Archive for December 12th, 2020

 APRU Launches the First Global Inter-University Esports Conference and Fellowship Program

 APRU Launches the First Global Inter-University Esports Conference and Fellowship Program

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 1:05 PM

 Helping future Esports leaders develop skills and networks for a career in the thriving Esports industry HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#CUHK--APRU launches the first and [...] » More

Malaysia’s Petronas makes first hydrocarbon discovery in Suriname’s Block 52

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:27 PM

Malaysia’s Petronas has made its first hydrocarbon discovery in Suriname with the successful drilling of the Sloanea-1 exploration well located in Block 52, the [...] » More

Take Five: Brexit brinkmanship; Fed watching and China bashing

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:25 PM

1/BREXIT AND BOE When the Bank of England announced a 150 billion pound increase in stimulus last month, it probably didn’t anticipate acting again soon. If a Brexit [...] » More

Kim Ki-duk: Controversial master of cinematic violence

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:22 PM

Prize-winning South Korean film director Kim Ki-duk won global fame with his bold portrayal of extreme violence and human brutality in allegory-rich movies, but was also [...] » More

Investors swap China holdings from Wall Street to HK as delisting threat brews

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:19 PM

Global fund managers are reducing their holdings in U.S-listed Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Netease and JD.com as risks grow they will be forced off American exchanges, [...] » More

Europeans, US accuse N Korea of using pandemic to crack down on rights

Europeans, US accuse N Korea of using pandemic to crack down on rights

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:16 PM

The United Nations Security Council discussed on Friday human rights abuses in North Korea after the issue was raised by seven members who accused Pyongyang of using the [...] » More

Biden’s Trade Chief Brings Long Experience On China

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:06 PM

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to head US trade policy brings extensive experience in dealing with a key point of tension: China. Attorney Katherine Tai, whom the [...] » More

China to step up fiscal support for new economic strategy

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:03 PM

China will step up fiscal policy support for a strategy to make its economy mainly rely on domestic demand, supply chains and innovation, Finance minister Liu Kun said. China [...] » More

China to keep economic operations ‘within reasonable range’ in 202-politburo

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:56 AM

China will strive to keep economic operations “within a reasonable range” next year, as Beijing seeks to expand domestic demand and boost technology innovation, a [...] » More

Explainer-Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:33 AM

Britain became the first country to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech on Dec. 8 after final late-stage trial results showed it was 95% [...] » More

Any vaccine adverse effects up to national agencies to review: WHO

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:30 AM

Any adverse effects from COVID-19 vaccines is for national authorities to review, a WHO spokeswoman said on Friday, in response to questions on Britain’s regulatory agency [...] » More

Travellers from Hong Kong required to serve 14-day SHN from 11.59pm on Sunday

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:20 AM

From 11.59pm on Sunday (13 December), all travellers entering Singapore who have a travel history to Hong Kong in the past 14 days will be required to serve a 14-day [...] » More

UK says ‘deeply concerned’ after HK’s Jimmy Lai charged

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:11 AM

Britain expressed alarm on Friday after Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, who has UK citizenship, became the most high-profile figure yet charged under a [...] » More

Kintor Proxalutamide’s COVID-19 Clinical Trial Shows Significant Reduction in Hospitalization and Ventilation Rates

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 10:02 AM

SUZHOU, China, Dec. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kintor Pharmaceutical Limited (HKEX: 9939) is pleased to update the [...] » More

Former Hong Kong lawmaker urges U.S. to punish China’s ‘ATM’: the banking sector

Former Hong Kong lawmaker urges U.S. to punish China’s ‘ATM’: the banking sector

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:57 AM

The United States should target Hong Kong’s financial sector with tougher sanctions to deprive China from its ‘ATM’ and to force Beijing to the negotiating table over [...] » More