Archive for January 3rd, 2019

David Wilson was forced out as governor of HK by British prime minister John Major despite objections from Executive Council new declassified files reveal

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

David Wilson was forced to retire as Hong Kong governor in 1992 as Britain wanted a politician to run the colony instead of a career diplomat despite strong reservations from [...]
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HK leads Asia markets down as 2019 starts on sour note

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian and European markets plunged Wednesday, starting the new year by extending a slide that made 2018 the worst in a decade, as fresh data reinforced worries about the [...]
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HK bus driver behind crash that injured 19 admits to dangerous driving, citing fatigue from caring for sick wife

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong bus driver behind a crash which left 19 injured admitted on Monday to dangerous driving and said he had dozed off behind the wheel because he was tired from [...]
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Taiwan reunification with China ‘inevitable’: Xi

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s unification with the mainland is “inevitable”, President Xi Jinping said Wednesday, warning against any efforts to promote the island’s [...]
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US president signs bill encouraging regular arms sales to Taiwan

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump has signed into law legislation aimed at enhancing the United States’ influence in the Indo-Pacific region and reaffirming Washington’s [...]
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China’s Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful ‘reunification’

China’s Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful ‘reunification’

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful “reunification” with the self-ruled island that has a [...]
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Tourists flock to Taiwan in record numbers despite drop from mainland China

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Taiwan welcomed its 11 millionth visitor of the year on Sunday, a record for the self-ruled island as tourists from across Asia made up for a sharp fall in arrivals from [...]
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Taiwan New Year tax protesters cite French ‘yellow vest’ success

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Taiwanese tax reform campaign whose activists dress in yellow ramped up its protests Tuesday (January 1), interrupting a New Year flag-raising ceremony attended by the [...]
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Foreign involvement in Taiwan independence is ‘intolerable,’ China’s Xi says

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

On the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of a thaw in Beijing’s relationship with Taiwan, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized his position that the island is [...]
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First tropical storm of year unlikely to impact Taiwan

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A tropical storm formed Tuesday afternoon, the first storm in the West Pacific Ocean of the new year, but is unlikely to affect Taiwan, according to the Central Weather [...]
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N Korea’s Kim Jong-un warns nuclear talks at risk over US sanctions

N Korea’s Kim Jong-un warns nuclear talks at risk over US sanctions

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has said that he is ready to meet with Donald Trump for nuclear weapon talks, but that his country will be forced to “explore a [...]
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Kim warns N. Korea could consider change of tack

Kim warns N. Korea could consider change of tack

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nuclear-armed North Korea wants good relations with the US but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions, leader Kim Jong Un warned in his New [...]
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Korean ‘forced labour’ plaintiffs seek Nippon Steel asset seizure newspaper

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean plaintiffs in a World War Two forced labour court case against Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp have applied to seize some of Nippon [...]
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Koreans seek Nippon Steel asset seizure in ‘forced labour’ case paper

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean plaintiffs in a World War Two forced labour court case against Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp have applied to seize some of Nippon [...]
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Korea bans single-use plastic bags

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

South Korea has banned all single-use plastic bags in its major supermarkets. Stores will instead be required to offer alternatives such as paper or cloth bags which can be [...]
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