Archive for May 2nd, 2019

UPDATE 1-HK’s March home prices rise at fastest pace in 2-1/2 years

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

Prices for private homes in Hong Kong, one of the world’s most expensive property markets, rose in March at their fastest pace since September 2016 on strong pent-up [...]
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HK customs seize another HK$80 million worth of cocaine, taking haul to 421kg in month, as local triads team up with Mexican drug syndicate

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

Hong Kong customs have seized another HK$80 million (US$10.2 million) worth of cocaine, taking their total haul of the drug in April alone to 421kg, valued at about HK$420 [...]
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HK Airlines pilots quit as financial problems clip carrier’s wings

02-May-2019 Intellasia | The Loadstar | 6:00 AM

A group of pilots has come onto the recruitment market following problems at Hong Kong Airlines. Some 50 pilots are said to have left the struggling carrier already, and it [...]
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Cross-strait relations entering sensitive phase: US policy group

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

Cross-Taiwan Strait relations are entering a sensitive phase and careful management by Taiwan, China and the United States will be needed to navigate the upcoming elections [...]
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Taiwan donates additional $355,722 for Indonesian post-quake relief

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

Taiwan’s government donated an additional $355,722 to Indonesia Tuesday to help with school reconstruction efforts in the wake of a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that hit [...]
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Taiwan’s spring season this year hottest on record: CWB

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

The average temperature in Taiwan this spring has been the highest since the country began collecting weather data in 1947, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Tuesday. Lu [...]
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Korea will let you go for a hike along the heavily-armed DMZ

02-May-2019 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

Want to go for a hike along the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea? Now’s your chance. A Goseong-area hiking trail in South Korea’s Gangwaon [...]
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US judge orders Chinese banks to hand over N Korea records

02-May-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* A US district judge has ordered three Chinese banks to comply with US investigators demands that they hand over records connected to their alleged violation of [...]
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Korea exports fall for fifth month, memory chip shipments drop 13.5pct

02-May-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s exports contracted less in April than in the previous month, but the fifth straight of month of shrinkage, with memory chip shipments down 13.5 percent, [...]
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N Korea warns of ‘undesired consequences’ if no change in US nuclear stance

N Korea warns of ‘undesired consequences’ if no change in US nuclear stance

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

North Korea’s vice foreign minister said on Tuesday the United States will face “undesired consequences” if it fails to present a new position in [...]
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N Korea warns US of ‘undesired consequences’ if it does not change course

02-May-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraphz | 6:00 AM

North Korea has told the US it will face “undesired consequences” if it fails to readjust its position on nuclear disarmament, in the latest of a series of [...]
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Korea to build destroyers that can be fitted with missile interceptors

Korea to build destroyers that can be fitted with missile interceptors

02-May-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

South Korea said Tuesday it is closer to building destroyers and attack submarines that could respond to the “changing security environment” on the peninsula. [...]
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US, China begin new round of tariff war negotiations

US, China begin new round of tariff war negotiations

02-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

American and Chinese trade negotiators began more talks Wednesday aimed at ending a tariff war after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said US officials might be moving [...]
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Working stiffs: China’s tech minions burn out in ’996′ rat race

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

Shanghai software engineer Wu Linfeng watched the silent comedy “Modern Times” recently and soon found himself cryingwatching Charlie Chaplin’s classic [...]
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Huawei jumps ahead of Apple in tough smartphone market

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

China-based Huawei outsold Apple’s iPhones in the first quarter of this year, seizing the California company’s second place spot in a tightening smartphone market [...]
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