Archive for December 20th, 2018

Business Briefs 20 Dec 2018

20-Dec-2018 Intellasia | | 9:30 AM

* Thanh Thanh Cong Investment Company (TIC Group), the largest shareholder of Thanh Thanh Cong – Bien Hoa Company (SBT), acquired 35 million shares in SBT from November [...]
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Trial of Indonesian accused of Kim Jong Nam murder on hold

Trial of Indonesian accused of Kim Jong Nam murder on hold

20-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 7:09 AM

The trial of an Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was put on hold Tuesday due to a row over witness statements, the [...]
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Japanese firms resist compensating forced wartime labourers from Korea

Japanese firms resist compensating forced wartime labourers from Korea

20-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Economist | 7:05 AM

The Japanese government argues that South Korea has waived such claims Japan’s actions during the second world war cast a long shadow, especially in South Korea. Only [...]
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Head of Legco legal affairs panel plays down calls for debate of government decision not to prosecute former HK chief executive Leung Chun-ying

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

The head of Hong Kong’s legislature’s legal affairs panel has poured cold water on calls from lawmakers to debate the government’s decision to clear former [...]
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HK activists plead not guilty to trespassing over Nanking massacre protest at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine

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

Two Hong Kong activists who were arrested and charged over a protest at a war shrine in Japan last week pleaded not guilty to trespassing at a district court in Tokyo on [...]
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HK legal groups add voices to global calls for China to release human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang

HK legal groups add voices to global calls for China to release human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang

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

Two groups representing lawyers in Hong Kong have expressed concern over the fate of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who has been detained for more than three [...]
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Nearly 80 HK civil servants referred to their departments following corruption complaints so far this year, ICAC says

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

Hong Kong’s graft-buster referred 78 civil servants back to their departments for possible disciplinary action in the first 11 months of the year following corruption [...]
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Taiwan seeks to offset imminent labour shortage

20-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

With Taiwan’s population aging at a steady rate, the nation’s economy is set to suffer the blow of an imminent shortage of manpower and labour. A report from the [...]
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Taiwan GDP forecast to grow 2.34pct in 2019: think tank

20-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The Taiwan Research Institute, one of Taiwan’s leading economic think tanks, said it has forecast that the gross domestic product of the country is expected to grow [...]
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South China Sea and Taiwan among flashpoints for armed conflict in 2019, survey warns US policymakers

South China Sea and Taiwan among flashpoints for armed conflict in 2019, survey warns US policymakers

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

Armed conflict over territorial disputes in the South China Sea could be one of the major crises for US President Donald Trump’s administration in 2019, according to an [...]
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Taiwan fab equipment spending forecast to grow over 24pct in 2019

20-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s spending in fab equipment for the semiconductor sector is expected to grow more than 24 percent from a year earlier in 2019, according to a research report [...]
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Merger of Japanese low-cost carriers to affect Taiwan-Japan travel

20-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

A merger between All Nippon Airways low-cost subsidiaries Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air will affect Taiwan-Japan travel from next May as Peach took over Vanilla-operated [...]
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Korea’s fertility-rate crisis is so dire that the country is offering cash to entice rich people to have kids

20-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

* South Korea has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world. * The country’s government recently expanded its cash subsidies for parents with young children to the [...]
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US envoy on N Korea to visit Korea amid stalled nuclear talks

US envoy on N Korea to visit Korea amid stalled nuclear talks

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

A US envoy on North Korea is to visit South Korea, officials said on Wednesday, as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in their stalled talks aimed at [...]
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Korea’s surviving ‘comfort women’ spend final years seeking atonement from Japan

Korea’s surviving ‘comfort women’ spend final years seeking atonement from Japan

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

When 17-year-old Lee Yong-soo returned home to South Korea in 1945 after being forced to serve in a brothel for Japanese troops, her family, having given her up for dead, [...]
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