Archive for August, 2018

Business Briefs 31 Aug 2018

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | | 8:40 AM

* LDG Investment Company (LDG) has announced to issue two million shares under an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) in the third or final quarter of this year. Some 30% of [...]
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HK’s Important Role In Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

The rising popularity of cryptocurrencies is undeniable on the global scale, but what also is undeniable is the fact that the adoption rate has not been en masse over the [...]
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Indian terror suspect Ramanjit ‘Romi’ Singh found not guilty of handling HK$3 million in stolen goods in HK

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong resident facing extradition for his alleged links to terrorism and a prison break in India was on Thursday found not guilty of handling HK$3 million (US$382,000) [...]
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HK Housing Society looks to Singapore in waiving resale levy for elderly

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s “housing laboratory” is looking at following Singapore’s lead to waive a resale levy for the city’s elderly if they want to downsize [...]
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A HK Woman Was Tricked Into Marrying a Stranger in China During a Job Offer Scam

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

A 21-year-old Hong Kong woman wanted to get a job in the beauty industry. Instead, she got married to a stranger in China. Such is the bizarre episode of an anonymous woman [...]
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HK fire services guidelines and gear targeted in inquest over death of fireman from 2014 gas explosion

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

When an explosive blast strong enough to break an elevator door hit Hong Kong fireman Leung Kwok-kei, it melted his helmet and inflicted horrific injuries. He died 13 days [...]
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HK schoolchildren eat less salt and sugar in lunches but too much protein and not enough dietary fibre, health officials say

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s schoolchildren are getting less salt, sugar and fat in their lunches but consuming too much protein and not enough dietary fibre, health officials have [...]
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HK’s digital banking push pits tech newcomers against old-guard lenders

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

At least a dozen banks, fintechs and telecom firms are lining up to get a piece of Hong Kong’s retail and small business banking market as the regulator prepares to [...]
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Taiwan ideal partner in Indo-Pacific strategy: foreign minister

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is an ideal partner for countries in pursuing the US-initiated Indo-Pacific strategy with its New Southbound Policy that renews the nation’s attention to the [...]
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Former US Intel Chief: Taiwan Should Practice Attacking China’s Liaoning Carrier

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

If China’s refurbished Liaoning aircraft carrier makes a voyage encircling Taiwan, leaders in Taipei should consider responding by conducting a simulated attack on the [...]
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Taiwanese manufacturers in China are heading home amid US-China trade war: report

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

At least four major Taiwanese manufacturers in China are planning to expand production in Taiwan to address the threat The heightened US-China trade tensions have sparked [...]
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A conversation about China’s sharp power and Taiwan

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:00 AM

Generally, the term “sharp power” as applied to China refers to its well-funded, systematic campaign to shape public opinion and perceptions around the world. The [...]
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Former US Marine arrested after brutal drug-related killing in Taiwan

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

A man who identified himself as a former US Marine has been arrested in connection with a grisly drug-related homicide on Taiwan, multiple media reports said. Ewart Odane [...]
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Hello, stranger: Koreans recount awkward reunions with families in North

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

There were no tearful hugs when 81-year-old South Korean Jung Hak-soon met her North Korean nephew and sister-in-law for the first time. Instead, she says, she just wanted to [...]
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TRUMP’S NORTH KOREA POLICY IS IN CHAOS | OPINION

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has returned from three visits to Pyongyang this year empty-handed. The cancellation of a fourth visit by President Trump is ill-timed, [...]
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