Archive for May 25th, 2020

Global Markets: Asian shares tick up, eyes on China-US trade relations

25-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:19 AM

Asian shares started cautiously on Monday as central bank largesse globally boosted sentiment but rising trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies dulled [...] » More

HK police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

25-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:18 AM

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China’s move [...] » More

HK: nearly a year of unrest

25-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:17 AM

China’s proposal for a new security law in Hong Kong has revived tensions in the semi-autonomous city after it was rocked by months of pro-democracy protests last year. [...] » More

Former HK governor: China’s proposed national security law should be on G7 agenda

25-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:16 AM

The United Kingdom should ensure that China’s efforts to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong are on the agenda for the G7 meeting in June, Chris Patten, the [...] » More

Thousands protest in HK over China security law proposal

Thousands protest in HK over China security law proposal

25-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

Police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who gathered Sunday against a controversial security law proposed by China, in the [...] » More

Taiwan promises ‘necessary assistance’ to HK’s people

Taiwan promises ‘necessary assistance’ to HK’s people

25-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:05 AM

Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with “necessary assistance”, President Tsai Ing-wen said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese ruled [...] » More

‘Political virus’ is spreading in US along with Covid-19, says Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi

25-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:01 AM

China’s Foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday both China and the United States needed to avoid a new cold war as he blamed “a political virus” spreading [...] » More

Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses: Chinese state media

25-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:00 AM

The Chinese virology institute at the centre of US allegations it may have been the source of the COVID-19 pandemic has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but [...] » More

Chinese tech firms denounce latest additions to US trade blacklist as speculation mounts that Beijing will retaliate

25-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:58 AM

Chinese technology firms roundly condemned a move by the US administration to add another 33 companies and government organisations to its trade blacklist, in a move that ups [...] » More

China legislation on HK could lead to US sanctions, White House says

25-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:56 AM

China’s proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong could lead to US sanctions and threaten the city’s status as a financial hub, White House National [...] » More

China promises to boost belt and road health projects amid coronavirus pandemic

25-May-2020 Intellasia | | 9:54 AM

China will step up public health projects in belt and road countries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday. Wang said global efforts [...] » More

Xi Jinping says China must strengthen health system after coronavirus pandemic

25-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:53 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an overhaul of the country’s public health system, which has been criticised for being ill-prepared for the Covid-19 [...] » More

China says virus pushing US ties to brink of ‘Cold War’

25-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:52 AM

China said Sunday that its relations with the United States were “on the brink of a new Cold War,” fuelled partly by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic that [...] » More

China reports 11 new mainland COVID-19 cases versus three a day earlier

25-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:51 AM

China reported 11 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of end-May 24, up from three a day earlier, the National Health Commission reported. The commission said [...] » More

Japan looking to end Tokyo’s state of emergency, eyes fresh $930 billion stimulus

25-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:50 AM

Japan is looking to lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions while also considering fresh stimulus worth almost $1 trillion to help [...] » More