Archive for May 17th, 2019

Goh Chok Tong: Amidst US-China tensions, Asia needs to be the ‘moderate voice’

17-May-2019 Intellasia | | 8:47 AM

ESM Goh says the best case scenario would be for these two countries to be ‘frenemies’ which he defines as a relationship of competition and cooperation, where [...]
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Business Briefs 17 May 2019

17-May-2019 Intellasia | | 8:45 AM

* ICD Tan Cang-Long Binh JSC (ILB) on May 15 began trading more than 24.5 million shares on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange (HOSE) under the code ILB, with a reference price of [...]
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Asian markets sink as Trump further stokes trade war fears

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

Asian markets mostly fell Thursday as Donald Trump’s ban preventing US companies from using foreign telecoms equipment jolted investors who saw it as targeting Chinese [...]
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Medical blunder cost woman her spleen in operation at HK private hospital

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

A woman lost her spleen during a botched operation intended to remove a kidney at a Hong Kong private hospital. The 57-year-old woman underwent surgery performed by a [...]
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HK civil servants set for another pay rise as committee recommends bump of between 3 and 5 per cent

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

Hong Kong’s civil servants are likely to see their pay rise by 3 to 5 per cent this year, a 0.5 per cent bump from the last increase in 2018. The recommendation for the [...]
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HK extradition opponents take their case to the US Congress

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

A delegation of Hong Kong democracy advocates testified before a bipartisan commission in Washington on Wednesday, appealing for the US to take immediate action to help stop [...]
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Beijing flexes its muscles over controversial HK extradition bill as liaison office director Zhang Xiaoming calls for rational debate on subject

Beijing flexes its muscles over controversial HK extradition bill as liaison office director Zhang Xiaoming calls for rational debate on subject

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

Beijing has weighed in on the controversial Hong Kong extradition bill as authorities mobilised the pro-establishment bloc to support the legislation, with the issue posing a [...]
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Taiwan electric scooter production nearly doubles in 2018

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

Taiwan manufactured a record 91,000 electric scooters in 2018, almost double the number in 2017, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday. The output of the [...]
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Taiwan’s economic growth forecast at 5pct over next 5-10 years

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

Taiwan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is likely to hit 5 percent over the next five to 10 years as domestic demand continues to rise, Taiwan Institute of [...]
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President Tsai thanks EU for supporting Taiwan’s WHA bid

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

President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday thanked the European Union for its support for Taiwan’s efforts to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body [...]
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Taiwan’s financial sector exposure to US, China tops NT$10 trillion

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

Exposure of the local financial sector to the United States and China has surpassed the NT$10 trillion level, and the massive international claims on the top two economies [...]
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Report: US-China trade war could turn Japan, Taiwan firms into casualties

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

Leading electronics manufacturers in Japan and Taiwan are facing a crisis because of US President Donald Trump’s decision to possibly place 25 percent tariffs on [...]
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35 Taiwanese barred from entering Australia for ties to fraud ring

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

Taiwan confirmed Wednesday that a total of 35 Republic of China (Taiwan) citizens have been barred in the past week from entering Australia after being linked to a [...]
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N Korea to digitise distribution of all movies, state media says

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

North Korea is digitising the distribution of all films screened in theaters across the country, according to state propaganda services. DPRK Today said Wednesday the changes [...]
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Trump to visit S. Korea for talks on North’s nukes: White House

Trump to visit S. Korea for talks on North’s nukes: White House

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

President Donald Trump will visit South Korea in June to meet with his counterpart Moon Jae-in over their efforts to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons [...]
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