Archive for May 25th, 2019

Trump unveils $16 bn aid for farmers hurt by China trade war

Trump unveils $16 bn aid for farmers hurt by China trade war

25-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:00 AM

President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled a new $16 billion aid package to help farmers caught in the crossfire his trade war with China. “The farmers have been [...]
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Most Asian markets see further losses as trade row rumbles along

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

The increasingly fractious trade row between China and the United States was the main focus of Asian investor angst Friday, with most markets down to extend the previous [...]
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HKers wanted for rioting granted refugee status in Germany

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

Two Hong Kong residents wanted for rioting have been granted refugee status in Germany, in a major blow to the city’s international reputation as fears grow of [...]
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HK men jailed for life in Philippines for drug possession to appeal to higher court after review judge upholds their convictions

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

Mainland Chinese officials and Hong Kong’s leader were urged on Thursday to help four men jailed for life in the Philippines for drug possession after a court upheld [...]
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HK justice minister Teresa Cheng denies wrongdoing in fresh round of controversy over three arbitration cases from her private practice

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

Hong Kong’s justice minister has denied any wrongdoing over her role in three international arbitration cases after taking her government post, while being evasive on [...]
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Indian, Sikh and Pakistani communities join forces in urging HK government to step up measures against sex abuse of ethnic minority children

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

Indian, Sikh and Pakistani communities in Hong Kong have joined forces to call on the government to step up educational and cultural initiatives to protect ethnic minority [...]
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HK government gathers 100 officials in meeting to build united front behind its controversial extradition bill

HK government gathers 100 officials in meeting to build united front behind its controversial extradition bill

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

Hong Kong’s government is going all out to present a united front in pushing for its controversial extradition bill, assembling more than 100 officials on Friday in a [...]
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Taiwan military holds biggest exercises in five years

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

Taiwan’s military held its largest maritime drills in five years as tensions with China have risen since President Tsai Ing-wen assumed office. The training on [...]
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Taiwan to hold first gay weddings in historic day for Asia

Taiwan to hold first gay weddings in historic day for Asia

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

Taiwan made history on Friday with Asia’s first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade [...]
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Taiwan begins first legal gay marriage registrations

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

Taiwan’s first official same-sex weddings kicked off Friday in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia, as government offices opened their doors to welcome same-sex [...]
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Marriage Equality Comes to Taiwan in a Historic First for Asia

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

Tens of thousands of celebrators gathered outside Taiwan’s parliament on May 17, waving rainbow flags as the island’s government became the first in Asia to [...]
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US Navy sends two more ships through Taiwan Strait amid friction with China

US Navy sends two more ships through Taiwan Strait amid friction with China

25-May-2019 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:00 AM

The US Navy on Wednesday sent two ships through the Taiwan Strait, marking its latest trip through the disputed waterway in a move likely to anger China as Washington and [...]
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US reportedly urges Korea to reject Huawei products

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

* US officials have been lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei Technologies Co Ltd products, South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported. * In one incident, a US State [...]
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US, Japan, Korea, Australia hold first joint naval drills

US, Japan, Korea, Australia hold first joint naval drills

25-May-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Show of force comes before Trump’s visit to Japan as US looks to allies in Asia to help counter China. US Navy ships have conducted joint drills with warships from [...]
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N Korea hits out at Japan as cyber arms race heats up

25-May-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

North Korea has condemned plans by the Japanese military to develop a counter-attack computer virus as symptomatic of Tokyo’s “war hysteria”, with an [...]
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