Archive for May 18th, 2019

Trump vs. China: What About The 1 Million People In Internment Camps?

Trump vs. China: What About The 1 Million People In Internment Camps?

18-May-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:50 AM

Over the course of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the United Nations confirmed that Beijing has placed over 1 million Muslims in internment camps, The [...]
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Asian markets mixed after US rally, Brexit back to haunt pound

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

Asian markets were mixed Friday as another rally on Wall Street and data indicating a strong US economy were offset by the increasingly tense trade and technology stand-off [...]
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Asian shares mixed as Huawei sanctions stir trade fears

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

Asian stocks were mixed on Friday amid worries that US economic sanctions on Huawei would cast a pall on trade negotiations with China. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.4 [...]
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HK Activist Joshua Wong Sent Back to Prison After Losing Appeal

HK Activist Joshua Wong Sent Back to Prison After Losing Appeal

18-May-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, one of the student leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, was sent back to prison Thursday after losing an appeal against a contempt [...]
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HK court says deterrence only motive for sending protest leader back to jail

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

Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal sent a young leader of the Chinese-ruled city’s 2014 “Umbrella” pro-democracy street protests back to jail on Thursday for [...]
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Woman with mental age of a two-year-old who ‘gouged out sister’s eye’ not fit to enter plea, Eastern Court in HK was told

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

A Hong Kong woman accused of gouging out her sister’s eye is unfit to enter a plea, according to psychiatrists who found her intellectual capacity lower than a [...]
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo weighs in on HK extradition bill and expresses concern about new legislation which ‘threatens rule of law’

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

Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill prompted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to express concern about the legislation on Thursday, which he said threatened the [...]
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New road linking HK with mainland China to open this month as work on HK$33.7 billion border crossing enters final stages

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

A major road linking Hong Kong’s new border crossing to Shenzhen will open to traffic this month, with the HK$33.7 billion Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai control point also [...]
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Pompeo, meeting HK democrat, airs concerns on extraditions

Pompeo, meeting HK democrat, airs concerns on extraditions

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday voiced concern over Hong Kong’s plans to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland as he met with the city’s [...]
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Doctor accused of wrongly removing patient’s spleen at HK hospital insists it was ‘not a blunder’

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

A doctor accused of mistakenly removing a patient’s spleen has claimed he acted correctly to save the woman’s life. The urologist, whose surname is Teoh, denied [...]
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Taiwan can benefit from US ban on foreign telecom supplies: minister

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

Taiwan companies have a chance to benefit from an impending ban by the United States on foreign manufactured telecommunications equipment deemed a national security risk, [...]
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Taiwan parliament to vote on Asia’s first gay marriage bill

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

Taiwan will decide whether to pass Asia’s first gay marriage law on Friday as conservative lawmakers launch a last-ditch attempt to scupper the bill despite a court [...]
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Taiwan looks to fast-track FTA talks with India, eyes higher tech exports

18-May-2019 Intellasia | BS | 6:00 AM

Taiwan looking for higher tech, precision tools exports; India wants OEMs to set up shop here With an eye on carving out a larger share of the Indian tech products and [...]
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‘Things are quite tense’: Taiwan on edge as same-sex marriage vote looms

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

Supporters uneasy ahead of parliamentary debate on marriage equality bills Two years ago, Taiwan’s constitutional court made a historic ruling, declaring the [...]
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International human rights group to hold first Asian congress in Taiwan

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

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), a Paris-based human rights group consisting of 184 organisations, announced Thursday that it has chosen Taiwan as the [...]
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