Archive for April, 2020

Hiker dies after falling down steep slope in HK country park

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

A hiker died after falling 20 metres down a steep slope dubbed “suicide cliff” at a Hong Kong country park on Monday, police said. Officers received a call [...] » More

Clothing giant Esprit to shut down all 56 stores in Asia outside mainland China as coronavirus ravages sales

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

Esprit Holdings will close all its stores in Asia outside mainland China as part of its effort to cope with challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Hong Kong-listed [...] » More

HSBC profits halved as virus batters global economy

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

HSBC on Tuesday said first quarter pre-tax profits almost halved as the banking giant was battered by the global coronavirus pandemic while it embarked on a major [...] » More

China Wants to Crackdown on HK

China Wants to Crackdown on HK

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

Beijing wants action soon on two issues that face great local opposition and could spur new protests. Three years ago, when visiting Washington, DC as she neared completion [...] » More

HK dissidents a further test for Taiwan-China ties

HK dissidents a further test for Taiwan-China ties

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

Taiwan has quietly welcomed Hong Kong dissidents, but does not offer political asylum or formal assistance. Lam Wing-kee signed books, posed for pictures and teased customers [...] » More

Taiwan coastguard gets new locally made catamaran patrol ship

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Officials from Taiwan’s coastguard witnessed the launching of the first of 12 locally designed and built 600-tonne class catamaran patrol boats and took delivery of [...] » More

The Guardian lauds Taiwan president’s leadership amid coronavirus

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

The Guardian has joined a host of media outlets in commending Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen for her handling of the coronavirus outbreak. In an article titled [...] » More

Mainland says Taiwan remarks on census ‘distorting facts’

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

A mainland spokesperson Monday refuted remarks from Taiwan on an upcoming population census on the mainland as an act of “fact-distorting” born from a desire to [...] » More

S. Taiwan mayor refuses to participate in recall briefing

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

Members of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s staff on Monday (April 27) said that he would not be participating in a proposed televised recall briefing session, as he has [...] » More

Taiwan vice president shares nation’s coronavirus experience with Johns Hopkins University

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

Vice President Chen Chien-jen on Saturday (April 25) spoke with his alma mater Johns Hopkins University via webcast to share Taiwan’s successful experience in epidemic [...] » More

Taiwan to postpone digital ID scheme due to coronavirus

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

Taiwan will hold off on the plan to roll out a new generation national electronic identification cards (eID) as a result of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The [...] » More

Virus Outbreak: NTU experts urge action on medication, vaccine

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:02 AM

NEXT STEP: The government should see this as a ‘time of war’ and loosen regulations for experiments and clinical trials, the university’s Chan Chang-chuan [...] » More

HK’s Esprit, Japan’s Azabu Sabo to leave Taiwan

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

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to blight Taiwan’s economy, two renowned international brands that began operations in the country in the mid-90s are set to pull [...] » More

Hat trick: Taiwan reports zero new coronavirus cases for 3rd straight day

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

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Tuesday (April 28) announced that there were zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for a record third day in [...] » More

‘Freedom of Speech’: Taiwan rejects Labour Department’s request to deport Filipina caregiver critical of Duterte

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Manila | 6:02 AM

The Taiwanese government yesterday turned down a request from the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) to send home a Filipina caregiver for publishing a [...] » More