Archive for August 7th, 2020

Foreign worker movements must stay restricted as residual cases from dorms still a concern: Lawrence Wong

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:09 AM

The movements of migrant workers outside their dormitories will remain restricted for as long as residual cases from the dorm clusters remain a concern, said Education [...] » More

Vietnam turns Danang stadium into field hospital amid virus outbreak

Vietnam turns Danang stadium into field hospital amid virus outbreak

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:08 AM

Vietnam is close to completing the conversion of a sports stadium into a 1,000-bed field hospital in its new coronavirus epicentre Danang, the health ministry said on [...] » More

Global recovery could be faster if COVID vaccine made available to all: WHO chief

Global recovery could be faster if COVID vaccine made available to all: WHO chief

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:43 AM

Economic recovery around the world could come faster if any COVID-19 vaccine is made available to all as a public good, World Health Organization director general Tedros [...] » More

Malaysia arrests ex-finance minister on corruption charges

Malaysia arrests ex-finance minister on corruption charges

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:41 AM

Malaysia’s former finance minister Lim Guan Eng was arrested on Thursday in connection with corruption allegations over a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project, state [...] » More

US Senate votes to ban TikTok app on government devices

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:39 AM

The US Senate on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a bill banning federal employees from using video-sharing app TikTok on government-issued devices, amid threats from [...] » More

US health secretary says Taiwan trip is to reaffirm partnership

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:38 AM

Health Secretary Alex Azar said on Thursday his upcoming trip to Taiwan was designed to reaffirm the US partnership with the Asian country, which he praised for its [...] » More

Joshua Wong and other HK activists charged over banned June 4 vigil

Joshua Wong and other HK activists charged over banned June 4 vigil

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:37 AM

Two dozen people in Hong Kong, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, have been charged with participating in an illegal assembly at a vigil on June 4 commemorating [...] » More

Chinese state media slams ‘madness’ of U.S. tech purge

Chinese state media slams ‘madness’ of U.S. tech purge

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:22 AM

Washington’s plan to ban certain technologies of Chinese origin is a sign of “madness” in U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, China’s state-backed tabloid Global [...] » More

Kazakhstan plans to resume flights to Thailand and Georgia from August 10

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KZ | 7:01 AM

From August 10 Kazakhstan plans to resume flights to Thailand and Georgia, this has been informed by Sairanbek Barmakov, Chair of the Roads Committee under the Ministry of [...] » More

Asian shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus

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

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday as investors watched to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for a US economy struggling with shutdowns as new [...] » More

Long bets on most Asian currencies rise as US recovery doubts knock dollar: Reuters poll

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

Investors stacked up bullish bets on most Asian currencies, a fortnightly Reuters poll found on Thursday, as worries the coronavirus pandemic is hobbling a nascent recovery [...] » More

HK activist convicted of assembly charges over police HQ siege

HK activist convicted of assembly charges over police HQ siege

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday convicted prominent activist Agnes Chow of rallying in an unauthorised protest that saw thousands of protesters besieging the police [...] » More

‘Sheep without a shepherd’: HK churches torn by politics

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

When Hong Kong’s largely peaceful pro-democracy protests turned violent last summer, it drove a wedge through every section of society, dividing friends, families and [...] » More

UK and Japan together on HK and pandemic, Britain’s Raab says

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Britain and Japan stand “side by side” on a range of international issues including Hong Kong and the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said [...] » More

Somaliland president rejects China’s deal to drop Taiwan

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

Somaliland’s president has reportedly rejected a conditional offer by a delegation of Chinese “wolf warrior” diplomats to cut ties with Taiwan, and added [...] » More