Archive for August 2nd, 2019

Bombs rattle Bangkok during ASEAN summit, wounding three

Bombs rattle Bangkok during ASEAN summit, wounding three

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 3:51 PM

Several small bombs exploded across Bangkok on Friday, rattling the Thai capital as it hosted a regional summit attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and leaving four [...] » More

Where was China in Democratic debates?

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 10:02 AM

"It's easy to see why Democrats don't talk much about America's political and military relationship with [...] » More

The Impossible Whopper goes nationwide

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 10:01 AM

"Burger King will begin selling the plant-based Impossible Whopper nationwide next week after a successful test run in seven [...] » More

Seniors targeted by genetic-testing scam

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 10:00 AM

"Capitalizing on the growing popularity of genetic testing – and fears of terminal illness – scammers are persuading seniors to take two types of genetic screenings." [...] » More

Asia markets down after mixed messages from Fed

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

Asian markets fell on Thursday, tracking losses on Wall Street, after the US Federal Reserve cut rates for the first time in more than a decade but failed to offer a clear [...] » More

Stability in HK key for Singapore businesses minister

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

Prolonged turmoil in Hong Kong could jeopardise regional financial stability, and that would outweigh any short-term gain for Singapore from flows of funds from investors [...] » More

HK braces for Typhoon Wipha; schools, financial markets shut early

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

Hong Kong on Wednesday raised a tropical cyclone signal 8, its third highest level, as schools and financial markets closed and office workers left work early to get home [...] » More

HK home prices fall for first time in 6 months in June

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

Hong Kong’s private home prices fell for the first time in six months in June as consumer confidence was shaken by prolonged Sino-US trade tensions and growing social [...] » More

China’s HK PLA garrison releases video with scenes of ‘anti-riot’ operations

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

As Hong Kong’s political crisis simmers amidst heated protests, China’s People’s Liberation Army in Hong Kong released a video showing footage of [...] » More

First wave of alleged HK rioters including teacher, 16-year-old and Cathay Pacific pilot released on bail with most handed curfew

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

Forty-three protesters on Wednesday became the first batch of participants of the extradition bill demonstrations to be formally charged for rioting, with all later released [...] » More

HK riot charges pushed ahead without justice chief’s written advice

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

Hong Kong’s justice secretary broke with convention by abandoning written advice to police and opting for a verbal agreement to charge dozens of protesters with rioting [...] » More

HK growth stalls amid trade war, protests

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

Hong Kong’s economy remained sluggish in the second quarter amid the ongoing US-China trade dispute, government figures released Wednesday showed, as weeks of civil [...] » More

Flagging patience: colonial emblems divide opinion at HK protests

Flagging patience: colonial emblems divide opinion at HK protests

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

British and colonial-era flags being waved at Hong Kong’s anti-government rallies are a vivid rebuke to China’s rule but they have also stirred intense [...] » More

HK protests: heavy jail sentences for rioting will not solve city’s political crisis, former Civil Human Rights Front convenor says

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

Throwing young protesters behind bars on rioting charges will not solve Hong Kong’s political crisis, a former convenor of the city’s annual pro-democracy march [...] » More

Outraged HK’s civil servants voice rare dissent

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

Growing ranks of Hong Kong’s typically conservative and publicity-shy bureaucrats have begun an unprecedented online dissent campaign against the city’s [...] » More