Archive for February 12th, 2019

Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks

Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:54 AM

The Senate’s top Democrat is introducing legislation to “hold China accountable” and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the [...] » More

Thai princess says #ILoveYou to fans after king opposes her PM candidacy

Thai princess says #ILoveYou to fans after king opposes her PM candidacy

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:50 AM

The Thai princess whose stunning announcement she was running for prime minister was quickly opposed by her brother, the king, thanked her supporters on Saturday, saying she [...] » More

Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks

Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:47 AM

The Senate’s top Democrat is introducing legislation to “hold China accountable” and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the [...] » More

Trump-Kim summit to focus on NKorea nuke complex, US rewards

Trump-Kim summit to focus on NKorea nuke complex, US rewards

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:44 AM

When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in Singapore last year, there was pomp, there was circumstance, but there wasn’t much [...] » More

Disabled HK tour guides get creative in building careers by making education about their conditions a major attraction

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

At first glance, Vincent Li Pok looks like your average 33-year-old Hongkonger, sporting a neat undercut, blue shirt and khakis. But as he introduces the history of Sunbeam [...] » More

Lack of sleep could damage DNA and affect repair ability, possibly raising cancer risk, University of HK study finds

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

Sleep deprivation can damage DNA and the body’s ability to repair this, possibly leading to higher chances of genetic diseases such as cancer, a study has found. The [...] » More

HK doctors join localist protest against one-way permit scheme, as mainland migrant influx blamed for stretched hospitals

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

Hong Kong doctors joined localists on Sunday to call for the abolition of a controversial migrant scheme taking in 150 mainlanders daily a policy activists blamed for [...] » More

Is there something fishy going on, or is HK government really trying to revive an ailing industry?

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

In the winter of 2015, rare toxic algal blooms began spreading across Hong Kong waters. Lee Muk-kam’s floating fish farm in the sheltered bay off Tai Po’s Sam Mun [...] » More

Illegal Uber drivers should lose cars the minute they are charged, says HK lawmaker calling for crackdown on ride-hailing service

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

Drivers caught using their cars to work for illegal ride-hailing apps such as Uber should have their vehicles seized the moment they are charged, the transport sector [...] » More

Casino tycoon Stanley Ho in good shape and resting in HK hospital, wife says, dismissing news of billionaire being seriously ill

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

Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun, 97, is in good shape and resting in a private Hong Kong hospital, his wife and daughter have said, rejecting reports suggesting the [...] » More

Employees in utilities industry top earners in Taiwan: DGBAS

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

Employees in the utilities industry are the top earners in Taiwan, according to the directorate general of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). Data compiled by the [...] » More

Taiwan’s January exports likely to shrink for third month: Reuters poll

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

Taiwan’s exports are expected to have contracted 2.93 percent in January from a year earlier, according to the median forecasts of 14 analysts polled by Reuters. The [...] » More

Increase in Lunar New Year tourism, revenue fails to boost stocks on first trading day in mainland China

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

A 7.6 per cent year-on-year increase in domestic tourism during the Lunar New Year holiday failed to boost stocks on the first day of trading in the Year of the Pig in [...] » More

US destroyers sail in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

US destroyers sail in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

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

Two US warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday, a US official told Reuters, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense relations [...] » More

New Zealand’s Ardern says China flight’s return not a red flag for ties

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

An Air New Zealand flight bound for Shanghai was turned back because of an “administrative issue” and the incident holds no political implications for ties with [...] » More