Archive for February 5th, 2019

World War I Grenade Discovered Among Potatoes At HK Potato Chip Factory

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong police destroyed a German-made grenade from World War I on Saturday morning after the device cropped up in a shipment of imported potatoes at a local potato chip [...]
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Don’t blame new migrants from mainland China for HK’s housing and health care woes, rights groups say while calling for race hate law

Don’t blame new migrants from mainland China for HK’s housing and health care woes, rights groups say while calling for race hate law

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

Rights groups have called for a race hate law in Hong Kong as new migrants from mainland China are being accused of “eating up” the city’s resources [...]
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‘I feel like I could work to death’: HK’s weary nurses share tales amid peak flu season surge and hospital chaos

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

As Hong Kong’s public hospitals reel from the flu season crisis, overburdened nurses are taking to social media to vent their frustration, but also to share positive [...]
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HK police chief Stephen Lo defends two-year time limit for prosecuting offenders in controversial national anthem bill

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

Hong Kong’s police chief has defended the decision to give law enforcers up to two years to investigate abuse of China’s national anthem under a proposed law. [...]
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HK pilots’ union close to civil war after deal to end dispute with Cathay Pacific managers voted down

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

Hong Kong’s pilots are on the brink of civil war as rank-and-file union members seek to sack their leaders following the overwhelming rejection of an offer from Cathay [...]
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After four years and 25 ‘interim replies’ HK civil servants finally release records on mysterious 1996 departure of city’s immigration chief

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

The secretariat for Hong Kong’s legislature has finally released some records on a 22-year-old inquiry into the mysterious departure of an immigration chief in 1996, [...]
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We don’t want your money: Chinese shoppers told to spend cash elsewhere by frustrated Hongkongers who just want some peace and quiet

We don’t want your money: Chinese shoppers told to spend cash elsewhere by frustrated Hongkongers who just want some peace and quiet

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

A group of activists staged a protest against mainland Chinese shoppers on Sunday in a town near Hong Kong’s western border, in the latest of a new wave of [...]
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HK man drowns during night dive off Po Toi island, in second such incident this year

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

A man died during a dive in Hong Kong’s southern waters on Sunday night. A friend found him unconscious shortly after he went into the water. The diver was rushed back [...]
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Plaudits for PLA’s HK garrison on the march with Peppa Pig in Lunar New Year video that ends with a giggle

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

The Chinese army’s Hong Kong garrison has wished everyone a happy Year of the Pig with a reference to Peppa Pig, a character in a British preschool animation series. In [...]
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How HK’s ‘Lara Croft’ took mainland Chinese TV viewers by storm

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

A young Hong Kong woman’s Cinderella story has captured the hearts of mainland Chinese TV viewers after she snagged her own Prince Charming on a popular TV dating show. [...]
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Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen delivers CNY greetings, veiled barb at China

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivered Chinese New Year greetings in a video message released late on Sunday (February 3), as the island prepares for the arrival of the [...]
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Mainland rejects Taiwan’s claims on African swine fever

Mainland rejects Taiwan’s claims on African swine fever

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The African swine fever epidemic on the Chinese mainland was effectively dealt with and is under control, said a mainland spokesperson on Sunday. Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson [...]
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Japan-Korea feud deepens as Trump sits on the sidelines

Japan-Korea feud deepens as Trump sits on the sidelines

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

United States President Donald Trump’s desire to put “America first” has fostered new disputes between the US and its allies. In Asia, old rivalries are [...]
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Koreans take to the streets to pay respects to ‘comfort women’ activist Kim Bok-dong

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

Kim Bok-dong was brought to the Japanese Embassy in Seoul one last time Friday. Her casket was driven slowly through the South Korean capital in a funeral procession attended [...]
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Trump sees ‘good chance’ of deals with N Korea, China

Trump sees ‘good chance’ of deals with N Korea, China

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

President Donald Trump said in remarks aired Sunday he saw a “good chance” of reaching deals on two key US foreign policy challenges: North Korean nuclear [...]
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