Archive for January 31st, 2019

What do China’s reassignments of Liu Shiyu and Yi Huiman say about Xi Jinping’s policy priorities for the next few years?

What do China’s reassignments of Liu Shiyu and Yi Huiman say about Xi Jinping’s policy priorities for the next few years?

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:40 AM

China’s government made two significant appointments over the weekend, assigning two former bankers to key positions that underscore President Xi Jinping’s policy [...]
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Asian shares mixed ahead of Fed meeting, US-China talks

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders await the conclusion of a Federal Reserve policy meeting and US-China talks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index [...]
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HK gifts Pakistan a culinary star

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

A pair of his father’s old tandoor ovens helped Hong Kong restaurateur Asim Hussain achieve a dreamthe world’s first Michelin star for a Pakistani restaurant, an [...]
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China and HK stocks swing on outlook for trade talks, rates and earnings

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

Chinese and Hong Kong stocks swung between gains and losses Wednesday as traders sorted through a platter of rapidly approaching market-moving news: the US-China trade talks, [...]
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Short seller Andrew Left appeals HK market manipulation ruling

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

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday heard an appeal from short seller Andrew Left that sought to overturn a five-year ban from the city’s financial markets and a fine for [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam shrugs off calls to quit but pledges to shed elitist mindset

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

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor shrugged off calls on Wednesday for her resignation, but promised to reflect on intense criticism over her government’s [...]
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HK hospital support staff protest against manpower shortages in wards during flu season

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

Support staff at public hospitals who do orderly work such as changing diapers and washing patients staged a protest on Wednesday decrying insufficient manpower to handle the [...]
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HK tops ‘economic freedom’ chart despite political pressure from Beijing

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

* In an annual ranking of the Index of Economic Freedom, Hong Kong has come out on top for the 25th year in a row. * That’s despite the city coming under increasing [...]
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HK to offer more drop-in boxes for cash handout scheme in response to complaints over complicated application process

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

To make it easier to apply for and collect a government cash handout, Hong Kong authorities are offering more drop-in boxes for the scheme, following a public outcry over the [...]
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HK bar manager jailed for selling coupons to customers that allowed them to touch Thai women’s breasts in dice game

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

A Hong Kong woman was jailed for eight months on Wednesday for managing a bar where customers could use HK$20 (US$2.50) coupons to redeem intimate exchanges with Thai women. [...]
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HK’s short-lived property price decline is just about over, analysts say

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

Residential property prices in crowded Hong Kong are poised to rise again after a short correction, analysts say. Swiss Bank UBS last year listed Hong Kong as the city with [...]
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HK doctors at inquest say death of 14-month-old baby boy after eye surgery was result of ‘extremely rare’ complications

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

A 14-month-old infant in Hong Kong might have suffered from “extremely rare” complications that caused his death after a simple eye surgery, doctors said in an [...]
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Beijing says no to HK leader’s plan to strengthen city’s anti-corruption laws to encompass gifts to chief executive

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

China’s central government has rejected a plan by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to tighten the city’s anti-corruption laws and ensure that all gifts [...]
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5.7-magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The temblor struck at 1:21 p.m., its epicenter 84.8 [...]
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Third passenger denied entry to Taiwan after failing to pay pork fine

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

A third passenger, a Chinese national, was denied entry to Taiwan Tuesday after failing to pay a fine of NT$200,000 (US$6,487) for bringing pork products into the country, [...]
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