Archive for January 26th, 2019

Asian markets end week on a strong note

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

Asian markets rose Friday putting them on course to end a shaky week on a positive note as investors look ahead to crucial trade talks between China and the United States at [...] » More

HK Stock Exchange CEO Casts Doubt on Crypto Miner IPO Filings

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Coindesk | 6:00 AM

New comments from the chief executive of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) may have dampened the hopes of several cryptocurrency mining giants that have filed for initial [...] » More

Grand Cinema in HK’s Elements mall to close at the end of February after more than 11 years in business

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

Hong Kong’s biggest cinema will close next month when its lease comes to an end, it has been announced. “Due to the expiry of our lease, the Grand Cinema will [...] » More

Hiker dies after collapsing near top of tallest peak in HK

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

A 26-year-old man has died after passing out while hiking near the summit of Hong Kong’s tallest peak. Emergency services were called to the top of Tai Mo Shan, in Tai [...] » More

Customs officers seize HK$4.8 million of illegal cigarettes from mainland China found being smuggled into HK inside mobile toilets

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

Hong Kong customs officers have found HK$4.8 million worth of illegal cigarettes hidden inside mobile toilets being brought into the city from mainland China. Officials [...] » More

Start-up ecosystem key for technology development in HK: official

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

A vibrant start-up environment plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and technology development in Hong Kong, an official said on Thursday. Hong Kong’s start-up [...] » More

Closing HK preschools amid winter flu season would have been better a week earlier, microbiologist says

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

Closing Hong Kong’s preschool centres to curb the surge in flu outbreaks would have worked better if the government had done it earlier, a top microbiologist said on [...] » More

HK hospital wards packed like Chinese restaurants, doctors complain as deadly flu surge grips city

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

Hong Kong doctors and nurses at overloaded public hospitals say they are having to set up beds in corridors and offer telephone consultations to free up space on wards [...] » More

OKCoin founder buys HK-listed public company

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Coingeek | 6:00 AM

The founder of crypto exchange OKCoin, Star Xu, has acquired a controlling share in a Hong Kong-listed public company, leading to speculation the firm could be gearing up for [...] » More

HK’s youngsters more glued to their screens than 2 years ago and their physical fitness is alarmingly low, study finds

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

Children and teenagers in Hong Kong are more glued to electronic screens than they were two years ago and spend less time exercising with their parents, a study has found. [...] » More

Chinese consortium sees off HK rivals in ferocious bidding war for prime Shanghai commercial land, ending their stranglehold

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

A Chinese consortium has outbid Hong Kong developers in a ferocious bidding war for a much coveted plot of commercial land in the heart of Shanghai. The group led by China [...] » More

US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday in the first such operation this year, the Taiwanese government said, as it increases the frequency [...] » More

Taiwan unveils new drone as China tensions mount

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s navy showed off its latest long-range surveillance drone on Thursday (January 24) as the island’s outgunned armed forces push to counter China’s [...] » More

Taiwan entertainer faces jail for slapping minister over history row

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

A retired Taiwanese entertainer could face jail after she slapped a minister to protest against government moves to address the controversial legacy of late leader Chiang [...] » More

China’s might is forcing Taiwan to rethink its military strategy

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

Taiwan “must and will” be reunited with the mainland, declared Xi Jinping, China’s president, on January 2nd. Chinese leaders have been saying such things [...] » More