Archive for February 23rd, 2019

Most Asia stocks dip with Wall St, dealers await trade talks news

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

Asian stocks mostly rose Friday as early concerns about weak US data were replaced by hopes for success in the China-US trade talks. With high-level negotiations between the [...]
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China’s master-plan rings alarm bells in HK

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

It does not lack ambition. On February 18th China unveiled a long-awaited master blueprint for the Greater Bay Area (gba), a mammoth urban cluster comprising the special [...]
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Saudi sisters stuck in HK months after fleeing kingdom

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

The two sisters using the aliases Reem and Rawan say Saudi officials kept them from travelling to Australia. Two young Saudi sisters in Hong Kong said Thursday they had been [...]
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Highest ranked woman in HK police’s history, Winnie Chiu, appointed to head up government watchdog

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

The highest-ranked woman in Hong Kong police’s 175-year history was on Friday appointed to head the government’s watchdog the Office of the Ombudsman. Confirming [...]
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Taipei won’t sign any extradition deal with HK if it implies Taiwan is part of China, official says

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

The Taipei government will not sign any extradition deal with Hong Kong that has potential implications for the one-China principle, a Taiwanese official overseeing Hong Kong [...]
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HK’s monetary chief to step down after decade in post

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

The head of the Hong Kong’s de-facto central bank, Norman Chan, will step down this year after a decade in the post that saw him oversee the city’s recovery from [...]
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‘Dream of a safe place’: Saudi sisters in hiding in HK after fleeing family

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

Two sisters from Saudi Arabia were intercepted at Hong Kong airport by the kingdom’s diplomats en route to Australia, their lawyer said, the year’s second [...]
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What if US is laying credibility trap for Beijing on Taiwan?

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

Sixty-nine years ago last month, Secretary of State Dean Acheson delivered a speech defining America’s strategic interests in Asia. He described a security perimeter [...]
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155 EU parliamentarians call on China to talk with Taiwan

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

A total of 155 European parliamentarians have recently called on China to refrain from engaging in further military maneuvers in the Taiwan Strait and to resume official [...]
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Taipei won’t sign any extradition deal with HK if it implies Taiwan is part of China, official says

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

The Taipei government will not sign any extradition deal with Hong Kong that has potential implications for the one-China principle, a Taiwanese official overseeing Hong Kong [...]
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N Korea asks UN to help address food shortage

N Korea asks UN to help address food shortage

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

North Korea has asked UN aid agencies for help to address a looming food crisis after figures forecast a sharp drop in crop production for this year, a UN spokesman said [...]
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Sanctions could ease with greatly reduced N Korea threat

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

The US will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been “substantially [...]
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N Korea’s forgotten fighters in Vietnam

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

A caretaker tends to the headstones of 14 North Koreans killed fighting in the Vietnam War, carefully sweeping around the plaques honouring Pyongyang’s little-known [...]
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Korea’s SK Hynix plans to spend $107 billion building four memory chip plants

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* South Korea’s SK Hynix on Thursday said it would spend $107 billion building four factories, as the memory chip maker seeks to maintain its competitiveness in the [...]
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Trump-Kim summit host Vietnam is model for economic growth

Trump-Kim summit host Vietnam is model for economic growth

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

Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump’s next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since America abandoned its war against [...]
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