Archive for April 17th, 2020

HK’s consumer watchdog finds metal contaminants in more than 60 per cent of salt tested from city’s shelves

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than 60 per cent of edible salt samples tested by Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog were found to contain metallic contaminants, with one containing chemicals that can [...] » More

More than 1,000 HK homeowners could see loans exceed value of properties in first quarter

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than 1,000 homebuyers are on the verge of falling into negative equity in Hong Kong, after the prices of flats in some housing estates declined by more than 10 per cent [...] » More

HK’s new fire chief stands by controversial comment on violent protesters, saying lawbreakers deserve to be condemned

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s newly installed fire chief is standing by his controversial remarks condemning violent anti-government protesters, saying that such people had caused [...] » More

HK confirms just one new coronavirus case, bringing total to 1,017

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong reported one new coronavirus case on Thursday, the fifth straight day with a single-digit increase in Covid-19 infections, bringing the city’s tally to 1,017. [...] » More

A coronavirus betrayal: Even friends shun mainland protesters in HK

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Minnie Li and Nannan were nervous as they walked into a Hong Kong restaurant with several friends offering donations of masks and hand sanitiser in the middle of a pandemic. [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK watchdog urges wariness over alcohol-based disinfectants as traces of methanol found

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Consumers should be extra cautious when purchasing alcohol-based disinfectants amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog warned on Wednesday, revealing [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s screening system for airport arrivals holds lessons for travel industry in post-pandemic world

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A requirement forcing all air passengers arriving at Hong Kong to be tested for the coronavirus will remain in place going forward, a leading city health official said, with [...] » More

HK civil servant’s death prompts complaints about workload and management styles at government’s press office

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Management at Hong Kong’s Information Services Department (ISD) will hold a special meeting with senior press officers next week to discuss operations and crisis [...] » More

China’s top official in HK pushes for national security law

China’s top official in HK pushes for national security law

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Luo Huining says region’s pro-democracy movement is threat to ‘one country, two systems’ principle Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong has called for [...] » More

Taiwan MRT passengers down over 50pct since start of coronavirus outbreak

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread worldwide and lockdowns are extended, an Apple mobility trends report shows a dramatic drop in the number of people taking [...] » More

Taiwan’s largest airline considers a name change

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

What’s in a name? Plenty, if you’re talking about airlines. The coronavirus pandemic has indirectly reignited fresh calls from the public to change the name of [...] » More

Evidence of Taiwan health official learning about Wuhan virus human-to-human transmission in Dec

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Famous PTT post in Taiwan dated four months ago reveals extent of CCP lies, which have resulted in deaths of 137,000 worldwide as of April 16 As world leaders are pointing a [...] » More

Taiwan president reaches 1 million Twitter followers with support from Thailand

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen officially crossed the mark of 1 million followers on Twitter thanks to support from Thailand, reports said Wednesday (April 15). Her @iingwen account [...] » More

Taiwan military research institute announces new president

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) announced Thursday (April 16) that its vice president Chang Chung-Chung has been chosen to [...] » More

Overseas Taiwanese urge removal of ‘Republic of China’ from passport

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Close to 50 Taiwanese associations overseas joined together on Wednesday (April 15) to call for the removal of the “Republic of China” from the English name on [...] » More