Archive for August 6th, 2020

‘To my last breath’: survivors fight for memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 9:05 AM

As they mark 75 years since their cities were destroyed in an instant, the ageing men and women who bore witness to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are [...] » More

Hiroshima marks 75 years since atomic bombing in scaled-back ceremony

Hiroshima marks 75 years since atomic bombing in scaled-back ceremony

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | | 9:04 AM

Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the novel coronavirus and the mayor [...] » More

Viettel Global posts $50.7 million before-tax profit

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | | 8:58 AM

Viettel Global, a foreign investment unit of telecoms giant Viettel, posted a before-tax profit of VND1.17 trillion (US$50.7 million) in the first half of this year, [...] » More

Taiwan beefs up ties with Paraguay via cattle imports

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:49 AM

Taiwan has resorted to “beef diplomacy” to cement relations with Paraguay, its only diplomatic ally in South America, amid China’s failed poaching effort. [...] » More

Asia markets stutter on stimulus struggles, China-US tensions

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Nervous investors struggled Wednesday following the previous day’s rally with US lawmakers still unable to thrash out a key new stimulus package, and the White House [...] » More

Asia Today: Australian state reports record virus increase

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Australia’s hot spot Victoria state announced a new record 725 COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths on Wednesday, while businesses in Melbourne city prepared to draw down their [...] » More

HK’s business activity contracts further in July amid resurgence of COVID-19 infections: survey

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

A private survey showed Wednesday that the business activity contracted further in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) as the worsening COVID-19 [...] » More

HK stocks finish higher

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks extended the previous day’s rally today as investors track talks in Washington to draw up a new US stimulus package. The Hang Seng Index edged up 0.62 [...] » More

Alibaba Health raises $1.3 billion in HK’s biggest secondary share sale in five years

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Chinese healthcare services firm Alibaba Health Information Technology has raised nearly $1.3 billion (994.64 million pounds) in Hong Kong’s largest follow-on share [...] » More

Banks snared by HK sanctions laws as US-China spat spirals

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

International banks in Hong Kong are caught in the crossfire of competing laws enacted by the United States and China as the superpowers clash over the city’s future, [...] » More

How Beijing’s National Security Crackdown Transformed HK in a Single Month

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

After Beijing enacted a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong, the city’s leader tried to allay fears of a broad crackdown on dissent by promising the measure [...] » More

UK lawmakers urge sanctions over HK police violence

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

British lawmakers have urged the UK government to sanction Hong Kong’s leader for allegedly allowing “excessive police violence” against humanitarian aid [...] » More

HK reports 85 coronavirus cases as authorities battle third wave

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong reported 85 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including three that were locally transmitted, as authorities battle to control a third wave of the outbreak which [...] » More

US announces ‘highest level’ visit in decades to Taiwan

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The United States announced Wednesday its highest-level visit to Taiwan since it switched diplomatic recognition to China four decades ago, a move Beijing blasted as a threat [...] » More

Taiwan announces eight public venues where mask-wearing is compulsory

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan Health minister and Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (on Wednesday (August 5) announced eight public settings where mask-wearing will be [...] » More