Archive for November 22nd, 2019

N Korea says ‘not right time’ for Kim to attend Korea Asean summit

N Korea says ‘not right time’ for Kim to attend Korea Asean summit

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

North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in South Korea next week with Southeast Asian nations, saying it would be [...] » More

80pct of S. Korea’s air pollution in winter made in China

22-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Up to 80 percent of the PM2.5 air contaminants in South Korea come from China during the winter and early spring, according to a collaborative study carried out by experts in [...] » More

Biegun confident on Korea, Japan troops talks, but no ‘free ride’

Biegun confident on Korea, Japan troops talks, but no ‘free ride’

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

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next number two at the State Department said on Wednesday he was confident agreements could be reached with South Korea and [...] » More

After HK democracy act passes, US lawmakers still have 150 other China-related bills to deliberate

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

The US Senate’s passage on Tuesday of legislation that warns Beijing against encroaching on Hong Kong’s autonomy has focused attention on whether US President [...] » More

Trump says US is still talking to China on trade

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

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States is continuing to talk to China but gave no other details, as both sides tried to hammer out a phase one trade [...] » More

China ‘not stepping up’ in trade talks: Trump

China ‘not stepping up’ in trade talks: Trump

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

President Donald Trump said Wednesday Beijing so far has not made sufficient concessions in trade talks, making him reluctant to conclude a bargain. “I can tell you [...] » More

More HK protesters leave Polytechnic University in surrender, dozens still barricaded inside besieged campus

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

Another group of diehard protesters has left the besieged Polytechnic University campus and surrendered to police, as Hong Kong’s transport system returned to relative [...] » More

China plans to add more drugs to price-slashing bulk-buy programme

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

China will add more drugs to its bulk-buy programme in an effort to curb high medicine prices, the country’s cabinet said, in a move that could increase downwards price [...] » More

Beijing vents fury at Washington over HK Human Rights Act

22-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Chinese officials and state media have reacted with fury to the almost-unanimous passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by the US House of Representatives on [...] » More

China official ‘cautiously optimistic’ on US trade deal: Report

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

China’s chief trade negotiator said at a dinner Wednesday night that he was “cautiously optimistic” about reaching a phase one deal with the US, even as [...] » More

China’s economic slowdown amid US strength may cause it to strike a trade deal soon, Nomura says

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

It appears that the trade war is taking a bigger toll on China’s economy than that of the US, and that may prompt the Chinese to surrender, according to Nomura. [...] » More

Morgan Stanley: ‘Phase one’ US-China trade deal might be ‘as good as it gets’

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

An anticipated “phase one” trade deal between the US and China will likely be inked, but the subsequent stages “remain distant,” according to one [...] » More

China ‘medicine’ demand threatens world donkey population: report

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

China’s demand for donkey skins to make a traditional medicine could wipe out more than half the world’s donkey population in the next five years, researchers [...] » More

Chinese surgeons use straws to drain man’s bladder in mid-flight medical emergency

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

Two Chinese surgeons rigged straws, a syringe needle and tubing from an oxygen mask together with tape to perform a life-saving emergency procedure on a flight from southern [...] » More

Many LGBT people in China forced into illegal ‘conversion therapy’: groups

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

Many LGBT people in China are being forced to undergo “conversion therapy”, often done by unscrupulous, unlicensed providers in a sector that operates with little [...] » More