Archive for March 9th, 2019

Asian shares fall on doubts over US-China trade deal

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

Asian markets tumbled Friday on fears that the US and China may not be as close to a trade deal as President Donald Trump had suggested. Selling was also fueled by worries [...]
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Southern district councillors call for less promotion by HK Tourism Board, fearing even more tourists, whom they blame for disruption

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

Councillors on the south side of Hong Kong Island have urged tourism bosses to go easy on promoting the district, fearing a heavy influx of visitors could bring more [...]
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US envoy for religious freedom slams China during HK visit

US envoy for religious freedom slams China during HK visit

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

The US ambassador for religious freedom, Sam Brownback, on Friday called on Beijing to end religious persecution in China, while requesting a visit to the country’s [...]
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‘Chinese government is at war with faith,’ US envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback tells HK FCC

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

US envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback said on Friday that the Chinese government was “at war with faith” and has been misguided in Xinjiang policies that [...]
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Fatal Citybus crash: camera didn’t spot broken-down truck because it was pointed the other way, HK’s Western Harbour Tunnel Company says

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

A truck that broke down on a Hong Kong motorway last week leading to a crash that killed two and injured 16 was in an area covered by cameras, but they were facing the other [...]
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HK regulator suspends trading in China Ding Yi Feng shares

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

Trading in shares of investment firm China Ding Yi Feng Holdings Ltd was suspended on Friday under directions from the Hong Kong securities watchdog, according to a [...]
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Domestic workers are the economic backbone of HK but some of its worst-treated women

09-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

On February 17, Baby Jane Teodoro Allas, 38, was fired from her job as a domestic worker in Hong Kong while on sick leave. The reason her employer gave for her dismissal was [...]
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HK man had brain tumour but doctors at Kwong Wah Hospital forgot to tell him

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

A Hong Kong man has lost the ability to care for himself after Kwong Wah Hospital failed to tell him of a brain tumour discovered in a scan a blunder which delayed his [...]
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Taiwanese team discovers link between sugar and pancreatic cancer

09-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Experts nevertheless recommend not to avoid sugar completely A team from the Academia Sinica has discovered a link between the irregular metabolism of sugar and pancreatic [...]
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5.2-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Taiwan

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

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung at 10.32am on Friday (March 8), the island’s Central Weather Bureau said. [...]
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Taiwan welcomes visit from Dalai Lama: DPP official

09-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

DPP Secretary-General Lo Wen-jia welcomes Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan Taiwan would welcome a visit from the Dalai Lama, Democratic Progressive Party Secretary-General Lo [...]
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Trump refrains from judgment regarding reports of N. Korea restoring Tongchang Village site

09-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Hani | 6:00 AM

Satellite images seem to reveal reassembly of certain structures Responding to a series of reports that North Korea has been partially restoring its long-range rocket [...]
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Korea’s Moon names new point man on N Korea after Hanoi summit breakdown

Korea’s Moon names new point man on N Korea after Hanoi summit breakdown

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has replaced his unification minister who played a major role in detente with North Korea over the past year, his office said on Friday, [...]
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S. Korea, US sign deal on Seoul paying more for US military

S. Korea, US sign deal on Seoul paying more for US military

09-Mar-2019 Intellasia | WSBTV | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the US on Friday formally signed a deal on Seoul’s increased payment for the US troop deployment, amid worries about the future of the countries’ [...]
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Jimmy Carter offers to visit N Korea to try and break nuclear stalemate

09-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Politico | 6:00 AM

Former President Jimmy Carter who once brokered a nuclear agreement with Kim Jong Un’s grandfather in the 1990s is offering to travel to North Korea to try and break [...]
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