Archive for December 24th, 2018

Death toll from Indonesia tsunami rises to 281: disaster agency

Death toll from Indonesia tsunami rises to 281: disaster agency

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 2:00 PM

The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 281, with more than 1,000 people injured, the national disaster agency said Monday, as the desperate [...]
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Business Briefs 24 December 2018

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | | 8:27 AM

* Dang Huynh Uc My, a board member of Thanh Thanh Cong-Bien Hoa Company (SBT), has registered to buy 12 million SBT shares from December 24 to January 22, thus raising her [...]
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Seoul making Beijing a foreign policy priority by setting up bureau exclusively for China affairs

Seoul making Beijing a foreign policy priority by setting up bureau exclusively for China affairs

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:29 AM

Seoul plans to overhaul its diplomatic focus on China by establishing a separate bureau in its foreign ministry entirely dedicated to China affairs. The change comes after [...]
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Further detention by Japanese immigration authority looms for HK activists arrested over protest at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine

Further detention by Japanese immigration authority looms for HK activists arrested over protest at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:27 AM

Two Hong Kong activists arrested in Tokyo over a protest at a war shrine last week could be released by police on Friday but face further detention by Japan’s [...]
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Indonesian Muslims protest against China’s treatment of Uighurs

Indonesian Muslims protest against China’s treatment of Uighurs

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

Hundreds of Muslims held a rally outside the Chinese embassy in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Friday to protest against the treatment of members of the mostly Muslim [...]
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HK’s infatuation with multimillion-dollar shoebox homes is over as quickly as it began

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

Hong Kong’s infatuation with micro-apartments, some of which hold the world record as the smallest living space constructed for humans, has ended almost as quickly as [...]
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Power failure hits HK’s high-speed rail services to Shenzhen

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

Hong Kong’s cross-border high-speed rail suffered its first major breakdown since launching in September as 18 trains to Futian in Shenzhen were cancelled at one stage [...]
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HK officials defend response to African swine fever threat as pig farmers call for compensation scheme

24-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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Apple remains top smartphone seller in Taiwan in November

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

Apple Inc., the US consumer electronics giant, retained its title as the best smartphone seller in Taiwan in terms of both sales volume and sales value in November, [...]
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Commentary: N Korea in 2018, a year of turning over a new leaf or worldwide gullibility?

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

As someone who lives on the Korean Peninsula, the past year has brought a welcome change to the tenor of life here, says Steven Borowiec. For a year filled with fireworks, [...]
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JD CEO Richard Liu cleared in US but Chinese e-commerce giant still faces challenges ahead

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

Chinese billionaire Richard Liu Qiangdong will not face felony rape charges in the US as prosecutors announced on Friday that their investigation turned up insufficient [...]
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Russia, China, Iran sought to influence US 2018 electionsUS spy chief

Russia, China, Iran sought to influence US 2018 electionsUS spy chief

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

Foreign powers, including Russia, China and Iran, sought to influence voters in the US 2018 mid-term elections, but there is no evidence of any penetration into US voting [...]
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Chinese citizen charged with stealing trade secrets from Oklahoma gas company

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Canadian Press | 6:00 AM

The reports described not only how to make the product, which the company says “is a complicated and technically difficult process,” but also the company’s [...]
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Arrests fuel anxieties among China Canadian expats

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

The arrest of a third Canadian in China has heightened anxiety even in an expatriate community accustomed to some level of fear and uncertainty. Beijing on Thursday confirmed [...]
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Canada, US call for ‘immediate release’ of two Canadians held by China

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

Ottawa and Washington on Friday stepped up pressure on Beijing, calling for the immediate release of two Canadians detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest in [...]
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