Archive for August, 2019

China’s paramilitary stages anti-riot drill near HK border

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

China’s paramilitary force staged a new anti-riot drill in Shenzhen on Thursday, with exercises mirroring the ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong, mainland [...]
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HK democracy activists arrested, protest march banned

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

Hong Kong police arrested well-known activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group Friday, and authorities denied permission for a major march in what [...]
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Number of tourists coming to HK drops as anti-government protests deter visitors

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

Hong Kong tourist arrivals dived abruptly in July, falling 4.8 per cent year-on-year as anti-government protests continued to rock the city. A total of 5.19 million people [...]
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How China’s repression playbook backfired in HK

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | VOX | 6:02 AM

Beijing tried to repress Hong Kong the way it represses the mainland. It backfired. It may have been China’s biggest unforced error in Hong Kong. Earlier this year, [...]
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Exclusive: Amid crisis, China rejected HK plan to appease protesters sources

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

Earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed protesters’ five key demands and found that withdrawing a [...]
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Anti-government protesters to ‘tour’ areas around HK airport in an effort to block roads

Anti-government protesters to ‘tour’ areas around HK airport in an effort to block roads

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

Protesters have called on Hongkongers to go for a “weekend getaway” around the airport in a bid to block the roads leading to it, as the anti-government movement [...]
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No need yet for HK emergency powers: official

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

Maria Tam, deputy director of the Chinese parliament’s Basic Law Committee, told Reuters in Beijing late on Thursday (August 29) emergency legislation was not something [...]
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HK airport officials prepared to ground flights during planned protest

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

Airport officials are ready to reduce the number of flights taking off and landing in Hong Kong and will not rule out cancelling services altogether as authorities prepare [...]
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Thailand seeks consultation with Taiwan on domestically built satellite

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

Taiwan’s National Space Organisation running workshop on Thailand’s Space Week Thailand’s space authorities have expressed an interest in collaborating with [...]
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US accountable for all Taiwan arms sales consequences: spokesperson

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

The United States is accountable for all consequences of its arms sales to Taiwan, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense said Thursday. The one-China principle [...]
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Heavy rain alert issued in 14 counties, cities in Taiwan

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

Powerful convective cloud system prompts CWB to issue heavy rain alert to 14 counties, cities in Taiwan Due to the impact of a powerful convective cloud system, the Central [...]
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Taiwan asks China’s help to find missing Taiwanese in HK

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

Taiwan on Thursday called on the Chinese government to provide information concerning the whereabouts of a Taiwanese citizen who reportedly went missing in Hong Kong last [...]
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Taiwan aiming to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2030

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

Taiwan is planning to upgrade its Tourism Bureau and enter into discussions with tourism stakeholders with the goal of increasing its international visitor arrivals to 20 [...]
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Taiwan visa waivers for visitors from Philippines, Thailand, Russia, Brunei to last 3 years

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

Instead of once each year, the government is thinking about reconsidering the extension of visa waivers for visitors from the Philippines, Thailand, Russia and Brunei once [...]
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Filipina worker dies in chemical accident at Taiwan factory

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

A Filipina employee died after her legs were spattered with hydrofluoric acid during work at a factory in Miaoli County, the Central News Agency reported Thursday (August [...]
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