Archive for October 5th, 2017

HK stocks flirt with 10-year high

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

Stocks in Asia-Pacific were largely higher in early action, building on fresh records for US indexes overnight, with Hong Kong flirting with 10-year highs Wednesday. Hong [...]
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The making of HK’s famous ‘fire dragon’

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of festival-goers packed a historic neighbourhood of Hong Kong to watch a “fire dragon” lit with incense sticks dance through the streets in a [...]
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Two HK Political Journals Close Shop After Four Decades

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Two outspoken Hong Kong political journals set up in the 1970s to counter communist propaganda in then British colony have announced they will cease publication. Cheng Ming, [...]
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HK stocks rise as China reserve cut boosts banks

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong stocks rose on Tuesday, led by Chinese banks and insurers after China’s central bank cut reserve ratios and by materials shares after Beijing reported [...]
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HK swelters in hottest October day for 130 years

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Observatory raised ‘very hot’ weather warning for first time in October since alert system was introduced 17 years ago It may be a day before mid autumn, but Hong [...]
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China accused by Taiwan of stepping up spy operations

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

China is accused of increasing its secret operations in Taiwan, after the island elected the independence-leaning Tsai Ing-wen as president last year. Wang Ting-yu, chair of [...]
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Taiwan never received visa application from Kim Jong-un’s nephew: MOFA

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that Taiwan did not receive any application for the nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to transit though Taiwan earlier [...]
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TSMC will be the world’s first with 3nm fab in Taiwan

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Ee Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will build the world’s first 3-nm fab in the Tainan Science Park in southern Taiwan, where the company does the bulk of [...]
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Taiwan can resist Chinese invasion longer than 2 weeks: defense head

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Defense minister Feng Shih-kuan (???) said Tuesday that Taiwan’s military is strong enough to resist a possible Chinese invasion for “more than two weeks” [...]
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NSP building 40MW solar power plant in Taiwan

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Pv-tech.org | 6:00 AM

Taiwan-based merchant solar cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) is set to build a 40MW PV power plant on former agricultural land that is suffering from severe [...]
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China ‘has drawn up secret plans to invade Taiwan by 2020′

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

China is planning to invade the democratic island nation of Taiwan in 2020, according to a new book by an American analyst. Ian Easton, a China affairs analyst, claims to [...]
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President will not declare independence: premier

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Premier Lai Ching-te (???) said Tuesday that President Tsai Ing-wen (???) will not declare Taiwan independence. The statement was given by Lai in an interpellation session at [...]
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Why war with N Korea might be longer and bloodier than expected

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

As the US military considers plans for a possible war with North Korea, Pentagon officials and their congressional overseers are facing a stark battlefield reality: If combat [...]
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Defense disputes nerve agent used to kill N Korean leader’s half-brother

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Lawyers for two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday low enzyme levels in his blood may have been caused [...]
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Mattis pressed to defend Trump’s rejection of US-N Korea talks

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Defense Secretary James Mattis was pressed Tuesday to explain President Donald Trump’s recent spate of tweets that appeared to reject a diplomatic solution on North [...]
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