Archive for August 17th, 2019

Indonesia’s Jokowi formally proposes relocating capital to Borneo

Indonesia’s Jokowi formally proposes relocating capital to Borneo

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 7:14 AM

President proposes in state of the union speech to parliament on the eve of country’s 74th independence anniversary. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has formally [...]
» More

N Korea fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’: Seoul

N Korea fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’: Seoul

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:09 AM

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on “foolish” calls for dialogue from South [...]
» More

Asia stocks choppy as trade war fears dominate markets

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

Asian markets were jittery Friday as a modest rebound in US equities failed to ease fears over the US-China trade war and its impact on the world economy. Fears of a global [...]
» More

Asian shares mixed amid ongoing worries about US-China trade

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

Asian shares were mixed Friday as turbulence continued on global markets amid ongoing worries about US-China trade conflict. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped early [...]
» More

Trump Offers Meeting With China’s Xi To Resolve ‘HK Problem’

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

President Trump has proposed a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to discuss how to “humanely solve” months of protests that have wracked Hong Kong. In a [...]
» More

Bruised but unbowed HK police say no need for China intervention

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

Hong Kong’s police are confident they have the resources to continue battling pro-democracy protesters, even if violence escalates further, pouring cold water on [...]
» More

US may have supplied tear gas used against HK protesters

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

Hong Kong’s police have routinely used tear gas in their attempts to dispel pro-democracy protests that have roiled Hong Kong for weeksand it turns out the [...]
» More

HK’s banks say they have adequate cash to meet demand, even as calls circulate online for protesters to empty out ATMs

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

Hong Kong’s biggest banks said they have enough currency notes on hand to handle any extraordinary increase in demand for cash, as calls circulated online for [...]
» More

Cathay Pacific Airways CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways said on Friday cheif executive officer Rupert Hogg had resigned and named Augustus Tang as the new chief following a week of scrutiny by the Chinese [...]
» More

HK tycoon Li Ka-shing urges love in response to growing protests

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

Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, urged people to “love China, love Hong Kong and love yourself” on Friday in a bid to calm the city’s escalating [...]
» More

HK business leader Li Ka-shing invokes poetry in call for end to protests and violence

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFPl | 6:02 AM

If ambiguity in politics is an art, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has once again proved to be a master of it. The city’s business leaders have gone public one by one to [...]
» More

Disney’s Mulan faces boycott calls after star Crystal Liu Yifei backs police in HK, accused of excessive force against protesters

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

Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei has attracted support and brickbats online after voicing support for the Hong Kong police on social media this week amid the city’s [...]
» More

HK pro-democracy lawmakers in US to discuss city’s crisis with politicians and business leaders

HK pro-democracy lawmakers in US to discuss city’s crisis with politicians and business leaders

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

Two pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong are in the United States to meet government officials and business leaders to discuss the political unrest that has left the city [...]
» More

Youngsters gather at HK’s Kwai Fong MTR station with water buckets and towels to clean up marks of tear gas fired during anti-government protests on Sunday

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

Young people came up with a new form of protest in Hong Kong on Friday morning by taking their own buckets and towels to clean up Kwai Fong MTR station, where police fired [...]
» More

HK’s Li Ka-shing weighs in on crisis with poetic adverts

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

Hong Kong’s wealthiest man Li Ka-shing took out a series of enigmatic newspaper adverts on Friday calling for an end to the political violence plaguing the financial [...]
» More