Archive for March 16th, 2019

Pollutionwatch: China shows how political will can take on air pollution

Pollutionwatch: China shows how political will can take on air pollution

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:23 AM

It’s been a while since we saw images of smog-obscured Beijing landmarks in the news. A United Nations report explains this. In four years, sulphur dioxide in the city [...]
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Asian shares gain as investors await news on China-US trade

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

Shares rose Friday in Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1 percent to 21,506.92 as the Bank of Japan ended a policy [...]
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Asian markets rally as Trump signals trade talks optimism

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

Asian markets rose Friday as Donald Trump struck an upbeat note on trade talks with China, while the pound held steady after British MPs voted to delay Brexit. While there [...]
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The Latest: HK bans Boeing 737 Max from its airspace

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The Latest on The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Hong Kong will ban the operation of all Boeing 737 Max aircraft “into, out of and [...]
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HK’s Cardinal John Tong announces measures against sex abuse of church minors, saying there is ‘no place for culture of silence’

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

Catholic priests and other adults who serve the church in Hong Kong have been told they should not be alone with children in a confined space, the head of the city’s [...]
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Protesters arrested after storming HK government headquarters over proposal to extradite fugitives to mainland China

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

Five young women were arrested on Friday after storming the Hong Kong government’s headquarters to condemn a proposal to allow the transfer of fugitives from the city [...]
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HK crypto exchange Gatecoin ordered to close by courts

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Gatecoin appeared to blame a payment service provider for crippling the company’s finances Gatecoin, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange, was forced to liquidate [...]
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Joy for Greek model Eirini Melissaropoulou after jury clears her of smuggling HK$2.3 million worth of cocaine into HK

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

An aspiring Greek model who carried HK$2.3 million (US$294,872) worth of cocaine into Hong Kong skipped out of court in joy on Wednesday, after a jury unanimously found her [...]
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Activists in HK and Taiwan feel heat as China fears ‘separatist’ collusion

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

As Beijing grows wary of pro-independence groups seeking to forge closer ties in Hong Kong and Taiwan, activists say they are coming under increased surveillance and [...]
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Exploitation still common on Taiwan fishing boats: human rights report

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

Foreign fishermen on Taiwan-registered vessels are still vulnerable to labour exploitation, according to a new human rights report released Wednesday by the US State [...]
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Taiwan removed from EU tax haven greylist

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

The European Union has removed Taiwan from the bloc’s greylist of tax havens, acknowledging the nation’s efforts at implementing anti-tax avoidance measures, [...]
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Taiwan suspends operations of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

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

Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Thursday issued a directive suspending all commercial flight operations of Boeing 737-8 and 737-9 planes, in the wake [...]
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Trade agreement with Taiwan in US interest: Keelung mayor

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

Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (???) said Wednesday that inking a trade agreement with Taiwan would enhance implementation of the United States’ Indo-Pacific strategy. Lin [...]
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Premier: China will offer Taiwan ‘preferential policies’

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

China will introduce more “preferential policies” for Taiwan to allow the self-governed island’s residents to enjoy the same treatment as mainland Chinese [...]
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N Korea says US threw away golden opportunity as Kim ‘rethinks’ moratorium on missile launches

N Korea says US threw away golden opportunity as Kim ‘rethinks’ moratorium on missile launches

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States and its leader may rethink a ban on missile tests, news reports from the North’s capital on [...]
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