Archive for December 10th, 2016

Why HK Shouldn’t Rush Toward Independence

Why HK Shouldn’t Rush Toward Independence

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 9:29 AM

Nearly 40 years ago, when I visited Moscow for the first time, my initial reaction was surprise. The hotels and restaurants were so poorly run that it seemed shocking that [...] » More

Taiwan-US, cross-strait ties equally vital: Tsai

Taiwan-US, cross-strait ties equally vital: Tsai

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 7:36 AM

The government attaches an equal amount of importance to Taiwan-US ties and cross-strait relations, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday amid speculation [...] » More

Asian shares meander as ECB-inspired rally fades

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian shares meandered Friday as an overnight rally in US markets helped by the European Central Bank’s decision to extend its bond-buying economic stimulus programme [...] » More

Asian shares edge down, but on track for weekly gains

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares edged down on Friday but were on track for weekly gains, while the euro became more settled after the volatility seen in the wake of the European Central [...] » More

Macau Casinos Plunge in HK on ATM Withdrawal Cap Report

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Casino stocks dropped in Hong Kong, Australia and the US after a report that China is imposing a 50 percent cut on UnionPay ATM withdrawal limits in Macau, widening a [...] » More

HKMA Expresses Concern as DBS Arrests Reported in HK

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority expressed concern after a newspaper said DBS Group Holdings Ltd staff were arrested in a probe connected with an alleged leak of customer [...] » More

Exclusive: Edmond de Rothschild to close HK operations – sources

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild (RLD.S) is closing its Hong Kong operations, according to three people familiar with the matter, more than two decades after it opened [...] » More

The Fall of HK: 75 years since Japan took the city

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

High up on a hillside in the south of Hong Kong, shaded beneath dense green foliage, are the pockmarked remnants of World War II pillboxes, a reminder of the city’s [...] » More

The new emerging US policy on China: Don’t forget HK

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Worldtribune | 6:00 AM

This is about the seven million people here who are not political refugees and don’t want to be. They are nearly all Chinese but, unlike their Taiwan cousins, do not [...] » More

HK opens the door to China

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Tallahassee | 6:00 AM

Florida shipped more than $2.5 billion worth of goods last year to Hong Kong. The semi-autonomous region of China is looking to do more business with the Sunshine State. Hong [...] » More

Chinese media slams Japan, Taiwan after Trump deal announcement

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

China’s state tabloid is taking a swipe at Japan and Taiwan after some of the richest businesspeople in the two countries pledged to invest in the United States [...] » More

President confirmed to have met ex-US White House aide in Taipei

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) has met Stephen Yates, a former US White House official who is on a visit to Taiwan, and the two have had a deep conversation, Taiwan’s [...] » More

Trump’s Surprise Taiwan Call Was Smart Politics

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

Trump’s call sent a message not only to Beijing but to the US foreign-policy establishment. Donald Trump’s phone call with the president of Taiwan wasn’t a [...] » More

Meeting between Tsai and Stephen Yates confirmed

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Foreign minister David Lee confirmed that President Tsai Ing-wen met Stephen Yates Wednesday evening and the two had a deep conversation for three hours. Known [...] » More

Who’s the bigger ‘currency manipulator’ – China or Taiwan?

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Late Sunday night President-elect Donald Trump accused China of artificially devaluing its currency to gain an advantage in international trade. The charge of currency [...] » More