Archive for April 23rd, 2020

HK reshuffles Cabinet, appoints 5 new ministers

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong on Wednesday appointed five new principal officials in a Cabinet reshuffle, with new appointments for the ministers overseeing mainland affairs, civil service, [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK reports 4 cases after day of zero infections as social-distancing rules extended

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

Hong Kong reported four more coronavirus cases on Tuesday, ending a one-day break from new infections, as the government extended social-distancing rules for another two [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam says cabinet reshuffle aimed at post-coronavirus recovery

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

Hong Kong’s leader introduced her five newly appointed ministers, saying the revamp of her top team was meant to help rebuild the city after the coronavirus pandemic, [...] » More

Two charged with murder of elderly man during HK protest clashes

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

Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 70-year-old cleaner who was hit on the head with a brick during a clash between Hong Kong anti-government protesters and [...] » More

HK stocks gain, as Asia-Pacific stocks end mixed; Ping An Good Doctor, Ali Health soar

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

Hong Kong stocks advanced Wednesday while other Asia benchmarks finished mixed, as US futures rose despite continued turmoil in the oil sector. Ping An Good Doctor and [...] » More

US working with Taiwan on COVID-19 assistance to Pacific

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The United States State Department on Tuesday detailed the ways it is helping Pacific Island countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it is coordinating the [...] » More

Taiwan ranks 43rd in 2020 world press freedom rankings, down 1 place

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan was ranked 43rd on the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for 2020, down one notch from the previous year. Despite the regression, [...] » More

Taiwan reports only 1 new coronavirus case, again from ‘Goodwill Fleet’

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

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Wednesday (April 22) announced there was one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total from the [...] » More

Taiwan expands special budget for economic relief to NT$210 billion

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

The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday (April 21) passed the review for the expanded economic relief budget, hoping the additional NT$150 billion (US$4.99 billion) could help soften [...] » More

Taiwan’s once-powerful Kuomintang faces make-or-break moment

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

The media’s preoccupation with COVID-19 has been something of a blessing for Johnny Chiang, the 48-year-old legislator recently elected chair of Taiwan’s main [...] » More

Korea’s Moon says to prepare third supplementary budget, hike subsidies to keep jobs

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

South Korea is preparing for a third supplementary budget and a 40 trillion won ($32.4 billion) fund to sharply increase subsidies to keep more Koreans in jobs and help [...] » More

2 men arrested in S. Taiwan for paint attack on HK bookseller

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

Police arrested two suspects on Wednesday (April 21) in Kaohsiung for allegedly splashing red paint on Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay Books founder Lam Wing-kee the previous [...] » More

Taiwan President apologises for coronavirus cluster on Goodwill Fleet ship

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

President Tsai Ing-wen has issued an apology for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) on a Navy’s Goodwill Fleet ship, which docked at Zuoying harbor in Southern Taiwan [...] » More

Taiwan on guard against new virus cases in military

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

Many Taiwanese are now fearing a “tsunami” of fresh Covid-19 infections on the island after a group of marines who came down with the novel coronavirus [...] » More

Taiwan navy under fire for letting sailors infected with coronavirus into community

Taiwan navy under fire for letting sailors infected with coronavirus into community

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

Taiwan’s navy has come under fire over its handling of a cluster coronavirus infection that has hit one of its naval ships and could seriously damage the island’s [...] » More