Archive for January 28th, 2017

New Documents Reveal Secret Costs of HK Palace Museum

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Artnet | 6:00 AM

The Palace Museum in Hong Kong, a planned branch of Beijing’s “Forbidden City,” has been controversial since its announcement in late December 2016, with [...]
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Candidate for HK chief Tsang insists he has Beijing’s trust

Candidate for HK chief Tsang insists he has Beijing’s trust

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

Former Hong Kong financial secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, who is seeking to become the city’s Chief Executive in March, has cited his government experience over two [...]
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Autonomy in HK is at a 20-year low

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Joshua Wong is the secretary general and co-founder of Demosisto, a political party in Hong Kong. Jeffrey Ngo is a master’s degree student in global histories at New [...]
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Britain is ‘selling its honour’ with HK, says Lord Patten

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The last British governor of Hong Kong, Lord Pattern, has accused the UK of “selling its honour” by putting trade with China before defending freedoms in the [...]
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HK Apple Supplier Buys HK$2.8 Billion Property

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Mansion Global | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong billionaire who manufactures iPhone screens has paid HK$2.8 billion (US$361 million) for a massive property on Victoria Peak, a mountainous hub for luxury real [...]
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Seven more Korean tourists report being raped by taxi drivers in Taiwan

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Korean foreign affairs agency receives reports of seven more cases of tourists being raped by taxi drivers in Taiwan Korean foreign affairs ministry received reports of seven [...]
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Taiwan economy flashes 6th straight ‘green light’ in December

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s economy flashed a “green light” last December, signaling stable growth for the sixth consecutive month, as its exports continued to grow amid [...]
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Taiwan’s economy continues to catch up: NDC

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

US think tank experts in Washington on Wednesday noted challenges for Taiwan’s ambitions to cultivate deeper economic ties with the United States. “There are [...]
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Challenges ahead for Taiwan-US trade deal: experts

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

US think tank experts in Washington on Wednesday noted challenges for Taiwan’s ambitions to cultivate deeper economic ties with the United States. “There are [...]
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Taiwan authorities daydream about allies’ unconditional loyalty

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

Burkina Faso’s Foreign minister Alpha Barry recently said to the media, “We get outrageous proposals telling us, ‘If you sign with Beijing, we’ll [...]
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‘One-China policy’ must not dilute Taiwan’s independence

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

With the election of President Donald Trump and his acceptance of a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, the phrase “one-China [...]
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Delta Air Lines to pull out of Taiwan in May

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

Delta Air Lines will drop its route to Taipei, effectively ending all of the carrier’s service to Taiwan. Currently, Delta flies to the Taoyuan International Airport [...]
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S. Korea Imports Fresh Eggs from Spain for 1st Time

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | KBS | 6:00 AM

The nation has imported fresh eggs from Spain for the first time. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said that some 36-hundred eggs weighing 200 kilograms [...]
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China bans exports of weapons materials to N Korea

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

China has banned the export of dual-use items – goods that can be used to develop conventional weapons – to North Korea. Beijing’s ministry of commerce, [...]
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N Korea coins new slogan to ‘overwork the people,’ report says

N Korea coins new slogan to ‘overwork the people,’ report says

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

South Korea denounced a slogan North Korea has been promoting to mobilise ordinary North Koreans to volunteer their labour for state construction projects. Seoul’s [...]
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