Archive for April, 2016

HK March home prices fall for 6th straight month amid rising supply

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s home prices posted their sixth consecutive month of decline in March, government data showed, with housing supply expected to hit a record high over the [...]
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HK’s Biggest Retail Rival Is on Its Doorstep

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Luxury-watch retailer Halewinner will almost double its store count in the Chinese gambling hub of Macau, where casinos want time to be irrelevant, dealing another blow to [...]
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Why HK is still seen as good regional hub for global media

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Ejinsight | 6:00 AM

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, the popular watering hole for journalists in Hong Kong, may need to give a serious thought about moving into larger premises. Yes, the [...]
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Taiwan Economy Shrank in First Quarter as Weak Exports Drag

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s economy contracted on a yearly basis for a third straight quarter as an export slump showed no signs of abating, adding urgency to President-elect Tsai [...]
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Taiwan to step up pressure on Japan over Okinotori fishing issue

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Officials in Taiwan said Thursday Taipei is stepping up diplomatic efforts to clarify its position on Okinotori, the southernmost point of Japanese territory, after a [...]
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Man from China reaches Kinmen ‘seeking freedom’

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

A man from China’s coastal Zhejiang Province landed on the Taiwan-controlled outlying island of Kinmen off the Chinese coast in a rubber boat early Thursday, claiming [...]
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Counterfeit Taiwan kaoliang liquor ring busted in China

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Police in Taiwan and China have joined forces to break a Chinese counterfeiting ring that allegedly produced and sold fake Taiwanese brands of kaoliang liquor in the [...]
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Tourism boost for ancestral hometown of Taiwan’s next president

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

After the sole beluga whale wistfully toying with a float at the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and beaches where films such as Life of Pi and Cape No 7 were [...]
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Economic Daily News: Re-shape Taiwan’s innovation system

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:00 AM

Lee Chih-kung (???), who will take office as the new economics minister in May, told the media recently that President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (???) had asked him to place the [...]
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Foreign counterfeit bank card ring busted in Taiwan

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Thursday that it has busted an international counterfeit bank card ring suspected of bank card fraud in Taiwan. The CIB said it [...]
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Groups call on US to support Taiwanese sovereignty

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

Representatives from a coalition of pro-Taiwan groups assembled in front of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday to call on the US government to assist Taiwan in [...]
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Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen Vows to Maintain Ties with China via Democracy

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s newly elected president Tsai Ing-wen vowed to maintain the status quo in the island’s relationship with mainland China but will do so following her [...]
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Taiwan ups the ante in protest against seizure of fishing boat

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Foreign minister David Lin (???) on Friday summoned Japan’s de facto ambassador in Taipei to lodge a formal protest against the seizure earlier this week [...]
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Taiwan economy shrinks more than expected in Q1, more rate cuts seen

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s trade-reliant economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter as exports tumbled, pressuring the new government to come up with stimulus measures and [...]
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US looking forward to working with Tsai: AIT director

30-Apr-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The United States sees Taiwan as a vital partner and looks forward to working with President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (???) and her incoming administration to build on the [...]
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