Archive for August 21st, 2019

Business Briefs 21 Aug 2019

21-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 8:52 AM

* Techcombank (TCB) plans to issue more than 3.5 million shares for its staff under an employee stock ownership plan at the price of VND10,000 per share. Of the total, some [...]
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Asian markets mostly rise on optimism for trade, stimulus

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

Most Asian markets rose Tuesday on the back of hopes for central bank and government stimulus measures around the world, while investors were also cheered by further signs of [...]
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Asian shares mostly rise after Wall Street rally on Huawei

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

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street rallied on the US decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American [...]
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Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting HK protests

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

Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong [...]
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Hongkonger among seven detained in Macau over rally in support of anti-government protests

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

Macau police detained seven people on Monday at the site of a planned rally in support of Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters. A Hongkonger was among the six men and [...]
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Pence urges China to respect HK laws amid protest

Pence urges China to respect HK laws amid protest

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

US vice President Mike Pence urged China on Monday to respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws and repeated President Donald Trump’s warning that it would be [...]
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HK leader hopes peaceful rally presages ‘return to calm’

HK leader hopes peaceful rally presages ‘return to calm’

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said she hoped “calm” will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police [...]
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HK protests: man stabs three people at Lennon Wall in Tseung Kwan O tunnel after victims reveal political views

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

A man was arrested on Tuesday at a checkpoint in Lo Wu, Hong Kong, over a knife attack on three people at a “Lennon Wall” in Tseung Kwan O. A police source said [...]
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Elderly in HK looking to China for affordable care in retirement

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

After spending time with his 84-year-old mother in a senior care home in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, David Lee walked up to the supervisor and asked to reserve a [...]
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HK protests: clash of technologies

21-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Asia Times | 6:02 AM

An old Chinese tale tells of a crafty and perhaps phony arms-seller who claims his spear can penetrate anything and that his shield can resist anything. A wisecracking [...]
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Elderly dementia sufferer jailed for 20 months in HK for manslaughter after stabbing man who provoked him in park

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

An elderly dementia sufferer was jailed for 20 months in Hong Kong on Monday for killing a knife-wielding man who provoked him in a park. But grandfather Lai Man-sang, 77, [...]
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Britain ‘extremely concerned’ as HK consulate official goes missing in China

21-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

A British Consulate official has been missing in China for 10 days after urging his girlfriend to “pray for me” as he attempted to cross the border back into Hong [...]
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HK protesters walk tightrope between peace and violence

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

After weeks of escalating violence Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement has pivoted back to its peaceful origins, but experts and activists predict the hardcore fringe [...]
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Facebook, Twitter accuse China of disinformation campaign against HK protesters

Facebook, Twitter accuse China of disinformation campaign against HK protesters

21-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Twitter and Facebook suspended almost 1,000 accounts that were tied to a Chinese disinformation campaign that targeted pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. On Monday, [...]
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Cathay Pacific will bounce back, new CEO tells staff, as he makes compliance with mainland China’s aviation regulator top priority after turmoil over HK protests

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

The new CEO of trouble-plagued Cathay Pacific Group has vowed that the company will bounce back, as he set out three priorities on his first day in the job, including [...]
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