Archive for February 29th, 2020

HK arrests publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai over protests in August

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuter/The Telegraph | 6:52 AM

Hong Kong charged three leading protest figures yesterday amid fears the authorities were using the coronavirus outbreak to crack down on dissent while demonstrations were [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK home prices extend decline in January with more pain in store as Covid-19 adds to economic gloom

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

Hong Kong’s home prices extended a drop in January as the coronavirus outbreak added to the gloom in the economy already reeling from the effects of social unrest in [...] » More

Pet dog quarantined in HK with low levels of coronavirus

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:52 AM

A pet dog was quarantined at an animal centre in Hong Kong after it tested positive to low levels of the new coronavirus, officials said Friday, in the first such case in the [...] » More

HK finds coronavirus in pet dog samples, unclear if infected

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they quarantined a pet dog of a coronavirus patient after its nasal and oral samples tested “weak positive” for the virus, [...] » More

Coronavirus: dog of HK Covid-19 patient tests ‘weak positive’ for virus

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

The pet dog of a Hong Kong Covid-19 patient tested “weak positive” for the new coronavirus, the government announced on Friday. The city’s Agriculture, [...] » More

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested over pro-democracy rally

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:52 AM

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, a high profile critic of Beijing, was arrested Friday for taking part in last year’s pro-democracy protests that rocked the city for [...] » More

Money is not everything, says HK government as it adopts rare approach to selling prime site in heart of Central

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

In a vote of confidence in Hong Kong’s property market despite the economic downturn, the government is adopting a rare approach to sell a prime commercial site in the [...] » More

578 students found to have fevers on Taiwan’s 1st day of school

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

As thousands of Taiwanese students went back to school on Tuesday (February 25), 578 were found to have a fever. After the end of the Lunar New Year break for primary and [...] » More

To deter war with China, US must commit to defend Taiwan

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:52 AM

Should Xi Jinping be quaking in his boots at the prospect that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) might become president? Sanders just stated emphatically that he would [...] » More

Taiwan shares technology and epidemic prevention results at Apec 2020

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday (February 27) that Taiwan participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) 2020′s First Senior [...] » More

Fact-checking centre warns of disinformation about virus outbreak in Taiwan

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

The Taiwan FactCheck centre (TFC) has warned of a surge of disinformation being disseminated on Facebook about the escalation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Taiwan, which [...] » More

Taiwan spots Chinese H-6 bomber off its southwest coast

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

As Taiwan was marking a public holiday, a Chinese Xi’an H-6 strategic bomber flew close to the island’s southwest coast Friday (February 28) afternoon, according [...] » More

Tour de Taiwan to kick off March 1 despite COVID-19 epidemic

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:52 AM

The Tour de Taiwan will be held March 1-5 as scheduled despite the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, featuring 17 professional teams from Taiwan and around the world, [...] » More

Taiwan accuses Chinese trolls of sowing COVID-19 panic

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:52 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

Taiwan raises travel advisory for Japan to yellow, Hokkaido to orange

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (February 28) raised its travel advisory for Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido to orange and for the rest of the [...] » More