Archive for November 12th, 2018

Business Briefs 12 November 2018

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | | 9:36 AM

* Ba Ria-Vung Tau House Development Company (HDC) has cancelled a share sale plan for employees, explaining that the HDC share price has tumbled on the Hochiminh Stock [...]
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North Korean media condemns South Korea-US working group

North Korean media condemns South Korea-US working group

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:17 AM

North Korea’s external propaganda media yesterday lashed out at recent decisions by South Korea and the United States to launch a working group on the North’s [...]
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Asian markets sink at end of healthy week, dollar up

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

Oil prices and stock markets slumped Friday, with Brent North Sea crude tumbling under $70, while the dollar strengthened as the Federal Reserve indicated more [...]
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How HK plans to replace 100,000 trees

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Downed trees and fallen branches still litter Hong Kong nearly two months after Typhoon Mangkhut ripped through the city. Mangkhut was the strongest storm to hit Hong Kong [...]
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China’s new high-speed train from HK to Guangzhou

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

China will be the world’s top tourist destination by 2030, by which time a vast network of high-speed rail services will link the country. We take the first bullet [...]
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HK Christians, rights groups oppose ‘irresponsible’ land plan

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

Christian groups and land-rights campaigners are petitioning the Hong Kong government to abandon a plan to develop artificial islands, saying it is unnecessary and could harm [...]
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HK bars British editor from visiting city following visa ban

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

Hong Kong has barred a Financial Times journalist from entering the city as a visitor, after authorities refused to renew his work visa in October, in a move a British [...]
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Dissident Ma Jian lands in HK after second venue in city refuses to host his talks

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

One of two venues which had refused to host talks by Chinese dissident writer Ma Jian did a U-turn on Friday night, saying management had changed their minds because the [...]
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China’s new high-speed train from HK to Guangzhou

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

China will be the world’s top tourist destination by 2030, by which time a vast network of high-speed rail services will link the country. We take the first bullet [...]
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Rise of Shenzhen is HK’s biggest contribution to China’s reform and opening up, Carrie Lam says on trip to meet state leaders

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

Hong Kong will still set the pace for Shenzhen’s future direction, the metropolis’ communist party boss said on Saturday, as he welcomed Chief Executive Carrie [...]
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Taiwan’s academics urge public to vote for nuclear power shut-down

Taiwan’s academics urge public to vote for nuclear power shut-down

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Nature | 6:00 AM

Open letter encourages voters to support the phase out of nuclear power plants in an upcoming referendum. Hundreds of researchers in Taiwan have signed an open letter urging [...]
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$1 million gift will create two Taiwan studies endowments at UCLA Asia Pacific Centre

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Newsroom | 6:00 AM

The UCLA Asia Pacific centre has received a gift of $1 million from the J. Yang and Family Foundation that will help permanently sustain the UCLA Taiwan Studies Programme. Of [...]
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Forget N Korea: A Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Is the Big Threat in Asia

Forget N Korea: A Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Is the Big Threat in Asia

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

China’s rapid military buildup is focused on acquiring the capabilities needed to annex, or conquer, Taiwan. That’s the truth. It is clearly in the American [...]
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Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Wafb | 6:00 AM

A fire that likely blocked a crucial exit at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul killed at least seven people and injured 11 others on Friday, [...]
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Forced Labour Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-Korea Ties

12-Nov-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Japan wants South Korea to undo a court ruling granting compensation to victims of World War II-era forced labour. Relations between Japan and South Korea have again hit [...]
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