-South Korean military drills would amount to “throwing a wet blanket over the spark” of nuclear negotiations that are [...] » More

The Value of a Cooperative Approach to Denuclearisation with N Korea

The Value of a Cooperative Approach to Denuclearisation with N Korea

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | 38North | 6:02 AM

Talks between the United States and North Korea are stuck in a ditch, and it is clear something new is needed if Washington and Pyongyang are to make any substantive [...] » More

‘Discrepancy remains in defense deal’

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

A large discrepancy remains in place over the ongoing defense cost-sharing negotiation between Seoul and Washington, South Korea’s Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha said, [...] » More

N. Korea slams Japan’s Abe as ‘idiot’ over missile criticism

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

North Korea slammed Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe as an “idiot and villain” on Thursday and warned he will never set foot in Pyongyang after he condemned the [...] » More

China and US agree to phased rollback of extra trade war tariffs

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

China and the United States have agreed to remove additional tariffs in phases, with both sides working to wrap up an interim trade agreement, the Chinese Ministry of [...] » More

Tencent joins hands with major international credit cards to allow more foreigners to use WeChat Pay

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

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings is expanding access to foreigners for its digital payments service WeChat Pay in China through tie-ups with international credit card [...] » More

China will support its firms in purchases of Airbus planes: Xinhua

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

China will support its firms’ purchases of Airbus (AIR.PA) planes, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, citing commitments by French President Emmanuel Macron [...] » More

US productivity falls for the first time since 2015. Another victim of China trade war?

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | MarketWatch | 6:02 AM

The productivity of American workers fell in the third quarter for the first time in almost four years, reflecting a cutback in production as the US economy slowed toward the [...] » More

French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China was a success, but more could have been achieved, experts say

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

French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China succeeded in presenting the world with a united Europe but fell short of securing major trade promises from his [...] » More

Death sentence for fentanyl trafficker in China after tip-off from the United States

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

A court in northern China has sentenced one fentanyl trafficker to death and eight others to jail in the first big joint drug bust between China and the United States. The [...] » More

US-China ‘phase one’ trade deal won’t lead to ‘economic nirvana,’ Larry Summers says

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

The so-called phase one trade deal that the US and China are expected to sign won’t solve all the problems the global economy faces right now, former US Treasury [...] » More

China’s 400 richest billionaires increase their total wealth by 22 per cent to $1.29 trillion despite trade war, slowing economy

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

China’s richest 400 people got a lot richer this year. The ongoing US-China trade war and the country’s slowing economic growth hardly had any effect as their [...] » More

China slams British MP university report as ‘fictitious’

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

Beijing on Thursday criticised as “fictitious” a report by British politicians claiming there was “alarming evidence” of Chinese interference on [...] » More

China’s Singles’ Day is not a reason to buy Alibaba, if history is any guide

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

China’s Singles’ Day, the world’s largest online shopping event, takes place next Monday, November 11. Singles’ Day was started by e-commerce giant [...] » More