Archive for July 25th, 2020

Stock markets retreat as US-China tensions rise

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 2:04 PM

Global equities took a beating Friday as China-US tensions intensified, while stalled stimulus talks in Washington fueled fears for the economy as the dollar fell further. [...] » More

HK third wave: elderly man becomes city’s 17th fatality linked to Covid-19, as city records fourth consecutive day of 100-plus new infections

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 2:02 PM

An elderly coronavirus patient died in Hong Kong on Saturday, taking the city’s Covid-19 death toll to 17, as medical sources said there had been another day of [...] » More

Donald Trump unlikely to target HK dollar peg to US dollar, says former top diplomat

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 2:01 PM

Hong Kong’s currency peg to the US dollar is unlikely to be a target of attack by US President Donald Trump, because it would not benefit the United States, according [...] » More

Business and political leaders tout HK’s special status, and dismiss fears national security law and US response is turning it into ‘just another Chinese city’

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 2:00 PM

Leading business and political figures have dismissed the suggestion that Hong Kong is becoming just another mainland Chinese city, despite the United States’ decision [...] » More

Korea to train hundreds of doctors to battle future epidemics

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

South Korea will add 4,000 medical students over the next 10 years to swell the number of its doctors and strengthen the response to future public health crises, government [...] » More

Korea reports case spike, US states tighten controls

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:57 PM

South Korea on Saturday reported more than 100 new coronavirus cases for the first time in four months while South Africa announced a surge in infections and some US states [...] » More

Korea reports 113 new coronavirus cases, most since March

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:55 PM

South Korea reported 113 cases of the new coronavirus on Saturday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, the largest one-day increase since March, [...] » More

Asia Today: SKorea records 113 new cases; 357 in Australia

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 1:53 PM

South Korea has reported 113 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, its first daily jump over 100 in nearly four months. But the rise was predictable as [...] » More

Vietnam back on coronavirus alert after first local infection in 3 months

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:50 PM

Vietnam was back on high alert for the novel coronavirus on Saturday after medical officials in the central city of Danang detected, its first locally transmitted case for [...] » More

Malaysia to expel Bangladeshi in critical Al-Jazeera report

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 1:48 PM

A Singaporean pleaded guilty Friday to using his political consultancy in the United States as a front to collect information for Chinese intelligence, the US Justice [...] » More

Malaysia affirms social media users exempt from license rule

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 1:47 PM

Malaysia made an embarrassing U-turn on Friday after a minister sparked a furor over his announcement that all video production, including those on social media, must be [...] » More

Singaporean pleads guilty in US to working for Chinese intelligence

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:46 PM

A Singaporean pleaded guilty Friday to using his political consultancy in the United States as a front to collect information for Chinese intelligence, the US Justice [...] » More

Australia rejects Beijing’s South China Sea claims, backing US

Australia rejects Beijing’s South China Sea claims, backing US

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:44 PM

Australia has rejected Beijing’s territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea in a formal declaration to the United Nations, aligning itself more closely with [...] » More

Chinese foreign minister urges Germany to resist US pressure play for disengagement with China

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 1:39 PM

China’s foreign minister has asked Germany not to yield to Washington’s pressure to take sides, just hours after US secretary of state Mike Pompeo was seen as [...] » More

Chinese researcher charged with US visa fraud is in custody

25-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 1:37 PM

A Chinese researcher accused of concealing her ties to the Chinese military on a visa application she submitted so she could work in the US was booked Friday into a Northern [...] » More