Archive for January 27th, 2020

Wuhan coronavirus: Cathay Pacific offers refunds on all mainland China flights until end of February, as HK’s tour agents cancel bookings

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

Cathay Pacific is among the first carriers to allow passengers to change any China travel plans in the face of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. It follows Beijing’s [...]
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China coronavirus: three new cases in HK, increasing total number to five

China coronavirus: three new cases in HK, increasing total number to five

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

Hong Kong had three new cases of patients including a married couple testing positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, increasing the total number to five as of Friday night. The [...]
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Protest violence won’t work, leading HK activist says

Protest violence won’t work, leading HK activist says

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

Escalating protest violence is not the way to bring about change, Hong Kong democracy activist Jason Ng has said, urging demonstrators to embrace non-violent means in the [...]
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Lam courts Davos elite with dim sum, as HK scrambles to contain virus

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

With dim sum, cocktails and gold chocolate coins, Hong Kong wrapped up its Davos charm offensive confident the financial hub is back on track, even as officials fly home to [...]
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Taipei complains to World Health Organization after coronavirus case is classed as ‘Taiwan, China’

Taipei complains to World Health Organization after coronavirus case is classed as ‘Taiwan, China’

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

Taiwan has complained about being classed as part of China by the World Health Organization after reporting its first case of the novel coronavirus case that has claimed 17 [...]
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Taiwan’s ranking on global corruption index improves

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

Taiwan climbed three spots to 28th in the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report recently issued by Transparency International. The non-governmental organisation [...]
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Parties unite over Taiwan’s exclusion from WHO anti-virus planning

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

Taiwan’s exclusion from World Health Organization meetings on the coronavirus outbreak has united the island’s political parties, who normally agree on little, [...]
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Japan supports Taiwan’s participation in WHO

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

Japan is showing support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly in order to prevent the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus. The representative of the [...]
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Taiwan bans export of surgical, N95 masks amid China coronavirus outbreak

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

With the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak escalating and more cases being officially reported in ten countries and regions outside China, Taiwan’s health authorities are on [...]
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N Korea confirms Ri Son Gwon as new foreign minister

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

North Korea has named as its new foreign minister a former senior army officer with little experience in dealings with the United States, in a possible indication it will [...]
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N Korea appoints hardline ex-army officer as new foreign minister

N Korea appoints hardline ex-army officer as new foreign minister

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

North Korea has appointed a former army officer with a reputation as a hardliner as its foreign minister, in a possible sign that it is to adopt a tougher stance in nuclear [...]
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US military warns of service delays, possible furloughs at Korea base amid cost-sharing deadlock

US military warns of service delays, possible furloughs at Korea base amid cost-sharing deadlock

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

The US military has warned of likely service delays at Camp Humphreys and possible furloughs for thousands of South Korean employees as Washington and Seoul remain deadlocked [...]
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Korea confirms second case of Chinese coronavirus

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

South Korea’s government on Friday confirmed the second case of a coronavirus that originated in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. The [...]
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Korea and the $5 billion mustache

27-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

Since the administration of President Moon Jae-in came into power in May 2017, South Korea’s relations with both Japan and the United States have deteriorated. Not all [...]
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Commentary: Allowing employees to work from home can help Korea manage the Wuhan virus

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

The website of South Korea’s public health authority currently features an image of a smartly dressed woman and man wearing masks while posing in front of a mishmash of [...]
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