Archive for September 25th, 2018

Controversial high-speed rail station opens in HK

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

It has been heralded as a vision of the future. A $10.75 billion infrastructure investment connecting Hong Kong with China’s high-speed rail network. The West Kowloon [...]
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HK government bans pro-independence National Party, citing security risks

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong government bans pro-independence National Party, citing security risks The Hong Kong government has officially moved to ban the pro-independence National Party, [...]
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Taiwanese march in New York to appeal for UN membership

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese legislators and hundreds of Taiwanese expatriates held a march in New York on Saturday to promote Taiwan’s ambition to join the United Nations. The march came [...]
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Taiwan may expand citizenship to Southeast Asia to staunch brain drain to the mainland

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

Proposed economic immigration bill heading for a review and vote is a response to Beijing initiatives that have lured talent away from the self-ruled island Taiwan, battling [...]
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Rapidly Intensifying Typhoon Trami a Potential Danger to Taiwan, Japan’s Ryukyu Islands Late This Week

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Weather | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Trami is rapidly intensifying in the western Pacific Ocean and may strike Taiwan or southwestern Japan’s Ryukyu Islands late this week as a formidably strong [...]
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Taiwan takes India to WTO’s safeguard committee on solar duty

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Livemint | 6:00 AM

India had imposed safeguard duty of up to 25 percent on solar cells imports from China and Malaysia for two years to protect domestic players from steep rise in inbound [...]
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Taiwan’s transgender minister Audrey Tang seeks to break barriers

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

As a transgender woman and one-time anarchist revolutionary, Taiwan’s digital minister Audrey Tang has spent her life challenging preconceptions. Now Ms Tangthe [...]
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Back at UN, Trump to herald upturn with N Korea

Back at UN, Trump to herald upturn with N Korea

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

Twelve months on from his explosive debut on the world’s biggest diplomatic stage, Donald Trump returns to the UN general Assembly on Monday to trumpet a turnaround in [...]
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PM Abe off to New York with focus on N. Korea, trade

PM Abe off to New York with focus on N. Korea, trade

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Manichi | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe left for a five-day visit to New York on Sunday where he plans to call for maintaining UN sanctions to achieve North Korea’s denuclearisation. [...]
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World leaders at UN look for progress on N Korea, brace for Trump

World leaders at UN look for progress on N Korea, brace for Trump

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

North Korea and Iran will dominate this week’s gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, where President Donald Trump will be in the spotlight as he continues [...]
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Home modems, routers hit by US China tariffs as ‘smart’ tech goods escape

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

US tariffs that hit some $200 billion worth of Chinese products on Monday spare many high-profile consumer technology items such as “smart” watches and speakers, [...]
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Trump’s tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in

Trump’s tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in

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

Donald Trump’s tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect Monday, with Beijing accusing Washington of “economic intimidation” as the [...]
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Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua could face trial ‘soon’ for stock manipulation, sources say

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

Xiao Jianhua, the Chinese billionaire who vanished from a luxury Hong Kong hotel over the 2017 Lunar New Year break, is about to face trial in Shanghai charged with stock [...]
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China accuses United States of ‘bullying’ on trade but calls for cooperation

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

The Chinese government has accused the United States of bullying trade tactics and economic intimidation, while also calling for the world’s two biggest economies to [...]
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Nepal reinstates $2.5bn hydropower deal with Chinese firm

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

Nepal has reinstated a deal with a Chinese state-owned company to build a $2.5 billion hydroelectric plant scrapped by the previous government, officials confirmed Monday, as [...]
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