Archive for December 13th, 2016

China condemns US defense bill provision on Taiwan

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Rawstory | 6:00 AM

China has spoken out against a US defense bill passed Friday which includes a provision calling for yearly military exchanges with Taiwan, which Beijing sees as a breakaway [...] » More

Trump Is Using Taiwan As A Bargaining Chip In Relations With China

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

US President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday he saw no cause to follow the “one-China” policy, which is Beijing’s way of making most of the world sideline [...] » More

China conducts flyover of waterways near Japan, Taiwan

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China patrolled the waters of a series of hotly contested islands Sunday, a day after staging a flyover of two strategically important waterways near Taiwan and Japan. [...] » More

A permanent home for Taiwan’s victims of wartime sexual slavery

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Cina Post | 6:00 AM

Chen Lien-hua (???) appears composed as she gestures toward a glass panel painting she created, which is bursting with lilac lines that curve their way across the [...] » More

Trump questions ‘one China policy’ without Beijing concessions

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

President-elect Donald Trump has questioned in an interview whether the United States should continue its “one China policy” unless Beijing makes concessions on [...] » More

Children of 150,000 S.E. Asian new immigrants ‘Taiwan’s future hope’: Tsai

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Tsai called on sons and daughters of S.E. Asian immigrants to learn their mothers’ languages and recognise their ‘double heritage’ President Tsai Ing-wen [...] » More

Taiwan says China air force conducts long-range drills

Taiwan says China air force conducts long-range drills

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

Chinese military aircraft on Saturday flew over waterways near Taiwan as part of long-range exercises, Taiwan said, the first such flights since a telephone call between [...] » More

From Kashmir to N Korea: Donald Trump’s quick fixes

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

The president-elect is about to step onto a world stage more complex and fraught with danger than most living souls can remember. But he’s Donald Trump! No job is too [...] » More

With Uncertainties Roiling Washington and Seoul, What Next for N Korea?

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

Since October, when the corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye of South Korea first erupted, North Korea has been uncharacteristically restrained. While the [...] » More

N. Korea slams UN Security Council for meeting on human rights

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Sunday slammed the UN Security Council for holding a meeting on Pyongyang’s human rights situation for the third straight year. In an interview carried [...] » More

Korea’s Political Trial

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

Extended turmoil could create an opening for radical voices. Park Geun-hye’s impeachment Friday formalises Seoul’s state of political disarray. Next comes the [...] » More

Vote puts Korea impeachment ball in Constitutional Court

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

After the South Korean parliament’s impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, the spotlight now shifts to the nine judges of the Constitutional Court who could yet slam [...] » More

S. Korea vows to keep economy ‘strong and stable’ after Park ouster

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

South Korea’s finance minister vowed Sunday to keep Asia’s fourth-largest economy “strong and stable” after a decision by lawmakers to impeach [...] » More

Korea’s Susceptibility to Scandal

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

The impeachment of South Korean leader Park Geun-hye should herald the end of a painful and drawn-out political scandal. As they move forward, Koreans should be thinking [...] » More

N. Korea military drill targets South’s presidential office

N. Korea military drill targets South’s presidential office

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

South Korea warned Sunday of “fatal” consequences for Pyongyang’s leadership if provoked into conflict, after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a [...] » More