Archive for April 23rd, 2021

Opposition-leaning HK union that screened protest documentary accused of violating national security law by pro-Beijing politician

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp lashed out at an opposition-leaning union on Wednesday for holding a private screening of a documentary chronicling one of fiercest clashes [...] » More

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee and Albert Ho to appeal protest convictions

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying is to appeal his convictions and jail sentences in cases arising from two anti-government protests in 2019. Democratic Party [...] » More

Failure to report child abuse in HK could land adults lengthy jail terms under law group’s recommendation for new offence

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Adults who fail to report serious physical injury, or psychological and psychiatric harm to a child in their care could face lengthy jail terms under a new offence to be [...] » More

HK police arrest suspected phone scammer accused of impersonating an officer to obtain his victim’s banking details

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities have arrested a suspected phone scammer accused of impersonating a police officer to trick his victim into revealing his online banking details. The [...] » More

HK robots help autistic children boost social skills

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

A Hong Kong professor has developed an educational programme using role-playing robots to help children with autism improve their social skills, part of an initiative adopted [...] » More

Global opposition to China holds danger, opportunity for Taiwan: MAC head

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

The emergence of a global coalition to counter China’s actions in the Indo-Pacific region carries both danger and opportunity for Taiwan, but at least for the time [...] » More

Taiwanese investment in China decreases by 68pct in Q1 2021

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Taiwanese companies made 109 investments in China during the first quarter of this year, a drop of 16.7 percent year-on-year, for a total of $640 million, a decrease of 68 [...] » More

Taiwan Railways to cop fines of NT$300,000 in wake of deadly train crash

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) said Wednesday it will impose fines of NT$300,000 (US$10,559) in total on Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) for negligence that led to a [...] » More

Taiwan can expect rain, high waves as typhoon nears: CWB

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

Typhoon Surigae is likely to bring rain to northeastern Taiwan and high waves along the coastlines on Thursday, as it draws near, even though it is not expected to hit the [...] » More

Central Bank reveals three most profitable foreign banks in Taiwan

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

After the announcement of Citibank’s planned exit from Taiwan, the Central Bank took to Facebook on Wednesday (April 21) to reveal the three most profitable foreign [...] » More

Taiwan, Somaliland foreign ministers talk cooperation in videoconference

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Taiwanese Foreign minister Joseph Wu on Tuesday (April 20) held a videoconference with Somaliland acting Foreign minister Liban Yousuf Osman. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...] » More

Taiwan’s 2021 economic growth forecast at 4.8pct

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

Taiwan’s economy is likely to grow by an annual 4.8 percent in 2021, after its 3.11 percent rise last year, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) said [...] » More

Government pressure a challenge for Taiwan media workers: poll

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

Pressure from employers, uncertainty about work, and pressure from government agencies are the top three challenges facing media workers in Taiwan, the Association of Taiwan [...] » More

President reiterates commitment to Taiwan-US trade relations

President reiterates commitment to Taiwan-US trade relations

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday reiterated her administration’s commitment to a close economic partnership between Taiwan and the United States, expressing hope for [...] » More

Japan expected to take position of ‘ambiguity’ on Taiwan issue

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday downplayed the possibility of getting militarily involved in the Taiwan issue after angering Beijing with a call for [...] » More