Archive for August, 2020

Staff at HK’s public hospitals forced to enter patient information using paper forms after computer system fails

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

The patients records system used by Hong Kong’s public hospitals broke down for 80 minutes on Friday night before emergency repairs brought it back online. The Hospital [...] » More

Yum China applies for HK debut amid US-China tensions

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

Yum China Holdings Inc (YUMC.N) filed an application for a secondary listing in Hong Kong on Friday, a rising trend among some Chinese firms to list closer to home in a bid [...] » More

HK is the key to unlock China’s stocks, where global funds may in time own 25 per cent of market value, Charles Li says

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

Global investors may eventually hold as much as one fifth, or even up to a quarter, of China’s stock market value over time, and Hong Kong will be the vital link for [...] » More

HK investors to get greater choice of exchange-traded funds, as securities watchdog approves two Shenzhen-listed products

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

Hong Kong’s securities watchdog has approved the listing of two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that will invest in ETFs listed on the mainland, as part of efforts to [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK records 13 new Covid-19 cases as health authorities set up more than 100 booths for mass testing

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

Hong Kong confirmed 13 new coronavirus cases on Friday as health authorities revealed the locations of more than 100 community Covid-19 screening centres and said they would [...] » More

HK mass virus test plan hampered by swirling China distrust

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

Hong Kong’s plan to offer free coronavirus tests to all residents has become swept up in the festering political debate dividing the city, where many remain deeply [...] » More

Meet the transnationals: They moved to Canada but never really left HK

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

Cherie Wong was utterly consumed by the protest movement that swept Hong Kong last summer. “I didn’t sleep properly for days, for weeks, really,” she said. [...] » More

Taiwan to ease rules on US pork, beef

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

President Tsai Ing-wen yesterday announced that Taiwan would ease restrictions on US beef and pork imports, while setting standards for pork containing ractopamine, in an [...] » More

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan confirms new imported case of COVID-19

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

A Taiwanese man tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday after having returned from the Philippines two days earlier, bringing to the number of cases in Taiwan to date to [...] » More

Taiwan’s economic leading indicators up for 4th straight month

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

Taiwan’s leading indicators, which gauge the economic climate over the next three to six months, rose in July for a fourth consecutive month as the adverse effects of [...] » More

Taiwan’s bid to join the UN to cite COVID-19 efforts

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:02 AM

The nation’s campaign to rejoin the UN this year would highlight its achievements in containing COVID-19 and its commitment to multilateralism, the Ministry of Foreign [...] » More

Taiwan thanks Abe for support, wishes him speedy recovery

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday reacted to Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation by thanking him for his strong support for Taiwan over the [...] » More

Time for Biden to stand up to China and back Taiwan

Time for Biden to stand up to China and back Taiwan

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

At the start of the year Taiwan went through what was arguably the most important presidential election of the country’s democratic era, as Tsai Ing-wen comfortably [...] » More

N. Korea broadcasts encrypted spy message on YouTube for first time

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

North Korea on Saturday broadcast a series of mysterious numbers, presumed to be an encrypted message to its spies in the South, for the first time on YouTube. A video clip [...] » More

UN N Korea investigator: Seoul’s singling out of defectors a mistake

31-Aug-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

A recent South Korean government decision to audit North Korean defector-led human rights groups has led to the increased stigmatisation of activists, the United Nations said [...] » More