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Beijing-friendly Taiwanese mayor Han Kuo-yu arrives in HK for historic meeting

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The new Beijing-friendly mayor of Taiwan’s third-largest city has arrived in Hong Kong for a rare visit to meet with top officials and promote trade. Han Kuo-yu, a star [...]
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UPDATE 1-Taiwan c.bank holds key rates, cuts 2019 growth forecast again

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s central bank left its policy rate unchanged on Thursday, as widely expected, and again lowered its forecast for 2019 economic growth as a global electronics [...]
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China urges US to block Taiwan leader’s Hawaii stopover

China urges US to block Taiwan leader’s Hawaii stopover

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China urged the United States on Thursday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to stop over in Hawaii next week when she makes a tour of the island’s diplomatic [...]
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Taiwan president to visit Hawaii amid China pressure

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will visit Hawaii next week on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific, official media said on Thursday, a move likely to anger China, which [...]
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Solomon Islands look beyond Taiwan alliance as election looms

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As politicians hit the hustings across the Solomon Islands two weeks out from a general election in the South Pacific archipelago, the loyalty of one of Taiwan’s few [...]
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Man throws wife from 4th floor of Taiwan airport after argument

21-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

It’s common for couples to have the occasional squabble, but a quarrel between a 32-year-old man and his 33-year-old wife landed both of them in hospital. Early on [...]
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Taiwan to benefit from Japan’s move to boost island defense capabilities

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The fortified island chain will help Taiwan’s defense in any cross-strait conflict scenario Japan is poised to boost its defense capabilities with the inauguration of [...]
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Detained Filipino murder suspect to arrive in Taiwan Monday

18-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A Filipino man who allegedly killed two other Filipino crew members on board a Taiwanese fishing ship in the Indian Ocean last month will be returned to Taiwan next week, the [...]
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China and Taiwan dominate with seafood offerings at Japan’s Foodex

18-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Sea Food Source | 6:00 AM

China’s booths were the most prominent of the national pavilions at the Foodex trade show held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan from 5 to 8 [...]
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Premier: China will offer Taiwan ‘preferential policies’

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China will introduce more “preferential policies” for Taiwan to allow the self-governed island’s residents to enjoy the same treatment as mainland Chinese [...]
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Trade agreement with Taiwan in US interest: Keelung mayor

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (???) said Wednesday that inking a trade agreement with Taiwan would enhance implementation of the United States’ Indo-Pacific strategy. Lin [...]
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Taiwan suspends operations of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Thursday issued a directive suspending all commercial flight operations of Boeing 737-8 and 737-9 planes, in the wake [...]
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Taiwan removed from EU tax haven greylist

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The European Union has removed Taiwan from the bloc’s greylist of tax havens, acknowledging the nation’s efforts at implementing anti-tax avoidance measures, [...]
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Exploitation still common on Taiwan fishing boats: human rights report

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Foreign fishermen on Taiwan-registered vessels are still vulnerable to labour exploitation, according to a new human rights report released Wednesday by the US State [...]
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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocks New Taipei

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale hit New Taipei in northern Taiwan at 4:19 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The [...]
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