Archive for November 18th, 2019

Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

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

Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its first folding smartphone without Google apps or US-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. The Mate X, which [...]
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Sweden honours detained Gui Minhai despite Chinese threats

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

Sweden’s culture minister on Friday defied a Chinese threat of “counter-measures” by awarding a Swedish rights prize to detained Chinese-Swedish book [...]
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US-China trade war jitters persist in financial sector: Fed

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

Market players, bankers and investors still see the US-China trade war as the top near-term threat to US financial stability, the Federal Reserve said in a report Friday. [...]
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Talk about trade-war progress moves the market even when there is no progress

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

It works like a charm every time the Trump administration touts positive development on trade with China, stocks spike. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 150 [...]
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US to extend license for its companies to continue business with Huawei: sources

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

The Trump administration is set to issue a two-week extension of a license allowing US companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two [...]
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US Secretary of State signals Donald Trump is taking a harder line on China, blaming Beijing’s broken promises

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday accused Beijing of repeatedly failing to keep its promises during a speech that suggested the Trump administration will take a [...]
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FDA warns Dollar Tree about flagged Chinese manufacturers

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

Government regulators have again warned Dollar Tree’s parent company about importing drugs and cosmetics that could be tainted due to improper product testing during [...]
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Usain Bolt brings his e-scooter to Japan despite regulatory road bumps

18-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt is bringing his electric scooters to Japan, hopeful that his celebrity status will help persuade regulators that the environmental [...]
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Takanawa Gateway Station previewed

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

The construction site of the new Takanawa Gateway railroad station in Minato Ward, Tokyo, which is scheduled to open next spring on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines, was [...]
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Japan’s ageing ‘Hidden Christians’ fear they may be their religion’s last generation

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

His face weathered from years at sea, kimono-clad Japanese fisherman Masaichi Kawasaki kneels before an altar adorned with images of the Virgin Mary, crossing himself as he [...]
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Japanese professor detained in China freed

18-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

A Japanese man detained by Beijing reportedly on allegations of spying has been released and returned to the country, government officials in Tokyo said on Friday. Tokyo [...]
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Trump asked Tokyo for $8 billion to keep US troops in Japan: Foreign Policy

Trump asked Tokyo for $8 billion to keep US troops in Japan: Foreign Policy

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

US President Donald Trump has asked Japan to quadruple its payments for US forces stationed there, Foreign Policy reported, citing unnamed current and former US officials, as [...]
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Japan emperor spends symbolic night with goddess to end rituals

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

The ‘Daijosai’ rite is the most overtly religious of all the rituals about Emperor Naruhito’s accession to the throne. In the chilly pre-dawn hours of [...]
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FamilyMart to allow shorter operating hours policy across Japan

18-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Convenience store operator FamilyMart Co said Thursday it will allow its franchise owners across Japan to shorten operating hours from March in a bid to address a severe [...]
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Okinawa lawmakers hope fundraising for fire-hit castle spreads to US

18-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

A group of local assembly members from Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture on Friday expressed hope that fundraising activities to help rebuild fire-hit Shuri Castle will spread [...]
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