Archive for July 27th, 2019

Asian markets tumble after disappointing US earnings

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

Asian markets tumbled Friday after disappointing US earnings and a bearish outlook on hopes for a Fed rate cut weighed on Wall Street overnight. Tesla and American Airlines [...] » More

Chinese official urged HK villagers to drive off protesters before violence at train station

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A week before suspected triad gang members attacked protesters and commuters at a rural Hong Kong train station last Sunday, an official from China’s representative [...] » More

HK’s export slump hits three-year low in June 2019 due to US-China trade war and drop in local consumption

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s exports in June plummeted at the fastest rate in more than three years under the shadow of the US-China trade war. June’s overall export figures [...] » More

Protesters calling for ‘free HK’ converge on airport

Protesters calling for ‘free HK’ converge on airport

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

More than 1,000 protesters calling for democracy and some chanting “free Hong Kong” converged on the Chinese-ruled city’s airport on Friday as Singapore [...] » More

HK protesters rally at airport to ‘educate’ visitors

HK protesters rally at airport to ‘educate’ visitors

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters, including flight attendants, held a rally in the airport’s arrival hall on Friday in a bid to “educate” visitors about the [...] » More

US top diplomat says he hopes HK protests remain peacefulBloomberg interview

US top diplomat says he hopes HK protests remain peacefulBloomberg interview

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he hoped protests in Hong Kong would remain peaceful and China would show restraint. Asked in an interview with Bloomberg [...] » More

Two HK police officers cleared in 2014 beating of protester

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s appeal court on Friday overturned the conviction of two police officersand reduced the sentence of five othersover the 2014 beating of a pro-democracy [...] » More

HK anti-government protests spill into Manchester City game

HK anti-government protests spill into Manchester City game

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong soccer fans sang protest songs and waved anti-government banners as politics spilled into the sporting arena on Wednesday during a friendly game involving English [...] » More

Banker has indecent assault conviction quashed after HK court accepts ‘sexsomnia’ defence

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong court on Thursday quashed a banker’s indecent assault conviction after finding his defence of sexsomnia, also known as sleep sex, had not been adequately [...] » More

Arrival of OOCL’s massive cargo container vessel in HK heralds China’s growing power in shipping

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

One of the world’s biggest cargo container ships docked in Hong Kong for the first time on Thursday, reaffirming the growing influence of the mega ships that are [...] » More

HK appoints central bank veteran as monetary authority chief

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has appointed long-time policy insider Eddie Yue to lead its central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Yue, currently one of the HKMA’s three [...] » More

Taiwan textile manufacturers looking for blue ocean markets outside Vietnam

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Vietnam is losing its luster as a production base Taiwanese textile companies in Vietnam are looking for new “blue oceans” as competition becomes stiffer amid the [...] » More

VP lauds Taiwan’s efforts at combating human trafficking

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

Vice President Chen Chien-jen Thursday lauded Taiwan’s efforts to eliminate transnational human trafficking, underscoring Taiwan’s core values of democracy, [...] » More

Taiwanese ‘graffiti village’ eases elderly loneliness

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Nestled in the mist-covered foothills of Taiwan’s central mountain range, Ruan Chiao village is virtually devoid of young people, but artist Wu Tsun-hsien is coaxing [...] » More

Japanese experts give serious thought to Chinese military action against Taiwan

27-Jul-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

China could also take over Kinmen like Russia occupied Crimea During the 2020s, Taiwan will lose the last of its 17 diplomatic allies while the residents of the island of [...] » More