Archive for November 15th, 2019

Chinese tourists say ‘I do’ to Serbia

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

A “bride” in a pretty white dress and trainers runs through a field, her long white veil fluttering behind and her “groom” in hot pursuit. It’s [...]
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China says holding ‘in-depth’ talks with US on interim trade deal

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

China and the United States are holding “in-depth” discussions on a first phase trade agreement, and cancelling tariffs is an important condition to reaching a [...]
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China’s main growth engines falter in October on trade frictions

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

China’s factory output growth slowed significantly more than expected in October, as weakness in global and domestic demand and the drawn-out Sino-US trade war weighed [...]
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China’s economic slump continues as manufacturing growth slows sharply, investment growth hits 20-year low

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:36 AM

Growth in China’s industrial economy fell sharply in October, as a broad-based slowdown in manufacturing was again clear in figures released on Thursday. Industrial [...]
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EU’s proposed ambassadorial visit to Xinjiang seen unlikely to happen

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

The European Union is discussing a visit for ambassadors to China’s far western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing has been accused of oppressing ethnic Uighurs, but the [...]
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‘Depressed and unemployed’: China’s rights lawyers battle disbarment

‘Depressed and unemployed’: China’s rights lawyers battle disbarment

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

Once a staunch defender of rights activists in court, Liu Zhengqing has sunk into a depression since being barred by Chinese authorities in January. “I have been [...]
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China says plague outbreak risk minimal after two new cases in Beijing

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

Chinese health officials say the risk of an outbreak of pneumonic plague is minimal after two new cases were confirmed this week in Beijing, the official China Daily said on [...]
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Tears as hit film shines rare light on China school bullying

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

A harrowing drama about school bullying has struck a strong personal chord with Chinese cinema audiences and soared to the top of the box office, after authorities belatedly [...]
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Two pneumonic plague cases confirmed in Chinese villagers

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:36 AM

The Chinese health authorities have confirmed two cases of pneumonic plague among Inner Mongolian villagers. One of the patients was still in a critical condition while the [...]
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Japanese emperor begins last major accession rite: spending the night with a goddess

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

Japanese Emperor Naruhito, dressed in pure white robes, was ushered into a dark wooden hall by torchlight on Thursday night to start his last major accession rite after [...]
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Japan’s economy slows, logging 0.2pct annual expansion in 3Q

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:36 AM

Japan’s economy grew at a modest annual pace of 0.2 percent in July-September, supported by consumer purchases ahead of a tax hike, the government said Thursday. It was [...]
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Japan’s PM cancels cherry blossom party after outcry over florid spending

Japan’s PM cancels cherry blossom party after outcry over florid spending

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:36 AM

In a bid to contain a blossoming scandal over lavish flower-viewing parties, Japan’s prime minister has cancelled next year’s annual taxpayer-funded festivity. [...]
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Japan’s economy grows less than expected in third quarter

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

Japanese growth slowed significantly in the third quarter of the year, according to government data released on Thursday, sparking concerns for the health of the [...]
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Japanese emperor to spend night with goddess in last major accession rite

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

Japanese Emperor Naruhito will be ushered into a dark wooden hall on Thursday night to celebrate his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending [...]
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Japan’s emperor to perform thanksgiving rite with Sun Goddess

Japan’s emperor to perform thanksgiving rite with Sun Goddess

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will on Thursday perform an elaborate and secretive ritual dating back 1,300 years, giving thanks to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu as part of [...]
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