Archive for December 22nd, 2018

Asia shares round out rough week with fresh losses

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

Fresh political turbulence in Washington and renewed fears over US-China relations pushed Asian markets lower Friday, as a global slump sparked by unease over Fed policy [...]
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All five bars inspected in MTR Corp probe into shoddy work on HK’s priciest rail link found to be installed below standard

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

The first five reinforcement bars checked in a probe into alleged shoddy construction work on Hong Kong’s costliest rail link were all baldy installed, the government [...]
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Travellers flying through HK warned to take care of carry-on bags after spate of in-flight thefts

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

Travellers flying into and out of Hong Kong International Airport are being warned to pay extra attention to their carry-on bags after a spate of in-flight thefts. On [...]
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HK officials defend response to African swine fever threat as pig farmers call for compensation scheme

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

Hong Kong agriculture officials defended the city’s more relaxed response to the threat of African swine fever on Friday, as the livestock industry called for a [...]
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HK Airlines vows it’s ‘here to stay’ amid financial concerns and resignations

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

Hong Kong Airlines on Friday vowed it was “here to stay”, issuing its first response to questions about its financial health following a spate of departures by [...]
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HK to increase proportion of new public housing to 70 per cent of supply target over next 10 years, minister Frank Chan announces

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

Hong Kong’s public housing supply will rise to account for 70 per cent of the target for the city in the next decade, the government revealed on Friday as it announced [...]
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Staff at HK youth group to have sexual harassment training after former female workers say claims they were assaulted not taken seriously

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

Managers and staff at a leading Hong Kong youth group will be trained on how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, after two former workers said their claims they [...]
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Devastating effects of Typhoon Mangkhut not enough to convince Hongkongers to be prepared for next big storm, new study says

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

The devastating effects of Typhoon Mangkhut appear to have had little impact on Hong Kong’s residents, if a new study from Chinese University is any indication. A storm [...]
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‘Farming 4.0′: in space-starved HK, the future of agriculture may be in high-rise buildings, and hi-tech

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

A hi-tech vegetable farm in Hong Kong’s Tai Po district is thriving inside a converted factory building, and produces four tonnes of lettuce, wild rocket, endive and [...]
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HK justice officials should seek second opinion on move to drop corruption probe against former city leader CY Leung, Bar Association says

HK justice officials should seek second opinion on move to drop corruption probe against former city leader CY Leung, Bar Association says

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

Hong Kong’s justice department should seek a second opinion on its decision to drop a high-profile corruption probe against former leader Leung Chun-ying, the [...]
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Taiwan November export orders fall 2.1 pct y/y, worse than f’cast

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

Taiwan’s export orders for November, released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Thursday. The data is an indication of the strength of Asian exports and of global [...]
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Chinese vessel caught fishing in Taiwanese waters, bumps into coast guard

22-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

15 person crew of fishing boat in custody, 2,500 kilogram catch released A Chinese fishing vessel was intercepted by the Taiwan coast guard for illegally fishing in Taiwanese [...]
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Ex-Chinese negotiator pays tribute to late Taiwanese counterpart

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

China’s former top cross-Taiwan Strait negotiator Chen Yunlin on Thursday paid tribute to his late counterpart, Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chair Chiang Pin-kung, [...]
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US willing to discuss trust-building with N. Korea: envoy

US willing to discuss trust-building with N. Korea: envoy

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

Washington is willing to discuss trust-building initiatives with Pyongyang, a US envoy said Friday, as the Trump administration tries to revive efforts to convince Pyongyang [...]
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Taiwan’s Pacific allies say it should be involved in global meet

22-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Radionz | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Pacific allies have spoken out in support of its efforts on climate change at last week’s COP24 UN climate summit in Poland. Nine allies, including [...]
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