Archive for May 4th, 2019

Thailand prepares to crown King Maha Vajiralongkorn amid political tensions

Thailand prepares to crown King Maha Vajiralongkorn amid political tensions

04-May-2019 Intellasia | | 7:29 AM

New king, who has taken unusual step of intervening in turbulent Thai politics, will be crowned in ceremonies over weekend His imposing image stares out from government [...]
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HSBC first-quarter profit rises 34 per cent to $4.13 billion on growth in Asia despite weaker markets

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

HSBC said on Friday its profit rose 34 per cent in the first quarter, driven in part by growth in its Asian business and gains in its retail and wealth management operations, [...]
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Asian markets plod along as investors await US jobs report

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

Asian markets were mixed heading into the weekend Friday with energy firms again taking a hit from a plunge in oil prices, while investors look ahead to the release of key US [...]
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Asian markets mixed following losses on Wall Street

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

Benchmarks in Asia were mixed with thin trading on Friday after a discouraging day on Wall Street. News reports highlighting obstacles in the way of a China-US trade deal [...]
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Archbishop of Canterbury visits Jackie Pullinger to see discipleship in action

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Anglican News | 6:00 AM

Meeting under theme “Equipping God’s People: Going deeper in intentional discipleship” at the seventeenth Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-17) in Hong [...]
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Taiwan official pledges boost in defense capabilities won’t be deterred by Chinese ‘coercion’

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan will step up efforts to become more “self-reliant” in its defense capabilities in the face of “increasing threats” from China, according to a [...]
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Taiwan lukewarm on HK’s proposal of conditional talks over extradition of murder suspect

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

Taiwan has expressed reservations about conditional talks with Hong Kong’s government over extraditing a student wanted on the self-ruled island for murder, as it [...]
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Taiwan ranked 3rd for hospitality in self-evaluated global poll

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

Some 77 percent of Taiwanese travellers think that their own country is more welcoming than other nations to visitors, which put Taiwan in third place in global rankings [...]
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Foxconn tycoon says Taiwan should use drones instead of F-16s

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Foxconn founder says Taiwan should develop AI drones instead of buying F-16s from US At an event in Taichung on Sunday (April 28), Foxconn founder and prospective Kuomintang [...]
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Taiwan garners greater support for WHA participation

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

Taiwan has gained greater backing for its participation at this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), as three major medical groups have shown their support for Taiwan to [...]
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‘Make Taiwan Great Again’: Taiwanese president-hopeful Terry Gou meets Trump

‘Make Taiwan Great Again’: Taiwanese president-hopeful Terry Gou meets Trump

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

Taiwanese businessperson and presidential hopeful Terry Gou has met with US businessperson and current President Donald Trump, and received this advice: Being president is a [...]
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Kim Jong Nam murder: the mystery that gripped the world

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

A balding man with a backpack slung over his right shoulder walks across a crowded airport concourse, stopping to look up at the departure board to find his flight to Macau. [...]
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Japan’s Abe signals shift on N Korea, says will meet Kim without conditions: media

Japan’s Abe signals shift on N Korea, says will meet Kim without conditions: media

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end long-running mistrust between their countries, the [...]
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Japan and South Korea’s History Wars Are About to Get Ugly

Japan and South Korea’s History Wars Are About to Get Ugly

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Foreign Policy | 6:00 AM

As Seoul targets Japanese businesses, hopes that pragmatism would prevail seem all but erased. This week, on the eve of Japanese Emperor Akihito’s abdication, South [...]
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Korea automakers’ group urges end to subsidies for Chinese EVs

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

* S.Korea auto group says subsidies aiding China EV sales * Auto lobby group optimistic about Trump tariff decision A South Korean automakers’ group called on Friday [...]
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