Archive for November 8th, 2018

Halong Bay’s Largest Five-Star Cruise Sets Sail

Halong Bay’s Largest Five-Star Cruise Sets Sail

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | | 11:21 AM

President Cruises’ maiden ship sets new benchmarks in Vietnam’s most famous natural attraction Halong Bay is bracing itself for its biggest and most luxurious cruising [...]
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Asian shares rise as US midterm elections yield mixed result

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Global shares were mixed Wednesday, reflecting uncertainty over the implications of US midterm elections, as the Democrats look set to regain a majority in the US House of [...]
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Funeral of HK movie producer Raymond Chow to be private event

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The funeral of Raymond Chow Man-wai, the Hong Kong movie producer who introduced the world to martial arts legend Bruce Lee, will be a private event, it was revealed on [...]
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Taiwan looks to import ‘drone’ choppers, naval mines from US

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s military is allegedly hoping to purchase MQ-8 Fire Scout uncrewed helicopters and MK-62 Quickstrike mines from the US. But a source has told the island’s [...]
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China’s ties with Taiwan chip firms under scrutiny as US trade war heats up

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Washington’s decision to cut off US supplies to a Chinese chip-maker spotlights mounting tensions over China’s drive to be a global player in computer chips and [...]
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Taiwan’s six Pacific allies won’t join China-hosted forum: MOFA

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

None of the six diplomatic allies of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the South Pacific will take part in a China-hosted summit in the region to be held November 16, a [...]
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Taiwan eases rules on professional licenses for foreign nationals

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The Legislature on Tuesday passed a law amendment that would make it easier for foreign doctors and other professionals to obtain a license to work in Taiwan. The amendment [...]
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KDI slashes Korea’s growth outlook for 2018, 2019 to 2.7pct, 2.6pct, each

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Pulse News | 6:00 AM

State-run think tank Korea Development Institute (KDI) on Monday slashed its outlook on the nation’s economic growth for this year to 2.7 percent and for next year to [...]
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Korea group says govt should expand renewable power to 40pct by 2040

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A South Korean advisory group said the government should plan to increase the nation’s share of renewable power generation in its generating mix to as much as 40 [...]
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S. Korea apologises for rapes by 1980 martial law troops

S. Korea apologises for rapes by 1980 martial law troops

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s defence ministry on Wednesday broke decades of silence to apologise for martial law troops raping women including teenagers when they crushed a [...]
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US abruptly postpones top-level N Korea talks

US abruptly postpones top-level N Korea talks

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a [...]
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Hyundai raises Southeast Asia bet with second investment in Grab

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co has raised its stakes in growing Southeast Asian markets with a $250 million investment in Singapore’s Grab, its second in the ride-hailing firm, as it [...]
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Korea warns Japan in row over wartime forced labour

Korea warns Japan in row over wartime forced labour

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan should avoid aggravating historical tensions in a diplomatic row over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two, South Korea’s foreign [...]
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Korea pushes back at Japan in forced labour row

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Japan should avoid aggravating historical tensions in a diplomatic row over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two, South Korea’s foreign [...]
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New study links air pollution to a higher risk of autism

New study links air pollution to a higher risk of autism

08-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

New Chinese research has found a link between long-term exposure to air pollution from vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, and other sources to an increased risk of [...]
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