Archive for May 21st, 2019

Business Briefs 21 May 2019

21-May-2019 Intellasia | | 9:53 AM

* Viglacera Corporation (VGC), a State-owned building materials manufacturer, will move its listing of more than 448 million shares worth a total of over VND4.48 trillion to [...]
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Why Mike Pompeo Smirked When Asked If N Korea Executed Negotiators

Why Mike Pompeo Smirked When Asked If N Korea Executed Negotiators

21-May-2019 Intellasia | Common Dreams | 6:44 AM

“It does appear that the next time we have serious conversations, my counterpart will be someone else,” said the secretary of state “Suffer me that I may [...]
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Most Asian markets up but trade row rumbles on

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

Most Asian markets rose Monday after Donald Trump showed signs of conciliation in his trade wars but investors remain on edge over the China-US standoff with some concerns [...]
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Helicopter crashes at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in HK, killing 49-year-old pilot

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

A man was killed in a helicopter crash near a popular Hong Kong attraction on Sunday. The aircraft went down at 5.29pm near the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, a [...]
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One-fifth of HK parents under too much strain at home, survey finds, leaving little time to ask children about their problems

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

One in five parents feel they are struggling with home life, according to a survey published by an INGO on Sunday. Of the 509 parents of kindergarten, primary and secondary [...]
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Public slaughterhouse to reopen as HK lawmaker calls for private facility to lose its licence over response to African swine fever outbreak

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

Pig farmers and lawmakers have criticised Hong Kong’s only private abattoir for suspending operations without good reason, as one politician urged the government to [...]
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Triad-linked gambling dens in HK smashed in citywide police operation

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

Hong Kong police have arrested 135 people, including two 15-year-old students, during citywide raids on illegal gambling dens. Officers said the venues, largely clustered [...]
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HK’s black market in pangolin scales feeding demand in mainland China, campaigners fear

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

Fears have been raised that tonnes of illegally hoarded pangolin scales in Hong Kong have been smuggled to mainland China after it was revealed the city has issued just one [...]
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Thousands march for animal rights in HK with protesters demanding abusers get 10 years behind bars

Thousands march for animal rights in HK with protesters demanding abusers get 10 years behind bars

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

Thousands of people braved the scorching heat of Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon to march in support of animal rights as they called for harsher punishments for animal abusers. [...]
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Just one-third of HK residents satisfied with public hospital services as long waiting times and lack of care top list of gripes

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

Just one-third of Hongkongers are satisfied with the city’s public hospitals, a survey has found, with many suggesting overseas doctors should only be allowed to work [...]
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HK residents being misled by extradition bill detractors, says former security chief Regina Ip, warning of possible US sanctions if contentious law is passed

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

An adviser to Hong Kong’s leader has said some residents are being misled by detractors of a controversial extradition bill and urged the government to explain it more [...]
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Why Singapore thinks dykes could be answer on reclamation and how HK can benefit after severe shortage of sand

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

Singapore is testing a method that can almost halve the use of sand in reclamation projects, the country’s development minister says, in a timely piece of information [...]
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Taiwan steps up campaign in Geneva for WHA bid

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

A Taiwanese delegation comprised of civic group members plan to take part in a walking event organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) Sunday to highlight [...]
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Persian Gulf tension drives up Taiwan fuel prices

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

Taiwan’s two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced hikes in both gasoline and diesel prices for the coming week as tension continues to rise in the Persian Gulf amid [...]
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Taiwan president shoots down Terry Gou in war of words

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

The Foxconn tycoon had criticised Tsai Ing-wen for not understanding the struggles of young people, but she responded by pointing to his record as a bad employer President [...]
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