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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Chinese travel ban unable to destroy Taiwan tourism sector: CIER

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

The ban on Chinese individual travellers visiting Taiwan will be unable to destroy the island’s hospitality and restaurant sector, the Chung-Hua Institution for [...]
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Taiwan responds to Chinese travel ban by welcoming more relatives of Chinese spouses

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

Responding to a Chinese ban on individual travellers visiting Taiwan, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) announced Thursday (August 1) that more relatives of Chinese spouses [...]
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AIT marks US-Taiwan security cooperation month in August

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

American Institute in Taipei (AIT) announced that it has designated August as “[email protected] Security Cooperation Month” as part of a series of events marking the [...]
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