Archive for April 25th, 2020

Indonesia to delay infrastructure projects, including Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail

25-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 7:08 AM

The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry will suspend a number of infrastructure projects following the ministry’s decision to reallocate a large part of its budget [...]
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Taiwan’s ‘Goodwill Fleet’ prowled near Singapore on ‘secret mission’

25-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:00 AM

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Thursday (April 23) released the southernmost coordinates of an additional, previously unreported “secret [...]
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Asia stocks mostly decline after negative reports on clinical trials of much-watched coronavirus drug

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

Hong Kong and most other Asia-Pacific stocks declined Friday after reports that a much-watched experimental drug didn’t help coronavirus patients in a clinical trial. [...]
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Asia stocks mostly decline after negative reports on clinical trials of much-watched coronavirus drug

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

Hong Kong and other Asia-Pacific stocks mostly declined Friday after reports that a much-watched experimental drug didn’t help coronavirus patients in a clinical trial. [...]
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Asian shares lower as Wall St rally fizzles amid virus fears

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

Asian shares are lower Friday after an early rally on Wall Street suddenly vanished, the latest example of how fragile the hopes underpinning the stock market’s [...]
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Global Markets: Asian shares fall on coronavirus drug, economic damage concerns

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

Asian shares and US stock futures fell on Friday, spurred by doubts about progress in the development of drugs to treat COVID-19 and new evidence of US economic damage caused [...]
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China to prosecute Belise national for HK ‘interference’

25-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Belise national detained in China will be prosecuted on charges of colluding with foreign forces in protest-wracked Hong Kong and funding “hostile elements in the [...]
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Coronavirus: no new cases of Covid-19 infection in HK for second time in five days

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

Hong Kong recorded no new coronavirus infections on Friday, the second time in a week, as the city marked the 13th day in a row where daily cases did not rise above single [...]
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HK Legco president moves to wrest control of gridlocked House Committee from opposition stalling chair election

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

The president of Hong Kong’s legislature is moving to wrest control of a committee from opposition lawmakers who have been holding up its work with filibustering, as it [...]
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HK’s new civil service chief faces daunting challenge of pleasing Beijing while boosting staff morale, experts say

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

The new minister in charge of Hong Kong’s 180,000 civil servants will have to walk a fine line between addressing an emerging political activism within the ranks while [...]
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China to prosecute first foreign national over HK protests

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

China is prosecuting its first foreign national for involvement in the Hong Kong protests, which racked the city for much of last year. State media said on Friday that [...]
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Coronavirus: HK may be able to ease social-distancing restrictions in early May, top medical experts say

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

Hong Kong could be in a position to start relaxing some of its social-distancing measures by early next month, according to top health experts, as the city confirmed two new [...]
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HK holds virus-delayed exams with strict health checks

25-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Students in Hong Kong wore mandatory face masks and had their temperatures checked as they filed into exam halls on Friday to take crucial university entrance tests, delayed [...]
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China uses coronavirus as a cover for further crackdown on HK freedoms | Trudy Rubin

25-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:02 AM

Last week, as the world was distracted by COVID-19, Beijing arrested 15 of the leading pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. They included the 81-year-old veteran lawyer [...]
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Suspected triad mob sets upon schoolboys in HK

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

About 20 suspected triad members set upon a group of schoolboys from a rival gang at a Hong Kong public housing estate on Thursday night, a police source said, as the force [...]
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