Archive for June 28th, 2019

Business Briefs 28 Jun 2019

28-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 8:39 AM

* State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) has announced a list of 108 enterprises from which it will divest this year. The list includes major firms such as insurance [...]
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Trump renews criticism of Japan-U.S. alliance before G20 summit

Trump renews criticism of Japan-U.S. alliance before G20 summit

28-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:40 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the U.S.-Japan security alliance, the linchpin of Tokyo’s security policies, ahead of talks with Japanese Prime [...]
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Asian markets rally as crucial Trump-Xi meeting approaches

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

Asian markets rose Thursday as investors brushed off Donald Trump’s latest dig at China and threat to impose more tariffs on the country’s goods if crunch talks [...]
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Calm returns to streets around HK police headquarters following six-hour siege by extradition bill protesters

Calm returns to streets around HK police headquarters following six-hour siege by extradition bill protesters

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

After a six-hour siege of police headquarters overnight, the second such occurrence in a week over the now-suspended extradition bill, security forces drove away protesters [...]
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Taiwan halts NT$1 billion investment by HK firm with ‘extreme deep connections’ to Beijing on security grounds

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

The largest property development project in Taipei has been halted, after Taiwan’s ministry of economic affairs blocked a key investor citing national security [...]
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HK protesters urge world leaders to support them at G20 summit

28-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong protesters are appealing for foreign support in their fight for political freedom, calling on world leaders to act ahead of the summit of the Group of 20 major [...]
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HK protesters push ahead as territory’s leader unseen

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

Protesters opposed to legislation they fear would reduce Hong Kong’s judicial independence rallied outside the Justice Department Thursday, as the territory’s [...]
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HK named the most expensive city in the world for expats

28-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world for people working abroad, new research has found, with Asian cities continuing to dominate as the priciest locations for [...]
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Man who attended extradition bill protest arrested on suspicion of murder in HK ferry pier dispute

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

A man has been arrested for murder over the death of a man whom he clashed with in an argument over queuing at a Central ferry pier. The 26-year-old salesman was said to have [...]
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HK police quit posts at two city hospitals after complaining they were verbally abused over extradition bill arrests

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

Police have been accused of being irresponsible and putting retaliation before Hongkongers’ interests for suspending round-the-clock services at their posts in two [...]
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Parents feel financial strain but continue to dip into their pockets to help grown-up children, HK survey shows

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

Hong Kong parents are feeling more financially strain providing for their young children, yet they are still willing to dig deep to help pay for their children’s homes, [...]
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Protesters gather outside office of HK justice minister Teresa Cheng, calling on her to withdraw suspended extradition bill

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

More than 100 protesters descended on the offices of Hong Kong’s justice department on Thursday morning in the latest push for the complete withdrawal of the [...]
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Top HK police officer defends decision to withdraw from posts at two public hospitals, as tension between public and force intensifies

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

A senior Hong Kong police officer has defended the move to pull out of the force’s posts at two public hospitals, saying it was not in retaliation against verbal abuse [...]
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MTR Corporation to spend six to nine months bolstering Hung Hom station structures, with section of Sha Tin-Central link set to open by end of 2020, says lawmaker

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

The troubled MTR Corporation is to spend six to nine months strengthening the structures of the scandal-plagued Hung Hom station of Hong Kong’s costliest rail link, [...]
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Taiwan, US establish baggage screening programme

28-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan and the United States reached a deal on Tuesday to exempt check-in luggage screened in the US to be checked again when passengers transit through Taiwan to travel to a [...]
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