Archive for January 6th, 2020

Business Briefs 06 January 2020

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 8:41 AM

* Apax Holdings Joint Stock Company (IBC) has passed a plan to borrow VND350 billion from Apax English Corporation for its investment, and purchase 6.6 million shares from [...] » More

To skirt police restrictions, some Indian protesters take a page from HK and beyond

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Before midnight on New Year’s Eve, a call to action was sent on a private WhatsApp group within the hour, dozens gathered in the centre of the Hyderabad, many holding [...] » More

Louis Vuitton to close HK shop as protests bite: report

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Louis Vuitton, the world’s biggest luxury goods brand by sales, is preparing to shut one of its shops in Hong Kong where protests have hit demand as high rental costs [...] » More

Latest Data Shows Protests Sucking The Life Out Of HK Economy

Latest Data Shows Protests Sucking The Life Out Of HK Economy

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong started off the Western New Year in protest mode. Tens of thousands took to the streets again this week to call for universal suffrage, and freedom for protesters [...] » More

HK steps up response to mystery disease from China

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response” level as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by [...] » More

Taiwan Asia’s best in equality: report

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Teipei Times | 6:02 AM

The Executive Yuan yesterday published this year’s Gender at a Glance report, which used indicators in the UN’s Gender Inequality Index and found that, if it were [...] » More

Profiles of Taiwan’s presidential candidates

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan votes in presidential and parliamentary elections next Saturday, with three candidates standing for the position of president, including current leader Tsai Ing-wen [...] » More

Factbox: Key facts on Taiwan-China relations ahead of Taiwan elections

Factbox: Key facts on Taiwan-China relations ahead of Taiwan elections

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan goes to the polls next Saturday to elect a new president and parliament. China, which considers Taiwan merely a Chinese province and part of its territory, will be [...] » More

Ex-Taiwan president sues Han Kuo-yu

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian filed a defamation lawsuit against Kuomintang (KMT) party presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu on Friday (January 3) at Taipei District [...] » More

US military retiree banned from bases in Korea due to black-market allegations

US military retiree banned from bases in Korea due to black-market allegations

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:02 AM

A US military retiree has been banned from bases in South Korea over allegations of buying excessive duty-free goods and black marketing, officials said Friday. The move came [...] » More

Europe helps secure release of 11 N Korean defectors held in Vietnam activists

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A group of 11 North Koreans who were detained in Vietnam while seeking to defect to South Korea have been released thanks to the help of European institutions, a Seoul-based [...] » More

New justice minister says prosecution reform ‘demand of times’

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

Justice minister Choo Mi-ae pledged to reform the prosecution as she took office Friday, calling it the “demand of the times.” “Reforming the prosecution, [...] » More

Survey: Korea’s Gen Z less interested in unification, Korean identity

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

South Koreans born after 1995 are less supportive of unification and feel less affinity for North Koreans despite a common ethnic identity, according to a recent survey. The [...] » More

I have reported on 30 Korean celebrity suicides. The blame game never changes

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

On a hot August day in 2008, I was invited to appear on a TV entertainment programme hosted by actor Ahn Jae-hwan. I noticed Ahn was behaving oddly, walking nervously around [...] » More

China calls for easing UN sanctions on N Korea

China calls for easing UN sanctions on N Korea

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Chinese-Russian resolution aimed at easing international sanctions on North Korea is a “timely” step in the “right direction,” China’s UN [...] » More