Archive for September 12th, 2020

Hong Kong facing 13 new Covid-19 cases, reaches grim milestone of 100 deaths

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 12:51 PM

Hong Kong is expecting 13 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, extending its run of fewer than 20 daily infections to a sixth day, but also reaching the grim milestone of 100 [...] » More

Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister visits Tokyo hospital again-local media

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:42 PM

Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a Tokyo hospital on Saturday, his first visit since announcing his decision to resign due to poor health, local media [...] » More

Japan’s Abe seeks preemptive strike capacity in policy shift

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AP | 12:36 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan should make a major change to its defense policy by developing a first-strike capability on enemy bases to defend against [...] » More

North Korea’s Kim inspects reconstruction in flood-hit area-state media KCNA

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:28 PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected reconstruction work in a flood-hit area, state media KCNA reported on Saturday, following a series of typhoons and the wettest [...] » More

Kim showed off executed uncle’s headless body: Trump

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:26 PM

The headless body of Kim Jong Un’s executed uncle was displayed to senior North Korean officials, US President Donald Trump told the author of an upcoming book on the [...] » More

China’s Xinhua condemns raids on Chinese journalists in Australia

China’s Xinhua condemns raids on Chinese journalists in Australia

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:21 PM

Raids on Chinese journalists living in Australia are “utterly appalling” and damage relations between the two countries, state news agency Xinhua said. China’s [...] » More

HK customs busts second case in a week involving HK$10 million in gold bars smuggled from mainland China

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | | 12:14 PM

Hong Kong customs has uncovered a second gold smuggling case involving HK$10 million (US$1.28 million) worth of bars from mainland China a week after the first incident. The [...] » More

Poodle safe after HK pair arrested over role in dognapping

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 12:00 PM

A Hong Kong couple has been arrested over allegedly threatening to harm a poodle taken from the owner unless she paid HK$40,000 (US$5,160). The nine-month-old dog was [...] » More

HK prosecutor faces justice department probe after email on plans for banned Tiananmen Square vigil

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 11:58 AM

The Department of Justice on Friday said it would launch a probe after a court prosecutor sent an email to his colleague hours before this year’s June 4 Tiananmen [...] » More

HK securities regulator investigating Next Digital share surge and collecting client data, insider says after police arrest 15

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 11:52 AM

Hong Kong’s securities watchdog is investigating a huge surge last month in the share price of media firm Next Digital and collecting clients’ data, following the [...] » More

US ‘deeply concerned’ about HK activists held in China-Pompeo

US ‘deeply concerned’ about HK activists held in China-Pompeo

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:50 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States is deeply concerned about 12 Hong Kong democracy activists being held in China’s Guangdong province, [...] » More

Exclusive: China would rather see TikTok US close than a forced sale

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:43 AM

Beijing opposes a forced sale of TikTok’s US operations by its Chinese owner ByteDance, and would prefer to see the short video app shut down in the United States, [...] » More

Explainer: Next steps in the TikTok diplomatic dance

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:40 AM

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he does not plan to extend a deadline for ByteDance to sell TikTok’s US business, with the process still mired in [...] » More

Report: China Indicates It Would Accept a US Shutdown of TikTok

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | The Motley Fool | 11:35 AM

The Chinese government is adopting a firm stance in the dispute between TikTok, owned by that country’s ByteDance, and the US government, according to a report [...] » More

EU-China summit to mark soured relations with deal on whiskey

12-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:25 AM

Once billed as the diplomatic high point in China-European Union relations, a summit on Monday is likely to show how far the relationship has ebbed, with the main achievement [...] » More