Archive for September 4th, 2021

‘Black Panther’ correctional officers called to defuse confrontation at HK women’s prison

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

An elite squad of correctional officers was called to a women’s prison in northern Hong Kong on Thursday to defuse a confrontation between guards and 18 inmates angry [...] » More

Operator of HK’s ‘cruises to nowhere’ to lobby for higher on-board capacity after overwhelming response

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The operator behind Hong Kong’s “cruises to nowhere” is seeking negotiations with the government to lift Covid-19 curbs on capacity after receiving an [...] » More

HK to host Asia’s premier tech summit for next 5 years, with RISE Conference back next March

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong has been chosen to host Asia’s premier tech conference for the next five years, with the government and industry chiefs hailing the decision as evidence of [...] » More

HK protests: 5 university students found guilty of rioting, violating mask ban at 2019 Chinese University demonstration

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Five university students have been convicted of rioting and violating a Hong Kong ban on wearing masks at public gatherings over their roles in a violent confrontation at [...] » More

Fivelements to shut Times Square spa amid quibbles over rent, as uncertainties of HK’s recovery stymies businesses

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Fivelements Habitat, which provides yoga sessions, spa treatments and plant-based cuisine, is shutting its Times Square wellness centre in Causeway Bay after two years of [...] » More

Coronavirus: another blow for HK helpers as Cebu Pacific becomes second airline banned since vaccination record deal

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest budget airline, has been banned from operating passenger flights from Manila to Hong Kong for two weeks from Friday, in yet [...] » More

HK students having out-of-this-world conversation with Chinese astronauts orbiting in space station

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

About 200 Hong Kong university students and secondary school pupils are speaking to three mainland Chinese astronauts currently orbiting the earth aboard the national [...] » More

4 HK institutions among top 100 in new global rankings of universities, amid concerns over erosion of academic freedom

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Four Hong Kong universities are among the top 100 institutions worldwide on a list compiled by a prominent publication, marking a record for the city since the rankings were [...] » More

Cabinet approves draft bill to set up bilingual development centre

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 5:02 AM

The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) approved a draft bill on Thursday to establish a national development centre to advance the government’s plan to develop Taiwan into a [...] » More

Taiwan warns Chinese forces could ‘cripple’ defenses

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Manometcurrent | 5:02 AM

A Taiwanese government report warned that Chinese military forces could “cripple” the island’s defense forces in conflict and have the capacity to fully [...] » More

Taiwan reports 2 local COVID cases, no deaths

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 5:02 AM

The Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Friday (September 3) reported two new local COVID-19 cases. Health minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung announced six new [...] » More

Taiwan  EU political relations and cooperation reach new milestone

Taiwan EU political relations and cooperation reach new milestone

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Menafn | 5:02 AM

The foreign affairs committee of the European parliament on September 1, passed the “EU-Taiwan Political Relations and Cooperation” (EU-Taiwan Political Relations [...] » More

S. Korea lays out new approach to trade on five major sectors

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korea will take a new approach to trade on five core sectors in a bid to maximise its national interests, the country’s trade minister said Thursday. Presiding [...] » More

S. Korea reports 1,709 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Arirang | 5:02 AM

Okay, many had been expecting an extension as the cases are yet to show any signs of decline. As you mentioned, we’ve had the highest level here in Seoul for a while [...] » More

N Korea rejects almost 3 million doses of Sinovac vaccine, saying it should be given to countries that need it more

N Korea rejects almost 3 million doses of Sinovac vaccine, saying it should be given to countries that need it more

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Insider | 5:02 AM

North Korea has rejected about 3 million doses of China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine, asking for them to be sent to other countries that have been harder hit by the [...] » More