Archive for August 8th, 2020

Beijing’s top Hong Kong office says U.S. sanctions are ‘clowning actions’ and ‘ridiculous’

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:36 AM

Beijing’s top representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday it strongly condemns sanctions imposed by Washington that targeted the bureau’s most senior official in [...] » More

Malaysia’s Mahathir plans new party to woo majority Malay support

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:25 AM

Veteran Malaysian politician Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday he planned to set up a new party to champion the interests of the country’s ethnic majority Malays, six [...] » More

UK says has agreement with Japan on core elements of trade deal

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:21 AM

Britain and Japan have reached consensus on core elements of a post-Brexit bilateral trade deal which the two countries hope to seal in principle later this month, British [...] » More

Exclusive: Japan kept activist investor in limbo over key Toshiba vote, sources say

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:20 AM

Activist fund Effissimo Capital Management, the biggest investor in Toshiba Corp (6502.T), was kept in limbo by Japan’s government over a key shareholder vote until the [...] » More

US judge denies bail to two men accused of aiding Ghosn escape

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:18 AM

A US district judge on Friday denied bail to two Massachusetts men accused of helping orchestrate former Nissan Motor Co Chair Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan. Judge [...] » More

China’s once-booming mask makers struggle after price drop

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:16 AM

Tens of thousands of mask-making companies mushroomed across China at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but many are struggling to survive as they face stricter quality [...] » More

US businesses in China face uncertainty as White House bans WeChat

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:15 AM

As Tencent <0700.HK> assesses how its business might be impacted by a US decision to ban its messenger app WeChat in the country, American companies in China may become [...] » More

US-listed Chinese stocks fall as Trump takes aim at WeChat, TikTok

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:13 AM

US-listed shares of Chinese firms fell on Friday, a day after President Donald Trump unveiled bans on US transactions with the China-based owners of messaging app WeChat and [...] » More

TikTok prepares advertisers for possible app ban

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:12 AM

TikTok is preparing advertisers for a possible ban of its app in the United States, ad buyers said, offering refunds for ad campaigns that are unable to run. The short-form [...] » More

Q&A: What’s up with Trump’s orders on TikTok and WeChat?

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 11:05 AM

President Donald Trump has ordered sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying they are a threat to US national [...] » More

Windows, Gates And A Firewall: Microsoft’s Delicate Castle In China

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:04 AM

Microsoft, which is in talks to buy part of Chinese video app TikTok, is one of the few US tech titans that have managed to succeed in China. The software giant has kept its [...] » More

Trump moves on China apps may create new internet ‘firewall’

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:44 AM

A ban by President Donald Trump’s administration on Chinese mobile apps such as TikTok and WeChat risks fragmenting an already fragile global internet and creating an [...] » More

US counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran trying to meddle in 2020 election

US counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran trying to meddle in 2020 election

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:42 AM

The top US counterintelligence official on Friday warned that Russia, China and Iran will all try to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, with Russia already trying [...] » More

US imposes sanctions on HK’s Lam, other officials over crackdown

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:35 AM

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the territory’s current and former police chiefs and eight other top officials [...] » More

US slaps sanctions on HK leader for ‘undermining autonomy’

US slaps sanctions on HK leader for ‘undermining autonomy’

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:33 AM

The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam and 10 other senior figures, in a major new step against China’s clampdown in the [...] » More