Archive for April, 2020

Exclusive: Trump says China wants him to lose his bid for re-election

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:49 AM

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose [...] » More

China reports four new coronavirus cases vs. 22 a day earlier

China reports four new coronavirus cases vs. 22 a day earlier

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:47 AM

China reported four new coronavirus cases for April 29, down from 22 a day earlier, data from the country’s health authority showed. All of the cases were imported, the [...] » More

Chinese military lashes out at American warship’s ‘intrusion’ in South China Sea

Chinese military lashes out at American warship’s ‘intrusion’ in South China Sea

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:25 AM

The Chinese military has accused an American guided-missile destroyer of “intruding into Chinese territory waters” near the Beijing-controlled Paracel Islands, [...] » More

China embassy accuses Australia of ‘petty tricks’ in coronavirus dispute

China embassy accuses Australia of ‘petty tricks’ in coronavirus dispute

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:23 AM

China accused Australia of “petty tricks” on Wednesday in an intensifying dispute over Canberra’s push for an international inquiry into the coronavirus [...] » More

Let voters decide if a candidate is suitable for election, jailed Occupy activist Raphael Wong’s lawyer tells HK court

Let voters decide if a candidate is suitable for election, jailed Occupy activist Raphael Wong’s lawyer tells HK court

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:19 AM

Lawyers for a Hong Kong democracy activist barred from elections because of his jail term over the 2014 Occupy protests told a court on Tuesday that the assessment of a [...] » More

Sun worshippers: Indonesians soak up the rays to battle virus

Sun worshippers: Indonesians soak up the rays to battle virus

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP News | 7:11 AM

From shirtless soldiers to teens suntanning on their parents’ driveways, Indonesians are soaking up rays like never before in the hope that plentiful sunshine will ward [...] » More

Asian stocks gain after France, Spain unveil reopening plans

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

Asian stock markets gained Wednesday after France and Spain joined governments that plan to ease anti-virus controls and allow businesses to reopen. Benchmarks in Shanghai, [...] » More

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly gain on hopes world experiments re-open economies without triggering coronavirus spike

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

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly gained on guardedly positive sentiment as governments around the globe try to ease lockdown restrictions without setting off a new deadly round of [...] » More

Crackdown against HK activists sparks protest talk

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Mass arrests in recent days have reignited talks of large protests returning in Hong Kong, as police targeted prominent pro-democracy figures involved in last year’s [...] » More

HK court rejects appeal by protest leader Edward Leung

HK court rejects appeal by protest leader Edward Leung

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

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by pro-democracy activist Edward Leung against a six-year jail term for his part in demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city [...] » More

HK airport testing full-body disinfection booth, cleaning robots

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KTLA | 6:02 AM

Cleaning robots, temperature checks and antimicrobial coatings could soon become synonymous with airport trips. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has provided a glimpse [...] » More

While the world is distracted by coronavirus, China is clamping down on HK’s pro-democracy campaigners

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

“I call upon the world to keep an eye on Beijing’s oppression. We can all step up for Hong Kong right now,” said Joshua Wong this week, in front of a [...] » More

Coronavirus: Another day of no new Covid-19 cases in HK

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

Hong Kong will fly back the first batch of more than 5,000 residents stuck in Pakistan and India on Thursday, and quarantine them at government facilities, as it celebrates a [...] » More

Coronavirus: MTR Corp passenger numbers show slight improvement in March but still down 42 per cent on last year

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

Hong Kong’s embattled rail operator continued to take a hit in its March passenger numbers amid the ravages of the coronavirus, but managed to rebound from an even [...] » More

HK facing greater financial crisis than in 2008 or late 1990s warns city’s finance chief, as he predicts ‘long-lasting’ impact of coronavirus

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

Hong Kong’s economy could fare even worse than expected and shrink by between 4 and 7 per cent this financial year because of the serious and sustained impact of the [...] » More