Archive for August 29th, 2020

TikTok says it has not received a bid from Centricus and Triller

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:05 AM

Investment firm Centricus Asset Management Ltd and social media app Triller Inc have not submitted an offer for the TikTok assets that China’s ByteDance is seeking to a [...] » More

What is ulcerative colitis, Shinzo Abe’s medical complaint that caused him to resign as Japan’s PM?

What is ulcerative colitis, Shinzo Abe’s medical complaint that caused him to resign as Japan’s PM?

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:03 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s medical complaint, which forced him to resign for a second time on Friday, is a chronic condition that can cause ulcers and [...] » More

Japan’s PM Abe resigning for health reasons

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 8:52 AM

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday he will resign, ending his record-breaking tenure in a bombshell development that kicks off a leadership race in the [...] » More

Thai activists scuffle with police officers

Thai activists scuffle with police officers

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:50 AM

Pro-democracy activists tussled with police in Bangkok on Friday when demonstrators gathered at a police station in a show of support for protest leaders. Scores of activists [...] » More

China’s foreign minister warns against giving HK protesters Nobel Peace Prize

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:43 AM

China’s foreign minister warned against giving the Nobel Peace Prize to Hong Kong’s protesters, as he urged Norway to “cherish the healthy and stable” [...] » More

Human rights, trade on agenda as Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi arrives in Norway

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:42 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi will hold top-level talks in Norway on Thursday as Beijing tries to forge frosty relations in the region into strategic partnerships. In [...] » More

The Korea Fund, Inc. Announces Proposed Changes to Investment Manager and Administrator of the Fund

The Korea Fund, Inc. Announces Proposed Changes to Investment Manager and Administrator of the Fund

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 6:11 AM

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Korea Fund, Inc. (NYSE:KF) (the “Fund”) announced today that it is pursuing arrangements with JPMorgan Asset Management (Asia Pacific) [...] » More

Most Asia stocks up on Fed rates news, Tokyo hit by Abe report

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

Expectations that US interest rates will stay ultra low for as long as needed helped lift most Asian equities on Friday but Tokyo tumbled on reports that Japan’s prime [...] » More

Twelve arrested at sea while trying to flee to Taiwan from HK

Twelve arrested at sea while trying to flee to Taiwan from HK

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

More than 10 Hong Kong residents, including an activist charged under the city’s punitive national security law, have been detained by China’s coastguard while [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK expects 13 new cases, as health authorities set up more than 100 mass testing booths

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

Hong Kong is expecting 13 new coronavirus cases on Friday, as health authorities have revealed the locations of more than 100 community testing centres for Covid-19 screening [...] » More

National security law: arrested HK activist among group caught by China’s coastguard while fleeing to Taiwan, sources confirm

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

A Hong Kong activist arrested earlier this month over the national security law was among a group of about 10 Hongkongers caught by the China Coast Guard while fleeing to [...] » More

HK retail property transactions rise after mortgage rules loosened

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

Transaction volumes for retail shop spaces rose in Hong Kong after monetary authorities eased rules on commercial property mortgages last week in an effort to support a [...] » More

HK stocks gain, as Xiaomi continues to surge after being tapped for Hang Seng Index

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

Hong Kong stocks rose in early trading, with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi continuing to soar before being added to the Hang Seng Index. The coronavirus and worsening [...] » More

After 142 Days, HK Man Tests Positive for Covid-19 Again. What Does This Mean for the World?

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

Earlier this week, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) published a report confirming the world’s first coronavirus reinfection case. A 33-year old man from Hong Kong [...] » More

HK pro-democracy activist reportedly among those detained after China intercepts boat

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CBC | 6:02 AM

Chinese authorities have arrested at least 10 people, including a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, after its coast guard intercepted a speedboat believed to be heading to [...] » More