Archive for December, 2020

HK teen jailed for China flag insult

HK teen jailed for China flag insult

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

A Hong Kong teenager was ordered to spend four months in prison on Tuesday for insulting China’s national flag and unlawful assembly as Beijing increasingly targets [...] » More

HK Covid-19 fourth wave: about 70 per cent of restaurants face closure amid tough social-distancing measures, poll reveals

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

About 70 per cent of Hong Kong restaurants polled have said they face closures in the next three months amid tightened social-distancing measures rolled out to contain the [...] » More

Head of HK heritage office sorry for ‘insensitivity’ over plan to demolish striking century-old site, but unanswered questions fuel backlash

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

The head of Hong Kong’s heritage office made a public apology on Tuesday for insensitivity and miscommunication among staff and government engineers over demolition [...] » More

Jimmy Lai resigns as chair of Apple Daily’s publisher Next Digital as he awaits trial for breaching security law

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

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, who is on bail awaiting trial on a charge of breaking the national security law, has resigned as chair of the media publishing company he founded to [...] » More

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai has arguable case and bail conditions were met, High Court judge says

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

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has an “arguable” case against a charge of breaking the national security law, a High Court judge has said in [...] » More

HK government to sell four plots next quarter as it looks to shore up its land sales revenue

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

Hong Kong’s government, staring at its biggest fiscal deficit in years, faces about HK$60 billion (US$7.7 billion) of potential shortfall in land sales revenue as [...] » More

Man charged with violating HK’s national security law suspected of writing independence messages on cell wall

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

A person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law is suspected of writing pro-independence messages on the wall of his detention centre cell. Adam Ma Chun-man, a [...] » More

HK fourth wave: two or more unrelated coronavirus cases in 14-day period will trigger mandatory testing in any housing block

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

Two or more unrelated Covid-19 infections over a 14-day period in any housing block will trigger a mandatory testing order for everyone in the building under a lower [...] » More

Taiwan reports first case of new coronavirus variant found in Britain

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Wio News | 6:02 AM

Taiwan reported on Wednesday its first case of a new coronavirus variant discovered in Britain, in a person who returned to the island on Sunday and whose infection had [...] » More

Taiwan to bar entry to non-resident foreigners on January 1

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

Ban comes after first case of mutant Covid strain from UK detected in Taiwan In response to the discovery of Taiwan’s first imported case of the new mutant coronavirus [...] » More

Chinese anti-submarine aircraft enters Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ

Chinese anti-submarine aircraft enters Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ

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

A Chinese military Y-8 aircraft entered Taiwan’s southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, marking the 19th day on which such a maneuver has occurred [...] » More

The year of unexpected successes in Taiwan

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Eastasia Forum | 6:02 AM

In early 2019, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen hit rock bottom. Taiwan’s 2018 midterm elections made her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) a laughing stock as [...] » More

Taiwan Star expects 5G to account for 10pct of its mobile base by end-2021

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | RCR Wireless | 6:02 AM

Taiwan Star expects 5G to account for 10 percent of its mobile base by end-2021 Taiwanese carrier Taiwan Star Telecom said that its 5G subscribers already represent 5 percent [...] » More

Taiwanese MP calls for enhanced cooperation with Australia in face of Chinese aggression

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

A senior Taiwanese politician has called for greater security and economic cooperation with Australia as his nation tries to counter China’s increasingly assertive [...] » More

Taiwan’s MOFA responds to Duterte’s ‘negotiation’ tactic for COVID vaccines

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

In response to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to kick out US troops if the archipelago country does not receive American-made COVID-19 vaccines, [...] » More