Archive for July 23rd, 2020

Trump made clear he’s unhappy with ChinaWhite House adviser on consulate closure

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:58 PM

Trump made clear he’s unhappy with China – White House adviser on consulate closure When asked about the message the United States is sending by shutting a [...] » More

US-Chinese tensions soar as consulate ordered to shut

US-Chinese tensions soar as consulate ordered to shut

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:10 PM

US-Chinese relations, already tense over the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, deteriorated once again Wednesday as Washington ordered the [...] » More

US-China relations: forced closure of Houston consulate could cause lasting damage, observers say

US-China relations: forced closure of Houston consulate could cause lasting damage, observers say

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 12:01 PM

Details are sketchy as to what triggered the move unprecedented in 41 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries but analysts said it amounted to a downgrading of [...] » More

Exclusive: Singapore’s Agritrade has potential investors: source

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:34 AM

London-based Nithia Capital Resources Advisors LLP is seeking to acquire troubled Singapore commodity trader Agritrade International Pte Ltd (AIPL) and its shares in its Hong [...] » More

Singapore warns crew coronavirus tests are being tampered with as HK reviews its seafarer stance

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Splash247 | 10:31 AM

Singapore has warned coronavirus tests for crew coming to the city-state have been altered or tampered with, something could could add another kink in carrying out crew [...] » More

5 locals among Singapore’s 310 new COVID-19 cases; 3 more dorm clusters announced

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:30 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 310 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (22 July), taking the total to 48,744. It also announced three additional clusters [...] » More

COVID-19: Indonesia posts highest daily death toll yet with 139 fatalities

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 9:53 AM

The Health Ministry announced 139 more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, by far the highest one day death toll linked to the contagious disease in Indonesia. Central Java [...] » More

Malaysian court overturns caning sentence on 27 Rohingya men

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 9:45 AM

An appeals court in Malaysia has overturned a lower court ruling sentencing 27 Rohingya men to be caned, saying their refugee status affords them international protection [...] » More

Dr M: If DAP posed threat, Muhyiddin could have ended it with a pen stroke

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 9:43 AM

Dr Mahathir Mohamad (IND-Langkawi) used his speech in the Dewan Rakyat today to once again challenge the notion that DAP was capable of “destroying the Malays”. [...] » More

Xinhua Headlines: China, Asean see thriving digital economy cooperation amid anti-pandemic ‘new normal’

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 9:40 AM

Sixty-two-year-old Papai Mongkonkeaw, a durian farm owner in Thailand’s Rayong province, had been worrying about his business since COVID-19 broke out early this year, [...] » More

SingapoRediscovers campaign launched to boost domestic tourism

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle SEA | 7:20 AM

The Singapore Tourism Board announced today (22 July) their new SingapoRediscovers domestic tourism campaign for locals and residents to explore local sights and sounds. STB [...] » More

Generating power for green recovery and sustainable future

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 7:18 AM

In the wake of Vietnam’s first ever National Energy Summit in July 2020, Swedish ambassador Ann Måwe reflects over Sweden’s journey, and areas where the two [...] » More

Marriott opens 800th property in Asia, aims for 50 more this year even as Covid-19 pandemic keeps hotels shuttered

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

A fifth of Marriott International’s hotels in Asia-Pacific outside China remain closed as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the travel industry. Though [...] » More

Asian shares turn lower as virus caseloads surge

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday, as governments in the region reported surging numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases. Stocks retreated in Tokyo, Hong Kong and [...] » More

Asia equities fluctuate after vaccine rally, eyes on Capitol Hill

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Most equities fell Wednesday as tensions between China and the US flared up again, biting into the previous day’s strong rally, with optimism over a possible [...] » More