Archive for August 8th, 2020

Mountainous areas and islands need investment

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:09 AM

PhD Doctor Le Quoc Phuong, former deputy director for the Information Centre for Industry and Trade, under the Ministry of Trade, talks on key requirements in trade [...] » More

Asian shares skid amid virus woes, China-US trade tensions

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:50 AM

Asian shares were mostly lower Friday in lackluster trading, as trade tensions between the US and China overshadowed optimism about more fiscal stimulus for the ailing US [...] » More

HK activist Joshua Wong files court challenge to 2019 poll disqualification

HK activist Joshua Wong files court challenge to 2019 poll disqualification

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong filed a court challenge on Friday against his disqualification from district polls, in a move which may have implications for [...] » More

HK to offer free coronavirus testing for all residents

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Hong Kong will offer free voluntary coronavirus testing for residents, leader Carrie Lam said on Friday, as the global financial hub races to contain a resurgence of the [...] » More

Steep discounts for HK foreclosed homes may portend property price slump

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Some Hong Kong foreclosed homes have been recently sold at steep discounts, adding to signs that the world’s most expensive housing market could be heading for price [...] » More

HK reports 95 new COVID-19 cases as local transmissions remain high

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Hong Kong reported 95 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday (August 6), of which 91 were locally transmitted, as authorities tried to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus in the [...] » More

HK offers universal virus testing, with Beijing’s help

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:50 AM

Hong Kong’s leader on Friday said China would help authorities offer free coronavirus tests to residents as infections continue to rise in a finance hub where a deep [...] » More

Taiwan policy on Chinese students ‘discriminatory’: China’s Taiwan Affairs Office

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:50 AM

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Thursday (August 6) accused the Taiwanese government of intentionally discriminating against Chinese students seeking to resume [...] » More

Household offices to process first-time passport applications

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:50 AM

The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Thursday announced that citizens applying for a Republic of China (Taiwan) passport for the first time will be able to do so at their [...] » More

Factbox: Taiwan, China and the United States

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

The United States is negotiating the sale of at least four sophisticated aerial drones to Taiwan for the first time, sources told Reuters, in a deal that is likely to further [...] » More

Former Japan prime minister to visit Taiwan and pay tribute to late president

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:50 AM

A Japanese delegation led by former prime minister Yoshiro Mori will arrive in Taipei on Sunday (August 9) to pay tribute to the late former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui. [...] » More

Taiwan’s development of ‘Teng Yun’ drone on schedule

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:50 AM

The Taiwan military said Friday (August 7) the development of its domestically made “Teng Yun” (Cloud Rider) drone is right on schedule, following news the [...] » More

Trump hammers China over virus as US health secretary heads to Taiwan

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

US President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his attacks on China for its handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 700,000 people worldwide, as [...] » More

Taiwan military inspects AAV7 amphibious vehicles after US accident

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:50 AM

The military is reviewing its AAV7 Amphibious Assault Vehicles after nine crew members of a similar armored troop carrier died in an accident off southern California on July [...] » More

Taiwan’s Asus announces world’s first HDMI 2.1-certified gaming monitor

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:50 AM

Asus has announced through its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand that it will soon be launching three HDMI 2.1 capable monitors. According to a press release posted by [...] » More