Archive for August 1st, 2018

Business Briefs 01 Aug 2018

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | | 8:59 AM

* Due Thanh Wood Processing Company (GDT) has chosen August 7 as the record date to advance a 2018 first round dividend in cash for shareholders at 20%. The firm is expected [...]
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Pompeo to travel to SE Asia, calls for ‘free and open’ region

Pompeo to travel to SE Asia, calls for ‘free and open’ region

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | | 7:17 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region Monday, taking aim at China ahead of a trip to Southeast Asia to promote [...]
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Subsidised screening for more than 2 million Hongkongers hopes to tackle colon cancer

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The first of 2.55 million people can get heavily-subsidised screening for colon cancer from next week, with health authorities announcing a five-year plan on Monday to combat [...]
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HK group identifies more than 60 human trafficking cases in city over past year

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than 60 human trafficking cases have been identified in Hong Kong over the past year, according to a civil society umbrella group that derived the city’s first [...]
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Fugitive spy jailed in Vietnam for ‘leaking state secrets’

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Channel News Asia | 6:02 AM

A fugitive spy was jailed for nine years in Vietnam on Monday (July 30) for “divulging state secrets” after he tried to flee to Europe holding a forged passport [...]
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HK home prices hit another record, but could face headwinds

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong private home prices hit another record in June and climbed over 10 percent in 2018′s first-half, government data showed, but analysts said potential interest [...]
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HK rapist who spent 23 years on run to spend next eight years in prison

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A former auxiliary policeman who raped a nightclub hostess in Hong Kong and spent more than two decades on the run will not be going anywhere for the next eight years after a [...]
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Senior China diplomat says does not welcome interference on HK

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday affairs of Hong Kong are domestic affairs of China, adding Beijing does not welcome outside interference on the matter. Wang, [...]
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HK man pleads guilty to 1994 rape after 23 years on the run

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A former auxiliary policeman pleaded guilty on Monday to robbing and raping a nightclub hostess 24 years ago in Hong Kong after spending more than two decades on the run in [...]
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Taiwan is the 10th biggest purchaser of US arms

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

Taiwan ranked 10 biggest purchaser of US conventional arms during 2008-2015 Taiwan spent $7.5 billion (NTD$229.53 billion) on conventional arms, bought from the US during [...]
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More than 30,000 airline passengers could be affected by Taiwan strike

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Eturbo News | 6:02 AM

Members of the Taiwan Pilots Union Taoyuan are holding a vote on whether they will hold a strike over working conditions. In the past 2 weeks, more than 700 pilots voted on [...]
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Taiwan’s engagement with Southeast Asia is making progress under the New Southbound Policy

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:02 AM

While Taiwan analysts have been eager to offer analyses of President Tsai Ing-wen’s New Southbound Policy (NSP), announced in May 2016, the data has been insufficient [...]
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Chinese mainland denounces Taiwan’s actions at Apec meeting

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Monday denounced Taiwan’s recent move to obstruct a mainland delegation’s participation in an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation [...]
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‘An Invasion’: Beijing Warns US Against Stationing Marines at Taiwan Embassy

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:02 AM

If US Marines are sent to guard the de facto US embassy in Taiwan, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), it could be treated by Beijing as “severe subversion” [...]
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Over half of Taiwan voters indifferent to political parties: poll

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

More than 50 percent of Taiwanese voters do not care which political parties are vying for local government executive and council seats in November, according to a poll [...]
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