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    • Senior China diplomat says US seriously damaged hard-won mutual trust
      Intellasia East Asia News Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticising Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uig…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • China’s bitcoin miners have greater production power: research
      Intellasia East Asia News Chinese miners control 66 percent of global bitcoin computer power. China’s bitcoin miners now control two-thirds of the crypto network’s processing power, research showed on Wednesday. And a growing share that is likely…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Hearts ‘linked as one’ as Taiwan welcomes tiny Nauru amid China tussle
      Intellasia East Asia News The president of the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru promised on Friday to always stand beside Taiwan as their hearts are “linked as one”, as he visited Taipei amid a growing tussle for influence in the region betwee…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Fashion house Prada appoints L’Oreal to run its luxury beauty products amid sales decline in China
      Intellasia East Asia News Cosmetics giant L’Oreal will develop Prada Group’s fragrance business, in the first step of a licensing agreement to run the Italian fashion house’s luxury beauty products. Starting January 1, the parent company of May…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Tax grants slashed again for donation-enriched Izumisano
      Intellasia East Asia News The Internal Affairs and Communication Ministry on Friday announced plans to provide local governments across the nation with semiannual special grants from tax revenue, with the grant amount for the western city of Izumisan…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • China coy on ‘BIG’ trade deal announced by Trump
      Intellasia East Asia News US President Donald Trump has declared that a deal to de-escalate the trade war with China was imminent but Beijing remained coy on Friday and cautioned that any agreement must be “mutually beneficial.” Reports Washingto…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • US on verge of landmark China trade deal: Trump
      Intellasia East Asia News The United States was poised Thursday to announce a historic trade deal with China, days before new tariffs are due to kick in between the world’s two largest economies, easing a commercial dispute that has roiled markets…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Beijing’s legal influence triggers disquiet in HK financial sector
      Intellasia East Asia News When China’s top legislature criticised a Hong Kong court’s rejection of a face mask ban there, some global firms began to fear the potential for mainland interference in commercial contracts, lawyers and finance executi…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • ‘Christmas has come early’: Japan and HK soar more than 2.5pct amid trade optimism
      Intellasia East Asia News Shares in Asia jumped on Friday following news that Washington and Beijing have agreed to a phase one trade deal in principle. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index led gains among major markets regionally, soaring 2.57 percent to c…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Almost HK$1 billion spent on police overtime pay since HK protests broke out in June
      Intellasia East Asia News Nearly HK$1 billion (US$128.2 million) has been spent on police overtime pay over the past six months of social unrest in Hong Kong, the Security Bureau has revealed in a paper submitted to the Legislative Council. The amoun…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • HK protesters mark six months since pivotal clash with police
      Intellasia East Asia News Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gathered on Thursday to mark six months since their first major clash with police, when they blocked legislators from advancing an extradition bill that has since been scrapped. On June 12,…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • ‘Why is the road broken?’ Sightless HKers live city of protest by sound
      Intellasia East Asia News In Hong Kong, when the tempo of traffic-light signals accelerates to about 800 ticks a minute, visually impaired residents know they can safely cross the road. But over the past six months of unrest, many streets have lost t…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Refinitiv created filter to block Reuters stories amid HK protests
      Intellasia East Asia News As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters’ demands in a bid to defus…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Man found guilty of murder in HK body-in-cement case while two co-defendants convicted of manslaughter
      Intellasia East Asia News A Hong Kong man who fled to Taiwan after encasing his business partner in a block of cement three years ago was on Friday found guilty of murder after trial and jailed for life. His two co-defendants, who had been present at…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • China’s actions ‘not in accord with US values of science ethics’, report says
      Intellasia East Asia News Research organisations in the United States should work more closely with the intelligence community to protect against unwelcome foreign intrusions, a science advisory group has recommended amid a flurry of investigations i…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • HK students stood third in English proficiency in Asia in 2018, IELTS rankings reveal
      Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong students’ English proficiency continued to rank third in Asia, behind Malaysia and the Philippines, in 2018, according to a global education consultant. Education consultancy firm IDP, which administers the IELTS…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Hundreds of Chinese scammers hauled to court
      Intellasia East Asia News Authorities have brought the first group of the 680 Chinese nationals they arrested for alleged online scams to the Sessions Court in Sepang today to face charges. According to national news agency Bernama, over 200 of the g…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Taiwan says will give HK people help if needed
      Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan will provide “necessary help” for people from Hong Kong who come to the island, the government said on Thursday (December 12) after a meeting with a Hong Kong student delegation, amid concerns they may not get pro…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • China’s top diplomat blames US ‘paranoia’ as ties unravel
      Intellasia East Asia News China’s most senior diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticising Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Mus…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Taiwan, Germany sign agreement on promoting transitional justice
      Intellasia East Asia News With a letter of intent (LOI) inked in Berlin on Thursday (December 12), Taiwan and Germany are looking to expand their collaboration to promote transitional justice. In addition to economic, educational, and cultural affair…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Trump approves US-China trade deal to halt December 15 tariffs
      Intellasia East Asia News President Donald Trump signed off on a phase-one trade deal with China, averting the December 15 introduction of a new wave of US tariffs on about $160 billion of consumer goods from the Asian nation, according to people fam…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Taiwan bans pork from Indonesia after African swine fever outbreak
      Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture announced on Friday (December 13) that a hefty penalty will be levied on tourists who bring pork products from Indonesia following its first confirmed case of African swine fever (ASF). The…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Citi, Credit Suisse drop China’s Ucommune US IPO over valuation sources
      Intellasia East Asia News Citigroup Inc (C.N) and Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S) have dropped out of the US initial public offering of Chinese shared workspace provider Ucommune, baulking at its desired valuation, two people with direct knowledge of…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Tsai welcomes Nauru president to Taiwan, discusses closer ties
      Intellasia East Asia News Welcoming Nauruan President Lionel Aingimea with military honors on Friday (December 13), President Tsai Ing-wen pledged to further deepen Taiwan’s relationship with its ally. The president of the Pacific island state arri…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • A Defiant Stand for Freedom
      Intellasia East Asia News The last time a despotic power devastated Hong Kong was during World War II. On December 8, 1941, Imperial Japanese troops poured over the hills from China, overwhelmed the main line of British colonial defenses, and took up…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Hearts ‘linked as one’ as Taiwan welcomes tiny Nauru amid China tussle
      Intellasia East Asia News The president of the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru promised on Friday to always stand beside Taiwan as their hearts are “linked as one”, as he visited Taipei amid a growing tussle for influence in the region betwee…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs
      Intellasia East Asia News The Trump administration and China were expected to announce Friday a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war. Thursday evening, a senior admin…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Ministry of Health considers reforming Taiwan’s health insurance programme
      Intellasia East Asia News In light of the recent scandal involving hospitals taking more patients than they were allowed to, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) is contemplating making adjustments to the current National Health Insurance…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • US, China agree to reduce tariffs, delay duties scheduled for December 15: source
      Intellasia East Asia News The United States has agreed to reduce some tariffs on Chinese goods and delay a tranche of tariffs that were slated to go into effect on December 15 as part of a trade deal between the two economic giants, a US source famil…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Tuvalu voices support for Taiwan at UN climate change conference
      Intellasia East Asia News Tuvalu prime minister Kausea Natano spoke up for Taiwan Wednesday at the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference, in support of the nation’s participation in the annual meeting. Natano was the second of several world…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • China leaders promise to shore up 2020 growth amid trade war
      Intellasia East Asia News China’s leaders are promising to shore up economic growth next year in the face of a tariff war with Washington and to reduce poverty and pollution. Leaders of the ruling Communist Party, in a statement reported Friday by…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Japan, S. Korea foreign ministers to meet next week in Madrid
      Intellasia East Asia News Japan and South Korea are arranging for their foreign ministers to meet next week in Madrid to lay the groundwork for an upcoming summit between prime minister Shinzo Abe and President Moon Jae In, government sources said Th…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Beijing’s legal influence triggers disquiet in HK financial sector
      Intellasia East Asia News When China’s top legislature criticised a Hong Kong court’s rejection of a face mask ban there, some global firms began to fear the potential for mainland interference in commercial contracts, lawyers and finance executi…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • S. Korean prosecution unit appeals against actor Kang Ji-hwan’s suspended sentence for rape
      Intellasia East Asia News The South Korean prosecution has submitted an appeal against the ruling of a three-year suspended sentence for South Korean actor Kang Ji-hwan for raping two women. The Seongnam Branch of the Suwon District Prosecutors’ Of…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • US, China strike partial trade deal that cuts tariffs
      Intellasia East Asia News President Donald Trump has signed off on a mini-trade deal with China, four people familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday, marking another trade victory he can tout as he faces impeachment led by House Democrats. A…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • N Korea berates US for criticising its missile tests
      Intellasia East Asia News North Korea has accused the United States of “hostile provocation” for criticising its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and says the Trump administration may have blown its chance…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Oil prices hit highest in three months as US-China trade deal takes shape
      Intellasia East Asia News Oil prices extended gains on Friday, scaling three-month highs as the United States and China moved closer to a resolution to the 18-month trade war between the world’s two biggest economies that has raised big questions a…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Malaysian court approves N. Korean’s extradition to US
      Intellasia East Asia News A North Korean man is likely to face money-laundering charges in the United States after a Malaysian court approved his extradition Friday, in a case his lawyers claim is politically motivated. Mun Chol Myong has denied FBI…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Drivers and passengers have lucky escape after hole swallows cars in southeast China
      Intellasia East Asia News Two cars have been swallowed by a hole that opened up in the ground near a subway station in southeast China. It is the latest of a string of ground collapses involving subway projects in mainland cities this year. The 500 s…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Korea finds some liquid e-cigarette products have ingredient linked to lung illness
      Intellasia East Asia News South Korean health authorities have found vitamin E acetate, which may be linked to lung illnesses, in some liquid e-cigarette products made by Juul Labs and KT&G, they said on Thursday, but the two companies denied using t…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • China’s foreign minister says at symposium the US has successively angered and suppressed China
      Intellasia East Asia News Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticising Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uig…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Malaysia seizes Vietnamese oil tanker that was tracked in N Korea
      Intellasia East Asia News A Vietnamese oil tanker which Reuters reported visited North Korea in February has been seized by Malaysia after it was found adrift off the Malaysian coast, maritime agency officials said. Refinitiv shipping data quoted by…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Trade war: US and China said to agree on ‘phase one’ deal, with new US tariffs set aside
      Intellasia East Asia News The United States and China have reached consensus on the terms of a “phase one” trade deal, multiple US media outlets reported on Thursday. Intended to be the first in a series of incremental agreements to resolve the t…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Delivery Hero orders up Korea’s Woowa for $4 billion in world’s biggest food app deal
      Intellasia East Asia News Germany’s Delivery Hero (DHER.DE) has agreed to buy South Korea’s top food delivery app operator Woowa Brothers for $4 billion and form a joint venture to take on heavyweights like Uber Eats in other fast-growing Asia ma…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • US offers to cancel December 15 tariffs on Chinese goods: WSJ
      Intellasia East Asia News US trade negotiators have offered to cancel a new round of tariffs on imported Chinese goods set to take effect on Sunday as part of an effort to cement a phase-one deal to de-escalate the trade relationship between the two…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • China ramps up campaign to redefine ‘human rights’
      Intellasia East Asia News China is ramping up a global campaign to promote its own vision of human rights, inviting the likes of North Korea and Syria to a forum on the topic and drafting other countries to back its policies at the UN. Western nation…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Japan’s Abe planning to cancel trip to India over security fears: media
      Intellasia East Asia News Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is planning to scrap a visit to northeast India as the security situation there deteriorates following the passage of a controversial citizenship bill, media reported Friday. Abe had annou…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • China reaffirms any trade deal must be ‘mutually beneficial’
      Intellasia East Asia News The Chinese foreign ministry said China was committed to resolving the trade dispute with the US, but added the agreement should be mutually beneficial. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying stopped short of saying if the two si…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Japan’s Hoya to launch $1.4 billion counter-bid for Toshiba unit NuFlare
      Intellasia East Asia News Japan’s Hoya Corp (7741.T) said on Friday it would make a $1.4 billion counter-bid for NuFlare Technology Inc (6256.T) in what could become a hostile offer for the Toshiba Corp (6502.T) unit, which the electronics conglome…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -
    • Asian markets celebrate early Christmas on trade, Brexit optimism
      Intellasia East Asia News Christmas came early to Asian markets Friday as equities and the pound surged on reports China and the US had reached a trade agreement and exit polls predicted a landslide election win for British prime minister Boris Johns…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 19, 11:02pm -

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