Archive for December 21st, 2016

Taipei eyeing stricter rules for China officials: sources

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taipeitimes | 6:00 AM

The government is preparing a raft of measures to ensure that Chinese officials visiting Taiwan must meet with both pan-blue and pan-green local governments, sources said. [...]
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US military history on Taiwan rooted in confrontation with China

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump’s recent phone conversation with the leader of Taiwan turned the spotlight back on a place that saw more than its share of brinkmanship [...]
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China Follows Military Drills near Taiwan with Threat of Economic Sanctions

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Breitbart | 6:00 AM

“It is lawful, reasonable and fair, and happened as in the past according to plan,” the Chinese air force said in a statement late last week regarding military [...]
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Was Trump-Tsai Phone Call Part Of Strategy To Influence ‘One China’ Policy?

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

Anyone who followed the recent US Presidential election could not have failed to notice the forceful words Donald Trump expressed about China and its economic relationship [...]
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Taiwan says China pressure not delaying Latam planning, transit stops to be announced in days

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

China’s objection to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen passing through the United Sates enroute to Latin America next month had not delayed planning for the trip and [...]
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US spy planes, drone shadowed 10 Chinese jets near Taiwan: Report

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Presstv.ir | 6:00 AM

Two US spy aircraft were dispatched last week to closely follow a fleet of at least 10 Chinese warplanes as they flew close to Taiwan’s airspace, a Taiwanese official [...]
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US congressmen reaffirm unwavering support for alliance with S. Korea

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

A group of United States congressmen reaffirmed Monday that their support for a strong South Korea-US alliance will remain unwavering in any circumstance, a pledge which came [...]
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Korea returns stranded fishermen to N Korea

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

South Korea has repatriated eight North Korean fishermen it rescued from three boats found drifting at sea last week. The men were sent back across the de facto maritime [...]
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Korean president’s friend denies charges as trial begins

Korean president’s friend denies charges as trial begins

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Times of Oman | 6:00 AM

A friend of South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to Park’s impeachment in parliament denied charges of fraud and abuse of [...]
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S. Korean President Confidante Stands Trial, Denies Charges

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

During her first trial, the recently jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Choi Soon-sil, denied that she used her ties to the president to [...]
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Trial opens of ‘Rasputin’ at heart of Korea political crisis

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

Choi Soon-sil, who is alleged to have conspired with impeached president Park Geun-hye, denies all charges Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that [...]
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Korea corruption suspect Choi Soon-sil in court

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

The woman at the centre of South Korea’s political crisis, Choi Soon-sil, has appeared in court, where she denied charges of corruption. Ms Choi was a close confidante [...]
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Does Korea Protest Too Much?

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

An insulated network of leaders leaves citizens feeling they must keep taking to the streets. Two million South Koreans flooded the streets to demand the removal of President [...]
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Korea, Japan step up poultry cull to contain bird flu

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

South Korea and Japan have ordered fresh culls of poultry stocks to contain outbreaks of avian flu, authorities in the two countries said. The South Korean Agriculture [...]
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Analyst: N Korea submarine may be preparing to go to sea

Analyst: N Korea submarine may be preparing to go to sea

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

North Korea’s GORAE-class experimental ballistic missile submarine may be preparing to go to sea. Writing for 38 North, a Johns Hopkins University website dedicated to [...]
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