Archive for January 20th, 2020

Business Briefs 20 January 2020

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 8:48 AM

* Over 32 million shares of Joint Stock Company for Telecoms and Informatics (ICT) were listed on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange on January 15. The share on the debut date [...]
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Why HK protesters aren’t cheering this police officer’s arrest

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:02 AM

It seemed for a moment like a breakthrough for demonstrators in Hong Kong the first arrest of a police officer in connection with the protest movement after months of violent [...]
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‘HK is at a crossroads’: inside prison with the student who took on Beijing

‘HK is at a crossroads’: inside prison with the student who took on Beijing

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

DAY 2 Friday, 18 August 2017 The last words I said before I was taken away from the courtroom were: “Hong Kong people, carry on!” That sums up how I feel about [...]
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Over 1,000 gather in central HK park to call for democracy

Over 1,000 gather in central HK park to call for democracy

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

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park but later spilled onto the streets, briefly [...]
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Wuhan pneumonia: HK widens net for suspected cases but medical workers fear already overstretched hospitals will suffer

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The strain on Hong Kong’s public hospitals, already overstretched by the peak flu season, could worsen after health authorities widened the net for suspected cases [...]
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HK airline made woman take pregnancy test

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

A Hong Kong airline forced a Japanese woman to take a pregnancy test before allowing her on a flight to a Pacific island popular with mothers seeking US citizenship for their [...]
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HK protesters call for boycott of Communist Party

HK protesters call for boycott of Communist Party

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

Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Sunday, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park to call for electoral reforms and a [...]
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HK Express apologises for making women travelling to Saipan take pregnancy tests

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:02 AM

The airline Hong Kong Express has apologised for having required some female passengers bound for the US territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests. The low-cost carrier [...]
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HK cancels Chinese New Year celebrations

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

People in Hong Kong are preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Fearing continued anti-government unrest, authorities have cancelled some of the main events. They have [...]
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Taiwan Needs More Than Election Victories to Fend Off China

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Foreign Policy | 6:02 AM

The victory of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan’s presidential elections on January 11 represents a resounding repudiation of Beijing’s increasing [...]
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Japan’s Abe congratulates Taiwan’s president on re-election

Japan’s Abe congratulates Taiwan’s president on re-election

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

In a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (???) on Friday (January 17), Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya delivered prime minister Shinzo Abe’s message as of [...]
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Taiwan not part of China as claimed by Burma, Beijing: MOFA

Taiwan not part of China as claimed by Burma, Beijing: MOFA

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s foreign ministry on Sunday pushed back against a joint statement between Beijing and Myanmar that said Taiwan was undisputedly part of China’s territory. [...]
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S. Korea’s first locally built space rocket on track for launch in 2021

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s first locally built satellite-carrying rocket is on track for a launch in early 2021, the state-run aerospace research institute said Sunday, opening a [...]
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No. 2 US general says N Korea building new missiles ‘as fast as anybody on the planet’

No. 2 US general says N Korea building new missiles ‘as fast as anybody on the planet’

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

North Korea is “building new missiles, new capabilities, new weapons as fast as anybody on the planet,” and learning from its mistakes as it makes advances in its [...]
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N Korean foreign minister replaced    report

N Korean foreign minister replaced report

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

North Korean Foreign minister Ri Yong Ho has been replaced, Seoul-based NK News reported on Saturday. The usually well-informed outlet, citing multiple unnamed sources in [...]
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