Archive for October 31st, 2020

Founder of regional airline Cathay Dragon sad over closure but proud of creating HK icon

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

The founder of regional airline Cathay Dragon has expressed sorrow over its abrupt closure by its struggling parent company but also spoke of pride in creating a Hong Kong [...] » More

HK national security law: more sanctions, criticism and charges mark legislation’s fourth month in force

HK national security law: more sanctions, criticism and charges mark legislation’s fourth month in force

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

Since Beijing imposed its sweeping national security law on Hong Kong, police have raided a newspaper, a top foreign judge critical of the law has resigned, and numerous [...] » More

HK’s ranking in global law and order index plunges from fifth place to 82nd on the heels of last year’s unrest

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

Hong Kong’s ranking in a new index of public perceptions of law and order has dropped dramatically, plunging far below mainland China’s, putting the city’s [...] » More

HK, China stocks retreat as iPhone suppliers, technology firms slide on earnings risk after Apple disappoints

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

Hong Kong and China stocks plunged on Friday after a choppy session, taking benchmarks on both sides of the border to weekly losses. Concerns over the latest round of [...] » More

Prenetics buys Oxsed RaViD’s rapid coronavirus diagnostics technology to slash screening time to a fraction of current tests

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

Prenetics said it had bought exclusive rights to technology that can cut the diagnostics time for Covid-19 tests to a fraction of the time of RT-PCR tests used at Hong [...] » More

Coronavirus: as HK social-distancing restrictions ease, city expects seven-mostly imported-new cases

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

Hong Kong is expected to record seven, mostly imported, new Covid-19 infections on Friday, according to a medical source, as social-distancing measures around the city were [...] » More

HK ombudsman finds poor past performance in companies hired to clean streets

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

Forty per cent of the companies awarded street cleaning contracts by the Hong Kong government through public tenders since last year scored zero marks on their past [...] » More

White House official guarantees freedom of navigation in Taiwan Strait

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:28 AM

US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has promised that the American government will ensure freedom of navigation in the Taiwan Strait in response to [...] » More

Taiwanese indigenous drag queens fight stigma one wig at a time

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

At a rowdy gay bar in Taipei, 28-year old Vilian ends a Friday night drag show by putting on a traditional tribal tunic over his white silk negligee and dancing to an [...] » More

Taiwan Economy Has Unexpectedly Strong Rebound in Third Quarter

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:28 AM

Taiwan’s economy expanded strongly in the third quarter, with the quick control of the Covid-19 pandemic and the benefits of US-China competition combining to boost [...] » More

Taiwan’s economy likely grew by 3.33pct in 3rd quarter due to surging exports

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:28 AM

Due to surging exports, Taiwan’s GDP likely grew by 3.33 percent during the third quarter instead of the 2.01 percent predicted earlier, the directorate general of [...] » More

China’s Communist party leadership says to promote Taiwan’s reunification with mainland: Xinhua

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

China will promote Taiwan’s reunification with the mainland and peaceful cross-straits development, according to a meeting of the leadership of China’s ruling [...] » More

Digital Taiwan Roundtable calls for government action on digital transformation

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:28 AM

The Digital Taiwan Roundtable vowed to push for national digital transformation as it elected a new president in Taipei on Friday (October 30). After his re-election, Luis [...] » More

Taiwan marks 200 days without domestic COVID-19 infection

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 7:28 AM

Taiwan hit 200 days without any domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, highlighting the island’s continued success at keeping the virus under control [...] » More

‘China Is Angry’: Taiwan Anxiety Rises As Sabre-rattling Grows

‘China Is Angry’: Taiwan Anxiety Rises As Sabre-rattling Grows

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 7:28 AM

The tank traps on the beaches of Kinmen Island are a stark reminder that Taiwan lives under the constant threat of a Chinese invasionand fears of a conflict breaking out are [...] » More