Archive for June, 2019

US to normalise arms sales partnership with Taiwan: official

US to normalise arms sales partnership with Taiwan: official

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:53 AM

The United States is committed to a normalised process that will make Taiwan a “normal” foreign military sales (FMS) partner, but there is no specific timing for [...]
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Asian markets retreat as crunch G20 kicks off

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets fell on Friday as investors keep a nervous watch on developments in the G20 summit, with trade top of the agenda and a key focus on the much-anticipated meeting [...]
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Asian stocks sink ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stocks sank Friday as investors waited for a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that they hope will produce a truce in spiralling US-China trade [...]
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Keep the faith: Religion on front lines of HK protests

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Held aloft above a sea of protesters marching through the heart of Hong Kong, the hand-written cardboard sign made an unusual demand: “Stop using baton or we sing [...]
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HK protesters have but one demand: The rule of law

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

The 2 million demonstrators in the streets of Hong Kong earlier this month turned out to support a fundamental principle: rule of law. Rule of law makes Hong Kong a special [...]
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First case of multidrug-resistant fungal species Candida auris recorded at HK’s Princess Margaret Hospital

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hongkonger is in isolation after contracting a fungal infection of a multidrug-resistant species never before recorded in the city. The 48-year-old man was admitted to the [...]
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HK tycoon, 22, drops $117 million on luxury home

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The 22-year-old son of a business tycoon has dropped $117 million on a luxury home in Hong Kong, the latest purchase to highlight the huge wealth gap in a city currently [...]
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HK protesters continue to demonstrate as leader hides from public

HK protesters continue to demonstrate as leader hides from public

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong protesters in opposition to their legislation’s proceedings regarding an extradition bill demonstrated outside the Department of Justice’s headquarters [...]
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Beijing will not rest until it controls HK. We must keep fighting

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

In Hong Kong, we have pushed back against the extradition bill. But China is finding other ways to attack our freedom Let’s put it in plain words: the people of Hong [...]
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HK’s used home prices rose at a slower pace in May as escalating trade war deters buyers from big-ticket purchases

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Prices of Hong Kong’s lived-in homes increased at a slower pace in May, as the escalation of the US-China trade war created uncertainty for the city’s business [...]
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Education centre boss, 22, buys $117 million HK villa on Mount Nicholson even as city’s property remains downbeat

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The 22-year-old chief executive of a high-end education centre has splashed out HK$916 million (US$117.33 million) for a house at one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious [...]
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Pyongyang warns Korea not to mediate North’s talks with US

Pyongyang warns Korea not to mediate North’s talks with US

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to facilitate talks between Pyongyang and Washington as the North stepped up its pressure on the United States to [...]
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Wife voices ‘concern’ for Australian missing in N. Korea

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The wife of an Australian man who has gone missing and is feared detained in North Korea said she had no hint that anything was wrong before his disappearance. Japanese Yuka [...]
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Australia welcomes help to find man missing in N Korea

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Australia’s prime minister said he discussed the disappearance of an Australian student in North Korea with other world leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and [...]
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Women’s rights event in Korea draws criticism over boxer shorts stunt

Women’s rights event in Korea draws criticism over boxer shorts stunt

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

An event to promote women’s rights in South Korea featuring female opposition party supporters pulling down their shorts has drawn widespread criticism, with many [...]
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