Archive for May 18th, 2018

Business Briefs 18 May, 2018

18-May-2018 Intellasia | | 2:11 PM

* Saigon Thuong Tin Real Estate Company (SCR) plans to expand the area of land it holds to 1,500 hectares by buying a 79.82 percent stake in Toan Hai Van Joint Stock Company [...]
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Asian dealers cautious with eye on trade talks, geopolitics

18-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian traders were biding their time in early trade on Thursday as a healthy lead from Wall Street was tempered by geopolitical concerns and caution ahead of high-level [...]
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HK is taking the fight to money launderers but the ‘air bubble’ is hard to stamp out

18-May-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is raising its guard against the threat of money laundering as its vulnerability to financial crimes is seen on the rise. The city, long an oasis of good government [...]
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Drone complaints in 2017 double from 2015, with most cases involving restricted areas, HK authorities say

18-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The number of complaints lodged against drones in 2017 more than doubled from 2015, with two-thirds of cases involving operations in restricted areas, Hong Kong’s [...]
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Late HK tycoon Cheng Yu-tung’s family home burgled for second time in two years

18-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The luxury home owned by the family of late property tycoon Cheng Yu-tung was burgled for the second time in two years on Thursday morning. A police spokeswoman confirmed [...]
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HK body-in-cement murder trial halted and jury dismissed as judge falls ill

18-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The murder trial of three Hong Kong housemates accused of burying their victim in cement was dramatically halted and the jury dismissed on Thursday morning after the judge [...]
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HK’s behind-closed-doors gay weddings

18-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

It was a day Alvin Chan and his partner C.P. So had never imagined possibletying the knot in front of cheering family and friends in Hong Kong. Apprehensive about holding a [...]
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Chinese co-working space provider Ucommune considering HK IPO over longer term

18-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Mao Daqing, founder and CEO of China’s most valuable co-working space start-up Ucommune, said he would consider an IPO for the firm in two or three years, with Hong [...]
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Chinese police detain HK journalist

18-May-2018 Intellasia | CPJ | 6:00 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Chinese authorities to stop harassing and detaining journalists and to explain why they detained and injured a [...]
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HK Journalist Is Roughed Up and Detained by Police in Beijing

18-May-2018 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

A cameraman from a Hong Kong news station was roughed up and detained by the police in Beijing while trying to cover a human rights lawyer’s disciplinary hearing, the [...]
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HK activists use Mao’s words to promote democracy

18-May-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong democracy activists have found an unlikely new way to get their message across using the words of the founder of Communist China, Mao Zedong. As concern grows that [...]
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Taiwan, the Philippines to set up demonstration sites for agricultural exchanges

18-May-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The two sides agreed to bolster cooperation in agricultural technologies The 7th Taiwan-Philippines Agricultural Meeting took place in Taipei on May 14, during which the two [...]
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Taiwan, US Get Down to the Business of Defense

18-May-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

A recent forum, held in Taiwan for the first time, deepened defense industry links much to China’s dismay. For the first time in 16 years, the Taiwan-US Defense [...]
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Taiwan slams global brands for siding with China

18-May-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is calling out global brands that have bowed to Chinese pressure to treat it as just another part of China. Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday berated Air [...]
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Taiwan Wants To Speed Up Construction Of Its New Missile-Toting Stealthy Catamarans

18-May-2018 Intellasia | The Drive | 6:00 AM

Taiwan says it is accelerating production of nearly a dozen stealthy Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes, the first of which will be focused on air-defense missions. The [...]
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