Archive for December 9th, 2016

Carrie Lam pays tribute to Hui Yin-fat’s life of service to HK

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Standard | 6:00 AM

The Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, expressed sorrow over the passing of Hui Yin-fat and extended her deepest condolences to his family. “I was deeply saddened to learn of [...]
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One in six HK children cannot afford to eat out, study finds

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

More than a tenth of the city’s children do not have a suitable place to study and one in six of them cannot afford a meal with friends, joint research by several [...]
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What Taiwan’s Leader Sees in Donald Trump

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Newyorker | 6:00 AM

Last week, Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of Taiwan, a self-ruling island of twenty-three million people off China’s southeast coast, called President-elect Donald Trump, who [...]
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Taiwan’s Foxconn in new US investment talks after Trump boast

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

Taiwan’s tech giant Foxconn confirmed Wednesday it is in talks over a new US investment, while SoftBank shares soared after President-elect Donald Trump unveiled a $50 [...]
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Taiwan November exports grow at fastest rate in nearly 4 years

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

Taiwan’s exports in November grew at their strongest pace in nearly four years, as global retailers stocked up on the island’s hi-tech gadgets for the end of the [...]
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China flew bombers around Taiwan before Trump’s call with Taiwanese leader

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Blaze | 6:00 AM

In the week before President-elect Donald Trump made waves by accepting a call from Taiwan’s president, China reportedly flew two long-range nuclear-equipped bombers [...]
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Americans should stop using Taiwan to score political points against Trump and China

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

Lin Fei-fan is a co-founder of Taiwan March, a pro-Taiwan advocacy group, and Network of Young Democratic Asians, an alliance with regional activists. Chen Wei-ting is a [...]
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Taiwan To Crack Down On Uber Drivers

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Pymnts | 6:00 AM

New York, Paris, San Fransisco, London and other major metropolitan areas haven’t been the biggest fans of Uber throughout the years. Well, customers have been. [...]
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Is Taiwan Really a Beacon of Freedom?

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Atlantic | 6:00 AM

In our earlier roundup of reactions to Trump’s phone call to Taiwan, we noted this popular comment from a reader: Taiwan is a wonderful free country that the rest of [...]
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Taiwan calls ex-US senator Bob Dole an ‘important friend’

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

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to comment on media reports from the United States that Bob Dole, a former Republican senator, was involved in persuading [...]
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Tsai praises Taiwan-US ties in address to foreign journalists

Tsai praises Taiwan-US ties in address to foreign journalists

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taiwan Today | 6:00 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen met December 6 with US recipients of the 2016 Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships, praising the robust relations between Taiwan and the US as a solid [...]
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Taiwan stocks rise on upbeat export data, overseas gains

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

Taiwan stocks hit their highest in nearly a month-and-a-half on Thursday tracking gains in overseas markets and after data showed the island’s exports in November grew [...]
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UN Security Council to discuss N Korea rights abuses

UN Security Council to discuss N Korea rights abuses

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

The UN Security Council will discuss human rights violations in North Korea on Friday despite opposition from China, Pyongyang’s ally, diplomats said. Beijing is [...]
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Korea to slap VW with record fine, pursue executives over emissions ads

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

South Korea said it will file criminal complaints against five former and current executives at Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) South Korean unit and fine the company a [...]
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Improving Information Access in N Korea

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Heritage | 6:00 AM

Each year, thousands of refugees flee the oppressive North Korean regime. Today, nearly 30,000 such defectors live in South Korea.[1] Their stories attest to the important [...]
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