Archive for December 16th, 2016

DBS expects Taiwan’s GDP to grow 2.1pct in 2017

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

DBS, a Singapore-based banking group, said Wednesday that Taiwan’s economic momentum is expected to pick up in 2017, with its gross domestic product (GDP) likely to [...]
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Taiwan seeking to enhance defense capabilities

Taiwan seeking to enhance defense capabilities

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

Taiwan’s military is formulating a new national defense strategy to which the government plans to allocate more resources, in an effort to boost the country’s [...]
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Taiwan tests missile amid tensions

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

Taiwan staged a live-fire exercise on Wednesday to test the nation’s missile system amid tensions with Beijing after US President-elect Donald Trump suggested the US [...]
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The One-China Policy Benefits China, Taiwan and the US

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

Although Trump’s questioning the “One China” policy may seem like a quick and clever way to get China’s attention, this decades-old policy’s [...]
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US official: Taiwan needs to spend more on defence

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

Defence spending in Taiwan has not kept pace with the threat posed by China and should be increased, a senior US defence official said, amid a storm over US President-elect [...]
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Analysts See Trump Comments on One China as Part of Bigger Game

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that the United States doesn’t necessarily need to be bound by a “One China” policy, which was key to the [...]
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For Taiwan, a Dilemma Over Identity, Economy and China

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

Syaru Shirley Lin, a native of Taiwan, is a political economist who teaches at both the University of Virginia and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Previously she was a [...]
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China should plan to take Taiwan by force after Trump call, state media says

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

Global Times says Beijing should ‘punish militarily’ any moves to undermine One China policy – which US president-elect has said he might not uphold China [...]
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Taiwan opens doors for Asean scholars

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Filipinos need not look far when applying for scholarships in universities abroad. Taiwan, which is less than two hours away by plane from Manila, is expanding its [...]
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Weekends at last: Taiwan workers to get 2 days off a week

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

Since Taiwan industrialised in the 1960s, its workers have strived to do whatever their employers asked, including putting in free overtime, out of fear of being replaced. [...]
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‘Shadowy’ doctors visited S Korean president: Hearing

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

South Korea’s embattled president was visited by “shadowy” doctors who injected her with human placenta extract, a parliamentary inquiry into a growing [...]
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Korea parliament probes Park’s ‘missing hours’

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

South Korean MPs are holding a hearing to investigate why impeached President Park Geun-hye went “missing” during a major ferry disaster in 2014 – the [...]
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YouTube Bans N Korea’s Propaganda Channel

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

YouTube recently blocked the channel of North Korean state television, due to American sanctions on the country. The ban could be a big blow to the country’s propaganda [...]
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N Korea diplomats say US to blame for nuclear issue

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

The envoys denounced the International Atomic Energy Agency for biased condemnations of its nuclear programme. North Korea diplomats at the United Nations accused the United [...]
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YouTube blocks N Korean channel

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

YouTube has blocked North Korea’s state television channel, which broadcasts news on everything from nuclear tests to Kim Jong Un’s outings, to avoid breaching US [...]
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