Archive for October 2nd, 2021

HK on ‘right track’ after electoral overhaul, Carrie Lam says at security-focused National Day celebration

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:37 AM

Hong Kong is finally on the “right track”, the city’s leader has said, marking National Day with a promise to improve the economy and people’s [...] » More

Refugees who sheltered Edward Snowden in HK are granted asylum in Canada

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | NBC | 6:37 AM

A Sri Lankan couple that sheltered former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong in 2013 have been granted asylum in Canada along [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s elder care vaccination plan trying to save lives, not pressure older residents, minister says

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:37 AM

Hong Kong officials have defended a plan to begin automatically scheduling residents of care homes for Covid-19 jabs, rejecting criticism that the government is unfairly [...] » More

HK on ‘right track’ after electoral overhaul, Carrie Lam says at security-focused National Day celebration

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:37 AM

Hong Kong is finally on the “right track”, the city’s leader said as National Day celebrations kicked off on Friday, promising residents the economy and [...] » More

Access to online museum for Tiananmen victims ‘restricted in HK’

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:37 AM

An online museum dedicated to victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has been censored in Hong Kong, the website’s administrators have alleged. The website [...] » More

Police halt 4-person National Day protest in HK

Police halt 4-person National Day protest in HK

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:37 AM

Police in Hong Kong halted a four-person pro-democracy protest on China’s National Day Friday amid a expanding crackdown on free speech and opposition politics. [...] » More

Taiwan to ease residency rules for those fleeing HK

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:37 AM

In a show of support for dissenters fleeing Hong Kong, Taiwan has announced plans to allow people from Asia’s leading finance hub to extend their stay in Taiwan. [...] » More

HK freezes domestic helper wages for second straight year, officials point to coronavirus-hit economy as factor for denying pay rise

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:37 AM

Mahee Leclerc, general manager of the HelperChoice online service platform which connects domestic workers to employers, said helpers faced their own increased financial [...] » More

Taiwan reports 1 COVID death

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:37 AM

The Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Friday (October 1) reported zero new local COVID-19 cases and one death. Health minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung announced [...] » More

Taiwan military stays away from US defense conference due to COVID

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:37 AM

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Friday (October 1) it would not send a delegation to the United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference because of the COVID-19 [...] » More

Taiwan’s economy minister speaks on IC trade secret request from US

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:37 AM

Taiwan’s economy minister reiterated on Friday (October 1) that the IC (integrated circuit) trade secret disclosure request from the White House was voluntary in [...] » More

Chinese military spotter plane enters Taiwan’s ADIZ

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:37 AM

A Chinese military plane flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday afternoon (September 30), marking the 27th intrusion for the month of [...] » More

Taiwan questions China’s suitability for Pacific trade pact, fears ‘obstruction’

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:37 AM

China’s restrictive practices present fundamental problems for its application to join a major pan-Pacific free trade pact, and if it joins before Taiwan there is a [...] » More

COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo logs 218 cases Thursday, below 300 for fifth straight dayTaiwan shipbuilder launches green container ship

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:37 AM

CSBC Corporation Taiwan on Friday (October 1) launched a high-load green container ship for the Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, based on an award-winning formula. The [...] » More

Businesses urge bilateral trade agreements between Taiwan and US

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:37 AM

At the “Taiwan-US Business Roundtable” held on Thursday (September 30), representatives from business associations, entities, and the government reviewed [...] » More