Archive for August 7th, 2019

China warns HK protesters not to ‘play with fire’

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

Protesters in Hong Kong must not “play with fire” and mistake Beijing’s restraint for weakness, China said on Tuesday in its sharpest rebuke yet of the [...]
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Group of extradition bill protesters hold first press conference to counter HK government line on recent demonstrations

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

A group of young people supporting the anti-government protests which have shaken Hong Kong held its first press conference on Tuesday to counter the administration’s [...]
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HK’s stock rout enters 10th day, worst streak since 1984

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stock investors headed for the exits as economic woes, street protests and China’s weak yuan intensified worries over potential outflows from the city. The [...]
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US not saying if it will ban sales of tear gas and other riot-control gear to HK police

US not saying if it will ban sales of tear gas and other riot-control gear to HK police

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

The United States government refused to say on Monday whether it would follow Britain in suspending sales of munitions to the Hong Kong police force after a weekend of [...]
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Over 15,000 Singaporeans residing in HK, none injured by protests: Vivian Balakrishnan

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Over 15,000 Singaporeans are estimated to be residing in Hong Kong, with about one-fifth e-registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), said Foreign minister Vivian [...]
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HK unrest spreads as leader warns city on brink

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s unrest spread more widely throughout the financial hub Monday as riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters at multiple locations and the [...]
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Cathay Pacific says it’s monitoring passengers via onboard cameras

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

Earlier in 2018, multiple airlines confirmed that cameras were installed in their entertainment systems, sparking widespread privacy concerns. Airlines including Singapore [...]
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Masked HK protesters hold rare press conference

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

Three masked youngsters from Hong Kong’s anti-government movement took the unusual step on Tuesday of holding a press conference to demand democracy, liberty and [...]
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HK International Airport plays catch-up after anti-government strike cancels hundreds of flights

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

Hong Kong International Airport was in recovery mode on Tuesday morning as airlines worked to send passengers to their destinations after a crippling citywide strike forced [...]
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President decorates outgoing EU envoy to Taiwan

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday conferred the Order of Brilliant Star with Violet Grand Cordon on Madeleine Majorenko, outgoing head of the European Economic and Trade [...]
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Two moderate earthquakes jolt eastern Taiwan

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Two earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 and magnitude 4.5 shook eastern Taiwan at 9:19 a.m. and 9:31 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The first earthquake [...]
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Beijing using ‘agents’ to spread disinformation on social media in Taiwan

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

China using local ‘agents’ to proliferate disinformation as Taiwan election nears: report As the 2020 Taiwan general elections grow near, a report by a Taiwanese [...]
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Taiwan pitches Ottawa on closer relationship as dispute with China drags on

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheGlobeandMail | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s chief representative in Ottawa is pitching Canada on closer ties with the self-ruled island as a costly and corrosive dispute between China and the Canadian [...]
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Taiwan employers ask for slowdown in basic wage increases

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

Continuing hikes of the minimum wage are reportedly causing difficulties for Taiwan’s employers Taiwan’s labour authorities are being urged to constrain the [...]
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Taiwan’s forex reserves hit new high at end of July

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s foreign exchange reserves hit a record high at the end of July largely because of higher returns on the central bank’s investment portfolio, the bank [...]
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