Archive for January 3rd, 2017

Business Briefs January 3, 2017

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | | 3:36 PM

* Grinling International Limited has registered to sell 2.5 million Shares of Vietnam Dairy Products Company (VNM) to cut its holding to 2.9 million shares (0.2 percent) in [...]
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Smog in northern China shuts highways, causes cancelled flights

Smog in northern China shuts highways, causes cancelled flights

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:48 AM

Heavy smog in northern China on Sunday caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled and highways to shut, disrupting the first day of the New Year holiday. Large parts of the [...]
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Indonesian tourist boat captain held after deadly fire

Indonesian tourist boat captain held after deadly fire

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 8:46 AM

Indonesian police said Monday they have detained the captain of a tourist boat that burst into flames en route to a holiday island and left 23 people dead, amid reports he [...]
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Citizens rally to support union in HK

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | China.org.cn | 6:00 AM

Citizens in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region rallied on Sunday, the first day of the new year, to support union in Hong Kong. “I chose to attend [...]
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China says won’t allow HK to be used as subversion base

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China will not allow anyone to use Hong Kong as a base for subversion against mainland China or to damage its political stability, Beijing’s top official in the [...]
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Thousands in HK march for pro-democracy lawmakers

Thousands in HK march for pro-democracy lawmakers

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Nearly 5,000 people in Hong Kong marched in a New Year’s Day protest against an attempt by the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s government to disqualify four [...]
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Taiwanese Leader Tsai Says Beijing Reverting to Coercive Tactics

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Relations with China are becoming more fraught as Beijing increasingly reverts to threatening and intimidating its neighbour, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said while vowing [...]
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Trump on possibility of Tsai meeting: ‘We’ll see’

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

US President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday failed to dispel speculation about a possible meeting with ROC President Tsai Ing-wen (???) when she stops over in the United [...]
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China considering strong measures to contain Taiwan-sources

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s military has become alarmed by what it sees as US President-elect Donald Trump’s support of Taiwan and is considering strong measures to prevent the [...]
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China-Taiwan diplomatic battle shifts to Latin America

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

The cross-strait truce is definitely gone. China is stepping up its pressure on Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party, [...]
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Is it too risky for Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai to meet?

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Incoming US President Donald Trump has left open the possibility of meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen after he takes office, but analysts from across the straits [...]
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Taiwan won’t cave to Beijing threats, says president

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan will not bend to pressure despite China returning to its “old ways” of intimidation, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday, following Beijing’s [...]
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Taiwan leader urges China for ‘calm’ talks as pressure grows

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s leader on Saturday urged China to engage in “calm and rational” dialogue to maintain peace, vowing not to give in to Beijing’s recent moves [...]
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Taiwan sees proliferation of small schools as birth rate falls

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The lower birth rate in Taiwan has led to enrollment shortfalls at elementary schools and an increase in the number of small-sized schools over the past 15 years, according [...]
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Trump seems to rule out meeting with Taiwan president

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump seemed to rule out Saturday a meeting with the president of Taiwan when she travels to America next month. Trump angered China and seemed to [...]
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