Archive for August 19th, 2020

HK leader Carrie Lam admits US sanctions over national security law will be an inconvenience but says she and her colleagues ‘will not be intimidated’

HK leader Carrie Lam admits US sanctions over national security law will be an inconvenience but says she and her colleagues ‘will not be intimidated’

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

Hong Kong’s leader has admitted that US sanctions imposed on her because of the national security law will be an inconvenience but says she and her colleagues will not [...] » More

HK bans Air India from flying to city for two weeks over imported Covid-19 cases

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

Air India has been banned from flying to Hong Kong for two weeks for carrying too many passengers infected with Covid-19, the Post has learned. The government acted after [...] » More

Hongkongers eye deals in Greater Bay Area city Zhongshan, turn to the internet to buy property

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

Property investors from Hong Kong are not letting coronavirus social distancing measures and closed borders get in the way of a promising deal in the Greater Bay Area [...] » More

Workers crammed into windowless containers at HK’s busiest port sleep in dorms that are ‘hotbeds’ for Covid-19 during third wave

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

With cargo ships unloading around the clock, workers at Hong Kong’s busiest port are forced to grab what little sleep they can during long shifts in makeshift [...] » More

Head of HK exams body says he will not renew contract, just months after controversial history paper question on Japan’s relations with China

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

The chief of Hong Kong’s exams authority announced on Monday he would not renew his contract when it ended next year, three months after the body was engulfed in [...] » More

Rising unemployment, tottering Hang Seng Index foretell weaker home prices in coming months, Knight Frank says

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

Rising unemployment will depress home prices in mass and luxury residential market by 5 per cent this year amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to Knight Frank, with [...] » More

Credit card problems for HK’s Carrie Lam as sanctions bite

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader says using her credit cards had been “hampered” by the United States slapping sanctions on her in response to a sweeping new security law [...] » More

Mounting US-China tensions are ‘unhelpful’ for HK, city’s commerce secretary says

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

US-China tensions are not good for Hong Kong, said the city’s secretary for commerce and economic development, as he urged everyone to recognise that the “common [...] » More

HK stocks fluctuate as investors weigh latest US arrow shot at Huawei against blowout earnings by JD.com

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

Hong Kong stocks struggled as investors weighed the new US curbs on tech giant Huawei against blowout earnings by JD.com and the latest liquidity boost out of China. Under [...] » More

Trade pact will deepen economic ties between Taiwan, US: President Tsai

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

Meeting with the delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) on Tuesday (August 18), President Tsai Ing-wen said a bilateral trade pact would [...] » More

Taiwan to receive US-made fighter jets in huge arms sale as China tensions escalate

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | 9news | 6:02 AM

Taiwan will receive 66 new American-made F-16 fighter jets in the biggest arms sale to the self-governing island in years. The deal finalised on Friday comes as China has [...] » More

CORONAVIRUS/CECC disputes Malaysia’s claim of imported COVID-19 case from Taiwan

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

A Malaysian man who recently tested positive for COVID-19 after returning home from Taiwan most likely did not contract the virus in Taiwan, as claimed by the health ministry [...] » More

Taiwan’s 1st coronavirus vaccine approved for human trials

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

Taiwanese vaccine maker Adimmune Corp. gets green light to start human clinical trials for coronavirus vaccine A vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) developed by [...] » More

Taiwan to alter emergency energy guidelines amid escalated cross-strait tensions

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

proposed amendment to a law that would subject Taiwanese to energy rationing “in wartime” has raised the eyebrows of many amid the heightened tensions between the [...] » More

Taiwan excluded from RIMPAC war games as US avoids crossing Beijing’s red line

Taiwan excluded from RIMPAC war games as US avoids crossing Beijing’s red line

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

Taiwan has been excluded from the US-led Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) in what analysts see as a sign that Washington is treading carefully to avoid crossing [...] » More