Archive for December 30th, 2016

Taiwan risks ties by denying Consensus

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | ECNS | 6:00 AM

Both a Taiwan affairs official and researchers have indicated the island’s “diplomatic ties” will likely continue to suffer if Taipei continues to shun the [...]
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In Two Words, Taiwan Finds an Ally

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Sratfor | 6:00 AM

Tokyo’s de facto embassy in Taiwan – will have a new name: The Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association. The new moniker, which was announced in a notice posted today on [...]
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Taiwan Watchful as Chinese Ships, Planes Edge Near Territorial Space

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

Since Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen took office in May, the government in Taipei has documented four incursions into what it considers its territorial waters. Two of the [...]
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Principal resigns after Nazi parade at Taiwan school

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

Israel’s representative office to Taiwan condemned that incident on the “Israel in Taiwan” Facebook page. “It is deplorable and shocking that seven [...]
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Taiwanese Are Tuning Out As China Squeezes Their Foreign Relations

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

China bought off Sao Tome and Principe, last week to end the African country’s 19-year alliance with Taiwan, according to the government here. Beijing is negotiating [...]
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Taiwan’s Tsai to transit in US in move bound to anger China

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

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will pass through the United States when she visits Latin America next month, the foreign ministry said Thursday, a move bound to infuriate [...]
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Taiwan happy with Japan mission’s name change, but China miffed

Taiwan happy with Japan mission’s name change, but China miffed

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

aiwan welcomes the name change by Japan’s de facto embassy on the self-ruled island, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, a day after China called on Japan to [...]
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Korea cuts 2017 growth forecast to 2.6pct

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

South Korea has revised down its growth outlook for 2017 citing increased uncertainties in the United States and a sagging recovery in domestic consumption. South [...]
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Experts: N Korea May Be Developing a Dirty Bomb Drone

Experts: N Korea May Be Developing a Dirty Bomb Drone

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Popularmechanics | 6:00 AM

A Korean think tank claims that North Korea is developing a drone capable of spreading lethal amounts of radioactivity over a wide area, sickening people and making areas [...]
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N Korea’s highest-ranking defector has ‘no regrets’

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

As Pyongyang’s deputy ambassador in London, Thae Yong-ho was the public face of North Korea in England, says Stephen Evans, BBC’s Seoul correspondent. Evans has [...]
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What’s next for Korea?

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

South Korea’s had a difficult year. Months of the biggest protests ever seen there, then parliament voting for the first time ever to impeach the president. The [...]
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Tensions flare on anniversary of SKorea-Japan deal

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

South Korean police surrounded dozens of protesters holding a sit-in demonstration in Busan Wednesday, on the first anniversary of an agreement to compensate victims of [...]
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Korea considers new electric car rules as Tesla readies showroom

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

South Korea will consider scrapping a rule next year that denies subsidies for electric vehicles with high-capacity batteries, a move that could open its market to more [...]
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S. Korea pension fund head detained in Park probe

S. Korea pension fund head detained in Park probe

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

South Korea’s state-run pension fund chief was detained Wednesday in a widening probe to determine whether President Park Geun-Hye forced companies including Samsung to [...]
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Korean Air pledges clampdown on unruly passengers

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

Korean Air said Wednesday it would let its crew use stun guns more aggressively and put more male staff aboard flights to clamp down on violence, after an incident involving [...]
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