Archive for January 24th, 2020

HK green groups demand action after Malaysia ships nine containers of waste back to city

24-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong environmental authorities have asked the Malaysian government to provide details on nine containers of plastic waste it sent back to the city. This came as local [...] » More

Singapore, HK and India all slip in democracy rankings

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

Singapore, Hong Kong and India have all dropped in a new ranking of democracies around the world, with violent protests and threats to civil liberties challenging freedoms [...] » More

HK leader Lam insists to stay on to tackle crises

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

A confident Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that Hong Kong had several crises to manage, but insisted she was staying on as the Chinese-ruled city’s leader, dismissing [...] » More

Lam says government is forming independent committee to review HK situation

Lam says government is forming independent committee to review HK situation

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that the government was about to announce the formation of an independent committee to study the situation in the city, which [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam reveals she is ‘facing a lot of pressure’ to rein in journalists amid ongoing protests rocking city

HK leader Carrie Lam reveals she is ‘facing a lot of pressure’ to rein in journalists amid ongoing protests rocking city

24-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has disclosed to an audience of global business and political chiefs that she has faced pressure to tighten control of the [...] » More

China coronavirus: after union fury, HK’s Cathay Pacific Airways will let staff wear surgical masks on flights

24-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways will let flight attendants wear surgical masks on all routes, amid the spread of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. The change of policy comes after workers [...] » More

Taiwan’s jobless rate down at 3.67pct in December

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

Taiwan’s unemployment rate for December 2019 dropped slightly from a month earlier, indicating that the local job market remained stable, the Directorate General of [...] » More

The case for a Taiwan sovereign wealth fund

24-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Eastasiaforum | 6:02 AM

Taiwan needs to address a glaring gap in its financial toolkit the absence of a sovereign wealth fund (SWF). An SWF brings not just the potential for higher financial returns [...] » More

Taiwan president appeals to Pope Francis over China’s ‘abuse of power’

24-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Angelus News | 6:02 AM

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing [...] » More

China says Taiwan’s role in international bodies must be under ‘One China’ principle

China says Taiwan’s role in international bodies must be under ‘One China’ principle

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

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the central government cares for the health and well-being of its Taiwan compatriots more than anyone else. [...] » More

Taiwan only affected country not invited to WHO coronavirus discussion

Taiwan only affected country not invited to WHO coronavirus discussion

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

Taiwan is the only country with a case of China coronavirus that has not been invited to a World Health Organization (WHO) discussion of the outbreak, reports said Wednesday [...] » More

Taiwan’s exports to mainland China fall 2.6 per cent in 2019 on weak electronics trade

24-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s exports to mainland China fell 2.6 per cent last year, their first slump since 2016, on the back of a weak electronics sector and the impact of China’s [...] » More

Australia denies using Chinese spy case to influence Taiwan elections

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

The Australian representative office in Taipei said Tuesday that its government’s disclosure of a case involving a self-confessed spy from China, who was seeking asylum [...] » More

Taiwan’s GDP growth rate leaped to top of Asia’s 4 tigers in 2019

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

Taiwan roared ahead of the rest of Asia’s four tigers in 2019 with a growth rate of 2.73 percent. On Tuesday (January 21), the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting [...] » More

Transport minister calls for halt to Taiwan-Wuhan flights amid outbreak

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

After a Taiwanese woman tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus on Tuesday (January 21), Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lungHe said that he has also coordinated with [...] » More