Archive for March 11th, 2017

South Korean court throws President Park out of office over scandal

South Korean court throws President Park out of office over scandal

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:41 AM

South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving South Korea’s conglomerates at a time of [...]
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Asia markets down as energy firms hit by oil rout, dollar rises

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A plunge in oil prices has raised concerns about a global supply glut, hammering energy firms Oil prices took a battering on Thursday, with US prices falling below $50 for [...]
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Asian Stocks Mixed Again, China Posts Shock Trade Gap

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | DailyFX | 6:00 AM

Wednesday provided yet another mixed session for Asian stocks, with the Nikkei slipping yet again, following a second day of Wall Street retreat. The Nikkei shed 0.5 percent, [...]
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Top Beijing official on HK affairs insists it is reasonable to be concerned about leadership election

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The Street | 6:00 AM

Beijing’s top bureaucrat on Hong Kong affairs has called it “reasonable and indisputable” for the central government to “be concerned” about the [...]
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HK, Macao NPC candidates to bear allegiance to China, banned from receiving foreign funds: drafts

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | ECNS | 6:00 AM

Candidates standing for election of National People’s Congress (NPC) deputies from the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions (SARs) should bear allegiance [...]
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NPC chief warns against HK independence bid

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Beijing will not tolerate any attempt at Hong Kong independence and regards such activity as a serious violation of the “one country, two systems” principle, [...]
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Beijing rallies support for favoured HK chief candidate

Beijing rallies support for favoured HK chief candidate

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

China aims to quell unrest with decisive victory for Lam China’s government is leaning harder on pro-Beijing electors in Hong Kong’s chief executive race to back [...]
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Foxconn not favoured bidder for Toshiba’s chip unit due to China link: sources

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

Taiwan’s Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, is not a favoured bidder for Toshiba Corp’s memory chip business due to its close ties [...]
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Taiwan’s Cathay Fin in talks to buy Bank of Nova Scotia’s Malaysia unit

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

Taiwan’s Cathay Financial Holding Co is in exclusive talks to acquire the Malaysian unit of Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia, in a deal that could be valued at around [...]
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Taiwanese president to visit Caribbean amid concerns of ‘unstable’ relations with region

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Jamaica Observer | 6:00 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen is to visit the Caribbean later this year amid concerns that its relations with some Caribbean allies have become “unstable”, Foreign [...]
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Avian flu hits another Taiwan poultry farm

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

The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Wednesday that avian flu had been confirmed on another farm in Taiwan, bringing the total number of infected farms to 82. The latest [...]
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CWB: Cool and wet weather to last until Saturday in northern Taiwan

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

On Thursday and Friday, daytime highs will rise slightly in northern and northeastern Taiwan as a result of the weakening of the cold air mass. The cool and wet weather [...]
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Taiwan Ministry of Culture to call National Culture Meeting

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

Emphasis to shift from economic to cultural development In order to reverse past Taiwanese governments’ emphasis on economic development, Culture minister Cheng [...]
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Chinese FM promises better consular protection overseas

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday said the country’s diplomats will offer better consular protection services for Chinese overseas. Speaking at a press [...]
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China bans new Korean games over a political crisis

China bans new Korean games over a political crisis

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Engadget | 6:00 AM

China is rather irate that South Korea is starting to install the US’ THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system to protect against North Korean [...]
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