Archive for September 22nd, 2018

Asian markets pick up Wall St baton to end week on a high

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets enjoyed another day of strong buying on Friday, helping them to end the week with a flourish as investors looked past the China-US trade row to focus on the [...]
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HK Recognises Same-Sex Couples in Visa Applications

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong government has implemented a court order to recognise same-sex spouses of residents in visa proceedings. The case that led to the order, QT v director of [...]
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Luxury hotel Heritage 1881 called on by HK government to save 100-year-old tree felled by Typhoon Mangkhut

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A luxury hotel and shopping site in Hong Kong was called upon by the government to exhaust all possible means to save a century-old tree on its land, which was knocked over [...]
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HK dollar up about 0.2 pct, hits highest level since late Feb

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong dollar advanced about 0.2 percent against the dollar in early Friday trade, hitting its highest levels since late February. It rose to as high as 7.8244 to the [...]
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In HK, common sense keeps lives safe in a typhoon

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

But the government still faces flak for its handling of Mangkhut IF ANY government could congratulate itself on a storm well-weathered, it was surely Hong Kong’s. [...]
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Do more to market mainland China express rail link to Hongkongers, MTR told

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The city’s railway operator has been told to work harder to lure Hongkongers into using the new cross-border high-speed railway after ticket sales proved sluggish in [...]
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Nearly 300 HK subsidised kindergartens increase fees for full-day classes amid ‘rising costs’

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

More than 20 Hong Kong kindergartens that provided free full-day programmes last year under an ongoing subsidy scheme will now charge parents between HK$720 and HK$8,580 [...]
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HK pioneer of Chinese children’s literature Huang Ching-yuen dies at 98

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Respected author and Chinese children’s literature pioneer Huang Ching-yuen has died at the age of 98. A written message released by her daughter, Chow Mat-mat, said [...]
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Man admits talking daughter of HK racer Jim Chong-shing into suicidal bridge jump

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A man on Friday admitted talking the daughter of a well-known Hong Kong street car racer into committing suicide. Lam Ka-wai leapt from a bridge with his girlfriend Jim [...]
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China tightens embrace of HK with bullet train, other mega projects

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s first bullet train glides out of a sleek harbourfront railway station bound for mainland China on Saturday, launching a new era of integration and raising [...]
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HK to grant dependent visas to same-sex couples

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Jurist | 6:00 AM

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region announced [press release] Tuesday that it will grant visas to eligible individuals filing as dependent [...]
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Taiwan expects more Chinese cyber attacks as polls near

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is bracing itself for an onslaught of cyber attacks from mainland China ahead of local elections in November intended to undermine a President who has defied [...]
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Reverse the UN exclusion of democratic Taiwan

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Journal Inquirer | 6:00 AM

In early September, US Sens. Cory Gardner, Ed Markey, Marco Rubio, and Bob Menendez introduced the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act, to [...]
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Workers in Taiwan should get double pay if they work on Mid-Autumn Festival

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

As Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner, Taiwan’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) said in a news release on Sep 20 that workers should get double time pay if they [...]
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Taiwan President congratulates Japanese Premier Abe on re-election as party leader

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen congratulated Japan’s Premier Shinzo Abe on winning a third term as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Thursday. Tsai sent the message in her [...]
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