Archive for February 4th, 2019

Taipei mayor to visit US in March

Taipei mayor to visit US in March

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 7:10 AM

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is slated to visit the United States in March as part of ongoing efforts to promote city-to-city exchanges and enhance interactions with [...]
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HNA’s HK unit sells land parcel to Wheelock for about $500 million

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s HNA Group sold its last land parcel in Hong Kong to local developer Wheelock and Co’s property business for HK$3.91 billion (381.40 million pounds), [...]
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HK authorities bust record $8 million worth of ivory tusks, pangolin scales

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Hong Kong seized $8 million worth of smuggled endangered species parts in one of the biggest busts the city has ever recorded. Hong Kong’s customs [...]
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Record haul of pangolin scales seized along with hundreds of ivory tusks in HK

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

A record 8.3 tonnes of pangolin scales and more than 1,000 ivory tusks have been intercepted by Hong Kong customs officers. The value of the seized goods, which equates to [...]
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Doctors missed crucial signs in patients’ X-rays in fatal lung cancer blunder, HK hospital bosses admit

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

As many as eight doctors missed abnormalities in X-rays in three patients, two of whom were eventually diagnosed with lung cancer, hospital authorities revealed on Friday. [...]
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HK security firm may run training base in Xinjiang

HK security firm may run training base in Xinjiang

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Founded by former US Navy Seal Erik Prince, who also founded the Blackwater company, Frontier Services Group has signed a preliminary deal Frontier Services Group (FSG), a [...]
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Taiwanese company axes 10,000 workers in Vietnam before Tet

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese textile company fires 10,000 workers in Vietnam before Lunar New Year A Taiwanese textile company has laid off over 10,000 workers at its plant in southern Vietnam, [...]
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Taiwan director Doze Niu charged with assaulting female crew member

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Acclaimed Taiwanese director Doze Niu has been charged with sexually assaulting a female crew member who was working on his latest film Pao Ma. In a statement announcing the [...]
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Fake eyelashes from N Korea cost US cosmetics firm $1 million fine

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

California firm E.L.F. cosmetics has agreed to pay a nearly $1 million fine for importing fake eyelashes containing materials from UN-sanctioned North Korea, the US Treasury [...]
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In a #MeToo Victory for Korea, a Former Governor Was Convicted of Sexual Abuse

In a #MeToo Victory for Korea, a Former Governor Was Convicted of Sexual Abuse

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 31/2 years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile [...]
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N. Korean Christians keep faith in underground churches

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

One North Korean defector in Seoul describes her family back home quietly singing Christian hymns every Sunday while someone stood watch for informers. A second cowered under [...]
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Disgraced Korean governor jailed for sexual assault

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A former South Korean governor and one-time presidential contender has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for rape, five months after he was controversially [...]
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Christians in N. Korea tell of struggle to practice faith

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Christianity is virtually outlawed in North Korea, where dictator Kim Jong Un is the subject of a personality cult that treats him like a god. The possession of Bibles, open [...]
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China’s research in artificial intelligence ‘far outranks’ Huawei threat, expert says

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Experts are warning of the threat posed by China’s use of artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a survellience state, and say the risk of such authoritarian behaviour [...]
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Washington, Beijing all smiles on trade but doubts persist

Washington, Beijing all smiles on trade but doubts persist

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States and China radiated positivity after this week’s trade talks but doubts persist about the chances of sealing the overarching deal Donald Trump wants. [...]
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