Archive for October 23rd, 2020

Oppo open to investing more in India despite China tech backlash, smartphone brand’s president of global sales says

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A bitter border dispute between Chinese and Indian troops may have resulted in a backlash against Chinese technology and bans of more than a hundred apps in the South Asian [...] » More

Bad faith: China’s ‘underground’ Catholics wary of Vatican deal

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A secretive 2018 agreement between Beijing and the Vatican is on the brink of renewal, despite strident US condemnation and warnings from underground Chinese priests loyal to [...] » More

China’s US dollar debt market showing cracks from US sanctions and prospect of more

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

As US-China tensions show no sign of abating, the threat of new Washington-imposed tariffs and sanctions on Chinese firms are starting to reveal cracks in China’s US [...] » More

Vatican, China extend bishop agreement over US opposition

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The Vatican and China extended a controversial accord on bishop nominations Thursday over strong opposition from the White House and conservative Catholics given [...] » More

Trump’s security adviser says: China is the threat of the century

Trump’s security adviser says: China is the threat of the century

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser accused China on Wednesday of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research from the West, casting it as a malign rival [...] » More

China says will maintain ban on outbound tours due to virus risk

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China will continue to suspend outbound group tours and ban travel agencies from allowing inbound tours due to the risk of a resurgence in coronavirus cases this winter, [...] » More

US-China tech war: can Washington take a leaf out of Beijing’s plans on strategic technologies?

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The White House has published a National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies as a road map to ensure that the United States protects its “technology [...] » More

Race for acceptance: why Japan’s Paralympics mean more than medals

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Long-jumper Sayaka Murakami is hoping not just for a medal at the postponed Tokyo Paralympics, but also for lasting acceptance in a Japanese society where disabled people can [...] » More

Japan foreign visitor arrivals down 99.4pct year-on-year in September

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | IAG | 6:02 AM

Japan’s National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has revealed that there were just 13,700 foreign visitor arrivals in September, down 99.4 percent from the almost 2.3 [...] » More

Japan has so few women politicians that when even one is gaffe-prone, it’s damaging

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Last month, Japanese lawmaker Mio Sugita caused outrage on social media when she said that some women lie about sexual assaults. “Women can tell as many lies as they [...] » More

Japan researchers show masks do block coronavirus, but not perfectly

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese researchers showed that masks can offer protection from airborne coronavirus particles, but even professional-grade coverings can’t eliminate contagion risk [...] » More

Japan’s plan to build missile defence system at sea faces mounting costs-source

Japan’s plan to build missile defence system at sea faces mounting costs-source

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Basing Japan’s missile defence systems at sea may cost at least twice as much to complete as its now-abandoned plans for Aegis Ashore ground-based sites and delay it to [...] » More

China’s provocations propel decision to include Australia in upcoming Malabar exercise

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | DefenseNews | 6:02 AM

India announced on Monday that the Australian Navy would join the November 2020 Malabar exercise an annual, high-end joint exercise conducted predominantly at sea that has [...] » More

HK hub puts Cathay in tighter corner than Singapore Air

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

They’re both pillars of their economies, highly regarded by customers and totally reliant on international travel. They’re also in deep financial strife and [...] » More

Singapore working on more trade deals amid Covid, minister says

23-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Singapore is speaking with countries on developing further trade deals in the wake of last year’s pact with the European Union. “We’ve seen many partners [...] » More