Archive for December 14th, 2016

HK pro-democracy groups make record gains

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong have made record gains on the Election Committee, which will decide the territory’s new leader. Amid a high turnout they have won more [...] » More

HK stocks fall after Trump comments on ‘one China’ policy

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong stocks fell the most in one month on Monday, hurt by a tumble in mainland shares and after US President-elect Donald Trump’s comments on the “one [...] » More

How the Wealthy Avoid Paying HK Property Tax to Save Millions

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

Here’s how billionaire Edwin Leong, one of Hong Kong’s largest retail landlords got around Hong Kong’s new property curbs and saved almost $17 million on [...] » More

HK’s Tsang to Decide on Run for Top Job in a Few Days

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

Hong Kong’s financial chief resigned from his position and said he’d make a decision in a few days about whether to run for chief executive in the first [...] » More

Thailand Yacht Show kicks off this week

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Superyacht Times | 6:00 AM

The Thailand Yacht Show will open its doors in Phuket in just three days’ time. Hosted from the 15th to 18th December at the Ao Po Grand Marina – following the [...] » More

Bomb injures 4 police officers in Thailand’s south

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Four border patrol police officers were hospitalised in Thailand’s Muslim majority south on Monday, when a remote controlled bomb exploded near their vehicle. Police [...] » More

Jet Airways appoints new Thailand and Indo-China manager

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, recently announced the appointment of Aldrin Kenneth as country manager for Thailand and Indo-China. An industry [...] » More

China expects progress in China-Thailand railway

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China pledged on Monday to work with Thailand on the joint railway project for the benefit of both countries and peoples. Premier Li Keqiang made the remarks when met with [...] » More

The long farewell for Thailand’s King Bhumibol

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Macleans | 6:00 AM

Though King Bhumibol had been ill for years, his death on October 13 still hit Thailand like a thunderbolt. Theatres closed, sporting events were cancelled and huge crowds [...] » More

New Thai king pardons prisoners in ‘first show of mercy’

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn has pardoned tens of thousands of prisoners, a first act of “mercy” as monarch as he reaches out to his subjects [...] » More

Taiwan, New Zealand sign anti-spam MOU

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

Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with New Zealand on Monday to strengthen mutual cooperation on anti-spam policies and to seek agreements on commercial [...] » More

Taiwan gets museum for ‘comfort women’

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Japan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s first museum dedicated to so-called comfort women opened in Taipei on Saturday. A Taiwanese women’s rights group that set up the museum is hoping that [...] » More

White House: Taiwan is not a bargaining chip

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Wjtv | 6:00 AM

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 1:50 p.m. – The White House says the US relationship with Taiwan should not be used as a bargaining chip to [...] » More

Japan denies Chinese claim of dangerous fighter-jet conduct

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

Japan has protested to China about what it says are groundless accusations that Japanese fighter jets had fired “jamming shells” as six Chinese military planes [...] » More

China conducts flyover of waterways near Japan, Taiwan

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

China patrolled the waters of a series of hotly contested islands Sunday, a day after staging a flyover of two strategically important waterways near Taiwan and Japan. [...] » More