Archive for March 20th, 2021

HK’s Richest Person Sees Profit Drop Amid Pandemic Woes

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Forbres | 7:02 AM

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s flagship firms reported that their annual profits were dragged down last year due to the “unprecedented challenges” of [...] » More

Seven mainlanders in gang arrested over cheating HK women out of more than HK$2 million in roadside blessing scams

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:02 AM

Seven mainland Chinese people entering Hong Kong illegally are among a gang of suspected swindlers who have been arrested on suspicion of cheating local women out of more [...] » More

HK stocks sink as taper risks reignite bond market sell-off, China watches with caution on policy fallout

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:02 AM

Hong Kong and mainland China stocks tumbled with equities in the Asia-Pacific region as taper risks dominated trading sentiment and uncertainty about the inflation outlook [...] » More

HK protests: man gets 13 months’ jail after prosecutors win review over sentence for inciting unlawful assembly at controversial detention centre

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:02 AM

A construction worker has been jailed for 13 months for inciting an unlawful assembly around a controversial detention centre during the 2019 Hong Kong protests, after [...] » More

HK’s fragile coral reefs boosted by 3D printing

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 7:02 AM

In jade waters off Hong Kong’s eastern shoreline, scientists are thrilled to spot a cuttlefish protecting her eggs inside an artificial, 3D-printed clay seabed helping [...] » More

HK leader’s art museum comments prompt new censorship fears

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 7:02 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has told officials to be “extra cautious” in ensuring exhibitions at a major new art museum do not breach the city’s sweeping [...] » More

The last blow to HK’s faltering democracy

The last blow to HK’s faltering democracy

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 7:02 AM

Two Fridays ago, the annual National People’s Congress convened in Beijing to rubber-stamp the Chinese Communist Party’s policies. Unfortunately for Hong Kong, [...] » More

HK father, son arrested for fraud after allegedly using dead 99-year-old grandfather’s identity to claim HK$10,000 coronavirus handout

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:02 AM

Hong Kong police have arrested a man, 38, and his father for allegedly claiming a HK$10,000 government coronavirus handout by using the identity of his 99-year-old [...] » More

HK police arrest 21 in crackdown on illegal valet parking service in popular shopping district

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:02 AM

Hong Kong police have arrested 21 people suspected of controlling public parking spaces on more than 10 streets and forcing drivers to pay for their illegal car jockeying [...] » More

HK arts body under threat as pro-Beijing forces step up national security law campaign

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:02 AM

Pro-Beijing forces have stepped up pressure on the arts funding body and the flagship museum in Hong Kong for allegedly sponsoring or displaying “anti-government” [...] » More

Profits plunge at Li Ka-shing’s flagships Hutchison and CK Asset as they run aground after 12 full months of the coronavirus pandemic

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:02 AM

CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings, the listed flagships of billionaire Li Ka-shing, reported sharply lower annual profits as economic disruptions caused by the [...] » More

China rolls out agri investment incentives for Taiwan after pineapple ban

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

Businesses are cautioned against falling for a list of Chinese incentives aimed at luring Taiwanese agricultural talent. Beijing on Wednesday (March 17) announced 22 [...] » More

US senators ask State Department to help Taiwan join WHA

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 7:02 AM

Two American senators on Wednesday introduced a bipartisan bill directing the State Department to develop a strategy to help Taiwan obtain observer status at the World Health [...] » More

Korea wants Taiwan’s help with semiconductor shortage

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

South Korea has become the latest country to ask Taiwan to help solve the global shortage in automotive semiconductors, reports said Friday (March 19). Car manufacturers [...] » More

Ministry of National Defense to release 2021 Quadrennial Defense Review

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will soon release its 2021 Quadrennial Defense Review, which details the nation’s defense priorities for the next four years. [...] » More