Archive for October 13th, 2021

HK schools required to hold Chinese national flag ceremony once a week under new rules

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Schools must stage ceremonies raising the national flag at least once a week from next year and ensure it is displayed every day during term time under new guidelines issued [...] » More

Carrie Lam ‘grateful’ for Beijing officials’ survey of HK residents, surprised by scope

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has thanked mainland Chinese officials for their recent outreach efforts to local residents, but suggested the results of a survey [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam gets a to-do list from Beijing’s top office in the city, as it reveals public outreach sparked thousands of responses

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Beijing’s top agency in Hong Kong has prepared a to-do list for the local administration and its own officials to improve the city’s governance based on a recent [...] » More

HK May Raise Storm Signal No. 8 as Kompasu Approaches

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BNNBloomberg | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong may issue a higher storm warning signal Tuesday as severe tropical cyclone Kompasu approaches, a move that could mean the suspension of afternoon trading at the [...] » More

HK risks global status as Singapore opens up to world

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

The divide between Asia’s two main financial hubs in handling the pandemic is growing ever wider, with one opening up to global travel and the other maintaining one of [...] » More

HK shuts schools, eyes higher storm alert as Kompasu nears

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong is likely to issue a higher storm warning signal late Tuesday (October 12) afternoon as severe tropical cyclone Kompasu approaches, prompting authorities to shut [...] » More

US reiterates commitment toward Taiwan after Sullivan-Yang meet: MOFA

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

The United States government has reaffirmed its commitment toward Taiwan in a recent briefing following a meeting between National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and senior [...] » More

China says it carried out beach landing, assault drills in province opposite Taiwan

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

China’s military said on Monday it had carried out beach landing and assault drills in the province directly across the sea from Taiwan, though it did not link the [...] » More

Taiwan’s Army chief in US for annual event: Defense minister

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

Defense minister Chiu Kuo-cheng has confirmed a report that the chief of Taiwan’s Army is in the United States as part of an annual exchange programme between the two [...] » More

Taiwan’s Asus announces Turbo GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with blower cooler

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Asus introduced its new Turbo GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card on Monday (October 11), which features a large external blower fan. The new Asus graphics card comes with [...] » More

Taiwan cuts forecast for foreign arrivals in 2030 by about 20pct

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

The estimated number of foreign arrivals in Taiwan in 2030 is expected to be about 20 percent lower than previously forecast, the Tourism Bureau said Monday, citing the [...] » More

As Taiwan tensions grow, US and China seek right decibel

As Taiwan tensions grow, US and China seek right decibel

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

As tensions flare over Taiwan, China and the United States are both trying to lay down firm markers. A crucial question is whether the nuclear-armed powers know what level of [...] » More

Harvard University moves Mandarin summer programme from China to Taiwan

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Harvard University has decided to move its Mandarin Chinese summer programme from Beijing to Taipei in summer 2022. The Harvard Beijing Academy summer study abroad programme [...] » More

Taiwan’s Foxconn unveils electric vehicles

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Ahead of its Hon Hai Tech Day (HHTD21), electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn unveiled two of its electric vehicles (EV) on Tuesday (October 12). The company, which is [...] » More

PLA backs mainland drill with threat to ‘crush’ Taiwan separatists

13-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The Chinese military warned of its determination to crush any attempt to separate Taiwan from mainland China on Tuesday, after it carried out beach landing and assault drills [...] » More