Archive for February 23rd, 2021

Banking on the unbanked

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Southeast Asia’s fintech scene is going from strength to strength, with the regional industry valued at up to $100 billion at the end of last year. Yet it has so far [...] » More

Asian shares mixed as investors await progress on stimulus

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares were mixed on Monday as hopes for a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with the global rollout of vaccines were countered by worries about inflation and [...] » More

Asia’s climate optimism

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Optimism is in the air in Asia, where the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership has brightened prospects for a post-pandemic recovery and a revival of [...] » More

HK condo sale shatters record in slumping market

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TheRealdeal | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is in a housing slump but one condo sale just shattered a record. A five-bedroom unit in a luxury condo tower sold for $59 million, the highest price per foot paid [...] » More

Beijing official signals HK electoral reforms to ensure ‘patriots’ govern

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

“Loopholes” in Hong Kong’s laws must be closed to ensure the city is governed by “patriots”, a top Beijing official said on Monday, signalling [...] » More

HK leader, other officials receive COVID-19 vaccine

HK leader, other officials receive COVID-19 vaccine

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and other government officials received COVID-19 vaccines on Monday as the city begins its inoculation programme. Lam and city’s health [...] » More

Arrival of mainland-made vaccines strengthen HK’s anti-epidemic work: HKSAR government official

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Matthew Cheung, chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, said on Sunday that the arrival of the first batch of [...] » More

Top Chinese official outlines plan to ensure ‘patriots’ run HK

Top Chinese official outlines plan to ensure ‘patriots’ run HK

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A top Chinese official on Monday outlined plans to ensure only “patriots” run Hong Kong as Beijing seeks to neuter any remaining democratic opposition and take a [...] » More

Covid-19: Expert says government relaxed social distancing ‘too soon’ out of concern for economy, as HK records 20 new cases

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Hongkongfp | 6:02 AM

A leading Hong Kong medical expert said on Monday that the government relaxed Covid-19 social distancing rules too soon and the community still had a certain level of [...] » More

Hongkongers to be guinea pigs for Chinese vaccine

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A report released by Hong Kong’s Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines shows the city’s government has greenlit a Chinese vaccine despite the spotty results of [...] » More

HK, Singapore in talks again over postponed travel bubble

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong and Singapore are in discussion again over the postponed travel bubble, with both cities mulling extra safeguards amid the coronavirus pandemic. A government source [...] » More

HK leader gets China’s Sinovac vaccine to bolster public confidence

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam received China’s Sinovac vaccine on Monday together with top officials at a live televised event to bolster public confidence ahead [...] » More

Tension haunts tiny Taiwanese isles that live in fear of war with China

Tension haunts tiny Taiwanese isles that live in fear of war with China

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Tsai Li-chu recalls being a young mother on Taiwan’s Kinmen Island, when the shelling would start around 7pm most nights, launched from the People’s Republic of [...] » More

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 9:50 a.m. this morning (February 22), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was [...] » More

11 Chinese military planes intrude into Taiwan’s ADIZ

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A total of 11 Chinese air force planes breached Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Saturday (February 20) and included another appearance of Xi’an [...] » More