Archive for January 17th, 2017

We will walk on international stage, Taiwanese president insists

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Beijing fumes as Taiwanese president declares intent to ‘walk on the international stage’ after stopovers in the US where she met Republicans China has stepped up [...]
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Trump playing with fire with his Taiwan game

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CCTV | 6:00 AM

When it comes to tolerance, it is our tradition to display a big heart. That is why one can normally get away with making the same mistake twice, as one will be given the [...]
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Six Taiwanese arrested in Okinawa for alleged drug trafficking

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Six Taiwanese men have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle illicit drugs into Okinawa, a Kyodo News report said Sunday. According to customs officials cited by [...]
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Taiwan president says Latam trip, with US transit, put island on global stage

Taiwan president says Latam trip, with US transit, put island on global stage

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

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday her trip to Central American allies and transit stops in the United States had elevated the island’s international profile, [...]
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Key envoys to discuss diplomatic, security challenges

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday it will convene a meeting of key ambassadors this week to discuss diplomatic and security challenges facing the nation. The [...]
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Can Korea handle the truth about Japan’s ‘comfort women’?

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

With its recall of two diplomats this week, Japan appears to have upped the ante in its long-running dispute with Korea over its use of wartime sex slaves, reigniting [...]
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Optimistic investors bet on Korean recovery

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Political upheaval looks set to force the country to try and reform its chaebols South Korea, home to corporate electronics giants Samsung and LG, last year became embroiled [...]
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S Korea corruption: Court to decide on Samsung chief arrest

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Samsung arrest warrant? The indictment comes ahead of an anticipated decision from the special prosecutor’s office regarding an arrest warrant for Samsung chief Lee [...]
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Key Samsung shares steady, market awaits Korea prosecution decision on leader

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

Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Samsung C&T Corp were steady in early trade on Monday, ahead of a South Korean special prosecutor’s decision on whether to [...]
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Prosecutors Delay Decision on Arrest Warrant for Samsung’s Lee

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Special prosecutors in South Korea have delayed until Monday a decision on whether to seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Electronics Co.’s vice Chair Jay Y. Lee. [...]
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Japanese Ambassador to Return to Korea This Week

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Chosun | 6:00 AM

Japanese Ambassador to Korea Yasumasa Nagamine is expected to return to Korea this week. Nagamine was recalled last week in protest over a statue in honor of sex slavery [...]
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Korea prosecutor weighs economic impact of arrest of Samsung chief

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

South Korea’s special prosecutor said on Sunday it will take into account the economic impact of whether to arrest Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee in [...]
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Why Korea’s ‘comfort women’ must be remembered

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Last week the diplomatic row between South Korea and Japan escalated when a statue commemorating “comfort women” – sex slaves forced by Japan to work in [...]
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Korea says securing THAAD location could be delayed

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

The signing of a contract which would secure the location of a US missile defense system in South Korea could be delayed, Seoul’s defense ministry said on Monday. The [...]
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S. Korea’s pension fund chief indicted in corruption probe

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s state-run pension fund chief was indicted on Monday, a special prosecutor’s team said, in a widening probe into an influence-peddling scandal that [...]
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