Archive for October 19th, 2019

HK leader Carrie Lam takes to Facebook to reach out to public, while strongly defending police force and questioning ‘puzzling’ calls for its disbandment

HK leader Carrie Lam takes to Facebook to reach out to public, while strongly defending police force and questioning ‘puzzling’ calls for its disbandment

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader put up a strong defence of the city’s beleaguered police force on Thursday, questioning “puzzling” demands by anti-government [...] » More

Apple’s Cook meets China regulator after pulling HK app

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook met the chief of China’s market regulator in Beijing on Thursday, the Chinese agency said, a week after the US firm was thrust into the midst of [...] » More

HK’s MTR Corp ditches district council election posters to avoid ‘political conflicts’

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s rail operator will not put district council election posters in its trains or stations for the first time in its 40-year history, citing potential safety [...] » More

China threatens ‘strong countermeasures’ if Trump signs bill supporting HK rights

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Politico | 6:02 AM

China warned Wednesday that it would take strong action against the United States if President Donald Trump signs legislation that would place Hong Kong’s special trade [...] » More

HK court rules against same-sex civil partnerships

HK court rules against same-sex civil partnerships

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage and civil union partnerships on Friday after a lesbian identified as ‘MK’ launched the city’s first [...] » More

Foxconn founder might join Taiwan People’s Party legislative list

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Conflicting statements emerged Friday (October 18) about whether Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou might appear on the nationwide list of legislative candidates for Taipei [...] » More

Taiwan group top bidder for Taipei Twin Towers after rejection of HK developer

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese-based computer maker Clevo Co. and its affiliate the Hongwell Group have become the most preferred bidder for the Taipei Twin Towers project near the [...] » More

US government urges top 500 firms to engage in business with Taiwan

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:02 AM

Three government agencies in the United States have sent a joint letter to America’s top 500 enterprises, encouraging them to take advantage of the business [...] » More

US government urges business owners to support Taiwan

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Trump administration sent out a letter to 500 American business leaders earlier this month with the aim of strengthening trade and business partnerships with Taiwan. The [...] » More

Taiwan’s KMT presidential candidate cancels US visit

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

After a closed-door meeting with AIT Chair James Moriarty on Friday morning (October 18), Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu announced that he is canceling [...] » More

Taiwan’s exclusion from Interpol is political: US, Germany

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:02 AM

The representative offices of the United States and Germany in Taiwan on Thursday lamented the country’s exclusion from the ongoing general assembly of the [...] » More

Construction on Taipei Taoyuan Airport Terminal 3 to begin in May 2020

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Following the decision to ax the previous design proposed for Terminal 3 of the Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, it was announced on Friday (October 18) that the airport [...] » More

Taiwan says fighter jet’s missing black box found after two years

Taiwan says fighter jet’s missing black box found after two years

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The black box of a Mirage fighter jet that disappeared off Taiwan two years ago has been located and will be sent to France for analysis, the island’s airforce [...] » More

Taiwan says fighter jet’s missing black box found after two years

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The black box of a Mirage fighter jet that disappeared off Taiwan two years ago has been located and will be sent to France for analysis, the island’s airforce [...] » More

CIER raises Taiwan’s economic growth forecast for 2020

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

On Friday (October 18), the Chung-Hua Institution of Economic Research (CIER) announced that it has revised Taiwan’s economic growth forecast for the next year. [...] » More