Archive for August 26th, 2019

Business Briefs 26 Aug 2019

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 9:11 AM

*PetroVietnam Mud Drilling Corporation (PVD) has said its revenue in the second quarter dropped 34% year-on-year to VND413 billion. However, as its gross profit gained 22% to [...]
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N. Korea says it will remain ‘threat’ to US, slams Pompeo

N. Korea says it will remain ‘threat’ to US, slams Pompeo

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:05 AM

North Korea on Friday launched a scathing attack on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling him a “diehard toxin” and saying it was “sceptical” [...]
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Typhoon shuts businesses, forces flight cancellations in southern Taiwan

Typhoon shuts businesses, forces flight cancellations in southern Taiwan

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:02 AM

Taiwan braced for typhoon Bailu on Saturday, shutting businesses and schools as airlines cancelled hundreds of flights amid warnings of landslides, floods and high seas on [...]
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Chinese military says Taiwan’s $8 billion deal to buy US F-16 fighter jets is a waste of money because they will be ‘useless’ against the PLA

Chinese military says Taiwan’s $8 billion deal to buy US F-16 fighter jets is a waste of money because they will be ‘useless’ against the PLA

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:00 AM

A mainland Chinese military official has said Taiwan’s purchase of American warplanes will not help the island defend itself and will only be a financial burden. [...]
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The Latest: Trump defends ordering companies to leave China

The Latest: Trump defends ordering companies to leave China

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:57 AM

The Latest on the escalating trade war between the US and China, the world’s two largest economies (all times local): 12:35 a.m. President Donald Trump is pushing back [...]
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Tension spikes in HK as police square off with protesters

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

Hong Kong riot cops fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles on Saturday, as a standoff in a [...]
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Thousands march in HK as police in black masks look on

Thousands march in HK as police in black masks look on

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

Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as [...]
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HK protests: British Consulate worker detained in China released, family says

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

An employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong who was detained in mainland China has been released. “We welcome the release of Simon Cheng and are delighted that he [...]
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HK protesters form human chain 30 years after ‘Baltic Way’

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

Thousands of people held hands across Hong Kong late Friday in a dazzling, neon-framed recreation of a pro-democracy “Baltic Way” protest against Soviet rule [...]
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Tear gas fired as HK police, protesters clash

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

Hong Kong riot cops fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles on Saturday, as a standoff in a [...]
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UK consulate staffer returns to HK after China detention

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

A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday, ending a two-week ordeal during which Beijing’s state media smeared [...]
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Angry residents confront HK’s MTR staff over closure of train services and stations on Kwun Tong line before protest march

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

Hong Kong’s embattled rail giant has come under fire from residents over its decision to suspend train services and close stations along the Kwun Tong line before a [...]
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British consulate worker in HK held for more than two weeks in mainland China finally released, family says in Facebook statement

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

A British consulate employee in Hong Kong who was detained in mainland China for more than two weeks has been released, according to a statement by his family on social [...]
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Demonstrators offer sparkling visions of unity as an estimated 210,000 people form 60km of human chains to encircle city in ‘HK Way’

Demonstrators offer sparkling visions of unity as an estimated 210,000 people form 60km of human chains to encircle city in ‘HK Way’

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

Anti-government protesters formed long human chains across Hong Kong on Friday night, standing on pavements in snaking lines that stretched along three railway lines in an [...]
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Lithuanian human chain links anti-Soviet and HK protesters

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

As protesters formed human chains across Hong Kong on Friday, Ramunas Terleckas was out on the streets of Lithuania’s capital Vilnius getting ready to commemorate the [...]
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