Archive for December 6th, 2016

Trump’s Taiwan chat a wake-up call for Australia’s national security establishment

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFR | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to take a phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has reinforced existing concerns about his ability to handle the [...] » More

Trump’s Taiwan phone call was long planned, say people who were involved

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move that establishes the incoming president as a break with [...] » More

Trump continues to defend his call with Taiwan’s leader

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Waff | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the US shifted recognition [...] » More

General Tso’s Chicken creator dies in Taiwan aged 98

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The chef who created the much-loved Chinese dish general Tso’s Chicken has died at the age of 98. Peng Chang-kuei succumbed to pneumonia in Taipei, the capital of [...] » More

America’s Dangerous Drift on Taiwan

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Trump seems to understand that US neglect of Taiwan has emboldened China. ambitions for their relationship. Both have been far too preoccupied with their ties with China [...] » More

100000 protest against same-sex marriage bill in Taiwan

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv Around 100,000 protesters took to the streets of Taipei in [...] » More

Taiwan Risks China’s Wrath for Unprecedented Call to Trump

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

With her precedent-breaking conversation with Donald Trump, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is betting that a little recognition from the incoming US leader was worth the [...] » More

Trump talk with Taiwan leader a ‘courtesy call’: US VP-elect Pence

Trump talk with Taiwan leader a ‘courtesy call’: US VP-elect Pence

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

President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial telephone conversation with the leader of Taiwan was just a “courtesy call,” US vice President-elect Mike Pence [...] » More

Taiwan City Planning a Makeover Says a Trump Agent Showed Interest

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

The fields are overgrown with weeds. Warehouses lie abandoned, their corrugated shells covered in rust. In the distance, an air base, where pilots once took off on [...] » More

N Korea: Kim Jong-un’s wife reappears in public after long mysterious absence

N Korea: Kim Jong-un’s wife reappears in public after long mysterious absence

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

The wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reappeared in public after a nine-month-long absence. The reasons for her disappearance are still not known, but speculation [...] » More

What Trump can do for Korea

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

Three weeks into Trump’s transition to power, nobody seems to have a clear idea what the incoming American administration will do on the Korean peninsula, regarding a [...] » More

More aggressive N Korea policy needed

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Missoulian | 6:00 AM

And then there was one – one unreconstructed communist regime in the world. It’s hard to picture a more fitting symbol of capitalism’s triumph over [...] » More

Could President Bill Clinton have Changed History in N Korea?

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

Another US president soon will have to deal with North Korea, which has been busy developing nuclear weapons for a quarter century or more. The Kim dynasty is on its third [...] » More

Did US Embassy ‘support’ Park’s resignation?

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

The US Embassy in Seoul may have expressed its unity with and support for the ongoing anti-President Geun-hye rally by joining part of the event. Streets in Gwanghwamun [...] » More

Korea Is a Good Place to Start Taking on the ‘Blob’

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nationalinterest | 6:00 AM

Candidate Donald Trump did the seeming impossible: get elected president while speaking truths that shock establishment policymakers. Such as criticising the defense dole for [...] » More