Archive for March 25th, 2019

Thailand elections: vote-counting begins after calm polling day with King Vajiralongkorn urging subjects to back ‘good people’

Thailand elections: vote-counting begins after calm polling day with King Vajiralongkorn urging subjects to back ‘good people’

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:32 PM

Thai election officials have begun counting votes in Sunday’s closely watched general election after polls closed at 5pm local time, with unofficial results expected within [...]
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Thai king urges support for ‘good people’ to prevent ‘chaos’ hours before polls open

Thai king urges support for ‘good people’ to prevent ‘chaos’ hours before polls open

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:28 PM

Thailand’s king issued a cryptic statement late Saturday hours before polls open for the country’s first general election since a 2014 coup, quoting his late [...]
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Business Briefs 25 March 2019

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | | 1:56 PM

* Hoa Sen Group (HSG) is seeking approval from shareholders for a capital raising plan, in which VND500 billion to VND1 trillion of new shares will be offered via rights [...]
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Made in China trinkets gather dust in Stanley Market as visitor numbers fall and tourists in HK turn their backs on mass-produced souvenirs

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

An attraction on the south side of Hong Kong Island known for its eclectic mix of shops is losing its quaint, breezy charm as vendors struggle with sales despite a record [...]
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China’s Worst Nightmare: A US Military Presence on Taiwan?

China’s Worst Nightmare: A US Military Presence on Taiwan?

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

Enhanced security cooperation between Taiwan and the United States could easily expand as the pair work to balance against China’s increased military presence in the [...]
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Taiwan president shores up dwindling allies on Pacific tour

Taiwan president shores up dwindling allies on Pacific tour

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

Visiting Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has pledged a tourism boost and gifted a coast guard vessel to the remote Pacific microstate of Palau, as she works to check a push for [...]
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Trump did not reverse N Korea sanctions on Chinese shipping companies-source

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

US President Donald Trump on Friday did not reverse North Korea-related sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies, a US administration source familiar with the matter said. [...]
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Trump tweet on N Korea sanctions sparks hours of confusion

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Hours after President Donald Trump fired off a confusing tweet about North Korea sanctions, the administration had a new explanation for his statement. Trump announced Friday [...]
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The Latest: Trump reversing new sanctions on N Korea

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

The Latest on the United States sanctions on North Korea (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration’s decision to slap [...]
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N Korea withdraws from DMZ joint liaison office after new US sanctions

N Korea withdraws from DMZ joint liaison office after new US sanctions

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

North Korea is withdrawing from a joint liaison office near the demilitarised zone (DMZ) with South Korea, a key symbol of the rapprochement and ongoing peace process between [...]
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Trump decides against more N Korea sanctions at this time: source

Trump decides against more N Korea sanctions at this time: source

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

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing [...]
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Trump drops new N Korea sanctions because he ‘likes’ Kim: W.House

Trump drops new N Korea sanctions because he ‘likes’ Kim: W.House

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

President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly announced the cancellation of sanctions imposed by his own Treasury Department to tighten international pressure on North Korea. [...]
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Central China bus blaze kills at least 26, injures 28

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

At least 26 people are dead and 28 injured after a tourist coach suddenly caught fire in Hunan province on Friday night. Five people were seriously injured. There were 53 [...]
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China may miss out on $5.5 trillion in growth if it doesn’t take data privacy more seriously

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

If China doesn’t step up its efforts on issues such as data privacy and intellectual property protection, the country could lose out on a 37 trillion yuan ($5.5 [...]
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Exclusive: IADB cancels China meeting after Beijing bars Venezuela representative

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

The Inter-American Development Bank on Friday called off next week’s meeting of its 48 member countries in China after Beijing refused to allow a representative of [...]
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