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US trade envoys to meet China’s Xi, no decision on deadline extension

US trade envoys to meet China’s Xi, no decision on deadline extension

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration’s top two negotiators in trade talks with China will meet on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but there has been no decision to extend [...]
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Explainer: What’s at stake in US-China trade talks

Explainer: What’s at stake in US-China trade talks

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in Beijing this week as Chinese and American negotiators try to hammer out a trade deal [...]
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Japan accuses N Korea of dodging sanctions at sea ahead of Vietnam summit

Japan accuses N Korea of dodging sanctions at sea ahead of Vietnam summit

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Japan says it has caught North Korea repeatedly evading international sanctions at sea, warning the incidents may “just be the tip of the iceberg” of suspected [...]
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After Arrest, Pioneering Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Resolves To ‘Hold The Line’

After Arrest, Pioneering Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Resolves To ‘Hold The Line’

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

Officials in the Philippines released pioneering journalist Maria Ressa from jail Thursday, after her arrest Wednesday on questionable charges of cyber-libel the latest in [...]
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US and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation

US and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese negotiators on Thursday kicked off two days of high-level talks that President Donald Trump says could decide whether he escalates the bruising tariff battle [...]
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Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China and Venezuela seemed like natural bedfellows: one is the planet’s top crude-oil importer and the other possesses the world’s largest reserves. But [...]
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US-China trade talks move to a higher level as March deadline looms

US-China trade talks move to a higher level as March deadline looms

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was looking forward to trade talks with China on Thursday, as discussions in Beijing moved to a higher level in a push to [...]
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US and China open trade talks in Beijing

US and China open trade talks in Beijing

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese negotiators kicked off two days of high-level trade talks in Beijing on Thursday hoping to resolve a festering dispute that has cast a shadow over financial [...]
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Campaigning opens in Okinawa US base relocation vote

Campaigning opens in Okinawa US base relocation vote

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Campaigning began Thursday ahead of a referendum in Japan’s Okinawa on the controversial relocation of a US military base to a remote part of the island. The [...]
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Philippine journalist released on bail after arrest causes outcry

Philippine journalist released on bail after arrest causes outcry

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of a Philippine news website that has locked horns with President Rodrigo Duterte was freed on bail on Thursday, a day after her widely condemned arrest on libel [...]
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Beijing intensifies lobbying of Pacific nations to recognise Taiwan as part of One China

Beijing intensifies lobbying of Pacific nations to recognise Taiwan as part of One China

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Beijing has intensified its campaign to isolate Taiwan in the Pacific, pressing for the region’s peak diplomatic body to formally embrace a One China policy. Sources [...]
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N Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

N Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels that could greatly improve living standards and [...]
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Trump considers 60-day extension for China tariffs deadline  Bloomberg

Trump considers 60-day extension for China tariffs deadline Bloomberg

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump is considering a 60-day extension of the March 1 deadline for higher tariffs on Chinese imports, Bloomberg said on Thursday, citing unnamed sources. [...]
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Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thirteen gay couples filed Japan’s first lawsuit challenging the country’s rejection of same-sex marriage Thursday, arguing the denial violates their [...]
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Korean lawmaker won’t apologise for remarks on Japan’s Emperor

Korean lawmaker won’t apologise for remarks on Japan’s Emperor

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Sraits Times | 6:00 AM

The speaker of South Korea’s Parliament said he had no intention of apologising for his comments about Japan’s emperor, suggesting the issue could continue to [...]
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