Archive for November 28th, 2019

Korea, Asean pledge to boost trade as ‘indispensable friends’ in face of protectionism

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

South Korea and the Asean countries on Tuesday vowed to redouble efforts to expand economic cooperation despite the global wave of protectionism, promising to boost two-way [...] » More

Is Trump Getting Ready to Sell Out Korea and Japan?

28-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheDailyBeast | 6:02 AM

The president has long thought Tokyo and Seoul should do without US troops and bases, and maybe get their own nukes. Now he’s squeezing them in that direction. [...] » More

Korea fires warning shots towards N Korean merchant vessel

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

South Korea’s military fired warning shots towards a North Korean merchant boat with engine trouble that violated their sea border on Wednesday, South Korean officials [...] » More

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hammers China on HK and Xinjiang

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hammers China on HK and Xinjiang

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

America’s top diplomat poked at two of Beijing’s pressure points on Tuesday, calling on China to let democracy reign in Hong Kong while urging the Asian giant to [...] » More

China’s October industrial profits post biggest fall since 2011 amid trade war and sliding producer prices

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

Profits at China’s industrial firms plummeted 9.9 per cent in October from a year earlier, marking the steepest fall since 2011, data released on Wednesday showed. [...] » More

China postal savings bank ties up with Ant Financial on fintech innovation

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

Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) , the state bank with the largest branch network, said it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with fintech giant Ant Financial on [...] » More

Three detained in China accused of beating psychiatric patient to death

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

Three people accused of beating a 57-year-old woman to death at a psychiatric hospital have been detained by police in southern China. The three, surnamed Chen, Fei and [...] » More

Beijing finally responds to HK election results after big win for democrats

Beijing finally responds to HK election results after big win for democrats

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

After Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide win in local elections, Chinese state media called the results “skewed” and a [...] » More

Pro-democracy activists urge Trudeau to show some ‘guts’ dealing with China

Pro-democracy activists urge Trudeau to show some ‘guts’ dealing with China

28-Nov-2019 Intellasia | NationalPost | 6:02 AM

The Trudeau government in August called for an end to the violence, and for China to respect human rights in Hong Kong, but has largely been quiet since then Hong Kong [...] » More

China slams ‘selfish’ US Middle East policies

China slams ‘selfish’ US Middle East policies

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

China on Wednesday denounced US policies in the Middle East as “selfish”, as it blamed Washington for destabilising the fraught region where Beijing has stepped [...] » More

Official says Xi cannot cling to power forever

28-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

Eliminating presidential term limit does not mean ‘president for life,’ senior official tells media A senior cadre at the Communist Party’s Central Party [...] » More

‘Adjust your location quickly’ How China warns residents before rockets crash down from space

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

China successfully launched satellites to space last week but a shower of rocket debris after the launch crushed buildings in the Sichuan province, captured in a video shared [...] » More

US-China trade deal close, Trump says; negotiations continue

US-China trade deal close, Trump says; negotiations continue

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

The United States and China are close to agreement on the first phase of a trade deal, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, after top negotiators from the two countries [...] » More

1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

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

Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, mystery surrounds his fate as well as theirs. He [...] » More

Huawei CEO: We can still be No.1 without Google

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

Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei believes his company can still become the world’s top smartphone brand, even if it remains cut off from Google’s software and [...] » More