Archive for March 4th, 2017

Race to be HK’s next leader kicks off

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is getting closer to knowing who will be its next leader. As the majority of the city watches from the sidelines, a 1,195-person strong committee will begin [...]
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HK Jewellery Sales Down for January

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Diamonds | 6:00 AM

Sales of jewellery and other luxury products in Hong Kong fell in January despite the Chinese New Year occurring during the month. Spending on jewellery, watches, clocks and [...]
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HK retail keeps posting consistent – bad – numbers

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The story for retail in Hong Kong is not exactly new, and it’s not exactly rosy. Continuing the decline for the 23rd month, the territory’s retail sales for the [...]
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Taiwan’s richest rank second globally for home ownership: Knight Frank

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese millionaires and billionaires ranked second globally for real estate property ownership, on average buying 4 homes, according to World Wealth Report 2017 published [...]
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Commentary: Is Beijing outflanking the United States in the South China Sea?

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

For much of the last week, the US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson has been patrolling the South China Sea. It is just the kind of display of Washington’s power and global [...]
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France’s Natixis opens branch in Taipei

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Natixis, the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the second largest banking group in France, officially opened its [...]
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Taiwan keeping close eye on China’s military drill: MND

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Thursday that it was closely monitoring a military exercise being conducted by China near the Japanese island of [...]
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Editorial: The time for cover-ups is over

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

In one of the most bizarre news items in the relationship between Taiwan and China for a while, Shih Hsin University in Taipei City reportedly signed an agreement with China [...]
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China sends warplanes for Pacific drill after Taiwan SAM missiles deployment

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

China has sent warplanes for joint exercise with warships in the Western Pacific Ocean a day after Taiwan deployed advanced anti-aircraft missiles and promised to ramp up [...]
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Taiwan to conduct training in South China Sea to counter China’s sovereignty threats

Taiwan to conduct training in South China Sea to counter China’s sovereignty threats

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Thursday that the navy will step up regular patrols around the South China Sea and conduct joint training with the air force in [...]
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What’s Happening In South China Sea? Taiwan Increases Patrols, To Conduct Navy-Air Force Training Amid China’s Security Threats

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

China’s escalating military activities in the South China Sea have forced Taiwan’s navy to step up regular patrols in the disputed waters and conduct joint [...]
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Taiwan’s military shifting to ‘multiple deterrence’ strategy: MND

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s military will adopt a strategy of “multiple deterrence” to eliminate the enemy in the event of an attack by China, Defense minister Feng Shih-kuan [...]
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Cyr: The nuclear nightmare on the Korean peninsula

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Chicago Tribune | 6:00 AM

… these sorts of totalitarian regimes never feel secure.” That was Professor Victor Cha of Georgetown University, and an experienced government official, in a [...]
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How N Korea’s Kim Jong Un dodges sanctions to keep nuclear programme going

How N Korea’s Kim Jong Un dodges sanctions to keep nuclear programme going

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

An exhaustive new UN report documents North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s smuggling of nuclear materials, cash and ammunition through an elaborate underground web of [...]
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N Korea Ties at Worst Point in Decades, Korea Says

N Korea Ties at Worst Point in Decades, Korea Says

04-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

North Korea relations have fallen to their worst point in decades and talks are off the table until Kim Jong Un’s regime is ready to give up its nuclear weapons, South [...]
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