Archive for October 28th, 2019

Urban Renewal Authority to focus on bigger HK homes instead of studio flats in next project under relaxed mortgage caps

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

The Urban Renewal Authority has said it will build fewer studio flats in its next project, focusing instead on homes that are bigger in size for first-time buyers as such [...] » More

US stands by Taiwan in defense of freedoms: Mike Pence

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

US vice president reiterates support for Taiwan in major China policy speech Retaining a harsh tone against Beijing in a speech on China policy similar to the one he made a [...] » More

HK, Taiwan spar over fugitive case that led to unrest

HK, Taiwan spar over fugitive case that led to unrest

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Courant | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is feuding with Taiwan over a fugitive murder suspect whose case indirectly sparked mass protests in Hong Kong in opposition to an unpopular extradition bill. Hong [...] » More

AB InBev loses $13 billion in value as beer drinking slows in Brazil and Korea

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

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR) saw more than $13 billion wiped off its market value on Friday, after a profit warning and weaker-than-expected third-quarter earnings growth [...] » More

N Korea: UN expert calls for engagement amid continuing rights violations

N Korea: UN expert calls for engagement amid continuing rights violations

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:02 AM

A UN human rights expert said North Korea’s economic resources were being diverted away from the essential needs of the people as food insecurity remained at alarming [...] » More

SHyundai to test self-driving car service in California

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

Hyundai on Friday announced that it will begin testing a self-driving ride service in Southern California next month. The South Korean automaker said that it collaborated [...] » More

US denies China’s claim of ‘weaponising’ visa decisions for Washington space meeting

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

The United States on Friday rejected Chinese accusations that political motives were behind a top Beijing space official not receiving a visa in time to attend the start of [...] » More

Tech consultations on parts of US trade deal completed’China’s Commerce Ministry

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

Chinese vice Premier Liu He had a phone call with US trade officials as both countries confirmed technical consultations on some parts of a trade agreement were basically [...] » More

Common ground on investment but still no hint of Brazil signing up for China’s Belt and Road Initiative

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

Common ground on investment but still no hint of Brazil signing up for China’s Belt and Road Initiative Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met his Chinese counterpart [...] » More

US ‘close to finalising’ parts of trade deal with China: USTR

US ‘close to finalising’ parts of trade deal with China: USTR

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

Washington and Beijing are making “headway” on key issues in their ongoing trade dispute and discussions will continue, the US Trade Representative’s office [...] » More

Xi and Bolsonaro plan increased trade amid US trade war

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

China said Friday it would increase its trade with Brazil, as it seeks to balance the impact of a protracted trade war with the US. President Xi Jinping and Brazil’s [...] » More

China’s Xi urges acceleration of development of blockchain technology

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

China’s President Xi Jinping said the country should accelerate the development of blockchain technology as the core for innovation. He made the comments at a study [...] » More

China blasts ‘arrogance and hypocrisy’ of US VP Pence speech

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

Beijing slammed US vice President Mike Pence for his “arrogance and hypocrisy” on Friday after he voiced support for Hong Kong democracy protesters and accused [...] » More

US meets China, Russia and Pakistan to talk Afghan peace

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Representatives of Russia, China, the United States and Pakistan have agreed that negotiation is the only road to peace in Afghanistan, including an early resumption of [...] » More

President Xi Says China Should ‘Seize Opportunity’ to Adopt Blockchain

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Coindesk | 6:02 AM

Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and general Secretary of the Communist Party of China, said the country needs to “seize the [...] » More