Archive for January 2nd, 2017

Monsoon flooding forces 6000 from homes in Malaysia

Monsoon flooding forces 6000 from homes in Malaysia

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AA | 10:39 AM

Strong monsoon rains have caused some 6,000 people to be evacuated from their homes in Malaysian east coast states, with school sessions canceled until further notice. The [...]
» More

Indonesian tourist boat blaze kills

Indonesian tourist boat blaze kills

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 10:32 AM

A massive fire erupted in a boat carrying hundreds of local tourists to an island north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta Sunday, leaving at least 23 dead and 17 injured, [...]
» More

North Korea’s Kim says close to test launch of ICBM

North Korea’s Kim says close to test launch of ICBM

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:04 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday that the isolated nuclear capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). North Korea [...]
» More

In 2016, a Toxic Political Smog Spread Over China and HK

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Globalvoices | 6:00 AM

For more than two weeks, 23 Chinese cities have been under a red alert warning citizens to take extreme precautions in light of a toxic smog that has invaded their [...]
» More

Will HK get rid of chaos next year?

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Ejinsight | 6:00 AM

Most Hong Kong people are probably looking forward to the end of a chaotic 2016 and hoping that the coming year will be a lot better, especially if we think that our city [...]
» More

No space for HK independence, China says

No space for HK independence, China says

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

There is no space for Hong Kong independence in the “one country, two systems” agreement under which Beijing governs the former British colony, but there can be [...]
» More

US says no change in policy toward Taiwan

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Taipeitimes | 6:00 AM

The US has a strong security relationship with Taiwan and its recent legislation on military exchanges with Taiwan was not aimed at highlighting tensions across the Taiwan [...]
» More

Taiwan says president to transit Houston, San Francisco next month

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through Houston and San Francisco during her January visit to allies in Latin American countries, her office said Friday, a move [...]
» More

US says Taiwan president’s transit based on ‘long-standing practice’

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

aiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s transit through the United States next month during her January visit to allies in Latin American countries is based on common practice, [...]
» More

Panama sees no change in Taiwan, China ties despite Trump

Panama sees no change in Taiwan, China ties despite Trump

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Panama does not expect any change in its relations with Taiwan or China, a senior official from the isthmus nation said on Friday, despite increased pressure from Beijing on [...]
» More

Taiwan announces US itinerary for president, upsetting China

Taiwan announces US itinerary for president, upsetting China

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through Houston and San Francisco during a January visit to allies in Latin America, her office said Friday, prompting China to [...]
» More

N Korea policy more than ‘strategic patience,’ US envoy says

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

The top US envoy to South Korea said this week the Obama administration engaged in more than “strategic patience” in North Korea policy. Ambassador Mark Lippert [...]
» More

Ban Ki-moon concerned about Korea’s ‘crisis,’ lawmaker says

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is concerned about the “national crisis” facing his home country of South Korea, according to a [...]
» More

Park’s trial will be speedy: court

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Koreajoongang daily | 6:00 AM

The top justice of the Constitutional Court promised Friday a “speedy and fair trial” on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, suggesting a verdict could [...]
» More

This is what N Korea’s military arsenal looks like

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s military escapades were back in the headlines in December, after state media in the secretive country reported news of two large-scale military drills [...]
» More