Archive for January 29th, 2020

Checks lacking at HK borders, as officials work out Wuhan coronavirus response

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

Travellers at major entry points to Hong Kong did not have to hand in health declaration forms on Monday, as officials admitted they were still working on measures to spot [...] » More

Small suspected homemade bomb explodes at HK hospital, no injuries

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

A suspected small-scale homemade bomb exploded at a general hospital in Hong Kong on Monday, causing the temporary evacuation of some patients but no injuries, police said. [...] » More

HK’s Wanchai Ferry brand of pork dumplings distances itself from Philippine seizure of products with same name tainted with African swine fever virus

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

A famous Hong Kong food brand has distanced itself from a case in the Philippines in which packs of pork dumplings were found to contain the African swine fever virus, saying [...] » More

Taiwan to inspect travellers to enforce mask export ban, will permit personal use

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

Taiwan will inspect people leaving the island to ensure they are not breaking a temporary ban on exporting face masks amid an outbreak of the new coronavirus which started in [...] » More

Taiwan ups Chinese visitor curbs, to stop mask exports

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

Taiwan on Monday tightened curbs on Chinese visitors to the island amid the coronavirus outbreak and said it will make sure people are not breaking a temporary ban on [...] » More

Taiwan suggests maximum limit of 250 face masks per outbound traveler

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

Travellers leaving Taiwan should not take more than five boxes containing a total of 250 face masks with them, the authorities said Monday (January 27). The measure, which [...] » More

Taiwan confirms 5th case of China coronavirus

Taiwan confirms 5th case of China coronavirus

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

A woman from central Taiwan in her 50s is the country’s fifth confirmed case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Monday [...] » More

UN aviation agency blocks critics of Taiwan policy on Twitter

29-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Axios | 6:02 AM

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has blocked numerous Twitter accounts including ones belonging to Capitol Hill staffers and D.C.-based analysts after [...] » More

Taiwan’s China Airlines to cut down on inflight service amid coronavirus outbreak

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

Taiwan top carrier China Airlines (CAL) and its affiliates Mandarin Airlines and Tigerair Taiwan will stop offering hot meals, cushions, blankets and newspapers on flights to [...] » More

Taiwanese in Wuhan request government assistance

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

Several of the 300 Taiwanese stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan amid a lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have asked the island’s [...] » More

Satellite imagery shows activity at critical N Korean missile site

Satellite imagery shows activity at critical N Korean missile site

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

Recent satellite imagery shows vehicle activity at a critical North Korean missile site that could potentially signal early preparations for a missile or missile engine test, [...] » More

N Korea disapproves of children’s smartphone use

29-Jan-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

North Korea state media is warning against the excessive use of smartphones among children. Korean Workers’ Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Monday the use of phones [...] » More

N Korea Has a New Foreign minister, But That Doesn’t Mean a Change in Policy

N Korea Has a New Foreign minister, But That Doesn’t Mean a Change in Policy

29-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:02 AM

The North Korean ranks underwent a shake up last week when Ri Son Gwon, a former military commander, was appointed as Pyongyang’s new foreign minister. Little is known [...] » More

Korea to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, China

29-Jan-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

South Korea is to go ahead with a large-scale evacuation of South Korean citizens residing in Wuhan, China, where a deadly coronavirus outbreak has killed at least 81. Seoul [...] » More

US forces Korea issues travel warning after coronavirus case found in man living near two military bases

29-Jan-2020 Intellasia | News Week | 6:02 AM

United States Forces Korea is cautioning Americans in South Korea to take precautionary measures after a case of the new coronavirus strain was found near two military bases. [...] » More