Archive for December, 2020

Tokyo governor warns of possible ‘explosion’ in COVID-19 cases

Tokyo governor warns of possible ‘explosion’ in COVID-19 cases

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:07 AM

Tokyo’s coronavirus outbreak is severe and could explode in the coming days just as Japan begins its New Year’s holiday period, in which millions of people [...] » More

Singapore begins COVID-19 vaccinations, marking ‘new chapter’ in virus fight

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:00 AM

Singapore began vaccinating healthcare workers with Pfiser-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, kicking off one of Asia’s first inoculation programmes [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 27 new cases, SIA pilot’s prelim test shows UK strain

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 8:58 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed the detection of 27 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Wednesday (30 December), taking the country’s [...] » More

Singapore’s top developer woes grow over China investment

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 8:54 AM

The internal woes of Singapore’s second-largest listed developer, City Developments Ltd, continued to escalate after a second board member resigned over disagreements [...] » More

WinHealth and Immedica enter agreement giving Winhealth rights to Ravicti® in China and several other Asia-Pacific countries

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 8:00 AM

STOCKHOLM and HANGZHOU, China, Dec. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hongkong WinHealth Pharma Group CO., Ltd and Immedica Pharma AB, today [...] » More

Japan closes borders, limits travel to citizens after new COVID-19 strain from UK emerges

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | USAToday | 7:02 AM

In light of a surge in coronavirus cases, Japan is closing its borders until January 31, 2021 to all foreign arrivals except residents of Japan, according to the [...] » More

Brightstar Corp. Sells Majority Interest in Brightstar India to Investment Firm of a UK Based Family Office

Brightstar Corp. Sells Majority Interest in Brightstar India to Investment Firm of a UK Based Family Office

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 6:19 AM

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brightstar Corp. (Brightstar), the global leader of end-to-end device lifecycle management solutions, today announced it will sell its 51% stake in [...] » More

Asian shares mixed as boost from US stimulus package fades

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, as the boost from President Donald Trump’s signing of the coronavirus relief package faded. [...] » More

US consulate HK property sale stuck in diplomatic row

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

A multi million-dollar property sale by the US Consulate in Hong Kong has been put on ice because it has not received permission from Beijing, the prospective buyer said [...] » More

China sentences HK activists to up to three years in jail for border crossing

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

A Chinese court sentenced 10 Hong Kong activists to between seven months and three years in jail on Wednesday for illegally crossing the border, in a case that has drawn [...] » More

Two of 12 HK activists detained in China to be returned: Global Times

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

Two of 12 Hong Kong activists detained in mainland China over an illegal border crossing will be returned to Hong Kong authorities, the Global Times reported on Wednesday. [...] » More

Appeals court upholds conviction of HK businessperson

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The conviction of a prominent Hong Kong businessperson for paying bribes to the presidents of Chad and Uganda in a United Nations-linked conspiracy was upheld Tuesday by an [...] » More

Chinese court jails 10 HK democracy activists for up to three years

Chinese court jails 10 HK democracy activists for up to three years

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

A Chinese court on Wednesday jailed 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years over a bid by the group to flee the city by speedboat to seek sanctuary in Taiwan. [...] » More

HKers who tried to flee to Taiwan jailed in China for up to 3 years

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Ten Hong Kongers who attempted to flee the city by speedboat to Taiwan have been jailed in China for up to three years for organising and taking part in an illegal border [...] » More

HK’s new iAM Smart app set to launch, allowing residents access to 20 public services including coronavirus jabs and test results

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

Residents will be able to book inoculations and receive Covid-19 test results, register to vote, renew car licences, and pay taxes and utility bills on a new digital platform [...] » More