Archive for October 6th, 2017

Taiwan to redefine its role in Asia: presidential advisor

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy is the country’s “regional strategy for Asia,” as the country used to identify itself only with Northeast Asia but now [...]
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No official response to alleged Chinese plans to invade Taiwan

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The administration of President Tsai Ing-wen (???) has made no response to claims by a China affairs analyst that China will invade Taiwan by 2020, a Presidential Office [...]
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Report: China Has Secret Plans to Invade Taiwan by 2020

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Popular Mechanics | 6:00 AM

The Washington Free Beacon reports that China has a secret plan to be ready to invade Taiwan by 2020. While the existence of the plan does not mean that an invasion of the [...]
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Taiwanese identity crucial to facing threat

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

Ex-president Lee Teng-hui called on President Tsai Ing-wen to familiarise the public with the government’s proposed constitutional reform initiative To become a normal [...]
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CIA Official Predicts N Korean Provocation on Columbus Day

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | US News | 6:00 AM

The things Kim Jong Un used to fear most about China and the US are no longer a concern, the CIA Korea Mission Centre’s Yong Suk Lee says. A top CIA official for the [...]
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US Intelligence Officials Call N Korean Leader ‘Very Rational’

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Despite Kim Jong Un’s repeated provocations and willingness to engage in heated rhetoric, top US intelligence officials say the North Korean leader is not crazy. [...]
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The US and N Korea On The Brink: A Timeline

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | PBS | 6:00 AM

The last few months have seen President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un locked in an escalating war of words. As the rhetoric has intensified, so have fears [...]
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CIA: Kim Jong-un, N Korea dictator, is not crazy, but ‘very rational’

CIA: Kim Jong-un, N Korea dictator, is not crazy, but ‘very rational’

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Washington Times | 6:00 AM

A top CIA official called North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un a “very rational actor” who doesn’t want a war with the United States, despite a string of [...]
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UN panel urges N Korea to end child discrimination, labour

UN panel urges N Korea to end child discrimination, labour

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A United Nations panel for child rights said on Wednesday that North Korea was punishing children for their “parents’ crimes” or political views by [...]
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Kim Jong-Nam may have been poisoned by other suspects, trial told

Kim Jong-Nam may have been poisoned by other suspects, trial told

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Other suspects could have poisoned the half-brother of North Korea’s leader besides the two women on trial for his audacious assassination in Malaysia, an expert [...]
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N Korea’s Kim ‘very rational’: CIA

N Korea’s Kim ‘very rational’: CIA

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a rational politician and the US needs to understand that to deal with the nuclear-armed country, a top Central Intelligence Agency Korea [...]
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Eyeing N Korea, Pentagon pumps $440 million more into missile defence

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

Includes another expansion of its fleet of interceptors to counter Pyongyang’s ICBM threat The Pentagon is injecting $440 million more into missile defence, including [...]
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A N Korea Nuclear Strike on Tokyo, Seoul Could Kill 2.1 Million

A N Korea Nuclear Strike on Tokyo, Seoul Could Kill 2.1 Million

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As US President Donald Trump threatens to destroy North Korea, even some of his closest aides have warned of the potentially disastrous effects of a war. New research [...]
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Kim Murder Suspect Had VX Byproduct on Shirt, Chemist Says

Kim Murder Suspect Had VX Byproduct on Shirt, Chemist Says

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A government chemist testified Thursday he found traces of the banned VX nerve agent on the two women who are standing trial in Malaysia on charges of murdering the estranged [...]
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Analysis: Russia throws N Korea lifeline to stymie regime change

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Russia is quietly boosting economic support for North Korea to try to stymie any US-led push to oust Kim Jong Un as Moscow fears his fall would sap its regional clout and [...]
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