Archive for January 16th, 2019

HK$1.8 million worth of bird’s nests hidden in air duct on coach headed for mainland China

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

Bird’s nests worth more than HK$1.8 million (US$230,000) have been confiscated by Hong Kong customs after they were found hidden inside an air duct on a cross-border [...]
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Fried chicken chain KFC to raise prices in Taiwan, beginning Tuesday

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

American fast food chain KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is raising the prices of some of its products in Taiwan to reflect growing costs, the company announced on Monday. The [...]
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Taiwan’s EVA Air announces new Taoyuan-Aomori route

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

Flights between Taoyuan and northern Japan to commence on July 17 EVA Air announced yesterday that the airline will begin its Taoyuan-Aomori route on July 17, just in time [...]
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Over 90 pct of Taiwan employees considering job change: survey

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

More than 90 percent of employees in Taiwan are considering seeking a new job after the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on February 5 this year, indicating low pay as a [...]
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China cautions countries against helping Taiwan to produce submarines

China cautions countries against helping Taiwan to produce submarines

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

China on Monday firmly opposed transferring technology to Taiwan to make submarines, saying countries which have relations with Beijing should earnestly abide by the one [...]
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Emergency steps in force as fine dust blankets Korea

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Residents of several major cities worldwide are suffering from the effects of severe air pollution, putting their governments under pressure to take action against this [...]
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Seoul drops ‘enemy’ reference to N Korea

Seoul drops ‘enemy’ reference to N Korea

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

Seoul crossed out a reference to nuclear-armed North Korea as its enemy in a defence white paper published Tuesday, amid rapidly warming ties despite stalled nuclear talks [...]
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N Korea is eclipsing the Moon presidency

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Lowyinstitute | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in recently shook up his cabinet. In particular, his controversial chief of staff, Im Jeong-seok, stepped down. The growing impression in [...]
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Give Peace With N Korea a Chance, but Remember Plan B

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:00 AM

The Korean Peninsula is no longer on the brink of war, which seemed like a real possibility in 2017, and the memory of US President Donald Trump’s “fire and [...]
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Why Vietnam may be ideal venue for a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Why Vietnam may be ideal venue for a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

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

Vietnam’s adoption of free markets and its border with China are two of the main reasons why the country is being tipped as the host for a second meeting between Donald [...]
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Iranian Oil Heads to Korea After Months of Trump-Induced Lockout

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A major Iranian oil buyer that shut out supplies last year even before US sanctions on the Persian Gulf state took effect is finally set to receive cargoes once again. [...]
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Pompeo to hold talks with N Korea this weekKorean paper

Pompeo to hold talks with N Korea this weekKorean paper

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

The United States and North Korea plan to hold high-level talks in Washington as soon as this week to discuss a second summit of their leaders, following a prolonged [...]
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N Korean official heads for talks in Sweden: report

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

A top North Korean diplomat was travelling to Sweden Tuesday, she told reporters, as speculation mounts over the next summit between the isolated state’s leader Kim [...]
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How Pyongyang is taking advantage of rift between Tokyo and Seoul to dodge kidnapping inquiries

How Pyongyang is taking advantage of rift between Tokyo and Seoul to dodge kidnapping inquiries

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

North Korea is seeking to curry favour with South Korea, claiming common cause by seizing on the issue of forced labour under Japanese rule before and during the second world [...]
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China bulls may return if rally of brokerage stocks is any indication

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

For those are anticipating a good run in mainland Chinese shares this year, the ride on brokerage stocks is an encouraging sign. A Bloomberg gauge of the 23 mainland-listed [...]
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