Archive for February 28th, 2020

HK government may revise tax rates to boost city’s competitiveness and growth

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

Facing staggering deficits and daunting financial challenges, the government may revise tax rates to boost Hong Kong’s competitiveness and growth but will put the [...] » More

Coronavirus: new HK quarantine camps to cost more than HK$330 million, including facility near Disneyland expansion site

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

Three new Hong Kong camps for quarantining people at risk of carrying the coronavirus will cost more than HK$330 million, including a 600-room site near a plot reserved for [...] » More

Show me the money: Hongkongers welcome HK$10,000 handout but wonder when they will actually get it

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

Grocery store owner Alfred Tjung Kwong-shing welcomed the Hong Kong government’s move to give permanent residents a cash handout of HK$10,000. But he could not help but [...] » More

Arrivals from Korea to stay in quarantine in Taiwan for 14 days

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Beginning from the morning of Thursday (February 27), all passengers arriving in Taiwan from South Korea will have to self-quarantine at home as a result of the rapidly [...] » More

Taiwan raises epidemic response level to highest amid COVID-19 concerns

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

raised its epidemic response level to the highest as it readied a $2 billion package to cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on its export-reliant economy. The move [...] » More

Taiwan accuses Chinese trolls of sowing virus panic

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

Taiwan authorities have accused Chinese internet trolls of sowing panic over the coronavirus outbreak, with much of the disinformation falsely implying the island has an out [...] » More

Mainland spokesperson slams Taiwan politicians’ pro-independence remarks

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

A Chinese mainland spokesperson Wednesday slammed remarks advocating “Taiwan independence” by some Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members, saying the fact [...] » More

WHO envoy says if he had Wuhan virus, he’d ‘want to be treated in China’

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

WHO doctor heaps praise on CCP’s handling of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, doubts rest of world is ready After touring some areas affected by the Wuhan coronavirus, the [...] » More

Taiwan is standing up as an independent nation. But China won’t make it easy

Taiwan is standing up as an independent nation. But China won’t make it easy

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

It’s a vibrant democracy with a population roughly the size of Australia’s, yet few Aussies could name its capital, let alone its newly re-elected female [...] » More

Taiwanese public urged to avoid contact with bats

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

People in Taiwan are urged to avoid contact with bats to reduce the chance of contracting viruses as the world grapples with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak some [...] » More

Taiwan’s local governments cancel school trips and religious parades amid coronavirus fears

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

As the number of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose again Wednesday (February 26), local governments announced bans on mass gatherings such as school trips and [...] » More

Taiwan raises epidemic response level, halts pilgrimage on virus concerns

Taiwan raises epidemic response level, halts pilgrimage on virus concerns

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

Taiwan on Thursday raised its epidemic response level to the highest as it readied a $2 billion package to cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on its [...] » More

Indonesian woman diagnosed with Wuhan virus was working in Taiwan illegally

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The 32nd person confirmed to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus is an unaccounted for Indonesian migrant worker who has been working illegally as a caregiver and was [...] » More

Don’t give China excuse to attack Taiwan during virus outbreak, ministry advisers say

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

Taiwan should continue to show goodwill to China during the outbreak of the new coronavirus and not give Beijing an excuse to attack the island as a way of relieving [...] » More

N Korea extends school breaks over virus fears

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

North Korea has postponed the new school term to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, reports said Thursday, the latest measure as the ill-equipped country ramps up [...] » More