Archive for August 1st, 2019

Girl, 16, among 44 people charged with rioting in HK protests

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police have charged 44 people, including more than a dozen students, with rioting after an illegal protest Sunday spiralled into chaos and brought parts of the city [...] » More

China is looking for a quick economic fix in HK. It’s missing the point

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

There are signs Beijing intends to work with Hong Kong on issues such as housing. But without democratic reform, protests will intensify After another weekend of violent [...] » More

Gun-toting officer was in fear for his life, HK Police say after more extradition bill clashes

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A policeman pointed a shotgun at a protesting crowd on Tuesday night in fear for his life, after he was surrounded and had his helmet snatched, the force has said. The [...] » More

Damage to HK’s Legislative Council caused by protesters on July 1 will cost more than HK$40 million to repair, says boss Andrew Leung

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The cost of repairing the damage inflicted by protesters to Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on July 1 would amount to more than HK$40 million (US$5 million), according [...] » More

Taiwan joins Asia digital banking push with three new online licenses

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan issued its first virtual banking licenses to three consortiums led by Taiwan and Japanese investors, its financial authorities said on Tuesday, following moves by [...] » More

Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology invites TSMC founder to roundtable

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Friday summit part of discussions about the next 4 years of science policy The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has invited Morris Chang, the founder of Taiwan [...] » More

Taiwanese visits to Philippines increase by 55pct in June

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese tourism to Philippines rose over 30 percent in first six months of this year Visits by Taiwanese tourists in the month of June increased by over 50 percent in [...] » More

Taiwan joins Asia digital banking push with three new online licenses

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan issued its first virtual banking licenses to three consortiums led by Taiwan and Japanese investors, its financial authorities said on Tuesday, following moves by [...] » More

Taiwan changes name of its office in Fiji under pressure from China

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Due to pressure from China, Taiwan has changed the official name of its office in Fiji to “Taipei Trade Office in Fiji” from “Trade Mission of the Republic [...] » More

Taiwan reaffirms ties with Solomon Islands amid doubts

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reaffirmed diplomatic ties between Taiwan and the Solomon Islands on Tuesday amid media reports from the Pacific ally that claimed [...] » More

Taiwan says F-16V deal still under review by US

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

MOFA rejects reports of US stalling due to China trade talks The likely sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan is currently still going through the usual review process by [...] » More

China halts individual travel to Taiwan

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China stepped up pressure on Taiwan on Wednesday as it announced the suspension of individual travel permits to the self-ruled democratic island “due to current [...] » More

Taiwan, US mount air pollution control initiative for SE Asia

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

SSEA-AIR meeting being held in Taipei to assist SE Asia to combat pollution The annual meeting for “South and Southeast Asia Air Improvements in the Region [...] » More

Taiwan fires over 100 missiles during China war drills

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan fires 117 missiles during China military exercises in Taiwan Strait In the midst of war games being held by China, Taiwan fired 117 missiles during two days of [...] » More

Taiwan Raises Suspicion Rival China Is Influencing Elections

01-Aug-2019 Intellasia | VOV | 6:02 AM

China is using media, money and more to influence the January 2020 presidential election in Taiwan, a self-ruled democracy that Beijing calls its own, officials and experts [...] » More