The price of apples is soaring in China, and Beijing is showing concern - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News * The cost of half a kilogram of apples jumped to 15.19 yuan at the beginning of June from 11.81 yuan at the end of April, Dada-JD Daojia said. * Between April and early June, sales of apples on the delivery site fell 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago, the company said. […]
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‘There’s China and there’s everything else:’ Trump’s trade wars scramble domestic political fights - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Trump has pushed Republicans away from their long-held positions on free trade. President Donald Trump’s multi-front trade war on the global stage has opened two distinct political battles over tariffs in the domestic arena that will shape the future of US trade policy: in his race for reelection, and in the coming reckoning in Congress […]
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HK is in danger. China’s promise of democracy was a lie - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News The ninth of June 2019 was a Sunday. Any other Sunday in summer at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, old men and women would do their usual walkabouts and maids would gather, spread out groundsheets, cover them with spicy delicacies and listen to Filipino pop songs. But it was not like any other Sunday, at least […]
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Oil prices could fall to $45 per barrel if US-China trade war escalates, says investor - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News * Global oil prices could fall to as low as $45 per barrel if tensions between the US and China worsen, said Rainer Michael Preiss, executive director at Taurus Wealth Advisors. * The US and China failing to resolve tensions will cause the global economy to weaken even more and hurt oil demand, said Preiss. […]
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Senators warn Trump to not use Huawei as chip in trade talks - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Two leading US senators warned President Donald Trump’s administration Thursday to not use Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei’s access to the US market as a negotiating tool in trade talks with Beijing. Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Mark Warner, both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, echoed rising concerns Trump could water down an effective ban […]
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Turnbull ‘nuttiness’ to blame for bad relationship with China, Kevin Rudd says - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Former Labour PM also likens News Corp to China’s state run media and says political barriers may prevent US and China reaching a trade deal Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has blamed Malcolm Turnbull’s “domestically and politically self-indulgent nuttiness” for the problems in the relationship between China and Australia, in a wide-ranging address in which […]
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Trump talks trade with Apple CEO Cook as China dispute looms - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News US President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday to discuss trade and other hot-button issues facing the tech company as Trump deliberates whether to make good on his threat to hike tariffs on imports from China. Trump’s meeting with Cook was disclosed by daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump during an event […]
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South Rorea: Donald Trump’s letter from Kim Jong Un has a ‘Very interesting part’ he left out - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been briefed on contents of the recent letter sent from North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un to President Donald Trump, and he said Thursday that there was something missing from the public reports. Trump first revealed to reporters Tuesday that he “just received a beautiful letter from Kim […]
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Kim Jong Un’s ‘beautiful’ letter to Trump contained no details on way forward, source says - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News A “beautiful” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un touted by President Donald Trump on Tuesday lacked substance and did not contain any details on a way forward for the stalled denuclearisation talks between the two countries, according to a source familiar with its contents. On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Trump […]
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Pride (without) Pictures: Korea has strict laws about taking photos at Pride - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Seoul, capital of South Korea, held the only Korean Pride Parade until 2009. The first South Korean Pride took place in 2000, and 50 people attended. The queer community in South Korea still faces legal discrimination. Laws and human rights surrounding the LGBTQ community are confusing, to say the least. Although same-sex relationships are legal, […]
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Johor aims to be investment destination for China companies, says exco - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Johor International Trade, Investment and Utility Committee chair Jimmy Puah Wee Tse today said the state aims to be China’s investment destination of choice in the manufacturing sector by the end of this year following an ongoing trade war between the United States and China Puah said many companies wanted to avoid tariffs of up […]
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US reportedly denies Tesla’s request to waive tariffs on Chinese-made Model 3 parts - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News * Tesla’s requests to waive tariffs on the car company’s China-made centre screen and car computer on its Model 3 has reportedly been denied. * The US Trade Representative previously denied a waiver request for Tesla’s autopilot “brain” in May. * The automaker is seeking exemptions from the 25 percent tariffs imposed on certain imports […]
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Uber, Bird loses bid for US tariff relief on Chinese-made bikes, scooters - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News The US Trade Representative’s Office rejected Uber Technologies Inc’s request for relief from 25 percent tariffs imposed on Chinese-made electric bicycles, according to a May 29 letter. The “Jump” bikes that operate in more than a dozen US cities were among $16 billion in Chinese products hit by the Trump administration with new tariffs in […]
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China still ‘exploring’ international board for foreign companies to raise funds on Shanghai Stock Exchange - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Shanghai ambitions to transform itself into a global finance hub on par with New York and London includes a long-discussed international board to attract foreign corporate giants to raise funds on the mainland stock market. The plan is still alive, a key official says, but needs approval from the State Council, China’s cabinet. “We are […]
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China issues warning after Canada raises concerns over planned extradition law - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Beijing’s bill would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges China is once again issuing a warning to Canada after Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland put out a statement outlining concerns over Beijing’s planned extradition law. Violent protests in Hong Kong this week are in opposition to a government-sponsored bill that […]
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How China could meddle in the 2020 election - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News You face an American adversary insisting you change the way you run your economy. If you give in, you’ll look weak to your own people. But the American president is unpopular in his own country, and might not survive reelection in 2020. And you, the Chinese president, might be able to nudge him off the […]
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Kemp’s first trade mission as governor: Korea - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News A Georgia delegation headed by Gov. Brian Kemp is heading to South Korea to pitch the state to companies there, and visit companies that already invest here. Kemp called the announcement of the trip the “most exciting” of his time in office so far, and made it in his ceremonial office, surrounded by representatives of […]
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Korea’s government wants greener energy. Who will pay for it? - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News There are few subsidies for renewables or disincentives to build coal-fired plants Standing in the middle of a huge coastal mud flat, Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, announced in October the beginning of “a new 1,000-year energy history” for his country. Behind him stretched a field of solar panels; a large windmill loomed in the […]
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US, allies accuse N Korea of violating UN sanctions on refined petroleum - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News The US is accusing North Korea of breaching UN sanctions on the import of refined petroleum via illegal ship-to-ship transfersa move that marks a contrast to the warmer rhetoric directed at the North Korean regime coming from the White House. A Security Council diplomat told reporters late Wednesday that the US, along with 25 other […]
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BTS, Korean pop titans who conquered the West - 1日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Paris’s Stade de France stadium is packed. The crowd is a sea of screaming teenagers in sporty hoodies, colourful rabbit ears andas it starts to rainplastic ponchos. In a puff of smoke, BTS bursts onto the stage from behind two giant inflatable leopards. Dressed in white suits, they jump around to pumping hit “Dionysus”, to […]
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