Archive for August 17th, 2020

HK man freed after judge rules that six-month jail sentence for assaulting officer, drunken attack in park too hefty

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

A Hong Kong man jailed for six months for assaulting a police officer and attacking another man during a drunken argument over politics has been freed after winning an appeal [...] » More

HK activist, writer ‘Kong Tsung-gan’ confirms that’s only a pen name; website says he’s really Brian Kern, an American

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

For more than five years, Kong Tsung-gan was a name that turned up regularly as a Hong Kong protest activist and writer quoted frequently by foreign media. Now, the [...] » More

HK minister appeals to opposition lawmakers to serve during extended Legislative Council term

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

Hong Kong’s constitutional affairs minister, and a pro-Beijing heavyweight, have called on all lawmakers to serve during the Legislative Council’s extended term [...] » More

What are the HK brands hit by ‘Made-in-China’ relabelling under new US rules?

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

The United States’ decision to force Hong Kong traders to relabel exports as “Made in China” will take a toll on local brands in the global consumer market. [...] » More

HK protests: first person prosecuted over Prince Edward MTR Station chaos jailed for a year for possession of weapons and unlicensed radio gear

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

The first person to be prosecuted over violence in Prince Edward MTR Station during the social unrest in Hong Kong last year has been jailed for 12 months for possession of [...] » More

HK economy expected to shrink 6 to 8 per cent for year, marking first back-to-back annual contractions on record

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

Hong Kong’s economy is expected to shrink by between 6 and 8 per cent this year in what would be the first back-to-back annual contractions since record-keeping began [...] » More

HK police arrest two in Rolex robbery case that saw man slashed in front of commuters at MTR station

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

Hong Kong police have so far arrested two men believed linked to a robbery captured on video earlier this month in which a man was slashed in front of horrified onlookers in [...] » More

HK prepares to launch mass Covid-19 testing as city confirms 46 new cases, two more deaths

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

Hong Kong is preparing to launch mass Covid-19 screening as early as this week and mulling the resumption of talks to re-establish travel links with two of its neighbours, as [...] » More

UK halts military training for HK police as relations with China decline

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

The government has barred UK military personnel from training the Hong Kong police force and two other organisations amid worsening relations with China. Both the army and [...] » More

Leaked HK government circular says officials can walk out of district council meetings if members violate national security law, veer off topic

Leaked HK government circular says officials can walk out of district council meetings if members violate national security law, veer off topic

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

Hong Kong government officials are required to walk out of district council meetings if members display slogans that violate the national security law, and may choose to [...] » More

Former top US military officials say China could take Taiwan in 3 days by early 2021

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

In an essay published by the US Naval Institute, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael Morell and ex-Admiral James Winnefeld, warn that Xi [...] » More

Taiwan risks being caught up in the power struggle between the United States and China

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

It took less than 24 hours after United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar touched down in Taiwan, in an historic visit intended to convey President [...] » More

Taiwan doubles residency permits for Hongkongers during first half of 2020

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

The number of Hongkongers receiving residency permits in Taiwan doubled during the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year, reports said Saturday (August [...] » More

US-China relations: Azar’s visit to Taiwan was designed to not upset Beijing, observers say

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

The recent visit to Taiwan by US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was carefully managed not to cause unnecessary upset to Beijing, while still showing [...] » More

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan sees new COVID-19 case imported from Philippines

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Taiwan on Saturday recorded one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 482 since the pandemic began, according to the Central Epidemic [...] » More