Archive for December 17th, 2016

Asia stocks tepid, dollar near 14-year peak on Fed rally

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

The dollar stood near a 14-year peak, bond yields were highly elevated and Asian stocks struggled for traction on Friday as global markets continued adjusting to the idea of [...] » More

HK is preparing to choose a new leader

HK is preparing to choose a new leader

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Economist | 6:00 AM

CHIEF executives of Hong Kong have never basked in public adoration. The first one under Chinese rule, Tung Chee-hwa, resigned after a massive public outcry against his [...] » More

Chinese media outlet calls for ‘use of force’ over Taiwan after Trump call

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

A Chinese newspaper is calling on the country to consider force as a means to conquer Taiwan, following an apparent shift in US policy. The Global Times, considered a [...] » More

Stronger greenback on Fed rate hike forecast to help Taiwan exports

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

The National Development Council (NDC), the top economic planning agency in Taiwan, said Thursday that the strengthening of the US dollar after the US Federal Reserve’s [...] » More

As decision on gay ‘marriage’ looms, debate divides Taiwan

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Life Site News | 6:00 AM

Wait! Did you know that so far in 2016 over 23 MILLION people have visited LifeSiteNews, where they have viewed over 53 MILLION pages – making LifeSite the #1 most-read [...] » More

At least 39 Taiwanese arrested in Spain telephone fraud crackdown

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

Thirty-nine Taiwanese nationals were among around 300 fraud suspects arrested earlier this week in Spain, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Thursday. According [...] » More

Taiwan, Nepal institutions sign post-disaster treatment MOU

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

A Taiwanese medical group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday with a hospital and non-governmental group in Nepal on working together to enhance [...] » More

Taiwan hosts security meet with US, Japan

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | ,Manilatimes | 6:00 AM

Senior officials form Taiwan, the US and Japan met on Wednesday here to exchange views on security relations, with Taiwan officials expressing gratitude over the [...] » More

Taiwan to strengthen ties with US, Japan, regional partners: Tsai

Taiwan to strengthen ties with US, Japan, regional partners: Tsai

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

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) said on Thursday that Taiwan will continue to deepen relations with the United States, Japan and regional partners as it works to promote [...] » More

Taiwan Is Both Exhilarated and Unnerved by Trump’s China Remarks

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

Lin Fei-fan led the charge nearly three years ago when hundreds of students occupied Taiwan’s legislature to protest a trade deal with China. With the island’s [...] » More

Chasing healthy growth:Taiwan and America’s shared challenge

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

Governments worldwide remain vigilant in their focus on infectious diseases such as dengue fever, cholera, malaria and Zika or on dangers that could potentially return, like [...] » More

China live-fires aircraft carrier group amid Taiwan tensions with US

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

Dozens of ships and warplanes test weapons after Donald Trump questioned ‘One China policy’ and spoke directly with Taiwanese president China’s Liaoning [...] » More

Korean Political Reshuffle Could Derail US Defense Plans

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Dailycaller | 6:00 AM

A possible pick for South Korea’s next president wants to put plans for a US missile shield on hold. Moon Jae-in, a former leader of the liberal Minjoo Party and a [...] » More

S. Korea to faithfully carry out comfort women deal

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

South Korea reiterated its commitment to a deal with Japan to settle the long-standing dispute over Japan’s wartime sexual slavery as critics has stepped up pressure on [...] » More

Post-Impeachment Korean Presidential Race Begins

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

A major South Korean opposition leader declared his intention to run for president on Thursday, if Park Geun-hye’s impeachment is upheld in court, and promised to [...] » More