Archive for September 27th, 2019

HK leader to hold first community talks to try to end crisis

HK leader to hold first community talks to try to end crisis

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will hold her first talks with the public on Thursday in a bid to resolve a political crisis that has fuelled nearly four months of sometimes [...] » More

HK trade woes worsen as exports drop 6.3 per cent in August amid ongoing US-China trade war

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The recent weakness in Hong Kong’s exports worsened in August, recording a 6.3 per cent year-on-year drop amid the ongoing US-China trade war. Exports declined to [...] » More

HK Airlines Sends An Airbus A350 Into Storage

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | SimpleFlying | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong Airlines has sent a new Airbus A350 into storage, flying the aircraft overnight across the world to its new home in France. Who is Hong Kong Airlines? Hong Kong [...] » More

Beijing vows to retaliate after US’ HK human rights bill is approved by congressional committees

Beijing vows to retaliate after US’ HK human rights bill is approved by congressional committees

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China said it would “hit back forcefully” at the United States after the US Congress officially pushed ahead with a bill to support democratic freedoms in Hong [...] » More

Marshall Islands shows support for Taiwan after neighbours favour China

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

The Marshall Islands confirmed it was maintaining diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Wednesday, a welcome show of support for President Tsai Ing-wen who has seen two other [...] » More

Taiwan trade team agrees to purchase 66 million bushels of US wheat

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Postregister | 6:02 AM

Representatives of the Taiwan Flour Mills Association on September 24 signed a letter of intent with the Idaho Wheat Commission to purchase 66.1 million bushels of US wheat [...] » More

Taiwan church collects more than 4,000 gas masks to send to HK protesters

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

A church in Taiwan said on Wednesday it had collected more than 4,000 gas masks and 600 helmets to send to anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, saying the fight for [...] » More

Marshall Islands shows support for Taiwan after neighbours favour China

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

The Marshall Islands confirmed it was maintaining diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Wednesday, a welcome show of support for President Tsai Ing-wen who has seen two other [...] » More

Taiwan president rises in opinion polls despite Ph.D. concerns

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen was performing well in opinion polls, though concerns still linger about the allegations surrounding her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and [...] » More

Beijing ‘dissuaded’ Gou from running for president

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

The anticlimactic end to Taiwan politician Terry Gou’s presidential bid surprised both his supporters and his foes. The founder of the equipment manufacturing giant [...] » More

Korean leader proposes peace zone buffering North

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday proposed that the United Nations create an “international peace zone” to replace the peninsula’s divide, [...] » More

From focus to forgotten: Why is N. Korea not a focus at UN?

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

Two years ago, Donald Trump used the spotlight of the annual UN conclave of world leaders to insult North Korea’s leader (“Rocket Man”) and threaten his [...] » More

Korea mayor dumps tonne of trash on beach for clean-up day

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

A South Korean mayor who dumped a tonne of trash on a clean beach to give environmental campaigners something to pick up has said sorry for his deception. Officials trucked [...] » More

Korean president calls for economic engagement with N Korea at UN general Assembly

Korean president calls for economic engagement with N Korea at UN general Assembly

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, speaking in front of the 74th United Nations general Assembly Tuesday, called for economic engagement with North Korea in exchange for [...] » More

Hydrogen hurdles: a deadly blast hampers Korea’s big fuel cell car bet

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

Aiming to cash in on a major push by South Korea to promote fuel cell vehicles, Sung Won-young opened a hydrogen refuelling station in the city of Ulsan last September. Just [...] » More