Archive for May 19th, 2020

HK legislature to push ahead with China anthem bill after chaotic scuffles

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s legislature plunged into chaotic scuffles for a second time this month, as pro-Beijing lawmakers on Monday took control of a key committee, paving the way [...] » More

HK activists charged as clashes erupt in legislature

19-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s political crisis returned to centre stage on Monday as clashes erupted in the legislature and a group of prominent pro-democracy activists were charged for [...] » More

HK lawmakers clash as pro-Beijing camp elects chair

HK lawmakers clash as pro-Beijing camp elects chair

19-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Clashes broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature Monday for a second time this month as a pro-Beijing lawmaker was elected as chair of a key committee that scrutinises [...] » More

China hits back at America’s ‘unreasonable suppression’ of Huawei

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing has appealed to Washington to bring an end to the suppression of Chinese firms after the US announced plans on Friday to further restrict technology giant [...] » More

Hazards of hiking: sharp rise in mishaps as more Hongkongers flock outdoors, with many risking safety for selfies

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The good news is that Hongkongers are taking to the great outdoors in larger numbers, fighting the coronavirus-pandemic blues by heading for the city’s numerous nature [...] » More

HK court acquits English tutor accused of bribing exam assessor

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A celebrity English tutor accused of bribing a Hong Kong public exam assessor three years ago was acquitted on Saturday, after a court found it questionable whether he knew [...] » More

HK protests: plain-clothes police arrest eight in mall as demonstrators heed online calls to gather in four shopping centres

19-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Plain-clothes police arrested eight people in a Hong Kong shopping centre on Saturday, as anti-government protesters gathered to chant slogans as part of a citywide action. [...] » More

WHA voting on Taiwan’s participation today

19-May-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) will discuss on Monday (May 18) whether to include Taiwan in the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA). A document obtained by AFP [...] » More

Taiwan says not receive WHO meeting invite, issue off the table for now

19-May-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Despite strong efforts Taiwan did not get invited to this week’s meeting of a key World Health Organization (WHO) body due to Chinese pressure, its foreign minister [...] » More

No new COVID-19 cases in Taiwan for 10th straight day

19-May-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan confirmed no new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus for the 10th consecutive day on Sunday, keeping the total at 440 since the pandemic began late last year, according [...] » More

Extent of Taiwanese government data breaches still unknown to public: Former NSC official

19-May-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

In the wake of recent cyberattacks on Taiwan’s major oil refineries and Presidential Office, a former National Security Council (NSC) official and banker voiced [...] » More

TSMC stops new Huawei orders after US restrictions: Nikkei

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd has stopped new orders from Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] in response to Washington’s move aimed at further limiting chip [...] » More

Taiwan teams up with Stanford to design protocols for travel resumption

19-May-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan is joining hands with Stanford University in the US to design a mechanism for effective testing and quarantine as the island country prepares to relax travel [...] » More

Taiwan should seize chance to push for greater cooperation with US, Europe: ISTI director

19-May-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan is positioned to gain firm footing in the global supply chain with de-sinicisation set to take hold in the post-coronavirus era. Taiwan’s strengths in a variety [...] » More

Domestic demand must be met before Taiwan exports masks: MOEA

19-May-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Before Taiwan can begin exporting masks to other countries amid the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, domestic demand must first be satisfied, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) [...] » More