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US-China trade war deal reaches first anniversary as bilateral mistrust hits ‘all-time high’

US-China trade war deal reaches first anniversary as bilateral mistrust hits ‘all-time high’

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

One year after signing the phase one trade deal with the US, China remains far behind in its commitment to buy more American goods, though the agreement has been a vital [...] » More

China’s new Covid outbreak near Beijing still not close to a turning point, hospital director says

China’s new Covid outbreak near Beijing still not close to a turning point, hospital director says

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:52 AM

Beijing remains on alert for a resurgence of Covid-19 infections as the neighbouring province of Hebei continues to report new cases every day. Hebei began to report a rise [...] » More

Trump directs government to minimise procurement from China

Trump directs government to minimise procurement from China

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

In another action against China days before he leaves office, US President Donald Trump on Friday directed government departments to look at ways to minimise procurement of [...] » More

Biden should expand contact between US and Taiwanese officials

Biden should expand contact between US and Taiwanese officials

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:52 AM

The turbulence of last week buried an extremely consequential policy decision in the news cycle’s churn. On January 9, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the [...] » More

Malaysia reports 4,029 new coronavirus cases, highest daily count

Malaysia reports 4,029 new coronavirus cases, highest daily count

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Malaysia reported 4,029 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the biggest daily increase recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic, bringing the total number of [...] » More

N Korea unveils ‘world’s strongest weapon’ at military parade

N Korea unveils ‘world’s strongest weapon’ at military parade

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:52 AM

Wearing a giant furry hat, black leather jacket and a beaming smile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un introduced “the world’s strongest weapon” a new [...] » More

Indonesian Semeru volcano erupts, spews ash 5kms into sky

Indonesian Semeru volcano erupts, spews ash 5kms into sky

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

A volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province erupted on Saturday, spewing ash and smoke as high as an estimated 5.6 kilometres into the sky, according to data from the [...] » More

Researchers discover H5N8 strain of bird flu in HK for first time

Researchers discover H5N8 strain of bird flu in HK for first time

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

Hong Kong authorities have stepped up their vigilance against bird flu after a highly pathogenic strain was detected in the city for the first time. The Agriculture, [...] » More

HK government ‘strongly’ objects to US congressional report

HK government ‘strongly’ objects to US congressional report

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

The Hong Kong government said it “strongly” objects to a US congressional report critical of Beijing’s handling of the city, calling the report [...] » More

Five HK democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five HK democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:52 AM

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday. Their escape [...] » More

China says latest COVID-19 outbreak caused by imported cases

China says latest COVID-19 outbreak caused by imported cases

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

About 28 million people have been put under lockdown so far as a result and Ma said the latest outbreak had quickly spread widely due to activities such as wedding banquets [...] » More

Two US military bases in Korea shelter in place as coronavirus curbs extended nationwide

Two US military bases in Korea shelter in place as coronavirus curbs extended nationwide

16-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:11 AM

The US Forces in Korea (USFK) said on Saturday it has imposed a shelter-in-place order on two of its largest basesUS Army Garrison Yongsan and Camp Humphreysuntil Tuesday [...] » More

At least 34 killed as quake rocks Indonesia

At least 34 killed as quake rocks Indonesia

16-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, [...] » More

HK security chief says police surveillance under security law is not subject to existing rules

HK security chief says police surveillance under security law is not subject to existing rules

16-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s security chief said on Friday that police surveillance of communications under the city’s national security law is not subject to rules under the [...] » More

Exclusive: Trump administration adds China’s Comac, Xiaomi to Chinese military blacklist

Exclusive: Trump administration adds China’s Comac, Xiaomi to Chinese military blacklist

16-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Trump administration on Thursday added nine Chinese firms to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, including planemaker Comac and mobile phone maker Xiaomi, [...] » More