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    • BreakingBusiness Briefs 20 January 2020
      Intellasia East Asia News * Over 32 million shares of Joint Stock Company for Telecoms and Informatics (ICT) were listed on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange on January 15. The share on the debut date changed hands at VND23,100, resulting in its capitalis…
      - 11 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 1:48am -
    • IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name gaffe
      Intellasia East Asia News Facebook apologised Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted visit to Myanmar. His two-day visit to Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw w…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Virus casts shadow over China’s biggest festival, but little worry at epicentre
      Intellasia East Asia News Health authorities are concerned that a virus originating in central China could spread when hundreds of millions of Chinese travel during next week’s lunar new year festival, but residents said there were was little anxie…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Under pressure from US and China, UK faces dilemma on Huawei
      Intellasia East Asia News The United Kingdom’s relationship with the United States is facing another stern test over whether to allow the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, which the US and others accuse of being a security threat, to manage the roll-o…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • China-backed dam threatens Indigenous people in the Philippines
      Intellasia East Asia News The Pulangi River flows through the remote Pantaron range of central Mindanao, where the Manobo Indigenous people move between their small riverside encampments by boat; their livelihood depends on growing food and medicinal…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Wuhan virus outbreak: 2 more suspected pneumonia cases found in Singapore
      Intellasia East Asia News The Ministry of Health (MOH) has been notified as of Friday afternoon (17 January) of two more suspect cases with pneumonia, who had travel history to the Chinese city of Wuhan where a mysterious virus has afflicted dozens a…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Trump calls for more from Japan as security pact turns 60 years old
      Intellasia East Asia News Japan and the United States pledged Sunday to strengthen their alliance to deal with an evolving security environment in the Asia-Pacific region, as they marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of their security treaty. B…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Pork markets to become a big winner in the US-China trade truce
      Intellasia East Asia News Just a day after the United States and China signed a phase 1 trade deal, The US Department of Agriculture released a report that delivers another optimistic message to US farmers: Chinese demand for pork is likely to boost…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • HK cancels Chinese New Year celebrations
      Intellasia East Asia News People in Hong Kong are preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Fearing continued anti-government unrest, authorities have cancelled some of the main events. They have also banned the sale of items with any political me…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • HK Express apologises for making women travelling to Saipan take pregnancy tests
      Intellasia East Asia News The airline Hong Kong Express has apologised for having required some female passengers bound for the US territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests. The low-cost carrier said in a statement Friday that it began requiring su…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • HK protesters call for boycott of Communist Party
      Intellasia East Asia News Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Sunday, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park to call for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party. Police fired te…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • HK airline made woman take pregnancy test
      Intellasia East Asia News A Hong Kong airline forced a Japanese woman to take a pregnancy test before allowing her on a flight to a Pacific island popular with mothers seeking US citizenship for their babies. Midori Nishida, 25, was escorted to a pub…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Wuhan pneumonia: HK widens net for suspected cases but medical workers fear already overstretched hospitals will suffer
      Intellasia East Asia News The strain on Hong Kong’s public hospitals, already overstretched by the peak flu season, could worsen after health authorities widened the net for suspected cases linked to the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak, medical workers fe…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Over 1,000 gather in central HK park to call for democracy
      Intellasia East Asia News Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park but later spilled onto the streets, briefly barricading roads and spray-painting buildings. Out in…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • ‘HK is at a crossroads’: inside prison with the student who took on Beijing
      Intellasia East Asia News DAY 2 Friday, 18 August 2017 The last words I said before I was taken away from the courtroom were: “Hong Kong people, carry on!” That sums up how I feel about our political struggle. Since Occupy Central and the umbrell…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • China’s Xi stands with Burma despite Rohingya genocide accusations
      Intellasia East Asia News China’s Xi Jinping doubled down on his support for fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday, signing dozens of infrastructure and trade deals and meeting with the Myanmar army chief accused of overseeing a genocide…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • ‘Hundreds’ likely affected by Chinese virus: researchers
      Intellasia East Asia News The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely hundreds more than officially reported, researchers have said. Chinese authorities have said pneumonia linked to the vi…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Taiwan Needs More Than Election Victories to Fend Off China
      Intellasia East Asia News The victory of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan’s presidential elections on January 11 represents a resounding repudiation of Beijing’s increasing pressure on Taiwan. But with attempts to politically subvert Ta…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • SUV on grounds of Beijing’s Forbidden City sparks outrage
      Intellasia East Asia News A Chinese woman sparked social media outrage in her country by posting photos of herself and a friend with a Mercedes-Benz on the grounds of Beijing’s Forbidden City. The reaction prompted an apology from the management of…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Japan’s Abe congratulates Taiwan’s president on re-election
      Intellasia East Asia News In a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (???) on Friday (January 17), Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya delivered prime minister Shinzo Abe’s message as of congratulations on her re-election. Tsai met with Furuya, the cha…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Ghosn’s top Japanese lawyers quit
      Intellasia East Asia News The Japanese lawyer nicknamed the “Razor” who was spearheading Carlos Ghosn’s defence said Thursday he is quitting the case after his client skipped bail and fled Japan for Lebanon. Junichiro Hironaka’s office issued…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Taiwan not part of China as claimed by Burma, Beijing: MOFA
      Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan’s foreign ministry on Sunday pushed back against a joint statement between Beijing and Myanmar that said Taiwan was undisputedly part of China’s territory. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) solemnly protes…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Police refute Singaporean who claimed he was improperly extradited to Malaysia
      Intellasia East Asia News The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has refuted allegations made by a Singaporean man claiming to have been extradited to Malaysia without due process following his arrest in 2015. Responding to media queries on Friday (17 Janu…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • S. Korea’s first locally built space rocket on track for launch in 2021
      Intellasia East Asia News South Korea’s first locally built satellite-carrying rocket is on track for a launch in early 2021, the state-run aerospace research institute said Sunday, opening a new chapter in the country’s space exploration program…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Why HK protesters aren’t cheering this police officer’s arrest
      Intellasia East Asia News It seemed for a moment like a breakthrough for demonstrators in Hong Kong the first arrest of a police officer in connection with the protest movement after months of violent confrontations. But the arrest had nothing to do…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • No. 2 US general says N Korea building new missiles ‘as fast as anybody on the planet’
      Intellasia East Asia News North Korea is “building new missiles, new capabilities, new weapons as fast as anybody on the planet,” and learning from its mistakes as it makes advances in its missile programmes, the No. 2 general at the Pentagon sai…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • China’s state planner says approved projects in 2019 worth $195 billion
      Intellasia East Asia News China’s state planner said on Sunday that it had approved 157 fixed-asset investment projects in 2019, worth a total 1.33 trillion yuan ($195 billion). National Development and Reform Commission spokeswoman Meng Wei told a…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • N Korean foreign minister replaced report
      Intellasia East Asia News North Korean Foreign minister Ri Yong Ho has been replaced, Seoul-based NK News reported on Saturday. The usually well-informed outlet, citing multiple unnamed sources in Pyongyang, said Ri would be replaced by Ri Son Gwon,…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Women spark outrage by driving in Beijing’s Forbidden City
      Intellasia East Asia News One of China’s top historic attractions issued an apology after two women drove an SUV into the Forbidden City in Beijing and posed for pictures when it was meant to be closed to the public. Photos of the pair wearing sung…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • 5,000 tonnes of waste to be shipped back to Korea starting today
      Intellasia East Asia News Over 5,000 tonnes of South Korean garbage which were dumped in the Philippines will be exported back starting today, an environment group said. The EcoWaste Coalition said Sunday that a “return to sender” ceremony was he…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • China’s Xi ends Burma visit with flurry of agreements
      Intellasia East Asia News Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a two-day state visit to Myanmar on Saturday after attending the signing of a raft of agreements buttressing bilateral relations and advancing Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Korea’s export portfolio diversified in 2019 amid chip slump
      Intellasia East Asia News South Korea’s export portfolio was more diversified in 2019 as its outbound shipments of chips sharply lost ground amid an industrywide slump, data showed Sunday. The country’s outbound shipments of chips sank 26 percent…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Facebook blames technical error for vulgar translation of Xi Jinping’s name
      Intellasia East Asia News Facebook has apologised for a “technical error” that caused Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name to appear as “S***hole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese. The error came to light on th…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Heavy snow hampers search for missing S. Korean, Nepal trekkers
      Intellasia East Asia News Avalanches, heavy snow and poor visibility hampered the search Sunday for four South Koreans and three Nepalis caught in an avalanche in the popular Annapurna region of the Himalayas, officials said Relatives of the missing…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • MSG in Chinese food isn’t unhealthy you’re just racist, activists say
      Intellasia East Asia News If you’ve heard of the term “MSG,” you might have also heard of its common but inaccurate connotations. For years, monosodium glutamate, a food additive known as MSG, has been branded as an unhealthy processed ingredie…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Drugmakers slash prices to be eligible for China’s bulk-buy programme
      Intellasia East Asia News Global pharmaceutical majors and generic drugmakers chopped by 53 percent on average prices of some of their off-patent products in the latest bidding round under China’s national bulk-buy programme, government officials s…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Chinese medicine maker Eu Yan Sang to launch plant-based Bak Foong menstruation pills in bid to win over millennial women
      Intellasia East Asia News Eu Yan Sang, the 140-year-old traditional Chinese medicine maker whose products for women and children are familiar to generations of Hong Kong people, aims to launch by end of the year an entirely plant-based version of its…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Propaganda and sexism prove powerful contraceptives for Chinese women
      Intellasia East Asia News China’s government has been trying to manage a public U-turn on one of its biggest, longest running and most powerful policy and propaganda campaigns for several years now, urging a generation of only-children born under i…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Chinese premier holds symposium with foreign experts in China
      Intellasia East Asia News Premier Li Keqiang on Friday afternoon held a symposium with representatives of foreign experts working in China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing ahead of the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year. The sym…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • China reports new virus cases, raising concern globally before key holiday
      Intellasia East Asia News China reported four more cases of pneumonia believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, causing rising concern globally that a disease health officials do not yet fully understand could spread during a key holiday per…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Japan’s Abe congratulates Taiwan’s president on re-election
      Intellasia East Asia News In a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (???) on Friday (January 17), Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya delivered prime minister Shinzo Abe’s message as of congratulations on her re-election. Tsai met with Furuya, the cha…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • China virus: Experts fear hundreds of undisclosed cases of mystery SARS-like illness
      Intellasia East Asia News The number of people infected by a mysterious and deadly SARS-like virus in China could be “substantially” higher than official reports suggest, researchers have found. Authorities say two people have died and a further…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Trump marks US-Japan security pact with call for stronger, deeper alliance
      Intellasia East Asia News President Donald Trump marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the security treaty between the United States and Japan with a call for a stronger and deeper alliance between the two countries, despite criticising the p…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus
      Intellasia East Asia News China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three people in serious condition, heightening fears ahead of China’s Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move aroun…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • In fake news case, Singapore government says ordinary person would have misread SDP’s posts
      Intellasia East Asia News The Singapore government on Friday argued that online posts made by an opposition party would have misled people into thinking local jobs were being lost to foreigners, as the city state’s first fake news hearing wrapped u…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Experts warn over scale of China virus as US airports start screening
      Intellasia East Asia News The true scale of the outbreak of a mysterious SARS-like virus in China is likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists have warned, as countries ramp up measures to prevent the disease from spreading. Fears that t…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Tan Cheng Bock introduces ‘political rookie’ as PSP’s 2nd-in-command
      Intellasia East Asia News Dr Tan Cheng Bock, the leader of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), announced on Friday (17 January) new additions to the party’s central executive committee (CEC), including a new assistant secretary-general. Speaking at…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Does The China Trade Deal Move The World Away From Free Trade?
      Intellasia East Asia News The “Phase 1″ trade deal with China that President Trump signed this week is unlike any previous free trade agreement. From Trump’s point of view, that’s the whole point. “We are righting the wrongs of the past,”…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • Simon Bridges to raise concerns over killings in Philippines trip
      Intellasia East Asia News Along with National’s Defence spokesperson Mark Mitchell, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee and New Zealand’s first Filipino MP Paulo Garcia, Bridges will meet with a number of politicians and officials for tal…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -
    • New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of Wuhan
      Intellasia East Asia News Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year, the country’…
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:02pm -

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