Archive for August 14th, 2020

HK exports to US will avoid punitive tariffs, Washington guidance says, but fears among city firms remain over relabelling to ‘Made in China’

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong exports to the United States will still be free of punitive tariffs, according to official Washington guidance, but fears remain that the city’s top brands [...] » More

Released tycoon Lai says HK needs patient, not radical, democracy campaign

Released tycoon Lai says HK needs patient, not radical, democracy campaign

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

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai said on Thursday he was overwhelmed by the support he got after becoming the most high-profile person to be arrested under a new national [...] » More

HK’s Hang Seng Index fluctuates as traders brace for China data and assess economic outlook

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks snapped a two-session wining streak, as traders awaited the release of China’s July economic data and weighed the strength of the global economy after [...] » More

HK stocks rise for second day as earnings from Tencent and China Unicom beat

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks rose for a second day, as companies from Tencent Holdings to China Unicom posted earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates. The Hang Seng Index gained [...] » More

Most transit passengers in Taiwan travel between Southeast Asia, North America

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

Since a ban on transit passengers ended in June, most of them traveled between Southeast Asia and North America, data from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport showed [...] » More

China wanted legislative aides to steal Taiwan president’s medical records

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

China wanted three former legislative aides to provide them with President Tsai Ing-wen’s medical records, reports said Thursday (August 13). The three, named as Chen [...] » More

Taiwan’s first artificial intelligence park breaks ground

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

The construction of Taiwan’s first artificial intelligence (A.I.) park was officially launched in New Taipei City’s Tucheng District Thursday (August 13) and is [...] » More

Taiwan says discussing purchase of US mines, cruise missiles

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

Taiwan is in discussions with the United States on acquiring underwater sea mines to deter amphibious landings as well as cruise missiles for coastal defense, Taiwan’s [...] » More

Taiwan proposes 10pct increase in defense spending for 2021

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

Taiwan’s defense spending in 2021 is set to grow 10.2 percent compared with this year, according to Reuters calculations from government figures released on Thursday, [...] » More

Security cooperation, trade pact both priorities as Taiwan strengthens US ties: President Tsai

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

Addressing two US think tanks in a videoconference on Wednesday evening (August 12), President Tsai Ing-wen declared that security cooperation and the signing of a trade pact [...] » More

Taiwan Retooling Defenses to Counter a ‘Belligerent’ China

Taiwan Retooling Defenses to Counter a ‘Belligerent’ China

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | USNI | 6:02 AM

Taiwan is emphasising asymmetric defenses from mines to anti-ship missiles, overhauling its reserve forces and professionalising its military structure to better defend [...] » More

Taiwan to raise defence spending as China details combat drills

Taiwan to raise defence spending as China details combat drills

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

Taiwan unveiled a T$42.1 billion ($1.4 billion) increase for next year’s planned defence spending on Thursday, as China announced details of its latest combat drills [...] » More

China blasts US for Taiwan visit while virus spreads at home

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

A Chinese official lashed out at US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday for visiting Taiwan amid an ongoing pandemic back home, accusing him of putting [...] » More

Taiwan eyeing US cruise missiles, mines to make ‘invasion very painful’

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

Taiwan is working with the US on strengthening its asymmetric warfare capabilities by acquiring cruise missiles and naval mines to better deter an invasion by China’s [...] » More

Taiwan-US partnership could spur new supply chain: vice premier

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Vice Premier Shen Jong-chin said Wednesday that Taiwan’s collaboration with the United States on COVID-19 pandemic control presents an opportunity for the development [...] » More