Archive for April 16th, 2019

Business Briefs 16 April 2019

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | | 9:11 AM

* MobiFone Technical Services JSC (MFS), a subsidiary of MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation, also known as MobiFone, will debut 7.06 million shares on the Hanoi Stock [...]
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Project Gutenberg the big winner at HK’s Oscars as it is named best picture, with Felix Chong best director, while Anthony Wong is best actor

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Project Gutenberg was the big winner at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday, while Anthony Wong Chau-sang rolled back the years to claim the best actor award for a third [...]
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Indonesians in HK cast votes ahead of country’s elections as consulate general vows to stamp out fraud

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Hundreds of Indonesians turned up at polling stations in Hong Kong on Sunday to take part in presidential and parliamentary elections, as the country’s consulate [...]
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The HK beekeeper harvesting hives barehanded

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

High up in the hills above Hong Kong, Yip Ki-hok uses nothing but his bare hands to remove a honey-filled nest of swarming bees — a remarkable skill he learned after [...]
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Save the Taiwan Relations Act, but scrap ambiguity: Defend Taiwan

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:38 AM

This past week marked the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), the indignant congressional response to President Jimmy Carter’s switch of diplomatic [...]
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Poor air quality forecast for parts of western Taiwan: EPA

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:38 AM

Air quality is expected to be poor in some parts of western Taiwan and the outlying islands Monday due to a northeast monsoon blowing atmospheric pollutants toward the [...]
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Trump leaves door open for third N Korea summit

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | VOX | 6:38 AM

The “excellent” relationship between Trump and Kim Jong-Un might be enough to get the two leaders in a room, but not necessarily to a resolution between their [...]
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Where Relations Stand Between The US, Korea And N Korea

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:38 AM

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with the Wilson Centre’s Jean Lee about where denuclearisation negotiations stand between the US, South Korea and North Korea. ARI [...]
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N Korea ‘increasingly’ using cryptocurrency to evade sanctions

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Sky | 6:38 AM

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin only play a peripheral role in North Korea’s nuclear programme, but they could pose a challenge. North Korea is increasingly using [...]
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Pompeo ‘confident’ US will continue ‘progress’ with N Korea on denuclearisation

Pompeo ‘confident’ US will continue ‘progress’ with N Korea on denuclearisation

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:38 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday he’s “confident” that the United States will continue its “progress” with North Korea on [...]
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‘Gangnam style’ sex crime: K-pop scandals uncover dark side of Seoul’s flashiest district

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

On a recent weekend night, the dance floor at one of the hottest clubs in Seoul’s swanky Gangnam district held only a few dozen people surrounded by mostly empty [...]
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma says companies forcing staff to work overtime are ‘foolish’

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma again weighed in on the Chinese tech industry’s gruelling overtime work culture on Sunday, this time calling enforced long [...]
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Six more detained over China blast that killed 78

Six more detained over China blast that killed 78

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Police have detained six more suspects linked to a chemical plant blast in eastern China last month which killed 78 and left hundreds injured, local authorities said. The [...]
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First Chinese deepwater rig in South China Sea aims to supply LNG to Greater Bay Area

First Chinese deepwater rig in South China Sea aims to supply LNG to Greater Bay Area

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

A controversial offshore drilling platform has started deepwater operations in the South China Sea, which officials said would supply liquefied natural gas to the [...]
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Trade deal nears, but tensions are rising over China’s inroads into America’s backyard

Trade deal nears, but tensions are rising over China’s inroads into America’s backyard

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

While China and the United States are edging closer to a trade deal to end their protracted tariff war, the mutual distrust and geopolitical rivalry between the world’s [...]
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