Archive for August 23rd, 2019

HK man accused of stabbing three at a Lennon Wall in Kowloon denied bail by Kwun Tong magistrates

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

A tour guide accused of stabbing three people, including a journalist, at a Lennon Wall in Tseung Kwan O was denied bail by a court on Thursday. Tony Hung Chun, 50, faced [...]
» More

HSBC, Standard Chartered, Bank of East Asia speak up against violence, call for peace as HK’s protests continue

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

HSBC, Standard Chartered and Bank of East Asia have spoken up against the violence that has taken over 11 weeks of popular opposition to a controversial extradition bill, [...]
» More

Frontline protesters make case for violence in HK protests

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

Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student. Yet since the beginning of June, he has been building barricades and throwing bricks at police, risking his [...]
» More

Qantas cuts passenger capacity on HK flights as airlines, including Cathay Pacific, reel from impact of protests

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

Australian flag carrier Qantas has revealed it will cut its passenger capacity for Hong Kong by using smaller planes, a day after Cathay Pacific Airways warned of a [...]
» More

Presidential office vows legal action in Taiwan cigarette smuggling scandal

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

Office of the President lambasts KMT caucus for spreading disinformation and in return threatens lawsuit The Office of the President announced on Thursday (August 22) it [...]
» More

Taiwan wants UN general Assembly to halt exclusion of its citizens

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

When the United Nations general Assembly convenes in New York on September 17, Taiwan will demand a halt to the exclusion of its people from the UN system, while also asking [...]
» More

China Vows Sanctions On US Firms For Arms Sales To Taiwan

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

China is threatening sanctions on US firms selling arms to Taiwan, after the US government said it supported an $8 billion sale of fighter jets and other equipment to the [...]
» More

Taiwan warns Pacific islands of China’s ‘empty promises’ on aid

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

Taiwan Foreign minister Joseph Wu warned Pacific island nations Thursday against “empty promises” of financial aid from China, as the Solomon Islands considers [...]
» More

Han vows to keep Taiwan-US ties in good shape if elected president

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:02 AM

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu, the opposition Kuomintang’s (KMT’s) 2020 presidential candidate, has promised to keep relations between Taiwan and the United States [...]
» More

Taiwan’s medical community supports HK protests

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

The country’s medical unions launched a pop-up event to condemn police brutality and back protestors’ demands Taiwan’s medical community scheduled a pop-up [...]
» More

China says it will sanction US firms in Taiwan warplane sale

China says it will sanction US firms in Taiwan warplane sale

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

China said Wednesday that it will levy sanctions against US companies linked to a planned $8 billion sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan in a move that has further [...]
» More

N Korea: No nuclear talks if US ‘hostile military moves’ continue

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

North Korea said on Thursday it has “no interest” in dialogue unless Washington stops “escalating hostile military moves”, as a senior US envoy [...]
» More

N Korea threatens to call off denuclearisation talks

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FT | 6:02 AM

North Korea has ratcheted up its criticism of the US and South Korea in a statement on state media saying Pyongyang had no interest in dialogue as long as the US and South [...]
» More

S. Korea to scrap military info-sharing pact with Japan

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea announced its decision Thursday to ditch a bilateral agreement with Japan on exchanging classified military information, citing a “grave change” in [...]
» More

Alternate lives: Korean orphans’ quests for answers

Alternate lives: Korean orphans’ quests for answers

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

On a summer’s day in 1985 a seven-year-old boy sat alone at a crowded bus station in Seoul, sobbing as he waited desperately for his mother to return. Jo Youn-hwan was [...]
» More