China 

Has Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ met its match in Xi Jinping’s long game? FBI’s former crisis negotiator breaks it down

US President Donald Trump lacks the negotiating talent needed to resolve the US-China trade war in America’s favour, according to James Chip Massey, a former crisis negotiator at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who now advises CEOs on business negotiations.Massey, who spent weeks of intensive training to join the FBI’s Crisis Negotiations Team and once worked on espionage cases, told the South China Morning Post that he holds little hope for Trump, given the president’s famed… Source link

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China no match for US unicorns in AI, big data and robotics as it continues to play catch-up in R&D, says Credit Suisse

China lags far behind the US in producing genuine hi-tech unicorns in artificial intelligence, robotics and biotech as it is still paying catch-up in scientific research, according to Credit Suisse.In a report released on Tuesday titled “China Unicorns, preparing to gallop”, Credit Suisse said that although China accounted for nearly one-third of the world’s 326 start-ups valued at US$1 billion or more, its share of unicorns in sectors requiring more advanced scientific research capability such… Source link

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China can’t quite match appeal of European firms as Asia’s windpower infrastructure boom begins

Building a new generation of windpower infrastructure across key economies in Asia could add up to a bonanza for European firms, in a rare instance where state-owned Chinese companies find themselves on the back foot.Offshore wind-farm construction projects, already on the drawing boards in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan among others Asian economies, are likely to be dominated by foreign engineering firms, which have a lead in terms of skills and project experience, according to the Asia Wind… Source link

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Singapore 

Baby ‘dumped’ by S’pore couple in Taiwan: Blood samples found in hotel room match newborn’s DNA, Singapore News

Taiwanese police on Monday (March 4) confirmed that blood samples taken from the hotel room of a Singaporean woman, who is alleged to have disposed of her newborn girl, match the DNA of the baby. The confirmation reported in Taiwanese media comes nearly a week after the authorities launched investigations into a Singapore couple suspected of wrapping the baby’s body in a black plastic bag and dumping it in a food recycling bin in central Taipei. Police believe that the body of the baby, which had the placenta and umbilical…

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Discounted Hong Kong development does not match demand for smaller apartments, fails to sell out

Hong Kong developer Sino Land managed to sell only 75 per cent of apartments put up for sale at heavy discounts at its Mayfair by The Sea 8 development in Tai Po. By 3pm on Wednesday, it had sold 171 out of a first batch of 228 units. The sale comes amid warnings by analysts about further declines in prices. And at an average price of HK$13,228 (US$1,686) per square foot after the discount in the first price list, the property is going for 26.5 per cent less than the…

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Vietnam 

VNĐ800m for 30-second TV ad in Việt Nam – Japan Asian Cup 2019’s quarterfinal match – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Việt Nam’s players celebrate after making it through to the quarter-finals. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Linh Viet Nam News The national broadcaster has increased the price by VNĐ200 million compared to the Việt Nam-Jordan knock-out match, which matched the same rate the corporation was charging for the World Cup 2018 final between Franch and Croatia and only lower than the record of VNĐ950 million for the AFF Cup 2019 final between Việt Nam and Malaysia in December 2018. The Việt Nam-Japan match will take place at 8pm (local…

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Singapore 

Man challenges cyclist in viral dispute with lorry driver to cycling match: ‘I better and faster than you’, Singapore News

In just a matter of days, a cyclist involved in an altercation with a lorry driver along Pasir Ris Drive 3 on Dec 22 has become Singapore’s most hated man. The cyclist was caught on camera knocking off the lorry’s side mirror in a video that has garnered almost three million views to date. Both the cyclist and lorry driver were subsequently arrested. But while many netizens rallied behind the lorry driver, who later shared his side of the story, the cyclist became the target of an online mob lynching.…

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