Archive for December 14th, 2019

Asian markets celebrate early Christmas on trade, Brexit optimism

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

Christmas came early to Asian markets Friday as equities and the pound surged on reports China and the US had reached a trade agreement and exit polls predicted a landslide [...] » More

A Defiant Stand for Freedom

14-Dec-2019 Intellasia | City | 6:02 AM

The last time a despotic power devastated Hong Kong was during World War II. On December 8, 1941, Imperial Japanese troops poured over the hills from China, overwhelmed the [...] » More

Man found guilty of murder in HK body-in-cement case while two co-defendants convicted of manslaughter

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

A Hong Kong man who fled to Taiwan after encasing his business partner in a block of cement three years ago was on Friday found guilty of murder after trial and jailed for [...] » More

Refinitiv created filter to block Reuters stories amid HK protests

Refinitiv created filter to block Reuters stories amid HK protests

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

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet [...] » More

‘Why is the road broken?’ Sightless HKers live city of protest by sound

14-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

In Hong Kong, when the tempo of traffic-light signals accelerates to about 800 ticks a minute, visually impaired residents know they can safely cross the road. But over the [...] » More

Almost HK$1 billion spent on police overtime pay since HK protests broke out in June

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

Nearly HK$1 billion (US$128.2 million) has been spent on police overtime pay over the past six months of social unrest in Hong Kong, the Security Bureau has revealed in a [...] » More

HK protesters mark six months since pivotal clash with police

14-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gathered on Thursday to mark six months since their first major clash with police, when they blocked legislators from advancing an [...] » More

Beijing’s legal influence triggers disquiet in HK financial sector

14-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When China’s top legislature criticised a Hong Kong court’s rejection of a face mask ban there, some global firms began to fear the potential for mainland [...] » More

‘Christmas has come early’: Japan and HK soar more than 2.5pct amid trade optimism

14-Dec-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Shares in Asia jumped on Friday following news that Washington and Beijing have agreed to a phase one trade deal in principle. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index led gains [...] » More

HK students stood third in English proficiency in Asia in 2018, IELTS rankings reveal

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

Hong Kong students’ English proficiency continued to rank third in Asia, behind Malaysia and the Philippines, in 2018, according to a global education consultant. [...] » More

Taiwan says will give HK people help if needed

14-Dec-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Taiwan will provide “necessary help” for people from Hong Kong who come to the island, the government said on Thursday (December 12) after a meeting with a Hong [...] » More

Taiwan, Germany sign agreement on promoting transitional justice

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

With a letter of intent (LOI) inked in Berlin on Thursday (December 12), Taiwan and Germany are looking to expand their collaboration to promote transitional justice. In [...] » More

Taiwan bans pork from Indonesia after African swine fever outbreak

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

Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture announced on Friday (December 13) that a hefty penalty will be levied on tourists who bring pork products from Indonesia following its [...] » More

Tsai welcomes Nauru president to Taiwan, discusses closer ties

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

Welcoming Nauruan President Lionel Aingimea with military honors on Friday (December 13), President Tsai Ing-wen pledged to further deepen Taiwan’s relationship with [...] » More

Hearts ‘linked as one’ as Taiwan welcomes tiny Nauru amid China tussle

14-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The president of the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru promised on Friday to always stand beside Taiwan as their hearts are “linked as one”, as he visited [...] » More