Archive for December 23rd, 2019

Business Briefs 23 December 2019

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 8:45 AM

* Vietnam Electrical Equipment Corporation (GEX) plans to issue VND 1.5 trillion (US$65 million) of non-convertible bonds in Vietnamese dong with a lO-year tenor, guaranteed [...] » More

Russia, backed by China, casts 14th UN veto on Syria to block cross-border aid

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:22 AM

Russia, backed by China, on Friday cast its 14th UN Security Council veto since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011 to block cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey and [...] » More

Is the China trade agreement a Christmas gift for Americans?

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TheHill | 7:17 AM

If the “phase one” deal with China announced by the White House works out, Americans can consider it an early Christmas gift. Details are still sparse, and the [...] » More

Deputy health minister calls to rein in antibiotics use to prevent resistance

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:12 AM

The health ministry has noted a rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among patients in Malaysia and attributes this to the unnecessary and inappropriate use of antibiotics. [...] » More

Foreign investment in Taiwan jumped nearly 20pct in first 11 months of 2019

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 7:08 AM

Foreign investment in Taiwan during the first 11 months of the year was up nearly 20 percent year-on-year, driven mainly by investment from European wind power developers, [...] » More

Detained HK bookseller Gui Minhai ‘alive and well’, Chinese ambassador to Sweden says

Detained HK bookseller Gui Minhai ‘alive and well’, Chinese ambassador to Sweden says

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

China’s ambassador to Sweden has said the detained Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai is “alive and well” as the fallout from his case continued to affect [...] » More

HK court bars democracy activist Joshua Wong from visiting Taiwan

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

A court in Hong Kong on Thursday (December 19) barred democracy activist Joshua Wong (???) from leaving the territory to observe Taiwan’s January 11 elections. The [...] » More

Lunchtime protests held in several districts in HK to show support for Spark Alliance

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

More than 100 protesters gathered at lunchtime in several districts on Friday to show support for a crowdfunding platform for the ongoing protests after police froze HK$70 [...] » More

Special Report: How murder, kidnappings and miscalculation set off HK’s revolt

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the plan that ignited the revolt in her city was born of a straightforward quest for justice. While on a trip to Taiwan, a Hong Kong man [...] » More

HK police say suspect fired shot during protest-related arrest

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

Hong Kong police on Saturday said an armed suspect fired a live round at officers as they tried to arrest him in an operation linked to the months of pro-democracy protests [...] » More

HK police say they froze $9 million meant for protesters

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

Hong Kong police say they have frozen about $9 million in funds raised by anti-government protesters, and arrested four members of a prominent fundraising group on [...] » More

Peruvian baker who taught 2 men how to ‘cook’ cocaine in a HK luxury flat jailed for nearly 24 years

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

A Peruvian baker who came to Hong Kong to teach two locals how to manufacture cocaine has been jailed for close to 24 years, in a case which saw police seizing more than [...] » More

HK’s protest-hit University MTR station reopens after five weeks

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Tighter security was in place at a railway station reopened on Saturday more than a month after it was trashed by radical protesters during bitter clashes between police and [...] » More

HK police shot at while arresting armed suspect who was linked to protest-related weapon seizures

HK police shot at while arresting armed suspect who was linked to protest-related weapon seizures

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

A man who fired a live round at officers in Tai Po on Friday night was involved in another case centred on the seizure of bombs and firearms linked to anti-government [...] » More

US, Taiwan seal arms deals

23-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

Taipei, December 21 (CNA) Taiwan has signed letters of offer and acceptance (LOAs) with the United States for the procurement of F-16V fighter jets and other advanced [...] » More