Archive for January 25th, 2020

Appetite for ‘warm meat’ drives risk of disease in HK and China

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

Each evening, under cover of darkness, hundreds of live pigs from farms across China are trucked through the rusting gates of a cluster of mildew-stained quarantine and [...]
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‘I Absolutely Will Not Back Down.’ Meet the Young People at the Heart of HK’s Rebellion

25-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

At 15 years old, Yannus is too young to drive a car, buy a beer or donate blood. But he says he is willing to give his life in the “final battle” for Hong Kong. [...]
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Lam says HK has system in place to handle coronavirus

Lam says HK has system in place to handle coronavirus

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told global elites in Davos on Thursday she is “cautiously confident” the city will get through the flu-like virus that threatens to [...]
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INSIGHT-Arrested HK protesters stuck in limbo as cases grind forward

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

Derek Tai was arrested outside Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building last June, early in the city’s anti-government protests, which have seen millions join [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam is ‘cautiously confident’ the city is ready to deal with coronavirus

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

The coronavirus is bringing back ghosts of the past to Hong Kong, but the city’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said the territory is ready to deal with the virus. [...]
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HK green groups demand action after Malaysia ships nine containers of waste back to city

25-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 [...]
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Arrested HK protesters stuck in limbo as cases grind forward

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

Derek Tai was arrested outside Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building last June, early in the city’s anti-government protests, which have seen millions join [...]
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US calls for Taiwan’s inclusion in WHO amid epidemic threat

US calls for Taiwan’s inclusion in WHO amid epidemic threat

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

A senior American State Department official on Wednesday called for Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Organization (WHO) amid escalation of a deadly new [...]
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As Wuhan Virus Spreads, Taiwan Has No Say at WHO

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

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency committee of experts to assess whether the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, [...]
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Snakes suspected source of Wuhan coronavirus: Chinese experts

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

According to a genetic analysis performed by scientists in China, snakes may be the source of the potentially deadly SARS-like virus that has taken several lives in the last [...]
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Taiwan says Chinese air force passes to island’s south in drills

Taiwan says Chinese air force passes to island’s south in drills

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

Chinese air force planes passed through the narrow Bashi Channel to the south of Taiwan on a long-range exercise on Thursday, Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said, the first [...]
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Taiwan aware of Chinese fighters flying close to its territory: MND

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

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said it was closely monitoring military activity by China on Thursday, when several Chinese fighter jets flew over the Bashi [...]
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Avoid the crowds and discover Taiwan during Chinese New Year

25-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Eleven Myanmar | 6:02 AM

It’s New Year’s Eve on the Lunar calendar which falls on January 24 this year, and as Taiwan young and old, ceremoniously pray at their local temple or at home [...]
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Taiwan closes borders to current, former Wuhan residents

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

Taiwan tightened its border control Thursday, mandating a health declaration by all visitors from China and banning the entry of residents of the Chinese city of Wuhan, the [...]
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Russia says it missed UN deadline to repatriate N Korean workers

Russia says it missed UN deadline to repatriate N Korean workers

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

Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties, but said it was scrupulously [...]
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