Archive for January 18th, 2020

US ambassador ‘surprised’ N Korea didn’t send threatened ‘Christmas gift’ as nuclear deadline closed

US ambassador ‘surprised’ N Korea didn’t send threatened ‘Christmas gift’ as nuclear deadline closed

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:02 AM

The US ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he was “surprised” and “glad” that North Korea failed to deliver its threatened “Christmas [...] » More

Korea lowers travel alert level for HK

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea on Friday lowered its travel alert level for Hong Kong, the foreign ministry said, amid signs of stability in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory plagued by [...] » More

Seoul seeks to revive tours to NK

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

Seoul is moving to pursue inter-Korean projects such as allowing individual South Korean tourists to travel to North Korea and seeking ways to work around international [...] » More

Samsung de facto leader Lee Jae-yong attends fourth hearing of retrial

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Samsung Electronics’ de facto leader Lee Jae-yong on Friday appeared at the Seoul High Court with his lawyers to attend the fourth hearing of the retrial on Lee’s [...] » More

Luxury yachts caught smuggling Chinese immigrants into Florida, federal investigators say

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

Forty Chinese immigrants were charged thousands of dollars to be smuggled in yachts from the Bahamas into Florida, according to federal court documents that allege a scheme [...] » More

Second person dies from SARS-linked virus in China: official

Second person dies from SARS-linked virus in China: official

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A second person has died in China from a mysterious SARS-linked virus that has stricken dozens and appeared in two other Asian countries, officials said. Local authorities [...] » More

No pigging out on pork delicacies for China this Lunar New Year

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

For Xu, a mother and wife from central China, losing her family’s entire pig herd to African swine fever almost meant not serving the cured pork, known as la rou, and [...] » More

China’s 2019 birth rate slowest in 70 yearsstats bureau

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s birth rate fell to its lowest last year since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, posing a long-term challenge for its [...] » More

Huawei exec set to fight Canada court battle against US extradition

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Canadian court on Monday will consider a US request to hand over Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest 13 months ago on fraud charges plunged Canada-China [...] » More

EU-China investment agreement negotiations enter ‘critical stage’ EU ambassador

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Negotiations on an investment agreement between the European Union and China are progressing and have entered a “critical stage” after six years of talks, a [...] » More

China to curb farming near rivers in push to reverse water pollution official

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China will impose more curbs on agriculture and widen restrictions on industrial development in the next five years in a bid to protect scarce, already contaminated water [...] » More

China tells US to respect its territorial integrity after USS Shiloh sails through Taiwan Strait

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China said it closely followed and monitored a US Navy warship sailing through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, calling on the US to respect China’s territorial integrity. [...] » More

Exclusive: Volkswagen to buy 20pct of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan amid electric push sources

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Volkswagen AG is set to take a 20 percent stake in Chinese electric vehicle battery maker Guoxuan High-tech Co Ltd, two sources told Reuters, as the German firm accelerates [...] » More

Chinese president heads to Burma for crucial state visit

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

China’s President Xi Jinping was heading to Myanmar on Friday for a state visit likely to deepen the countries’ already close bilateral relations at a critical [...] » More

Five things to know in the case of Huawei’s Meng

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hearings into whether a Huawei executive can be extradited to the United States will begin on January 20 in Vancouver, in a case with potential repercussions for ties between [...] » More