Archive for May 24th, 2019

Business Briefs 24 May 2019

24-May-2019 Intellasia | | 8:32 AM

* Japan’s Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd. bought an additional 300,000 shares in DHG Pharmaceutical JSC (DHG) from May 15 to 17, raising its holding in DHG to [...]
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The internet is dividing, and the choice boils down to China or the West, and the choice boils down to China or the West

The internet is dividing, and the choice boils down to China or the West, and the choice boils down to China or the West

24-May-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 8:12 AM

The internet is dividing, and countries and companies will soon be forced to make a stark decision about their online futures: whether to choose the Western approach or a [...]
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HK Aviation Club grounds all flights as investigation into helicopter pilot’s death gets under way

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

The Hong Kong Aviation Club has suspended all its flying operations while an investigation into the death of one of its members in a helicopter crash in the New Territories [...]
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HK activists secure refugee status in Germany

HK activists secure refugee status in Germany

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

Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges at home, they said on Wednesday, apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such [...]
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China makes its case for HK’s divisive extradition bills

24-May-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* A Chinese official in Hong Kong is urging quick passage of legal measures to allow fugitives to be transferred to the mainland. * The Hong Kong government plan has spawned [...]
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David Li Kwok-po to step down as chief executive at Bank of East Asia, hands over century-old bank’s reins to his two sons

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

David Li Kwok-po, the third-generation scion of the family that founded Hong Kong’s very first Chinese-owned bank, will step down as chief executive on July 1, [...]
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‘Blood smuggling agents’ helping Chinese parents get banned gender testing in HK

24-May-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland’s ban on gender testing, [...]
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Two HK Activists Were Granted Asylum in Germany, Calling the City’s Freedoms Into Question

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

Two years after their quiet departure from Hong Kong, two political activists from the semiautonomous region of China have come forward to say that they are under refugee [...]
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Philippines demands HK explain grilling of former official who accused President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity at International Criminal Court

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

The Philippines wants a full explanation why a former Supreme Court associate justice, a staunch critic of President Xi Jinping, was detained at Hong Kong’s airport for [...]
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US Navy sends two ships through strategic Taiwan Strait

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

The US military said it sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, its latest transit through the sensitive waterway and a move likely to anger Beijing at a [...]
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Inflatable ‘Tank Man’ appears in Taiwan ahead of Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary

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

An inflatable artwork depicting the infamous “Tank Man” incident has appeared in the heart of Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, nearly two weeks before the 30th [...]
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Taiwan’s ITRI to help Malaysian company ‘turn waste into gold’

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

A Malaysian bio-tech company on Wednesday signed an agreement with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on a pilot project to produce biofuels from [...]
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Taiwan’s TSMC says chip shipments to Huawei not affected by US ban

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

TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday its shipments to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are not affected by US action aimed at curbing [...]
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Taiwan, eSwatini set up joint economic committee

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

Taiwan and eSwatini established a joint committee Wednesday to push for bilateral economic cooperation, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said. Taiwan’s Economics [...]
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Taiwan holds naval exercises amid rising tensions with Beijing

24-May-2019 Intellasia | Navy Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s navy held a major live-fire exercise Wednesday off the island’s east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes. The drills are [...]
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