Archive for February 16th, 2019

Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer

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

Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of US-China talks in Beijing. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei [...] » More

HK port slips from global top five for first time

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s port, which once vied with rival Singapore for global dominance, has slipped out of the world’s top five busiest shipping container terminals for the [...] » More

HK Customs seizes 40 kilogram suspected rhino horns

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua Net | 6:00 AM

The customs of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region seized some 40 kilogram of suspected rhino horns on Thursday at Hong Kong International Airport, a record [...] » More

HK snares record haul of rhino horns from South Africa

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

Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kilogram (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million ($1 million) from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust for [...] » More

Taiwan Pilot Strike Shows How Long Hours Raise The Risk Of Accidents

Taiwan Pilot Strike Shows How Long Hours Raise The Risk Of Accidents

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Last year, a China Airlines pilot flew 63 hours over a 12-day stretch that allowed him to rest for only two of those days. The long hours combined with the time-zone changes [...] » More

Taiwanese-American recruited to US programme for innovators

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

A Taiwanese-American has been selected for a tour of duty at a United States government agency, as part of a programme that recruits innovators to help tackle technology [...] » More

Taiwan independence advocate, church reverend dies at 90

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwan independence advocate and a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan ( PERCENT) Kao Chun-ming died Thursday at the age of 90, according to PERCENT general [...] » More

Pompeo: US aims to ‘get as far down the road as we can’ with N Korea

Pompeo: US aims to ‘get as far down the road as we can’ with N Korea

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

The United States aims to “get as far down the road as we can” ahead of a summit with North Korea in Vietnam this month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on [...] » More

Korea says it will pay a bit more to host American troops

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

The agreement provides stability ahead of the next Trump-Kim summit The expense of keeping American troops abroad is one of Donald Trump’s longstanding peeves. [...] » More

In Vietnam, US must not offer premature concessions to N Korea

In Vietnam, US must not offer premature concessions to N Korea

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

During his State of the Union address, President Trump announced that his second summit with Kim Jong un will occur on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam. But as the recently [...] » More

Korea survives Trump’s stress test

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

The US-Korea negotiations are over. No, not the US-North Korea denuclearisation talks. That summit meeting is still more than a week away. One issue that won’t be on [...] » More

Why young people in Korea are staying single despite efforts to spark dating

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Salon | 6:00 AM

Recent reports about a sex recession among young Americans aside, the concept of dating and mating is reasonably engrained in daily life in the West. In sharp contrast, in [...] » More

Widow, 81, sole resident of remote island disputed by Korea and Japan

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

In 1991, Kim Sin-yeol and her husband made the unusual decision to move to a lonely outcrop of islands at the heart of a long-standing territorial dispute between Japan and [...] » More

S. Korea TV station apologises over ‘spycam’ controversy

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

A major South Korean TV station was forced to apologise after airing a performance by a well-known rapper in which he appeared to endorse secretly-filmed pornography, as the [...] » More

Japan accuses N Korea of dodging sanctions at sea ahead of Vietnam summit

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

Japan says it has caught North Korea repeatedly evading international sanctions at sea, warning the incidents may “just be the tip of the iceberg” of suspected [...] » More