Archive for October 24th, 2019

Murder suspect whose case was catalyst for HK protests released

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

A murder suspect whose proposed deportation to Taiwan was a catalyst for massive anti-government protests in Hong Kong was released from prison Wednesday, but despite saying [...] » More

China plans to replace HK leader Carrie Lam: FT

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

Beijing is drawing up a plan to remove Hong Kong’s beleaguered Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, after nearly five months of [...] » More

Hang Seng Index falls most in two weeks on scepticism over magnitude of new relief package

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

Hong Kong’s stocks dropped by the most in two weeks on angst that a HK$2 billion (US$254 million) relief package would do little to revive growth at the former British [...] » More

China plans to replace HK leader Carrie Lam: FT

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

Beijing is drawing up a plan to remove Hong Kong’s beleaguered Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, after nearly five months of [...] » More

Preterm pre-eclampsia is a potentially fatal pregnancy condition. A HK university has modified a test that will nearly double its detection rate in Asian women

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

Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a test tailor-made for Asian women to almost double the detection rate in the city for a dangerous pregnancy condition. The improved [...] » More

Months of HK protests and violence started with a Taiwan murder, but will the suspected killer’s return to Taipei end it?

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

Be it the butterfly effect or a black swan event, Hong Kong’s current social unrest started with what should have been one couple’s romantic getaway to Taiwan for [...] » More

Why Canada election candidates dodged HK protest ‘minefield’ ahead of Justin Trudeau’s win

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

Only 2,742 of the estimated 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong had registered to vote as of October 13, a rate far exceeded by Canadian expatriate communities elsewhere. [...] » More

HK protests: more than 2,600 sign petition demanding university chief ‘condemn police brutality’ and hold dialogue with students

HK protests: more than 2,600 sign petition demanding university chief ‘condemn police brutality’ and hold dialogue with students

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

More than 2,600 students, alumni and staff have signed a petition demanding that University of Hong Kong chief Zhang Xiang “condemn police brutality” and hold a [...] » More

Murder suspect walks free as HK, Taiwan authorities clash

Murder suspect walks free as HK, Taiwan authorities clash

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

A murder suspect whose case was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversial extradition bill walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city’s [...] » More

HK and Taiwan clash over surrender of murder suspect whose case sparked extradition bill crisis and mass protests

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

Both the Hong Kong and Taiwan governments have toughened their stances, each demanding the other side’s cooperation, in an escalating row over the fate of the fugitive [...] » More

Murder suspect walks free as HK, Taiwan authorities clash

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

A murder suspect whose case was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversial extradition bill walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city’s [...] » More

Shinzo Abe’s National Day message to Taiwan ‘genuine’: MOFA

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

A National Day congratulatory message publicised by Taiwan’s representative office in Fukuoka was a genuine document issued by Japanese prime minister Shinzo [...] » More

Months of HK protests and violence started with a Taiwan murder, but will the suspected killer’s return to Taipei end it?

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

Be it the butterfly effect or a black swan event, Hong Kong’s current social unrest started with what should have been one couple’s romantic getaway to Taiwan for [...] » More

Korea scrambled jets to warn Russian warplanes in air defense zone

Korea scrambled jets to warn Russian warplanes in air defense zone

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

South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday to warn Russian warplanes it said had entered its air space identification zone, the latest in a series of such incidents. [...] » More

Samsung heir’s corruption retrial hangs over phonemaker

Samsung heir’s corruption retrial hangs over phonemaker

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

The heir to the Samsung empire returns to court this week for a retrial over a sprawling corruption scandal that could see him return to prison and deprive the world’s [...] » More