Archive for July 28th, 2020

Vietnam suspends flights to and from Danang due to virus outbreak

Vietnam suspends flights to and from Danang due to virus outbreak

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

Vietnam has suspended all flights to and from Danang for 15 days from Tuesday after at least 14 cases of the novel coronavirus had been detected in the city, the government [...] » More

New Zealand suspends HK extradition treaty over China national security law

New Zealand suspends HK extradition treaty over China national security law

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

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong following China’s imposition of a controversial national security law that gives it sweeping powers over [...] » More

HK protests: man who allegedly spread rumours on Facebook of police officers assaulting women at detention centre pleads not guilty to incitement charges

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:33 AM

A construction worker has denied inciting protesters to besiege a controversial Hong Kong detention centre by allegedly spreading rumours on social media that police officers [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim boasts of his nukes amid stalled talks with US

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:28 AM

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s hard-won nuclear weapons were a solid security guarantee and a “reliable, effective” deterrent that could [...] » More

Mainland China reports 68 new coronavirus cases, including 57 in Xinjiang

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:26 AM

China reported 68 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 27, up from 61 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Tuesday. Of the new infections, 57 were in [...] » More

Coronavirus: Wuhan officials tried to ‘cover up’ truth about disease, says expert

Coronavirus: Wuhan officials tried to ‘cover up’ truth about disease, says expert

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 9:24 AM

Officials in Wuhan removed crucial evidence from a seafood market thought to be at the centre of the Covid-19 pandemic, a leading microbiologist has claimed. Professor [...] » More

US warplane approaches Shanghai as tensions remain high amid consulate closures

US warplane approaches Shanghai as tensions remain high amid consulate closures

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:22 AM

US warplanes have again approached the Chinese mainland, including one that came less than 100km away from Shanghai, as tensions between the two countries continue to rise [...] » More

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou demands release of spy agency documents linked to Canadian arrest

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:18 AM

Lawyers representing Huawei Technologies’ [HWT.UL] Meng Wanzhou, who is fighting against extradition to the United States, argued in a Canadian court on Monday that [...] » More

Lawyers for Huawei’s Meng demand release of Canadian spy docs

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:17 AM

Lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on Monday demanded the release of unredacted Canadian spy service documents they say would reveal a plot between the FBI and Canada [...] » More

Singapore’s rulers must accept more robust political challenges: PM

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:15 AM

Singapore’s ruling party must open up to much greater debate of its policies and future plans, its prime minister said on Monday, after an election in which the [...] » More

Malaysian court to deliver verdict in Najib’s first 1MDB trial

Malaysian court to deliver verdict in Najib’s first 1MDB trial

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:12 AM

A Malaysian court will hand down its verdict in Najib Razak’s first corruption trial Tuesday following a long-running case probing the former prime minister’s [...] » More

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak awaits verdict in first trial linked to vast fraud case

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | | 9:10 AM

Malaysian former prime minister Najib Razak will learn his fate on Tuesday, when a verdict is issued in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal a case [...] » More

Vietnam curbs movement in city of 1.1m as virus-free run ends

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:05 AM

Vietnam will suspend all flights and public transport into and out of a city of 1.1 million people where the country’s first coronavirus cases in months were recently [...] » More

Hundreds jam airport as evacuations from Vietnam’s Danang begin

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:04 AM

The airport in the central Vietnamese tourism hotspot of Danang was packed on Monday after three residents tested positive for the coronavirus and the evacuation of 80,000 [...] » More

Vietnam joins list of Asia-Pacific nations struggling to beat Covid-19

28-Jul-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 9:02 AM

Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia all have been hailed as models of pandemic prevention before being blindsided by a relentless virus that appears [...] » More