Archive for April 8th, 2017

Asian markets sink after US launches Syria strikes

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks fell while safe havens rallied Friday after the US launched missile strikes on Syria, fanning geopolitical concerns and raising the prospect of frictions with [...]
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Asian markets on edge as US strikes Syria amid Xi summit

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Wral | 6:00 AM

Asian stock indexes were mixed Friday after the US fired missiles at Syria during President Donald Trump’s first meeting with China’s president, leaving investors [...]
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All Blacks Sevens skipper late withdrawal in HK

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Radionz | 6:00 AM

The All Black Sevens have suffered a major setback ahead of the Hong Kong leg of the world series which starts tonight, with captain Scott Curry ruled out with the flu. [...]
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Activists step up efforts to get rid of controversial HK exam

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

They set up booths across city to urge parents of Primary Three pupils to boycott Territory-wide System Assessment Opponents of a Hong Kong competence assessment test – [...]
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25-Year-Old May Soon Give HK Its First $1 Billion Startup

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong may soon get its first billion-dollar startup, thanks to a 25-year-old entrepreneur whose company leases phones to travellers. Tink Labs Ltd is in the process of [...]
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Taiwan ranks 30th in global travel & tourism competitiveness

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan jumped two spots from the 2015 rankings to 30th this year, and rated high in ground and port infrastructure (16th). Taiwan has been ranked 30th out of 136 countries in [...]
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Taiwan reports new bird flu cases

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Two poultry farms in Taiwan’s Yunlin County, a major chicken supplier on the island, were confirmed to be infected with the H5N2 bird flu virus, leading to a culling of [...]
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Reporters Without Borders opens first Asia office in Taiwan

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it is opening its first Asia office in Taiwan after rejecting Hong Kong over concerns that China poses the [...]
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Taiwan to offer incentives to attract foreign professionals

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The government is mulling the provision of visa, residence, health insurance and tax incentives in an attempt to attract and retain foreign professionals, an Executive Yuan [...]
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No changes in US custom policies for Taiwan travellers: AIT

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

AIT has not received any official notice regarding US customs inspection of Taiwan traveler smartphones upon arrival The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) did not receive [...]
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Taiwan unlikely to come off US currency watch list: central bank

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is unlikely to be taken off the US currency watch list in that country’s mid-April foreign exchange market report despite local media speculation, a top central [...]
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Why Selling F-35s to Taiwan Is a Terrible Idea

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Taiwan would be better off investing its limited resources in advanced surface-to-air missile systems. The Trump White House is mulling a new package of arms sales to Taiwan, [...]
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Reporters Without Borders Picks Taiwan for Asian Bureau

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Reporters Without Borders, which advocates press freedom, announced on Thursday that it would open its first Asian bureau in Taipei, Taiwan’s capital, rather than in [...]
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Korea Presidential Candidates Veering Away From US Policies

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

South Korea is just one month away from a presidential election that is likely to produce a dramatic foreign policy shift that could ease inter-Korean tensions but put new [...]
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US, Korea: Strong response to N Korea needed

US, Korea: Strong response to N Korea needed

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, and his South Korea counterpart agreed to meet North Korea’s ballistic missile [...]
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