Archive for May 30th, 2019

Business Briefs 30 May 2019

30-May-2019 Intellasia | | 9:28 AM

* Truong Thanh Furniture Corporation (TTF) has announced to take over Thien Thanh Sanitaryware JSC, according to vietstock.vn. The acquisition was approved at the [...]
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Billionaire Retires As HK’s Richest Person After 12 Years As No. 2

30-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

As Lee Shau Kee stepped down as chair of Henderson Land Development after the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting on May 28, he did so with yet one more [...]
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HK second wealthiest tycoon Lee Shau Kee bows out

30-May-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s second richest man Lee Shau Kee stepped down as chair of Henderson Land Development on Tuesday (May 28), the latest of the city’s golden generation of [...]
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Legalising same-sex marriage in HK ‘impractical,’ ‘waste of resources’, claims new equality watchdog chief

30-May-2019 Intellasia | HongkongFP | 6:00 AM

Just days after Taiwan became the first jurisdiction in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, the new head of Hong Kong’s equal opportunities watchdog has said it is [...]
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Fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau withdraws legal challenge against HK’s controversial extradition bill

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

* Billionaire hiding in Hong Kong to avoid jail term in Macau wrote to High Court and secretary for justice to withdraw his judicial review application * Lau says he [...]
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Marriage would ‘no longer be special’ if gays were allowed to wed, HK government tells court

30-May-2019 Intellasia | HongkongFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s government is defending the city’s ban on same-sex unions at a landmark court challenge days after neighbouring Taiwan legalised gay marriage in an [...]
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Veteran cleric and HK democrat keeps up quest for ‘historical truth’ of Tiananmen

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

Veteran Hong Kong democracy campaigner and Baptist cleric Chu Yiu-ming was in his mid-40s when he joined demonstrators around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, just [...]
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Taiwan foreign minister to visit 3 Caribbean allies to solidify ties

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

Foreign minister Joseph Wu departed Taiwan Tuesday on a visit to three of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in the Caribbean region to enhance relations and build closer [...]
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Taiwan should remove ‘irritants’ to trade agreement with US: AmCham

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

Taiwan should remove any “existing irritants” in the US-Taiwan trade relationship and push for a bilateral trade agreement (BTA) with the US particularly as the [...]
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Taiwan to boost disease prevention efforts with US, other nations

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

Taiwan will seek to strengthen its cooperative efforts on disease prevention with the United States, Japan, and countries in Southeast Asia, following a series of successful [...]
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President Tsai touts Taiwan’s ICT sector at Computex opening

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

President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday at the opening of Computex Taipei 2019 that Taiwan’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector plays a major role in [...]
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IMD global competitive report recognises government policy

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

A rise in Taiwan’s global competitiveness in the latest International Institute for Management Development (IMD) report shows that the government has implemented [...]
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AI cooperation pacts inked by Taiwan, Singapore

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

A pair of memorandums of understanding on artificial intelligence cooperation were inked May 27 in Taipei City between two local AI research facilities and [...]
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Taiwan, Austria sign MOU on investment cooperation

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

Taiwan and Austria signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Monday to encourage investment cooperation between the two countries, according to a statement issued by the [...]
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Taiwan moves up to 16th in IMD competitiveness rankings

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

Taiwan is ranked 16th in global competitiveness by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD), up one position from last year, in its 2019 [...]
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