Archive for March, 2019

U.S., China resume trade talks in Beijing after ‘productive working dinner’

U.S., China resume trade talks in Beijing after ‘productive working dinner’

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 7:17 AM

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a tweet on Friday that he and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had concluded “constructive” trade talks [...]
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South Korea Could Finally Decriminalize Abortion

South Korea Could Finally Decriminalize Abortion

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Huffpost | 7:14 AM

A ban enacted in the 1950s means women in Korea who get abortions — and doctors who perform them — can be sent to prison. South Korea’s president nominated two [...]
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Trump, Korea’s Moon to meet on April 10 in Washington: Yonhap

Trump, Korea’s Moon to meet on April 10 in Washington: Yonhap

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:12 AM

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Washington on April 10, Yonhap news agency said on Friday, citing the South Korean presidential [...]
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Dissident group accused of N Korean embassy intrusion suspends operations

Dissident group accused of N Korean embassy intrusion suspends operations

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:11 AM

A shadowy dissident group accused of breaking into North Korea’s embassy in Madrid last month said on Thursday it was temporarily suspending operations, after a Spanish [...]
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Pompeo meets with Uighurs, demands China end mass incarceration

Pompeo meets with Uighurs, demands China end mass incarceration

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:08 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed demands on Wednesday (March 27) that China end its widespread detention of Uighur Muslims as he met with a survivor and relatives of [...]
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US military increases security at S. Korea bases due to potential threat

US military increases security at S. Korea bases due to potential threat

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Stripes | 7:06 AM

The US military in South Korea increased security at bases across the divided peninsula Friday after receiving a potential threat. Security measures were stepped up after [...]
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Asian markets rally as blockbuster quarter draws to close

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets rose Friday, putting them on course to end the week on a positive note with investors looking past a downgrade of US growth to focus on the next round of [...]
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AmCham still has concerns about HK’s extradition agreement with mainland China, despite efforts to water it down

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s most influential American business network said on Friday it “continues to have serious concerns” about a contentious extradition proposal, [...]
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HK heralds online banking era with StanChart JV, two others as new entrants

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong has issued online-only banking licences to three groups, including joint ventures (JVs) of Standard Chartered and BOC Hong Kong, in what could be the biggest [...]
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HK home prices rise for second month, up 1.3 pct in Feb

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong private home prices rebounded for the second straight month in February, rising 1.3 percent on solid demand and easing expectations for a further interest rate hike [...]
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HK tourist dies in fall at Grand Canyon

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong tourist plunged to his death on Thursday after slipping over a ledge while taking photographs at a Grand Canyon lookout, a tour operator said. The tourist, [...]
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HK’s MTR Corporation fined total of HK$35 million for two major service breakdowns

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled rail operator has been slapped with a HK$35 million (US$4.46 million) penalty for service breakdowns during two incidents earlier this month, [...]
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The Latest: HK man’s body recovered from Grand Canyon

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Latest on deaths at the Grand Canyon (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The body of a Hong Kong man who fell over the edge of the Grand Canyon has been recovered. A helicopter [...]
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HK set to change measles vaccine policy so children get second injection at earlier age amid rise in infections

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is set to change its vaccination policy for measles, with children receiving a second injection against the contagious disease at a younger age amid a continuous [...]
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Consultant cleared of indecently assaulting trainee doctor while teaching her about chest fractures at HK hospital

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A senior doctor accused of molesting a trainee at Tuen Mun Hospital when he showed her how to identify a chest bone fracture cleared his name on Thursday. Tuen Mun Court said [...]
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