Archive for December 29th, 2016

Taiwan shares edge lower on thin turnover

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

Shares in Taiwan closed slightly lower Tuesday on a second straight day of unusually low turnover as many foreign institutional investors stayed away from the market because [...]
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A Taiwanese teacher asked his students to vote on a parade theme. They chose Adolf Hitler.

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington post | 6:00 AM

To celebrate the 62nd anniversary of a school in northern Taiwan, students were invited to choose historical figures and “cosplay” them at a parade Friday. Liu [...]
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US ties remain most important for Taiwan: survey

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A survey found on Tuesday that most people consider ties with the United States to be Taiwan’s most important relationship, although that figure is lower than in a [...]
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Rothman on Trump Taiwan call: ‘A lot more winging it than people want to admit’

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Cmmentary editor Noah Rothman said President-elect Donald Trump’s recent phone call with Taiwan’s president – and its diplomatic fallout – is a sign [...]
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Taiwan warns of increasing threat as Chinese warships conduct drill

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

Taiwan warned on Tuesday that “the threat of our enemies is growing day by day”, as Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier sailed [...]
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Taiwan, HK independence will fail: China

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

Quoting a poem by the founder of Communist China Mao Zedong, China’s government says the efforts by Hong Kong and Taiwan independence supporters to link up were doomed [...]
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Taiwan: Stocks edge higher tracking overseas markets

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

Taiwan stocks gained on Wednesday, tracking overseas markets and led by electronics and financials stocks. As of 0355 GMT, the main Taiex index rose 0.9 per cent to 9,191.91 [...]
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Msimanga’s Taiwan trip causes a diplomatic stir

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Citizen | 6:00 AM

The Tshwane mayor was the guest of Taiwan’s capital, although the SA government does not recognise the country as separate from China. The department of international [...]
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Taiwan positive about name change of Japanese representative office

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

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday expressed support for the planned renaming of the Japan Interchange Association as the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association [...]
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Taiwanese exchange tech experience with Nigerians

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vnguardngr | 6:00 AM

THE bilateral tie between Nigeria and Taiwan took a new dimension, when Taiwan Friends Association gathered at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja to share their technology experience with [...]
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Chinese warships enter South China Sea near Taiwan in show of force POSTED ONLINE

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

Beijing’s only aircraft carrier cruises past Taiwan’s Pratas Islands in an exercise state media said showed the country’s improving combat capabilities A [...]
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Taiwan to insist on 3 principles if Uber wants to stay in Taiwan

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

Taiwan will insist on three principles if ride-sharing company Uber wants to continue to operate in the country, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications reiterated [...]
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Korea Scraps Park Geun-hye’s Contentious Textbook Policy

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

The South Korean government said on Tuesday that it would not require schools to use state-issued history textbooks, reversing one of the signature policies of President Park [...]
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Korea’s obsession with top marks is costing its youth

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

I remember peeping into my pencil case, my fingers fumbling through the pens and coloured textas, as I discreetly looked for the tiny piece of paper that was scribbled with [...]
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UN sanctions target giant N Korean statues

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Tampabay | 6:00 AM

With somewhere around 4,000 artists and staff, the Mansudae Art Studio, a huge complex of nondescript concrete buildings on a sprawling, walled-off campus with armed guards [...]
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