Archive for December 17th, 2018

Business Briefs 17 Dec 2018

17-Dec-2018 Intellasia | | 8:39 AM

* The Vietnam State Treasury successfully issued VNDlO.2 trillion worth of government bonds in November, nearly double the amount raised in the previous month. * Vinh Hoan [...]
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How a pet dog inspired a course at the Chinese University of HK: author Chan Ka-ming is out to educate on animal welfare

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

“I wouldn’t have been able to talk to you about her a year ago,” author Chan Ka-ming says of his dog Bungy that died two years ago. Eyes fixed on a page in [...]
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Inexperience and poor communication led to man’s death at HK’s Queen Elisabeth Hospital, report finds

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

Inexperience and a lack of communication between nurses at a Hong Kong public hospital led to a patient ending up with a ventilation bag not hooked up to an oxygen cylinder, [...]
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HK police probe bomb-threat emails demanding $20,000 in bitcoin

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

Hong Kong police were on Friday night investigating emailed bomb threats intended to extort “security fees” in cryptocurrenty, part of a wave of cyber scams [...]
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Legionnaires’ disease in HK: what is it, who is at risk, and how do we prevent it?

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

Since late November, three people with links to a Tseung Kwan O housing estate have been diagnosed with a severe form of pneumonia called legionnaires’ disease. The [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam pledges help for city residents jailed in Philippines

HK leader Carrie Lam pledges help for city residents jailed in Philippines

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

Hong Kong’s leader promised to help four city residents a day after they were sentenced to life in prison in the Philippines on what they claim are trumped-up drug [...]
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Number of women in Taiwan’s public sector leadership roles on rise

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

The number of women in leadership roles within the public sector in Taiwan has increased over the past few years, according to statistics recently published by the [...]
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Korea-Africa relations hold enormous trade, development, and investment potential

17-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:00 AM

The inaugural Seoul Dialogue on Africa, held on December 4-5, focused on the prospects of mutually beneficial partnerships between South Korea and African countries, with [...]
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UPDATE 1-Korea imports no Iran oil in November despite sanctions waiver

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

South Korea did not import any Iranian oil for the third straight month in November, customs data showed on Saturday, even though it has a waiver from sanctions targeting [...]
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China may use Japan’s aircraft carrier plan to push through more military spending, observers say

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

Tokyo’s plan to develop an aircraft carrier capable of launching fighter jets is driven by Beijing’s military rise, but the move could embolden hawkish generals [...]
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Canada granted consular access to ex-diplomat held by China: official

Canada granted consular access to ex-diplomat held by China: official

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

Canada’s ambassador met in Beijing Friday with a detained former diplomat for the first time since he was arrested in China amid sharpening East-West tensions over [...]
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China says it will suspend additional tariff on US autos

China says it will suspend additional tariff on US autos

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

China has said it will temporarily halt its additional 25 percent tariff on vehicles made in the United States. The relief will last for three months staring from January 1, [...]
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US, Canada promise due process for arrested Chinese executive

US, Canada promise due process for arrested Chinese executive

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

The United States and Canada on Friday promised a fair judicial process for a Chinese executive arrested in Vancouver on a US request, as they appealed to Beijing to free two [...]
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A good thing that happened to Trump this week: China bought soybeans

17-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump is facing a series of damaging revelations from the Russia probe and a major West Wing shakeup, but one thing seems to be going well for him right now: [...]
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Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou and the rich Chinese daughters following in their father’s corporate footsteps

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou and the rich Chinese daughters following in their father’s corporate footsteps

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

Meng Wanzhou’s arrest in Canada has turned the Huawei chief financial officer from a low-profile executive into a globally recognised face, drawing attention to an [...]
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