Archive for November 17th, 2018

Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

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

Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the US and China. KEEPING SCORE: [...]
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Apec summit host urges respect for trade rules

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

The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year’s Apec summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by “countries large and small” as spats [...]
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Asia markets swing at end of volatile week, pound struggles

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

Asian markets mostly rose Friday but fluctuated as investors weighed China-US trade speculation, while the pound struggled to recover from the previous day’s Brexit [...]
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Asia markets mixed with eyes on China-US trade, pound

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

Asian markets swung throughout Friday as investors weighed China-US trade speculation, while the pound struggled to stage a strong recovery from the previous day’s [...]
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HK freedoms under scrutiny as ‘Occupy’ democracy leaders face trial

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

Nine leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 civil disobedience “Occupy Central” movement go on trial on Monday at a time when the Chinese-ruled financial hub’s [...]
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HK lawyers demand explanation over journalist ban

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

Hong Kong’s powerful bar association, a group of the city’s top lawyers, has upped pressure on the government to explain the blacklisting of a British journalist [...]
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HK housing prices could fall 25pct next year if trade war worsens

17-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Hong Kong housing prices face a potential slump of as much as 25 percent next year, real-estate and investment management company JLL says. * The real-estate and investment [...]
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Prisoner on the run after escaping from HK hospital by climbing through roof in washroom

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

A fugitive who has been on the run from Hong Kong police since 2015 escaped again on Friday morning through the ceiling of a hospital toilet less than 24 hours after being [...]
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HK may step up monitoring of border after accusations Guangdong defence force stole land

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

Hong Kong land officials may step up monitoring of the border by taking aerial photos after mainland Chinese officers on the other side allegedly turned city land into a [...]
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Xi woos Pacific islands to curb Taiwan’s influence

Xi woos Pacific islands to curb Taiwan’s influence

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

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will sit down with seven Pacific island allies Friday, doling out attention and perhaps some largesse in the hope of convincing more nations to drop [...]
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Played up by US as strategically important, Taiwan is the silent victim in Donald Trump’s trade war

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

Numerous Asian economies linked to China’s fortunes are caught in the crossfire of the US-China trade war. But none might feel as voiceless as Taiwan. The self-ruled [...]
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HISTORIC: 27 Taiwanese and Multinational Companies Speak Out for LGBTQ Equality in Taiwan

17-Nov-2018 Intellasia | HRC | 6:00 AM

Today, in the lead up to November 24 referendums in Taiwan in which marriage equality and inclusion of LGBTQ issues in school curricula are on the ballot, 27 Taiwanese and [...]
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Taiwan’s ‘notebook boy’ commits his memories in writing

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

Chen Hong-zhi’s notebooks are his life. Nine years ago, Chen seriously damaged his hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with forming memories, in a traffic [...]
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China using fake news to undermine Taiwan’s democracy: US report

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

China is carrying out extensive “United Front” work to undermine Taiwan’s democracy by spreading fake news through social media and other online tools, a [...]
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Taiwan’s representative departs for Apec summit

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

Morris Chang, Taiwan’s representative to this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders meeting, promised Friday to present the best of Taiwan at [...]
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