Archive for November 27th, 2019

France will not exclude China’s Huawei from 5G rollout: minister

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

France will not follow the United States and exclude China’s Huawei from its next-generation 5G network, but will have the power to vet all equipment makers for any [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam: Beijing is not holding me accountable for election humiliation and I’m not addressing protesters’ demands

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader said Beijing is not holding her accountable for the landslide defeat of the pro-establishment camp at the district council elections, and [...] » More

Philippines reaping economic benefits from harmonious ties with China: Finance chief

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has said that the Philippines is reaping the benefits from building a harmonious relationship with China, reiterating the [...] » More

China fans desert K-pop star for ‘liking’ HK tweet

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

A South Korean pop star has become the latest celebrity to spark anger on the Chinese internet after he “liked” a tweet about the divisive issue of pro-democracy [...] » More

With MSCI quadrupling China A shares’ weighting in its global benchmarks, fund managers expect inflows of $7 billion

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

Fund managers expect fresh inflows of nearly $7 billion into Chinese equities from global investors after index compiler MSCI lifts the weighting of A shares in its benchmark [...] » More

Exclusive: China sets up HK crisis centre in mainland, considers replacing chief liaison

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

Tightening control over efforts to manage the upheaval in Hong Kong, the Chinese leadership has set up a crisis command centre on the mainland side of the border and is [...] » More

Chinese woman sentenced to 8 months for trespass at Trump resort: report

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

A Chinese woman who stirred fears of espionage when she entered President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort carrying multiple mobile phones and a malware-spiked thumb [...] » More

China’s top trade negotiator Liu He talks to Lighthiser, Mnuchin about ‘resolving core issues’

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

The leaders of the US-China trade negotiations held another phone call on Tuesday morning, China’s Ministry of Commerce said in an online statement. “Both sides [...] » More

Alibaba shares surge on HK debut

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

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba surged Tuesday as it drew back the curtain on a Hong Kong listing the firm described as a vote of confidence in the embattled city. The [...] » More

Turning from nuclear message, Pope urges youth to fight for the earth

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

Pope Francis wrapped up a four-day trip to Japan on Tuesday by turning from the anti-nuclear message that was the backbone of his visit to other key campaigns of his, urging [...] » More

Preventive culling mulled to prevent spread of African swine fever

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

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry is considering allowing the preventive killing of pigs if there is an outbreak of an infectious disease called African swine [...] » More

Famed Tokyo sushi restaurant Jiro left dreaming of Michelin stars

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

A famed Tokyo sushi restaurant where Barack Obama is said to have enjoyed the best sushi of his life has been dropped from the latest Michelin gourmet guide after it stopped [...] » More

Zombies, brollies and happis: Key moments of pope’s Japan trip

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

Pope Francis has wanted to visit Japan since he was a young missionary and his trip was filled with emotion and memorialsbut also some lighthearted moments. Here are some [...] » More

IMF urges Japan to double consumption tax to 20pct by 2050

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

The International Monetary Fund on Monday urged Japan to double its consumption tax rate to 20 percent by 2050 to cover its ballooning social security costs due to the [...] » More

Japan’s 1st bill to punish hate speech submitted in Kawasaki

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

The city of Kawasaki on Monday submitted to its assembly an ordinance bill to introduce criminal penalties for hate speech, the first in Japan. Japan enacted in 2016 a law [...] » More