Archive for December 13th, 2019

令 chosen as kanji character best representing 2019

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Japan Today | 4:53 PM

The kanji character 令 (rei), meaning beautiful or graceful, has been chosen as the character best representing the sentiment and events in Japan in 2019. The character was [...] » More

Business Briefs 13 December 2019

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 9:57 AM

* Kienlongbank has launched contacless international credit cards which come with three types: Classic, Gold and Platinum. The cards have been integrated with Europay, [...] » More

Police report arson attacks, vandalism overnight in HK

Police report arson attacks, vandalism overnight in HK

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 9:41 AM

Hong Kong police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday. In a news release on Thursday morning, the police said [...] » More

Asian shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan’s benchmark [...] » More

Most Asia markets up on Fed forecasts, pound in view as UK votes

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian equities mostly rose and the dollar was subdued Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it was unlikely to change interest rates throughout next year, while the [...] » More

Unions band together to challenge lawmakers’ bid to deny HK police a pay raise

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Three civil service unions on Thursday joined arms to oppose a call by pan-democrats to exclude Hong Kong’s embattled police from the government funding request for [...] » More

‘Shameless’ HK activist Avery Ng slammed by judge for dragging out appeal against jail sentence for divulging details of probe into ex-government official

‘Shameless’ HK activist Avery Ng slammed by judge for dragging out appeal against jail sentence for divulging details of probe into ex-government official

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A judge has blasted a Hong Kong activist for his “shameless” attempts to drag out his appeal against a jail sentence for divulging details of a corruption [...] » More

Passengers evacuated after ‘rioters’ hurl petrol bombs at HK MTR station

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Police are hunting for six suspects after petrol bombs were thrown at a Hong Kong metro station in the early hours of Thursday, forcing the rail operator to immediately [...] » More

HK stocks enjoy best gains in nearly three weeks as Tencent rises to three-month high

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks recorded their best day in nearly three weeks on Thursday, as investors cheered the US Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged, [...] » More

HK protests: health care activists rally at Edinburgh Place to threaten government with strikes from new trade unions

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Activists from Hong Kong’s health care sector threatened to ramp up the pressure on the beleaguered government with a wave of strikes from an expanded trade union [...] » More

Taiwan tycoon’s son rejected as chair of Nan Shan Life Insurance

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The 36-year-old son of tycoon Samuel Yin was too inexperienced to take the position of chair at Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) [...] » More

Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport suspends all flights from December13

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

For the second time in its history, Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) announced it was suspending flights, this time from Friday (December13). The sudden announcement Thursday [...] » More

Taiwan-China relations to decline regardless of election outcome: US analyst

Taiwan-China relations to decline regardless of election outcome: US analyst

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A US analyst visiting Taipei has raised the alarm on cross-strait relations, adding that Beijing is likely to ramp up pressure on Taiwan no matter who wins the presidential [...] » More

Taiwan democracy an inspiration: American foundation

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The head of an American private, non-profit foundation dedicated to the growth of democratic institutions around the world said Wednesday that Taiwan is an inspiration to [...] » More

Taiwan CDC denies shortage of government-funded flu vaccine

13-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Wednesday (December12) there are enough flu vaccination shots and they are being distributed nationwide as part of the [...] » More