Archive for February 14th, 2020

The Latest: HK extends school closure till mid-March

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The Latest on a new virus that originated in China (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Hong Kong has extended the closure of schools because of a viral outbreak to March 16. The [...] » More

China appoints new director of HK and Macau affairs office

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing has for the first time put a state leader, Xia Baolong, in charge of the cabinet-level office that oversees Hong Kong affairs, while reducing incumbent chief Zhang [...] » More

In HK, new virus rekindles old animosities towards China

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

Minnie Li has thrown herself into Hong Kong’s protest movement for the past few years, even joining a hunger strike last summer. But these days the Shanghai native and [...] » More

Henderson Land cuts rents by up to 60 per cent as HK issues SOS to support businesses, protect jobs

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Henderson Land Development, run by Hong Kong’s richest tycoon, is reducing rents for its tenants by as much as 60 per cent, joining its peers easing the strain on local [...] » More

China crossing into Taiwan airspace was ‘completely inappropriate,’ says State Department official

China crossing into Taiwan airspace was ‘completely inappropriate,’ says State Department official

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

China’s military drills near Taiwan on two consecutive days this week were “completely inappropriate,” a US State Department official said on Wednesday. On [...] » More

Foxconn says recent Reuters reports on factory resumption in China were not factual

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s Foxconn said on Thursday that recent Reuters reports on its plant resumption plans in China were not factual. Foxconn made the comment in a statement to the [...] » More

Taiwan says US flies B-52 bombers near island after Chinese drills

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:02 AM

The US military flew three Air Force planes including two B-52 bombers near Taiwan on Wednesday morning, the country’s Defense Ministry and the US Pacific Air Forces [...] » More

Philippine says travel ban stays even as Taiwan plans countermeasures

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected on Thursday Taiwan’s appeal to lift a ban on its citizens visiting the country, saying his primary concern was the safety [...] » More

Taiwan plans $2 billion package to soften coronavirus hit to economy

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s cabinet proposed on Thursday a T$60 billion ($2 billion) package to help the economy deal with the impact of the coronavirus. Export-reliant Taiwan lowered its [...] » More

Korea’s 3rd evacuation plane arrives from Wuhan, 5 showing symptoms

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s third evacuation flight from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan arrived back in Seoul on Wednesday, carrying about 140 of its citizens, their [...] » More

No word of any cases, but N Korea steps up anti-virus campaign

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Red Cross called for an urgent exemption from sanctions on North Korea on Thursday to help prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus, following an epidemic in neighbouring [...] » More

Because Of Coronavirus N Korea Cuts Off China, Its Economic Lifeline

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

DAVID GREENE, HOST: Coronavirus has many countries sealing their borders with China, and that includes China’s already reclusive neighbour, North Korea, which has [...] » More

Number of S. Korea’s virus cases unchanged at 28; 3 more patients to be released

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea said Wednesday three more patients with the novel coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, will be released from quarantine, in addition to four previous discharges cases, [...] » More

The elite S. Korean businesswoman behind Oscar-winning Parasite

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The woman who stepped up to make the final acceptance speech when Bong Joon-ho’s satire Parasite about the gap between rich and poor won the Oscar for Best Picture is [...] » More

Korea releases more ‘fully recovered’ coronavirus patients

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

More confirmed patients of the coronavirus in South Korea have recovered from the fatal illness, giving cause for optimism for patients of the outbreak that began in central [...] » More