Archive for January, 2020

Three HK universities declared ‘most international’ by Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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

Hong Kong is home to three of the world’s “most international universities”, including City University (CityU), according to data compiled by the Times [...] » More

China coronavirus: tensions high as thousands queue in HK desperate for masks, many leaving empty-handed

China coronavirus: tensions high as thousands queue in HK desperate for masks, many leaving empty-handed

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

Tensions boiled over outside some shops in Hong Kong as thousands queued for surgical masks to protect themselves from the Wuhan virus amid growing fears of supply shortages. [...] » More

Swatch Group sees key market HK as weak spot again in 2020

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

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group expects sales to fall further in key market Hong Kong this year after a marked drop in sales there spoilt the picture for the world’s [...] » More

Long queues at outlets across HK selling masks, as panic buying continues amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

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

Hundreds of people queued up for face masks across Hong Kong on Wednesday amid a shortfall of protective gear in a city gripped by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. At some [...] » More

China coronavirus: HK and mainland passengers descend on West Kowloon station ahead of widespread suspensions to cross-border travel

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

Passengers rushed to catch the last high-speed trains between Hong Kong and mainland China on Wednesday, ahead of the city government’s shutdown of West Kowloon station [...] » More

Canada’s Trudeau supports Taiwan involvement in WHO

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

After dodging the question on Tuesday (January 28), Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau finally agreed on Wednesday (January 29) that Taiwan should be allowed to [...] » More

Taiwan president predicts 4.2 million surgical masks per day

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Following the end of the Lunar New Year holiday, manufacturers will soon turn out 4.2 million surgical masks per day to meet surging demand in the wake of the coronavirus [...] » More

Taiwan reports 9th case of Wuhan coronavirus

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

9th case of China coronavirus reported from Taiwanese man who returned from Wuhan Taiwan’s ninth case of China coronavirus was reported on Thursday (January 30). At a [...] » More

Taiwanese public warned against profiteering amid epidemic

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s prosecutorial system has mobilised a nationwide campaign to crack down on profiteering from the coronavirus outbreak as a spike in demand for protective gear [...] » More

Over 10,000 Foxconn workers in Wuhan affected by China’s viral outbreak

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Companies in Hubei not allowed to reopen until February 13 in bid to prevent spread of epidemic The work of around 13,500 Foxconn workers will be affected by the virus [...] » More

Taiwanese man fined after breaking home quarantine rule

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Man had been on same flight as Taiwan’s 4th coronavirus patient: Public Health Bureau The Changhua County Public Health Bureau (CHSHB) has issued an NT$100,000 [...] » More

Taiwan not currently considering calling meeting of national stabilisation fund

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

Taiwan deputy Finance minister Frank Juan said on Thursday there is no current plan to call a meeting of the island’s National Stabilisation Fund to intervene in the [...] » More

Taipei stock market suffers record one-day plunge amid coronavirus fears

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taipei’s stock market index recorded its steepest one-day fall Thursday (January 30), losing almost 700 points, or 5.75 percent, to close at 11,421.74 points as [...] » More

Taiwan central bank to keep close watch on forex market fluctuations

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

Taiwan’s central bank will keep close watch on fluctuations in the foreign exchange market and will ensure stability if there are unusual ones, a central bank official, [...] » More

Foxconn delays China return for Taiwan staff over virus fears

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

Tech giant Foxconn said Wednesday that Taiwan staff at its vast network of factories in China do not need to return to work until mid-February, as fears mount over the spread [...] » More