Archive for August 13th, 2019

Tourism in trouble: HK demos hit economy

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

Empty hotel rooms, struggling shops and even disruption at Disneyland: months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city’s economy, with no end in [...]
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Chief Executive Carrie Lam vows to do better job connecting with HK’s young people, as city leaders close ranks over anti-government protest crisis

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

Hong Kong’s leader on Sunday promised to do a better job connecting with the city’s young people, many of whom have joined the heated anti-government protests [...]
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As protesters scatter, HK residents take their place

As protesters scatter, HK residents take their place

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

After the protesters evacuated, the residents took their place. In one Hong Kong neighbourhood on Saturday, riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas, prompting [...]
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Would China risk another Tiananmen in HK?

Would China risk another Tiananmen in HK?

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

While China might be exploiting fears of a bloody “Tiananmen” crackdown on Hong Kong’s protest movement, analysts say the potentially catastrophic economic [...]
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China’s worst fears: HK, Taiwan and any other democracy

China’s worst fears: HK, Taiwan and any other democracy

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police have repeatedly assailed pro-democracy demonstrators in street clashes for weeks now. In mid-July, suspected Chinese organised gang members assaulted [...]
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Image listing Taiwan as part of China reappears on UN’s Twitter

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

Taiwan’s foreign minister says UN ‘screws up again’ United Nations Women removed an image listing Taiwan as part of Chinese territory from its social media [...]
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Taiwan ‘disappointed’ by UN failure to correct designation

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

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday expressed disappointment at the United Nations after it deleted a graphic of flags from countries that recognise same-sex [...]
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N Korea offers support for Beijing over HK protests, condemning ‘foreign forces’

N Korea offers support for Beijing over HK protests, condemning ‘foreign forces’

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

North Korea has expressed its support for China over the protests in Hong Kong as the city enters its 10th week of mass demonstrations. A spokesperson for North Korea’s [...]
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N Korea says Kim supervised weapons tests, criticises Seoul

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | MilitaryTimes | 6:02 AM

North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of launches that are seen as an attempt [...]
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S. Korea mulling further delay of Dokdo defense drills

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea is considering conducting maritime defense drills on and around its easternmost islets of Dokdo later this month, military sources said Monday, far behind its [...]
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N Korea threatens to freeze South out of future talks

N Korea threatens to freeze South out of future talks

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

A senior North Korean official has railed against ongoing US-South Korea joint military drills and threatened to freeze out Seoul by only holding future talks with [...]
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Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

South Korea said Monday that it has decided to remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in what was seen as a tit-for-tat move following [...]
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N Korea says no talks with South due to drills, Kim oversaw test of ‘new weapon’  KCNA

N Korea says no talks with South due to drills, Kim oversaw test of ‘new weapon’ KCNA

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturday’s test of a new weapon, state media KCNA said on Sunday, as a senior diplomat dismissed the possibility of [...]
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S. Korea tightens export controls on Japan in trade row

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

South Korea on Monday put Japan into its own new export category as President Moon Jae-in called Tokyo’s latest measures “very serious”, intensifying a [...]
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N Korea says latest test was ‘new weapon’

N Korea says latest test was ‘new weapon’

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a “new weapon” test, state media reported Sunday, the latest in a series of launches that US President Donald Trump has [...]
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