Archive for October 2nd, 2018

Business Briefs 02 Oct 2018

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | | 8:59 AM

* Vietlet Aviation Company (VJC) will seek shareholder approval to issue convertible bonds as well as a maximum 28 million new common shares to facilitate future conversion. [...]
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Asia markets mixed as US and Canada agree on renewed NAFTA

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* On Sunday, a senior US administration official said the United States and Canada had reached a deal to replace NAFTA. * The new deal, which according to the official has [...]
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Shake off the colonial shackles don’t let democracy be the only measure of HK’s success, says city’s former deputy environment chief

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong must break free of the psychological chains of colonialism and stop measuring its success solely on whether it has achieved universal suffrage, according to the [...]
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Uphold China’s national security and development interests, HK leader Carrie Lam tells city in National Day speech

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong must not forget its mission of upholding China’s national “sovereignty, security and development interests”, the city’s top official said on [...]
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HK needs ‘chief resilience officer’ for typhoons and other major incidents, global advocacy group says

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong should follow in the footsteps of Singapore, Kyoto and dozens of other cities by creating an official post tasked with strengthening responses to shocks and [...]
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Taiwan Navy to commission two Perry-class frigates next month

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy next month will commission two Perry-class guided missile frigates it bought from the United States, a Navy official said Monday. Fielding [...]
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Taiwan’s bid to tackle ‘fake news’ raises fears over freedom of speech

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is considering revising its National Security Act, saying it wants to stop “fake news” it claims comes mostly from mainland China and is aimed at [...]
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Still uncertain if Typhoon Kong-Rey will hit Taiwan

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The 25th storm to form over the Pacific Ocean this year, Kong-Rey, has developed into a typhoon, according to a statement from Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) [...]
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N Korea, Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

N Korea, Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defence ministry said, as part of a pact to [...]
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N Korea has sent Korea two dogs as a gesture of peace

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

Peace on the Korean peninsula is a lofty goal. Now, the parties at the negotiating table will have the help of two heavyweights: a pair of white North Korean Pungsan dogs [...]
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UN report spotlights government inaction on climate

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Diplomats gathering in South Korea Monday will find themselves in the awkward position of vetting and validating a major UN scientific report that underscores the failure of [...]
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The Latest: Moon defends recent military deals with North

The Latest: Moon defends recent military deals with North

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Latest on diplomacy and other moves on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 5 p.m. South Korea’s Defense Ministry says it believes North Korea has begun removing [...]
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Korea begins removing mines, expects North to do same

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korean troops entered the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Monday to remove mines under tension-reducing agreements reached last month. Seoul says North [...]
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President Donald Trump on Kim Jong Un: ‘We fell in love’ over ‘beautiful letters’

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “fell in love” because of Kim’s “beautiful letters,” but another top [...]
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Why N Koreans are now more willing to stay than defect to the South

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The number of North Koreans fleeing to South Korea has declined significantly since Kim Jong-un came to power in Pyongyang, with human rights groups saying security [...]
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