Archive for January 9th, 2019

Chinese law officers operate inside HK rail station

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ATimes | 6:00 AM

At least one Hong Kong citizen fell foul of mainland Chinese officers even though he was in a station in the heart of the city A passenger was reportedly intercepted by [...]
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HK’s office landlords raise creditworthiness requirements as more commercial tenants walk away from leases

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

Commercial landlords in Hong Kong, who own some of the world’s most expensive offices, are doubling or tripling the money that tenants must put down as deposit, as a [...]
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Tens of thousands of impoverished Hongkongers to lose out as government raises threshold for elderly welfare payments from 60 to 65

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

Impoverished Hongkongers between 60 and 64 years old will receive close to a third less in government subsidies from next month as officials on Monday provided details of a [...]
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What HK can learn from an old Berlin airport on bottom-up city planning

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

Tempelhof Field in south-central Berlin is the first stop Jonas Schorr shows to visitors, as an example of how bottom-up city planning ties into the development of a smart [...]
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Tai Po villa, occupied by wife and daughter of Zimbabwe’s former president, sold in HK for a 15 per cent loss

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

A luxury villa previously occupied by the wife and daughter of Zimbabwe’s former strongman Robert Mugabe itself the subject of a dispute in the Hong Kong courts has [...]
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MTR Corporation reports shoddy-work findings on Sha Tin-Central Link to HK police

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

Hong Kong’s embattled train operator has reported the latest findings of shoddy work on the city’s most expensive rail project to police, after unearthing the [...]
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Taiwan’s domestic scrap prices steady this week, at weak levels

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | SP Global | 6:00 AM

Domestic ferrous scrap prices in Taiwan were unchanged this week, as scrap inventories for some major mills were still sufficient, although tethering amid the gloomy outlook [...]
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Taiwan’s exports to mainland up 6.3 pct in 2018

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s exports to the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong rose 6.3 percent to 138.4 billion US dollars in 2018, accounting for 41.2 percent of its total exports, according [...]
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Taiwan companies to hand out 1.27 months of pay for end of the year bonuses

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Average end of the year bonuses at Taiwanese companies drop to 1.27 months of wages Companies in Taiwan will give an average end of the year bonus of 1.27 months of pay for [...]
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BASF workers in Taiwan suspected of leaking company secrets

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

Taiwan is investigating six current and former employees of BASF’s local operations suspected of leaking corporate secrets to a rival Chinese company, an official said [...]
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N Korean leader Kim Jong-un spends his birthday in talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is spending his 35th birthday in Beijing, where he is due to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, just weeks ahead of his second [...]
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‘Most extraordinary millennial’why does China focus on Kim Jong-un’s age?

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

In China, Kim Jong-un is regarded not only as North Korea’s supreme leader, he is a millennial. As Kim arrived in Beijing on Monday for a three-day visit, Chinese media [...]
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Samsung Electronics flags near-30pct slump in Q4 operating profit

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

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday flagged its first quarterly profit drop in two years and painted a grim outlook owing to mounting competition from Chinese smartphone makers [...]
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Kim seeks to up ante with Xi summit: analysts

Kim seeks to up ante with Xi summit: analysts

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s surprise trip to China could herald a new round of summitry on and about the peninsula, analysts say, but may also be an attempt to [...]
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Hyundai shows off walking car project

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

South Korean car maker Hyundai on Monday gave a look at work it is doing on a vehicle with robotic legs to let it walk or crawl over treacherous terrain. Hyundai showed off [...]
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