Archive for May 11th, 2019

Asian markets enjoy much-needed rally but tariffs tensions reign

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

Shanghai led gains across Asian markets Friday at the end of a torrid week for equities, with investors keeping a nervous eye on China-US trade talks and taking heart from [...]
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HK democracy advocates bring their protest against extradition bill to United States

HK democracy advocates bring their protest against extradition bill to United States

11-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:53 AM

Two of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy advocates have travelled to the United States to seek Washington’s support for scuttling the territory’s [...]
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Jet Airways sued by HK fuel supplier over unpaid $1.1 million bill

11-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:53 AM

A Hong Kong-based fuel supplier has sued the grounded Jet Airways over a $1.1 million bill it said has not been paid, despite repeated demands. Documents filed to the High [...]
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HK’s billionaire class shrinks the most as trade war wrought havoc on global markets, wiping out worldwide fortunes

11-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:53 AM

Hong Kong’s class of US dollar billionaires lost $56 billion last year, or 17.5 per cent of their combined fortunes, as the US-China trade war wrought havoc on global [...]
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HK extradition bill: Only China’s supreme court should be able to request transfer of fugitives, lawmaker says

11-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:53 AM

The power to request a fugitive be sent from Hong Kong to mainland China should rest solely with the country’s supreme court, a lawmaker has said of a contentious [...]
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Taiwan at greater risks of pandemics after WHO exclusion, says foreign minister

11-May-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 7:53 AM

Taiwan has accused the World Health Organization of risking a global health emergency by barring it from attending its global health summit in Geneva at the end of May at [...]
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Taiwan president says China steps up infiltration efforts

Taiwan president says China steps up infiltration efforts

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said on Friday that China has stepped up its efforts to infiltrate and gain influence in Taiwan and she asked national security agencies to [...]
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Taiwan won’t ask for murder suspect if HK passes extradition law

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

Taiwan says it has no intention of asking Hong Kong to return a murder suspect from the financial hub if the government passes controversial extradition legislation that puts [...]
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‘Missiles like these will start the war’: N Korea tests showcase growing capability

‘Missiles like these will start the war’: N Korea tests showcase growing capability

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

North Korea’s second missile test on Thursday signals it is serious about developing new, short-range weapons that could be used early and effectively in any war with [...]
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‘Nobody’s happy’ about N. Korea missile launch, says Trump

‘Nobody’s happy’ about N. Korea missile launch, says Trump

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

US President Donald Trump said that “nobody’s happy” after North Korea raised the pressure over the future of their deadlocked nuclear negotiations by [...]
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SKorean military: NKorea’s latest launches were missiles

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:53 AM

The US and South Korean militaries evaluated the two projectiles North Korea flew Thursday as short-range missiles, a South Korean military official said Friday, a day after [...]
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N Korea launches two ballistic missiles amid stalled talks with US

11-May-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 7:53 AM

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, in its second weapons test in less than a week, South Korea’s military said. One missile travelled 260 [...]
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US seizes N Korea freighter accused of violating sanctions

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

The United States on Thursday announced the seizure of a North Korean cargo ship for violating international sanctions, boosting pressure on Pyongyang as nuclear negotiations [...]
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N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:53 AM

North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning [...]
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N Korea’s Kim orders stronger strike power; US seizes cargo ship

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests [...]
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