Archive for February 9th, 2019

South China Sea: Trump military adviser calls for firmer rules to stop near misses

South China Sea: Trump military adviser calls for firmer rules to stop near misses

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

One of the US’ most senior military figures and an adviser to President Donald Trump has called for firmer rules governing naval encounters in disputed waters such as [...]
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It’s not a cashless society yet in HK where banknotes still rule

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

Going cashless may be all the rage in mainland China and places chasing “smart nation” targets, but Tommy Tam Kar Hay is relieved that for now at least, hard cash [...]
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Mainland Chinese businessperson who escaped from HK police via toilet ceiling jailed for 18 months

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

A mainland Chinese businessperson who triggered a 36-hour manhunt in Hong Kong after escaping police custody through a hospital toilet ceiling was on Friday jailed for 18 [...]
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New woes for contractor in mega bridge fake test scandal Jacobs China as fraud allegations emerge over other HK projects

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

The Hong Kong government has contacted law enforcement about suspected fraud involving the disgraced contractor for a cross-border mega bridge project. An engineering [...]
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Travel chaos as China Airlines cancels 18 flights due to pilot strike in Taiwan, including six to or from HK

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

Taiwan’s largest airline has agreed to a Saturday meeting with its pilots’ union and transport officials after a strike forced the cancellation of 32 flights, [...]
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HK launches new micro gold trading platform GoldZip

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

Hong Kong’s local gold exchange will introduce in March a new trading platform called GoldZip which will allow investors to trade in units as small as a single gram for [...]
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How HK electricity company CLP is saving millions of dollars, and potentially lives, with HK$80,000 drones at Tuen Mun’s Castle Peak Power Station

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

Vincent Yan Kwok-hung’s childhood dream was to fly planes. Things did not quite work out the way he had imagined he is now an engineer at power utility CLP but he takes [...]
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Republican US senators want Taiwan president to address Congress

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

Amid tensions between the United States and China, a group of Republican US senators asked House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to invite Taiwanese President Tsai [...]
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Taiwan’s China Airlines cancels flights due to strike by pilots

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

A strike by pilots has forced China Airlines, one of Taiwan’s two major carriers, to cancel 18 international flights, the official Central News Agency reported early on [...]
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Taiwan’s air traffic disrupted as major airline is hit by strike

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

China Airlines, one of Taiwan’s two major carriers, faces major disruption Friday after a pilot’s union announced a strike just hours before the action was due to [...]
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Trump-Kim summit venue shows possibility of moving beyond conflictState Dept

Trump-Kim summit venue shows possibility of moving beyond conflictState Dept

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

The choice of Vietnam as the venue for a second US-North Korea summit this month shows the possibility of moving beyond conflict and division toward a thriving partnership, [...]
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Korea ready to partner with Africa on technology

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Africa News | 6:00 AM

In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB.org), Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa, officials said in Seoul today. Speaking at a meeting on [...]
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Can the second Trump-Kim summit end the Korean War?

Can the second Trump-Kim summit end the Korean War?

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

The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has raised hopes for the longest ceasefire in history to be replaced by a peace [...]
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N Korea pushing flag at centre of new loyalty campaign

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

North Korea is stepping up a new loyalty campaign as leader Kim Jong Un prepares for his second summit with President Donald Trump. The campaign began last month with the [...]
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Korea to spend $16 billion in border areas with N Korea for next decade

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

South Korea’s government said on Thursday (February 7) that it will spend 13.2 trillion won (S$15.9 billion) in border areas with North Korea for the next decade. The [...]
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