Archive for May 1st, 2019

Beijing’s ‘baleful influence’ on HK’s freedom of speech

Beijing’s ‘baleful influence’ on HK’s freedom of speech

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Activists say jailing Umbrella Movement leaders shows how freedom of speech is being restricted in the city. Hong Kong’s jailing of four leaders of the “Umbrella [...]
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Spectre of extradition law spreads as HK bookseller flees to Taiwan

01-May-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong bookseller who was detained by China is seeking refuge in Taiwan, saying his home city will no longer be safe when new laws are enacted allowing extradition to [...]
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HK doctors make more concessions in bid to recruit foreign-trained counterparts and ease shortage at public hospitals

01-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s doctors have made further concessions in the dispute over how much to lower certification requirements to attract overseas-trained doctors and ease the [...]
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Taiwanese tourists second highest spenders in Hawaii in 2019

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese tourists have spent more in Hawaii per trip in the first quarter of 2019 than visitors from any other country except for China, according to data released by the [...]
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2 US Navy warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait, defense ministry says

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Navy Times | 6:00 AM

Two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait over the weekend, Taiwan’s defense ministry said Monday, in a move that Beijing said threatened to hinder US-China [...]
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US Navy uses new tactic in navigating Taiwan Strait: expert

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Two American vessels sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday with their Automatic Identification System (AIS) on, an unprecedented move used to highlight the international [...]
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US sails two destroyers through Taiwan Strait

US sails two destroyers through Taiwan Strait

01-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The US Navy sailed two destroyers, the USS Stethem and USS William P. Lawrence, through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, referring to the operation as a “routine” [...]
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MAC to carefully handle residence application by Chinese student

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Monday that it will handle appropriately an application for long-term residence filed by a Chinese student in Taiwan who is facing [...]
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US should pay N Korea hospital bill for student prisoner who diedex-envoy

US should pay N Korea hospital bill for student prisoner who diedex-envoy

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The former US diplomat who secured the release from North Korea of American Otto Warmbier said on Monday Washington should honour its pledge to pay Pyongyang $2 million for [...]
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Mattis ignored orders from Trump, White House on N Korea, Iran: report

01-May-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis declined to carry out orders from President Trump or otherwise limited his options in various attempts to prevent tensions with North [...]
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Ex-diplomat says US signed to pay N Korea for prisoner, should honor deal

Ex-diplomat says US signed to pay N Korea for prisoner, should honor deal

01-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A former diplomat confirmed Monday that the United States agreed to pay $2 million to North Korea to release an American student who had fallen into a coma after alleged [...]
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Korea April exports seen shrinking for 5th month amid weak China demand: Reuters poll

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean exports are seen contracting for a fifth straight month in April but at a slower pace, dragged by plummeting shipments to China and as Sino-US trade frictions [...]
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China’s President Xi uses ‘Game of Thrones’ reference as warning to foreign leaders

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Fox Business | 6:00 AM

The tariffs hurt US, China: National Committee on US-China Relations President National Committee on US-China Relations President Steve Orlins on the Trump administration [...]
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US Trade Negotiators Resume Trade Talks With China

US Trade Negotiators Resume Trade Talks With China

01-May-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese trade negotiators are back at the bargaining table. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says after months of negotiation, they should know soon whether a final [...]
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UN chief raises issue of Xinjiang’s Uighurs during China visit

UN chief raises issue of Xinjiang’s Uighurs during China visit

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region during a visit to Beijing last week, a UN spokesman said on [...]
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