Archive for July 8th, 2020

US says Ghosn wired money to man who helped him flee Japan

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:30 AM

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor Co chair, wired $862,500 last year to a company managed by one of the two men who later helped him escape from Japan, US prosecutors [...] » More

Japan issues fresh rain disaster warnings as toll hits 54

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:29 AM

Japan issued fresh landslide and flooding warnings Wednesday as torrential rain moved over the centre of the country and the death toll from days of downpours rose to 54. [...] » More

Why It Is Hard to Get Both Koreas and America to Align in Favour of Peace

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | The National Interest | 10:22 AM

Ending the Korea War by 2025 is a remote and unlikely possibility, but it is not unimaginable. One fundamental challenge to resolving any international conflict is that the [...] » More

Korean war lessons: China and US can be friends ‘if China is a rival they cannot beat’

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:20 AM

China must become an “unbeatable rival” if it is to peacefully coexist with the United States in a new cold war, according to a Chinese state media outlet. Amid [...] » More

US, Korean officials discuss N Korea strategy as Pyongyang rejects talks

US, Korean officials discuss N Korea strategy as Pyongyang rejects talks

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:18 AM

The US point man for North Korea met with South Korean officials in Seoul on Wednesday for wide-ranging talks, overshadowed by Pyongyang’s insistence that it has no [...] » More

US restricts visas on Chinese officials over Tibet

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:12 AM

The United States said Tuesday it was restricting visas to Chinese officials over Tibet, renewing a call for “meaningful autonomy” in the predominantly Buddhist [...] » More

US will restrict visas for some Chinese officials over Tibet: Pompeo

US will restrict visas for some Chinese officials over Tibet: Pompeo

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, citing what he called human rights abuses by the Chinese government in Tibetan areas, said the United States would restrict visas for some [...] » More

China opens new HK security agency headquarters

China opens new HK security agency headquarters

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:05 AM

China on Wednesday opened a new office for its intelligence agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time under a tough new security law, transforming a hotel into [...] » More

FBI chief says China threatens families to coerce overseas critics to return to China

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:57 AM

FBI director Christopher Wray on Tuesday urged China-born people in the United States to contact the FBI if Chinese officials try to force them to return to China under a [...] » More

Russia, China veto UN extension of cross-border aid in Syria

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:54 AM

Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended authorisation for cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria for a year, though [...] » More

WHO experts to travel to China at weekend to study COVID-19 origins

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:52 AM

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that experts from the global body would travel to China at the weekend to prepare a study of the origins of the novel [...] » More

China reports seven new coronavirus cases for July 7, down from prior day

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:51 AM

China on Wednesday reported seven new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 7, compared with eight cases a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the new [...] » More

EVFTA expected to give a lift to real estate sector

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:14 AM

Many segments of the real estate market are soon expected to benefit from the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, which takes effect in August. According to property consultancy [...] » More

Sacombank signs up to lend to enterprises affected by COVID-19

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:11 AM

Sacombank and 15 other banks have signed credit contracts to provide preferential loans to corporate customers to support them in their efforts to restore and expand business [...] » More

Asian investors take breather after latest stocks surge

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets mostly fell Tuesday as traders took a step back after their latest rally, with a run of upbeat economic data offset by fears over a spike in new virus [...] » More