Archive for January 28th, 2019

Business Briefs 28 January 2019

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 9:15 AM

* F&N Dairy Investment PTE Ltd, a major shareholder of Vietnarn Dairy Products Company (VNM), has registered to buy over 17.4 million VNM shares from January 28 to [...]
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Thailand’s military junta cracks down on social media ahead of election

Thailand’s military junta cracks down on social media ahead of election

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:25 AM

Social media campaigning will be heavily restricted in the upcoming Thai election, in a move political parties claim will gag freedom of expression and directly affect [...]
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Gang arrested over alleged $80 million gold scam in HK

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

Hong Kong police have arrested 14 people who allegedly defrauded seven victims of $80 million — including an 85-year-old man who lost upwards of $73.9 million. The [...]
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With HK’s low number of registered organ donors, is it time to adopt an opt-out system for donation?

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

Life was put on hold for Hongkonger Phan Thanh Vinh when he was diagnosed with heart failure at the age of 17. “It was an awkward phase because I hadn’t completed [...]
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Chinese tourist denied entry for failing to pay NT$200,000 fine in attempted meat smuggling

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

The first case of a foreign passenger not being allowed to enter Taiwan as a result of tighter regulations A Chinese tourist who took a transit flight from Hong Kong to [...]
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China reprimands US for sending warships through Taiwan strait

China reprimands US for sending warships through Taiwan strait

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The United States has sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait in the first such operation this year, the Taiwanese government said, as it increases the frequency of [...]
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Mainland officials visit Taiwan compatriots on mainland before Spring Festival

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Ahead of the forthcoming Spring Festival, several mainland officials visited and expressed their best wishes to compatriots of Taiwan who reside, work and study on the [...]
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Taiwan should brace for Chinese cyber threat: report

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

The likelihood of China damaging or corrupting submarine fiber cables and related communication infrastructure that connect Taiwan to the outside world should not be [...]
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China’s might is forcing Taiwan to rethink its military strategy

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

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The 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 [...]
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Amid tensions with Japan, Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses

Amid tensions with Japan, Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses

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

South Korea is committed to advancing relations with Japan but will step up efforts to share with the world its experience of Japanese wartime atrocities, including sexual [...]
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Cyr: Korea confirms democracy and international leadership

Cyr: Korea confirms democracy and international leadership

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Chicago Tribune | 6:00 AM

The global news media continue to devote rapt attention to the at times acrimonious, occasionally friendly interchange between two flamboyant leaders: United States President [...]
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China reprimands US for sending warships through Taiwan strait

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The United States has sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait in the first such operation this year, the Taiwanese government said, as it increases the frequency of [...]
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Australian-Chinese author’s detention raises important questions about China’s motivations

Australian-Chinese author’s detention raises important questions about China’s motivations

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:00 AM

The arrest of an Australian-Chinese citizen in China for unspecified reasons is the last thing Australia needs at a sensitive moment in the reset of a relationship that has [...]
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Streets of Philadelphia: Those caught in US fentanyl crisis say solutions lie at home, not in China

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

Streets of Philadelphia: Those caught in US fentanyl crisis say solutions lie at home, not in China It was windy, bitterly cold and just after 9am on a recent Sunday morning [...]
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Chinese business leaders came to Davos with a message of economic optimism

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

At the break of dawn on January 23, Chinese businessperson Zhang Jin stepped out from his limousine, walked a few steps in the cold air of minus 16 Celsius degrees, then [...]
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