Archive for September 9th, 2019

HK police check for air tickets to stop new airport protests

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police prevented anti-government protesters from blocking access to the airport on Saturday, but fired tear gas for a second night running in the Chinese-ruled [...]
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Taiwan regulations encourage the return of funds by Taiwanese overseas

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

NT$800 million returned in half a month New government regulations about the return of funds by Taiwanese investors overseas back to the island netted NT$800 million (US$25.6 [...]
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Taiwan maintains BERI ranking as world’s 4th-best place to invest

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Taiwan has maintained its status as the world’s fourth-best investment destination in the latest US Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI) report, the Ministry [...]
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Nine more foreign professionals become naturalised Taiwan citizens

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Another nine foreign professionals specialising in education, medicine and legal affairs have been approved by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) for naturalisation to become [...]
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Taiwan reclaims top spot as best place for expats: survey

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Taiwan was again voted as the best place to live for expatriates in 2019, after claiming the top spot three years ago, thanks to its good medical service, quality of life and [...]
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E-cigarettes touted as potential healthier alternative for smokers at Asia Harm Reduction Forum

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices were hot topics at the 3rd Asia Harm Reduction Forum (AHRF) in Seoul, especially with regards to its role [...]
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‘Symbol of the devil’: Why Korea wants Japan to ban the Rising Sun flag from the Tokyo Olympics

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The organisers of Japan’s 2020 Summer Olympics have refused to ban a controversial flag that South Koreans say stirs memories of the violent, brutal life endured under [...]
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N Korean leader berates officials over typhoon prep

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has berated officials for their “easygoing” attitude to the approach of Typhoon Lingling, state media reported. The powerful storm [...]
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Ex N Korea prisoner says he was CIA spy: German media

Ex N Korea prisoner says he was CIA spy: German media

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A former prisoner in North Korea has told German media that he used to spy for the CIA, seeking out nuclear secrets and taking pictures with a concealed wristwatch camera. In [...]
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Typhoon leaves thousands of Korean homes powerless

Typhoon leaves thousands of Korean homes powerless

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit South Korea swept along the country’s coast on Saturday, toppling trees, grounding planes and causing at least three [...]
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N Korea names artillery commander as new military chief

N Korea names artillery commander as new military chief

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Pak Jong Chon has been appointed chief of the general Staff of the Korean People’s Army Pyongyang has named an army general with expertise in artillery as its new [...]
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Trump bullish on China tariffs, but aide warns of long haul

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow warns the US-China trade war could drag on for years US President Donald Trump on Friday said the costs of his protracted [...]
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White House adviser compares China trade talks to Cold War

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow compared trade talks with China on Friday to the US standoff with Russia during the Cold War. In other words, negotiations could [...]
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China has the world’s biggest hepatitis C problem, says WHO

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

China is facing a hepatitis C epidemic. The infectious disease, which can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and early death if left untreated, has hit rural areas particularly [...]
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts impact on China’s economy

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The pain that President Donald Trump says China is feeling in the trade war is not what he says it is. Here’s a look at his remarks this week about China’s [...]
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