Archive for November 23rd, 2019

HK protests: second day of calm in city as low-key peaceful protests mark four months since Yuen Long MTR attack and call for an end to PolyU siege

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong had a rare second consecutive day of calm as relatively peaceful protests took place in the city while the government handed a goody to motorists, pledging [...] » More

China demands Trump veto bills on HK

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

China has called on US President Donald Trump to veto legislation aimed at supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, warning it will retaliate if the [...] » More

Black shadows in HK’s devastated campus

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Black shadows flitting around in small groups, deserted rubbish-strewn corridors and cockroaches in disemboweled kitchens: dawn broke on Friday to reveal a post-apocalyptic [...] » More

With HK Human Rights and Democracy Act, US Congress stands up to China

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | USAToday | 6:02 AM

Even after being coerced into providing a “betrayal to the motherland” confession, Hong Kong dissident Simon Cheng was told by Chinese authorities he needed to [...] » More

Make BNO Hongkongers full British citizens, Boris Johnson urged by top political figures as UK election approaches

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

British prime minister Boris Johnson is facing increasing pressure to give full citizenship to Hongkongers holding British National (Overseas) passports, or BNOs, as he runs [...] » More

Abuse and acrimony as crisis-hit HK holds district polls

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Abuse, threats, protests and police cordons: first-time candidate Kwan Siu Lun says campaigning for this weekend’s district elections in Hong Kong has been a dangerous [...] » More

HK’s prime office rents fall by most in a decade as protests chill market, Chinese companies retreat

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than five months of social unrest in Hong Kong is starting to hurt prime office landlords with rent falling by the most in a decade as multinationals downsized and [...] » More

Number of Hongkongers applying for Taiwan residency soars

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan has become a safe haven for city’s residents amid continued protests and increasing violence The number of Hong Kong people applying for residency in Taiwan [...] » More

Taiwan’s universities open doors to students fleeing HK campus turmoil

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TodayOnline | 6:02 AM

University students fleeing campus turmoil in Hong Kong can attend lectures at colleges in Taiwan to continue their studies, the island’s Ministry of Education said on [...] » More

US says concerned about China’s attempts to influence Taiwan’s presidential vote

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The United States is concerned about China’s attempts to influence Taiwan’s upcoming presidential election, the top US official in Taiwan said on Friday (November [...] » More

Taiwan’s tourism deficit hits record high in Q3

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Balance of payments figures released by Taiwan’s central bank on Wednesday showed a net deficit of $2.3 billion in tourism service payments in the third quarter of [...] » More

Tuvalu rejects China offer to build islands and retains ties with Taiwan

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Tuvalu’s foreign minister said on Thursday the South Pacific nation had rejected offers from Chinese companies to build artificial islands to help it cope with rising [...] » More

7 rescued, 2 missing as Taiwan cargo ship capsizes

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Seven crew members have been rescued and two remained missing after a Taiwanese cargo ship sank off the coast of the Chinese mainland province of Fujian Wednesday night. The [...] » More

US voices concern over China’s attempts to sway Taiwan election

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The United States is concerned about China’s attempts to influence Taiwan’s presidential and parliamentary elections, the top US official in Taiwan said on [...] » More

‘Taiwan independence’ impassable dead end: mainland spokesperson

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

“Taiwan independence” is an impassable dead end that will only bring grave consequences to the island, a mainland spokesperson said Thursday. “Our [...] » More