Archive for June 1st, 2019

UOB (Thai) and The FinLab help Thai SMEs with digital makeover through Thailand’s first Smart Business Transformation Programme

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 10:09 AM

Diverse group of 15 SMEs selected for their ambition to transform and to grow their business with digital tools UOB (Thai) today announced the 15 small- and medium-sized [...] » More

US ‘playing with fire’ on Taiwan, China says ahead of defense meeting

US ‘playing with fire’ on Taiwan, China says ahead of defense meeting

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 7:21 AM

The United States is “playing with fire” with its support for self-ruled Taiwan, China said on Thursday, in angry comments ahead of a meeting between Defence [...] » More

Asia markets fall after Trump announces Mexico tariffs

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks edged down Friday as US President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement of tariffs on all Mexican imports saw Tokyo shares drop, rattling investors. [...] » More

HK’s home prices gather speed in April, rise at the fastest pace in more than six years

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s pre-owned home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than six years, stretching a four-month rally, but analysts expect the uptrend to taper off as buying [...] » More

Parts are dropping off HK Airlines planes in mid-air, should you be worried?

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The thought of missing aircraft parts or worse, falling parts is unsettling. Here’s a look at how common it is, and what the experts have to say Hong Kong Airlines is [...] » More

How this HK CEO from a billionaire family is reinventing hotels for millennials

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

When Sonia Cheng became chief executive of Hong Kong-based Rosewood Hotel Group, she had a particular type of traveler in mind: herself. Cheng was 30 at the time when one of [...] » More

No guarantee of fair trial in HK extradition bill lawmakers told, as officials also admit other safeguards will be left out

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The guarantee of a fair trial or any other safeguards will not be written into the controversial Hong Kong extradition bill, top government officials told lawmakers on [...] » More

HK’s alienated youngsters split over Tiananmen vigil

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s youth are shunning their city’s annual Tiananmen vigil, focused on fighting their own pro-democracy battles instead of commemorating a historical [...] » More

UK, Canada express concern over proposed HK extradition changes

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Britain and Canada said on Thursday it was vital that extradition arrangements in Hong Kong fully respect the region’s high degree of autonomy from China and are in [...] » More

Canada, UK worry about citizens as HK offers China new extradition powers

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NationalPost | 6:00 AM

A pro-China Hong Kong government recently proposed a law that would allow the Chinese state to demand the surrender of individuals to the mainland The foreign ministers of [...] » More

HK Airlines passengers stuck at Tokyo airport for six hours after screws fall out of plane’s wing the seventh time in four days parts have fallen off

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong Airlines plane spent six hours on the tarmac in Tokyo on Wednesday evening after two screws reportedly fell out of a wing. The flight, which was expected to leave [...] » More

US special adviser for children’s issues visits Taiwan

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:00 AM

The US Department of State Special Adviser for Children’s Issues Suzanne Lawrence arrived in Taiwan Wednesday to attend the debut of a US-Taiwan meeting to protect [...] » More

Taiwan’s army repulses simulated Chinese beach assault

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s military simulated counterattack to landing of PLA forces on beach in S. Taiwan Troops from Taiwan’s Army, Navy, and Air Force took part in a mock [...] » More

Volcanoes in northern Taiwan proven active: researcher

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:00 AM

Tatun Volcanoes in Taipei City and the volcanic island of Guishan off Yilan County have both been revealed to be active, after a long-term study, according to an Academia [...] » More

Taiwan’s gay marriage law victory not an obvious win for its President

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | LowyinStitute | 6:00 AM

Taiwan recently made history by becoming the first country in Asia to legalise marriages between same-sex couples. On May 24, 526 couples throughout Taiwan registered the [...] » More