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  • Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan, and jail

    Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan, and jail

    SITTING stony-faced at the back of a business-class cabin on an Etihad flight from London to the Pakistani city of Lahore, Nawaz Sharif waited patiently for his arrest on the evening of July 13th. His only sign of stress was a balled-up napkin in his…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 1:42pm -
  • India’s government claims to subsidise farmers, but actually hurts them

    India’s government claims to subsidise farmers, but actually hurts them

    INDIA’S farmers should be the happiest in the world. For decades governments have showered them with perks including a blanket tax exemption; subsidies on fertiliser, seeds, energy and water for irrigation; low-interest loans; cheap crop insur…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 2:48pm -
  • The president of Kazakhstan throws himself a modest birthday bash

    The president of Kazakhstan throws himself a modest birthday bash

    Happy birthday, Mr PresidentIT WAS in June of 1998 that oil-rich Kazakhstan officially inaugurated its purpose-built capital, Astana. But when the 20th anniversary of the city’s founding rolled round this year, the government decided to mark t…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 2:48pm -
  • Pakistan’s former prime minister embraces jail to rally his party

    Pakistan’s former prime minister embraces jail to rally his party

    WHEN Nawaz Sharif recently announced that he would return to Pakistan, not everyone believed him. On July 6th the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), an anti-graft court, had sentenced the 68-year-old former prime minister to ten years’ impr…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 2:48pm -
  • On the hanging of Shoko Asahara, Japan’s nerve-gas guru

    On the hanging of Shoko Asahara, Japan’s nerve-gas guru

    ON THE morning of March 20th 1995 your columnist arrived at work to see the pavements outside his office covered with poisoned commuters. Some were unconscious. Some were twitching or choking, like soldiers in a Wilfred Owen poem. Men in hazmat suits…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 2:48pm -
  • Deliverance for Thailand’s cave-trapped footballers
    RELIEF engulfs Thailand. After 17 days, ten of them without food or medicine, the last of 12 Thai boys and their football coach emerged from the Tham Luang cave on July 10th. The Wild Boars team became trapped 4km into the complex after heavy rains f…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 1:20pm -
  • The boss of Pakistan’s ruling party is sentenced to ten years in jail

    The boss of Pakistan’s ruling party is sentenced to ten years in jail

    EARLY on the morning of July 6th reporters began to assemble their tripods outside Avenfield House, a posh apartment block on London’s Park Lane. The air of wealthy anonymity that hangs around the red-stone building belies its notoriety; in Pa…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 9:15pm -
  • Australia’s states offer to make treaties with aboriginals

    Australia’s states offer to make treaties with aboriginals

    Dancing for recognitionPATRICK DODSON was there on the day, 30 years ago, that prime minister Bob Hawke promised aboriginals a treaty that would at last acknowledge their rights. At the time Mr Dodson was the manager of one of the many “land co…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • Japan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers

    Japan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers

    WHEN Sakura no Mori hospital and care home in Kawaguchi, 20km north of Tokyo, hired its first foreign workers six years ago, some of the patients would shout “gaijinâ€� (“foreignerâ€�) to summon them; others were wary of having…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • The Thai cave rescue

    The Thai cave rescue

    TEN days after a flash flood inundated a 10km-deep network of caves in Thailand which 12 boys and their football coach had been exploring, the missing team was found alive by rescue divers. But the 13, who were discovered 2km into the cave, are still…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • Turkmenistan finds a novel solution to mass emigration

    Turkmenistan finds a novel solution to mass emigration

    Every manat helpsCITIZENS of Turkmenistan are definitely allowed to leave the country, its immigration service insisted in a statement in mid-April. The declaration came in response to reports that men under the age of 30 were being prevented from bo…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • Malaysia’s former prime minister is charged with breach of trust

    Malaysia’s former prime minister is charged with breach of trust

    “IF YOU are listening to this message,â€� began the recording posted on the Facebook page of Najib Razak, the Malaysian prime minister unseated in elections in May, “it means action has been taken.â€� The action in question was…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 3:00pm -

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  • Why battle over qualifications means 100 clinical psychologists in HK could be out of a job
    Intellasia East Asia News As many as 100 practising clinical psychologists risk losing their jobs under a Hong Kong government scheme to regulate various professions in the health care sector as arguments rage over the validity of their qualification…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Asian shares drift lower as China data, trade cast shadows
    Intellasia East Asia News Shares edged lower in Asia early Monday after China reported lackluster growth data in line with expectations. Geopolitical and trade tensions were weighing on sentiment despite gains last week on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE:…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • HK’s Snowden refugees, facing deportation, hope of new life in Canada
    Intellasia East Asia News The seven men and women who sheltered the whistleblower in 2013 are awaiting the result of their final appeal For the past few years, Supun Kellapatha and his wife Nadeeka Dilrukshi, Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Hong Kong, h…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • 10,000 Chinese fish experience freedom, but not for long
    Intellasia East Asia News Thousands of tiny fish released into a lake in northeastern China were recaptured just moments later as locals scooped them up, presumably to make a free lunch. The incident, which happened on Sunday on the shores of Dingxia…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Tropical Depression Son-Tinh nearing Philippines, will bring rain to southern Taiwan
    Intellasia East Asia News Tropical Depression Son-Tinh will bring rain to eastern and southern Taiwan Tropical Depression Son-Tinh has started to pick up speed and is headed toward the northern Philippine island of Luzon, bringing wind and rain to th…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Boeing ‘concerns’ over US-China trade row
    Intellasia East Asia News The head of US aerospace and defence giant Boeing has warned about potential damage of the growing US-China trade row. “Aerospace thrives on free and open trade,” said chief executive Dennis Muilenburg. He said he was co…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • ‘New Southbound Policy’ Insulates Taiwan From USChina Trade War
    Intellasia East Asia News China trade war will not seriously affect Taiwan, which has spent a few years diversifying its economy away from the politically hostile mainland and investing in Southeast Asia, according to a Taiwanese trade official. The…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Trump calls the European Union, Russia, and China ‘foes’ of the US
    Intellasia East Asia News * President Donald Trump named the European Union as a “foe”, along with Russia and China. * When CBS News host Jeff Glor asked him to identify his “biggest foe globally right now”, Trump said the European Union, as…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Taiwanese academic believes Taiwan should plan for US withdrawal from first island chain
    Intellasia East Asia News US will withdraw from Taiwan’s immediate surroundings, accommodate China according to Kung Chia-cheng Former head of the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, Kung Chia-cheng said that the US will withdr…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Authorities save RM1m wildlife parts bound for China black market
    Intellasia East Asia News Police, with the assistance of the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan), busted a regional syndicate suspected to be smuggling wildlife animal parts from Indonesia for the China black market. The authorities a…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Taiwan lawmakers to visit US
    Intellasia East Asia News A group of lawmakers will visit the United States on a six-day trip starting Monday to meet with US government officials and members of Congress, Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Liu Shih-fang said Sunday. During the vi…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • China’s economy slows just as the trade fight begins
    Intellasia East Asia News China’s huge economy is cooling just as trade tensions with the United States are heating up. The world’s second-biggest economy grew by 6.7 percent in the second quarter of the year. That was slightly lower than the pre…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Taiwan’s Daxi Daxi Festival evening art party revolutionised
    Intellasia East Asia News Contemporary met traditional then rocked the night away at the Daxi Daxi kickoff party After a day of fun activities to kick off the Daxi Daxi Festival, the three-week celebration of Lord Guan’s birthday, an evening of chr…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Japan, France to set up framework for maritime issue amid China’s rise
    Intellasia East Asia News Japan and France agreed Saturday to establish a new framework designed to discuss maritime issues and strengthen coordination, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said. Foreign minister Taro Kono and his French counterpart Jean-Yves…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • N Korean claims he was duped into defecting by Korean intelligence
    Intellasia East Asia News The North Korean restaurant manager who defected from China with 12 female staff in 2016 has claimed that he was tricked into fleeing to South Korea and later blackmailed by Seoul’s intelligence services. The claims by Ho…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • As trade war rages, Trump flags fly out of China factory
    Intellasia East Asia News As the China-US trade war rages, a factory set amid corn and mulberry fields in central China stitches together US and “Trump 2020″ flagsand business is good. The US and China have slapped tariffs on billions of dollars…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • For Korean conservatives, Trump adds to deep political problems
    Intellasia East Asia News To South Korean conservatives, President Trump looked like an ally. His tough talk on North Korea, his pro-military views and his disdain for liberal politics all of it fit neatly with the ideas that had ruled the right here…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Don’t mention the trade war: What China doesn’t want people to know in its dispute with the US
    Intellasia East Asia News China’s censors are scrambling to control the narrative about the trade war with the US by giving the media a list of do’s and don’ts when reporting on the topic, sources have said. Four separate sources working for Ch…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Why Korea is ‘crypto crazy’ and what that means for the rest of the world
    Intellasia East Asia News South Korea is truly crypto crazy. While the country has less than 1 percent of the world’s population, estimates indicate it is responsible for 30 percent of all cryptocurrency trading in the world. Steve Lim, CSO of Sout…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • China says its second-quarter GDP growth was 6.7pct, meeting expectations
    Intellasia East Asia News * China posted second-quarter GDP growth reading of 6.7 percent on Monday amid escalating trade tensions. * Beijing’s official GDP figures are closely watched as an indicator of the health of the world’s second-largest e…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • US, N Korea to resume search for remains from Korean War
    Intellasia East Asia News US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that talks on Sunday between US and North Korean officials to discuss the return of remains of US service members killed in the 1950-53 Korean War “resulted in firm commitments” and…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Trade war masks a bigger problem in China’s slowing economy
    Intellasia East Asia News Being caught in the cross-hairs of a $400 billion trade bazooka with the world’s biggest economy’s finger on the trigger is not a comfortable place to be, but it is probably not China’ biggest concern right now. The bi…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters
    Intellasia East Asia News A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armored vehicles stationed at universities to intimidate student protesters. S…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Mercy mission leads Chinese police to theft suspect
    Intellasia East Asia News A goodwill visit to the home of a poor family may have helped police in eastern China solve a long-running criminal case, according to a local media report. Officers in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, visited the home of a ma…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • PDP-Laban reps off to N Korea this week
    Intellasia East Asia News The Partido Demokratiko PilipinoLakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Sunday said 4 of its delegates will leave for North Korea this week, embarking on a first-ever visit by a Philippine political party to Pyongyang. The three-day m…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • China economic growth slows in second quarter, warns on trade war
    Intellasia East Asia News China said on Monday its economic growth slowed slightly in the second quarter as a trade war with the United States gained pace, while it warned of the global damage that could be caused if the row persists. The world’s s…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Despite detente, sanctions on N Korea fan TB epidemic
    Intellasia East Asia News Doctor O Yong Il swings open a glass door with a bright orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionise his life’s work. It’s called the GeneXpert and it’s about the size of a household m…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Canada faces ‘collateral damage’ in escalating US-China trade war
    Intellasia East Asia News Grim scenarios of collateral damage for Canadian consumers and businesses are emerging in response to escalating the US-China trade war. The Trump administration has taken aim at China by imposing a 25 per cent tariff on goo…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • US, N Korea to restart joint searches for soldiers’ remains, Pompeo says
    Intellasia East Asia News Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Sunday that the United States and North Korea agreed to recommence field operations to search for the estimated 5,300 Americans who never returned home from the Korean War. Secretary…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • ZTE stock surges as US supplier ban lifted though outlook remains uncertain
    Intellasia East Asia News Investors on Monday cheered the lifting of a US supplier ban on China’s ZTE Corp , pushing its shares up 17 percent, though analysts cautioned the telecommunications equipment maker still faced many challenges as it works…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • N. Korea, US hold talks on war dead repatriation
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korean and US military officials met Sunday to discuss repatriation of the remains of American troops killed during the Korean War, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Returning the remains of the US soldiers who p…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • NZ’s defence strategy risks wrath of ChinaSimon Bridges
    Intellasia East Asia News National Party leader Simon Bridges is ringing alarm bells about New Zealand’s relations with two world super powersAmerica and China. Bridges told Morning Report he was concerned about the unpredictability of US President…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Huawei could beat Samsung to 5G in Korea
    Intellasia East Asia News While Samsung Electronics Co. has become synonymous with technology in South Korea, a controversial rival could upstage it in the race to build fifth-generation wireless networks in its own backyard. Huawei Technologies Co.,…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Economic agency gets $2.5m to attract Chinese tourists to Wellington
    Intellasia East Asia News $2.5m of funding from a partnership between WREDA, Te Papa, Kiwirail, Weta Studio Tours and Wellington International Airport has been dubbed Team Wellington, and will be used to increase the Chinese visitor numbers to the ca…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Trump hoping for media hype around Putin meeting to match N Korea summit
    Intellasia East Asia News A face-to-face sitdown with a long-feared foe. Endless media hype. Huge ratings. Although President Donald Trump has met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin twice before, he is eager to recreate in Finland the heady experience th…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • China says its second-quarter GDP growth was 6.7pct, meeting expectations
    Intellasia East Asia News * China posted second-quarter GDP growth reading of 6.7 percent on Monday amid escalating trade tensions. * Beijing’s official GDP figures are closely watched as an indicator of the health of the world’s second-largest e…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Korea’s airlines in trouble amid chaebol reform
    Intellasia East Asia News 1/Employees of Korean Air and Asiana Airlines protesting outside the presidential Blue House in Seoul last Saturday. Korean Air chair Cho Yang-ho is under probe for tax evasion and embezzlement, while Asiana Airlines employe…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • China’s ageing population problem worsens as birth and marriage rates fall
    Intellasia East Asia News China’s ageing society problem appears to be worsening, with the latest official statistics revealing that both its birth and marriage rates have dropped significantly. The country is facing huge challenges with its new bi…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • China looks to get cozy with the EU in annual talks as Trump tariffs bite
    Intellasia East Asia News * Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will host European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Beijing, where the two sides could reinvigorate long-running investment treaty talks with…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -
  • Japan’s flood hero: 20 lives saved in a blow-up boat
    Intellasia East Asia News Hiroshi Nomura was streaming the World Cup in his car when torrential flooding began in his home town. He is now being called a hero for jumping into action in an exhausting rescue of many of his neighbours. When the most to…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 18, 11:32pm -

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