Archive for April 27th, 2020

China to prosecute first foreigner over HK ‘meddling’

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

China will prosecute a citizen from Belise for his alleged involvement in providing funds to “meddle” in Hong Kong affairs, a newspaper backed by the ruling [...] » More

Quiet HK launch for iPhone SE 2020 amid coronavirus retail woe

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

The new iPhone model had its Hong Kong launch without the usual queues and fanfare on Friday, with just two dozen customers making their way to Apple’s Causeway Bay [...] » More

Coronavirus: No new cases in HK, but health chief warns fight is ‘new normal’

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

Hong Kong recorded no new coronavirus cases on Friday for the second time in a week, but the health minister said residents would have to accept the battle against the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK tourism recovery far from certain, says industry chief, warning landscape has been changed

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

When the global coronavirus lockdown finally ends Hong Kong will face punishing competition from other Asian cities for tourists, and its regular visitors those from mainland [...] » More

HK and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

HK and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

On April 18, Beijing intensified its crackdown on the people of Hong Kong by arresting 14 high-profile Hong Kong democracy activists on charges of “illegal [...] » More

HK protests: former lawmaker Au Nok-hin spared jail over loudspeaker assaults on police officers

HK protests: former lawmaker Au Nok-hin spared jail over loudspeaker assaults on police officers

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

An ousted lawmaker who was found guilty of assaulting two police officers with a loudhailer at an anti-government rally in Hong Kong last year was spared jail on Friday, [...] » More

HK protests: jail for driver who ploughed through police cordon during Polytechnic University mayhem

HK protests: jail for driver who ploughed through police cordon during Polytechnic University mayhem

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

A driver who ploughed through a police roadblock outside Polytechnic University leading officers to open fire during some of the worst violence of last year’s [...] » More

Love in a time of corona: HK’s dating scene slows down as cautious singles avoid face-to-face meetings

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

For Hong Kong resident Alessandra Tinio, the coronavirus outbreak brought heartbreak. The 35-year-old public relations consultant returned from visiting family in the [...] » More

Taiwan business group to donate 2,000 protective gowns to Philippines

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Forcus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

A Taiwanese business group in the Philippines on Friday said it will donate 2,000 protective gowns to local medical personnel to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus [...] » More

Taiwan medical workers petition against general virus testing

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

In response to Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s suggestion Thursday (April 23) to have 4,000 frontline medical workers and 5,000 civil servants tested for the Wuhan [...] » More

Taiwan doctor lists four scenarios for world to return to normal

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, Taiwanese pediatrician and online commentator Chen Mu-jung has listed four possible scenarios that need to take [...] » More

Taiwan’s tech production went boom! in March

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Theregister | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s posted its monthly Industrial Production Indexes for March 2020 and they contain some nice-looking numbers. The indexes measure the weight of activity compared [...] » More

HK and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

On April 18, Beijing intensified its crackdown on the people of Hong Kong by arresting 14 high-profile Hong Kong democracy activists on charges of “illegal [...] » More

US and Korea complete joint air exercise as Washington reasserts itself

US and Korea complete joint air exercise as Washington reasserts itself

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

The United States and South Korea wrapped up a five-day joint air exercise on Friday amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, following missile launches by the North [...] » More

Korea, US hold joint air exercises in apparent warning to N. Korea

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

South Korea and the United States have been holding combined air exercises this week, military officials here said Thursday. According to the officials, the air forces of [...] » More