Archive for January 19th, 2019

Asian markets boosted by fresh China-US trade hopes

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

Asian markets rallied Friday as another broadly positive week drew to a close, with investors cheered by a report that the US was considering lifting tariffs on China as [...]
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Asian markets boosted by fresh China-US trade hopes

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

Investors have cheered a report that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has raised the idea of lifting tariffs on China in exchange for reforms by Beijing Stock markets [...]
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Kindergartens and child care services in HK to be closed for a week if affected by flu outbreak

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

Health authorities have told almost 200 Hong Kong kindergartens and childcare centres with outbreaks of seasonal influenza to close for a week to curb further spread of the [...]
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Nine parallel traders arrested with HK$160,000 worth of goods near mainland Chinese border in HK

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

Nine people have been arrested with tax-free goods worth HK$160,000 following a police operation to crack down on parallel trading in Tin Shui Wai, close to the Hong [...]
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Carrie Lam brings in new payment for HK’s elderly poor as government looks to end backlash against changes to Comprehensive Social Security Allowance

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

Carrie Lam brings in new payment for Hong Kong’s elderly poor as government looks to end backlash against changes to Comprehensive Social Security Allowance Hong [...]
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HK’s air quality targets pitched too low to favour development such as Lantau Tomorrow Vision, says environmental group Clean Air Network

HK’s air quality targets pitched too low to favour development such as Lantau Tomorrow Vision, says environmental group Clean Air Network

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

A new set of proposed five-year air quality objectives running up to 2025 may have been pitched overly conservatively to make it easier for major future projects like a [...]
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HK police urged to pursue attack on HK bus driver by two mainland Chinese women

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

A legislator has urged Hong Kong police to investigate an alleged attack on a bus driver after viral video clips showed two mainland Chinese women physically abusing the man [...]
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HK, China shares surge as stocks that mysteriously plunged bounce back

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

Health authorities have told almost 200 Hong Kong kindergartens and childcare centres with outbreaks of seasonal influenza to close for a week to curb further spread of the [...]
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Taiwan steps up probe into surveillance by pro-China media on island

Taiwan steps up probe into surveillance by pro-China media on island

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

Taiwan will step up its investigation of pro-Beijing newspapers accused by politicians on the self-ruled island of spreading fake news and surveillance activities that [...]
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US Navy chief does not rule out sending aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

US Navy chief does not rule out sending aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

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

The US Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a greater threat to US warships [...]
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Taiwan holds military drills to halt invasion amid rising China tensions

Taiwan holds military drills to halt invasion amid rising China tensions

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s military held large-scale drills on its west coast Thursday amid growing tensions between the self-governed island and an increasingly belligerent Beijing. [...]
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N Korea envoy in US for talks with Pompeo, possibly Trump

N Korea envoy in US for talks with Pompeo, possibly Trump

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

A North Korean envoy arrived in Washington on Thursday for expected talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a possible encounter with President Donald Trump aimed a [...]
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Vietnam ‘willing’ to host Trump-Kim summit: report

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

Vietnam’s premier has said his country is willing to host a much-anticipated second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. One of [...]
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N Korean defector jailed for sending 130 tonnes of rice plus cash as a ‘loyalty gift’ to Pyongyang

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

A North Korean defector to the South was on Friday sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for sending 130 tonnes of rice to her homeland as a “loyalty gift”. [...]
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Why has the support for Korea’s President Moon Jae-in collapsed among young men?

Why has the support for Korea’s President Moon Jae-in collapsed among young men?

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

Like many of his peers, 21-year-old Do Sang-won had high hopes for Moon Jae-in when he voted for him for president. After his predecessor Park Geun-hye was toppled in an [...]
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