Archive for October 31st, 2020

Malaysia’s Mahathir Slams Tech Giants For Removing Posts

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:48 AM

Malaysia’s former premier Mahathir Mohamad accused Twitter and Facebook of unfair treatment Friday after they removed his posts that said Muslims had the right [...] » More

Malaysia closes cinemas for a month next week

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 9:46 AM

Malaysian cinema operators have decided to close theatres across the country for a month starting next week as they grapple with weak demand, stringent COVID-19 measures, and [...] » More

Thai pro-democracy protest leader taken to hospital

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:45 AM

A prominent Thai protest leader was taken to hospital late Friday from a Bangkok police station as chaos erupted after he and two others were released on bail over sedition [...] » More

China’s factory activity slows slightly in October

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:43 AM

China’s factory activity expanded at a slightly slower pace in October but was slightly above analysts’ expectations, suggesting a continuing economic recovery as the [...] » More

Brazil will buy China COVID-19 vaccine, VP Mourao says, contradicting Bolsonaro

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:41 AM

Brazil’s government will “of course” buy a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine that is being tested in the country, vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Friday, in [...] » More

Huawei marks first drop in China shipments since 2014 amid US sanctions, sees market share shrink

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:40 AM

Huawei Technologies saw its shipments in China decline in the third quarter this year for the first time since 2014 after being hit by the latest round of US sanctions in [...] » More

Organised ‘overkill’: China shows off rapid lockdown system after latest outbreak

Organised ‘overkill’: China shows off rapid lockdown system after latest outbreak

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:38 AM

Days after a 17-year-old girl tested positive for COVID-19 in a remote part of western China last week, health authorities said they had tested over 4.7 million people in the [...] » More

N Korea Blames Seoul’s ‘Improper Control’ For Death Of Fisheries Official

N Korea Blames Seoul’s ‘Improper Control’ For Death Of Fisheries Official

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:26 AM

North Korea on Friday placed blame for its killing last month of a South Korean fisheries official on Seoul’s “improper control of the citizen”. The [...] » More

Three Thai protest leaders re-arrested, one carried from van

Three Thai protest leaders re-arrested, one carried from van

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:15 AM

Thai police carried one of the country’s most high profile protest leaders apparently unconscious from a van on Friday, as he and two others were re-arrested just as [...] » More

Joe Biden says he wouldn’t use threat of cutting US troop levels in ties with Korea

Joe Biden says he wouldn’t use threat of cutting US troop levels in ties with Korea

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:12 AM

Democratic US presidential challenger Joe Biden said that if elected he will strengthen Washington’s alliance with Seoul and not use the threat of reducing US troop [...] » More

When HK$5 billion is not enough: HK transitional housing plan ‘more expensive than initially thought’

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

A HK$5 billion (US$645.1 million) sum earmarked for transitional housing in Hong Kong the world’s most expensive property market is not stretching as far as [...] » More

How does HK stay relevant in China’s new technological era? Innovation holds the key, analysts say

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

Hong Kong must work closely with Shenzhen and other neighbours over the border on technological innovation to stay relevant, according to analysts, after Communist Party [...] » More

Hire academics based on qualifications, not birthplace, says president of HK university

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

Universities should hire academics based on their expertise without regard to their nationality or birthplace, the head of a tertiary education institution in Hong Kong has [...] » More

More HK schools held patriotic events for National Day than last year, survey finds

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

More Hong Kong schools held flag-raising ceremonies and sang the Chinese anthem celebrating the country’s October 1 birthday after the adoption of laws covering the [...] » More

HK employees to get a 1.7 per cent pay rise in 2021 after receiving decade-low increase this year, survey finds

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:28 AM

Employees can expect a slightly improved 1.7 per cent pay rise in 2021, after they were handed the lowest uptick for a decade this year, according to a survey, as the Hong [...] » More