Archive for December, 2016

HK’s first bird flu patient this winter dies

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

An elderly Hong Kong man died on Christmas Day from bird flu, the government said on Tuesday, the first human infection in the city this winter. The Centre for Health [...]
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HK’s ousted anti-China lawmakers make final appeal over ban

HK’s ousted anti-China lawmakers make final appeal over ban

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

Two ousted pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers on Wednesday announced they were making a final bid to overturn a controversial Beijing-linked ban preventing them from taking [...]
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Taiwan’s push for wind power is not hot air

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Shift from coal and nuclear power to renewable energy ambitious but not impossible, says energy bureau chief Jermyn Chow Taiwan Correspondent In Taipei You can say the wind [...]
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‘Most beautiful’ train station in Northern Taiwan reopens

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

- Badouzi Station (?????), located on the border of New Taipei and Keelung, resumed services on Wednesday. Dubbed the train station with the most beautiful scenery in [...]
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Anti-Gay MassResistance Supporting Anti-Equality Activists in Taiwan

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

MassResistance has joined the ranks of Religious Right groups that are expanding the global reach of their efforts to resist legal equality for LGBT people, boasting in [...]
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‘ANC overreacting to Msimanga’s Taiwan visit’

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | En.co.za | 6:00 AM

A visit by Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga to Taiwan is continuing to draw reaction from various quarters. Wits University’s international relations professor John [...]
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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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