Archive for November 16th, 2019

US and China ‘getting close’ to trade deal: White House economic adviser

US and China ‘getting close’ to trade deal: White House economic adviser

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

The United States and China are getting close to a trade agreement, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday, citing what he called very constructive talks [...] » More

China’s Xi warns HK protesters jeopardise ‘one country, two systems’

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

China’s President Xi Jinping warned Thursday that protests in Hong Kong threaten the “one country, two systems” principle governing the semi-autonomous city [...] » More

Is Beijing ready to step in to stop HK protests?

Is Beijing ready to step in to stop HK protests?

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

As this week’s major escalation of violence shows no sign of abating, a question that has hung over Hong Kong from the start of the protest movement is again weighing [...] » More

Chinese police say two of nine children abducted by ‘Aunt Mei’ traffickers have been found

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

Two people who were abducted as children about 15 years ago by a gang involving a go-between known as Aunt Mei have been found, police in southern China said. The woman in [...] » More

UPDATE 3-Australia approves China-government backed buyout of dairy firm Bellamy’s

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

Australia cleared a dairy producer part-owned by the Chinese government to buy local infant formula maker Bellamy’s Australia Ltd for A$1.43 billion ($980.27 million), [...] » More

China’s central bank injects 200 billion yuan to boost liquidity, keeps rate unchanged

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

China’s central bank extended 200 billion yuan ($28.60 billion) through its medium-term lending facility on Friday, the second time it has done so this month, while [...] » More

China strongly condemns attack on HK govt official in London

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

China’s embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London. [...] » More

China’s Commerce Ministry says trade war should be ended by removing tariffs

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

China is still calling for the US to roll back tariffs as part of any “phase one” agreement, as trade negotiations between the world’s two largest economies [...] » More

EU’s proposed ambassadorial visit to Xinjiang seen unlikely to happen

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 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 [...] » More

UPDATE 2-China’s major cities drag on new home prices in Oct

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

China’s new home prices maintained steady growth in October but soft patches emerged in the country’s larger cities where momentum slowed, suggesting local [...] » More

Norway: Automated calls from China embassy spook Uighur diaspora

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Members of community, many of whom have family in Xinjiang, say they feel harassed by continuous phone calls. Sixteen years ago, Tina, a Uighur from Xinjiang, settled in [...] » More

China will further prioritise stabilising growth: premier Li

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

China’s Premier Li Keqiang said the country will further prioritise stabilising growth, according to state media on Thursday citing a meeting he had with local [...] » More

Chinese government may have falsified organ donation numbers, study says

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

The Chinese government may have been systematically falsifying its organ donation numbers, raising renewed concerns over the use of executed prisoners and other forced donors [...] » More

China runs hundreds more Muslim detention camps than previously thought, rights group claims

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Independent | 6:02 AM

A rights group says it has identified many more sites in northwestern China where minority Muslim Uighur people are suspected to be detained. Satellite images were analysed [...] » More

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper starts second Indo-Pacific tour with bid to counter Chinese power

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

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper is making his second tour of the Indo-Pacific as the United States looks to reaffirm its commitment to the region and put pressure on China. [...] » More