Archive for January 21st, 2020

As China seeks to spark night economy, on-demand chauffeurs for drunk drivers see surge

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

It was freezing and the streets were slick as substitute driver Liu Pengfei bade farewell to his mother, wife and son before riding into Beijing on his tiny scooter. Liu, 33, [...] » More

Asian markets mixed after recent gains but mood remains upbeat

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

Most Asian markets were mixed Monday as investors took a step back after last week’s rally, though the mood remains upbeat after the China-US trade pact was signed, and [...] » More

Rupiah could take baht’s crown as Asia’s strongest currency in 2020

21-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The Thai baht was Asia’s best-performing currency by a country mile last year. This year’s winner looks to have been already decided: the Indonesian rupiah. The [...] » More

Global sustainability standards are needed to curb climate crisis, says environmental director

21-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Businesses need to be singing from the same hymn sheet if they want to make meaningful progress in combatting the climate crisis, said the environmental director of one of [...] » More

HK police defend pepper spray tactics at Mong Kok protest after ‘misfire’ at journalists

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

Hong Kong police have defended their use of pepper spray after journalists were caught up in the dispersal of anti-government protesters in Mong Kok on Sunday night. The [...] » More

Police arrest organiser of HK protest after rally turns violent

Police arrest organiser of HK protest after rally turns violent

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

A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organisation said on Monday, after a protest he helped organise in the financial district a day [...] » More

Taiwan civic group advocates political asylum for HKers

Taiwan civic group advocates political asylum for HKers

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

A Taiwan-based civic group took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday, calling for law amendments that would allow Taiwan to grant political asylum to Hong Kongers, particularly [...] » More

Toy Story: HK protest models become major hit

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

Intricately detailed Hong Kong protester figurines have become the latest must-have collectables as toy stores recreate the pro-democracy movement’s street battles with [...] » More

Lunar New Year market stalls in Victoria Park shut down by officials over HK protest displays

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

A pro-democracy group has been ordered to close its stalls at a government-run Lunar New Year market in Hong Kong after they were deemed political and in breach of their [...] » More

Plans to give HK’s privacy watchdog some teeth in battle against doxxing receive cautious welcome from legal experts

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

Hong Kong’s legal experts have given a cautious welcome to plans to give the city’s privacy watchdog the power to launch criminal investigations into doxxing, but [...] » More

China stocks rise on signs of steadying economy, HK dips

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

China stocks rose on Monday on signs of a stabilising domestic economy and increasing expectations of government stimulus to aid growth, while Hong Kong shares dipped. ** The [...] » More

Cross-strait standoff unlikely to end in Tsai’s 2nd term: US scholar

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

China is unlikely to back down from its hardline stance against Taiwan in the wake of the January 11 general elections that resoundingly gave Taiwan’s President Tsai [...] » More

Taiwan civic group advocates political asylum for HKers

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

A Taiwan-based civic group took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday, calling for law amendments that would allow Taiwan to grant political asylum to Hong Kongers, particularly [...] » More

The children’s storyteller helping Taiwan sort fact from fiction

21-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Concerns about disinformation, particularly from mainland China, have grown since Tsai Ing-wen first took power in 2016. Children’s storyteller Billion Lee is on the [...] » More

Taiwan’s foreign ministry rejects Beijing-Burma joint statement over sovereignty

21-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Mizzima | 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, [...] » More