Archive for July 10th, 2020

Asian stocks fall on virus worry, China stock rally pauses

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:29 AM

Asian shares and U.S. stock futures fell on Friday as record-breaking new coronavirus cases in several U.S. states stoked concerns that new lockdowns could derail an economic [...]
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Sweden ex-envoy faces verdict in China dissident case

Sweden ex-envoy faces verdict in China dissident case

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:20 AM

Judges will give a verdict on Friday in the trial of Sweden’s former ambassador to Beijing, accused of overstepping her mandate by trying to negotiate the release of a [...]
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N Korean leader’s sister says another summit unlikely but ‘a surprise thing may still happen’

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:17 AM

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s leader, said another summit with the United States would only be useful for Washington at this point, adding her country had no [...]
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Seoul mayor in apparent suicide after #MeToo allegations

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:15 AM

The mayor of Seoul, a former human rights lawyer and potential South Korean presidential candidate, died in an apparent suicide a day after being accused of sexual [...]
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Seoul mayor found dead after ‘#MeToo allegations’

Seoul mayor found dead after ‘#MeToo allegations’

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:11 AM

Seoul’s outspoken mayor Park Won-soon, long seen as a potential South Korean presidential candidate, was found dead Friday, police said. He was 64. A former Seoul City [...]
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Asian shares set to slip as coronavirus concerns weigh

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:51 AM

Asian shares were set to open mostly lower on Friday as record-breaking new coronavirus cases and deaths in several US states stoked concerns that new lockdowns could derail [...]
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US sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uighur rights

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:50 AM

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on the highest ranking Chinese official yet targeted over alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority, a [...]
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US invites China to arms control talks, seeing opening

US invites China to arms control talks, seeing opening

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:48 AM

The United States on Thursday again invited China to talks on arms control, saying it saw an opening with Beijing on three-way negotiations with Russia despite intense [...]
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‘This is intolerable’: fearful Australians in HK hasten plans to leave city

‘This is intolerable’: fearful Australians in HK hasten plans to leave city

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 9:42 AM

Australian expats in Hong Kong are feeling jittery about their future after Beijing imposed a new national security law that could lead to foreigners being arbitrarily [...]
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Safety protocol, job fears, family feud in Singapore polls

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:37 AM

Some 2.65 million Singaporeans will cast their ballot Friday with strict safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s [...]
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Singaporeans vote in polls expected to return ruling party

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:35 AM

Wearing masks and plastic gloves, Singaporeans began voting Friday in a general election that is expected to return prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing [...]
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The gloves come on: virus-hit Singapore votes

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:34 AM

Wearing masks and gloves and being careful to observe social distancing, Singaporeans voted in a general election Friday as the city-state struggles to recover from a [...]
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Singaporeans begin voting with masks and gloves under COVID-19 cloud

Singaporeans begin voting with masks and gloves under COVID-19 cloud

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:32 AM

Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves began casting their ballot on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state’s economy towards its [...]
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State audit on the right track to realise Moscow Declaration

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:06 AM

Deputy Auditor general of the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV), Nguyen Tuan Anh, talks about his office’s contributions in strengthening independent external [...]
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Coronavirus: foreign aircrew refusing to fly to HK over mandatory testing concerns, say sources

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Foreign pilots and cabin crew are refusing to fly to Hong Kong over the potential consequences of testing positive for Covid-19, multiple sources have told the Post. On [...]
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