Archive for December 1st, 2016

HK Appears Ready to Bar a Third Lawmaker Over Oath

HK Appears Ready to Bar a Third Lawmaker Over Oath

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

In a possible escalation of a campaign against a separatist movement, the Hong Kong government appears ready to take steps to bar a third opposition politician from the [...]
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China is being untypically quiet as Taiwan holds drills in the South China Sea

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Taiwan held rescue drills on Tuesday off the coast of its sole outpost in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea, but the biggest claimant in the disputed area kept [...]
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Japan aquarium to open in Taiwan, the first ever overseas

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

A Japanese aquarium is to open overseas for the first time, with the marine park planned for Taiwan. “We aim to build the next-generation aquarium,” said Nobuyuki [...]
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Taiwan protests Malaysia’s sending of 21 fraud suspects to China

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan lodged a strong protest with Malaysia Tuesday after it sent 21 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China, saying that the Malaysian move violated the principle of [...]
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Change of government in US brings bad and good news for Taiwan

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BIV | 6:00 AM

No country in Asia watches presidential elections in the United States with quite the intense interest of Taiwan. The survival of the island and its 23 million people as an [...]
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Japan envoy calls on Taiwan to lift food ban

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

A top Japanese envoy on Tuesday called on Taiwan to lift its import restrictions on products from Japan’s nuclear-affected areas as soon as possible, as annual trade [...]
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2 magnitude 4.1 quakes shake eastern Taiwan

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

Two magnitude 4.1 earthquakes struck eastern Taiwan in a span of six minutes Tuesday afternoon, according to the Central Weather Bureau. No immediate injuries or damage were [...]
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Taiwan Leader’s Popularity Sinks as Policy Fights Slow Reforms

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Six months after her historic ascent to Taiwan’s highest office, Tsai Ing-wen’s popularity is falling as she gets pulled into policy disputes and distracted from [...]
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Beijing targets Taiwan crooks

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese fraud rings based all over the world have for years swindled billions of dollars from members of the public through phone scams and now they are the target of an [...]
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Taiwan stocks rise in cautious trade; techs gain

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan stocks rose slightly in cautious trading on Wednesday, paced by modest gains in tech heavyweights including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC). As of 0326 [...]
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China tells Taiwan to stay out of HK debate

China tells Taiwan to stay out of HK debate

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China called on Wednesday on Taiwan to stay out Hong Kong’s affairs, saying self-ruled Taiwan was “talking nonsense” about the former British colony and [...]
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The young Taiwan fraudsters targeted by Beijing

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese fraud rings based all over the world have for years swindled billions of dollars from members of the public through phone scams – now they are the target of [...]
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Taiwan-born Elaine Chao chosen by Trump to head transportation department

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Chao to carry out $1 trillion infrastructure programme Trump wants President-elect Donald Trump has picked Elaine Chao, a former US labour secretary, to lead the [...]
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N Korea satellite images show prison camps accused of ‘atrocities’

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang has denied the existence of kwanliso prison camps, where the UN says inmates have faced starvation, forced labour, torture and rape New satellite images of North [...]
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Fears crazed N Korean despot will blast the South with nukes after Donald Trump threatens to remove crucial US troops from the border

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Sun | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump previously suggested he would withdraw US troops from South Korea if he was elected Fears have been raised that Kim Jong-un could unleash nuclear weapon on South [...]
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