Archive for October 5th, 2018

Taiwan to take delivery of first batch of four upgraded F-16s in 2019

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The Air Force is scheduled to take delivery of its first four upgraded F-16 fighter jets in the next six months, a military official said Wednesday during a legislative [...]
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Taiwan: Beijing Agreement With Vatican Undermines Taiwan’s Position in International Relations

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Unpo | 6:00 AM

The agreement, which allows the Holy See to influence bishops appointed to mainland China, was signed on 22 September. Whilst the Vatican insists that the agreement is [...]
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Taiwan’s museum ‘for the poor’ home to world’s largest violin collection

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

“You play the piano? Look at thisa violin by the inventor of the piano, made in 1705,” says Dai-Ting Chung, senior consultant for the Chimei Museum’s [...]
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Korea Rejects Crypto Exchanges as Venture Firms, Taxes to Double

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CCN | 6:00 AM

In a blow to the industry, the government of South Korea has stuck with its legislative proposal to exclude the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry from being certified as [...]
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Pompeo optimistic progress will be made on N Korea trip

Pompeo optimistic progress will be made on N Korea trip

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was optimistic his planned visit to Pyongyang this weekend would bring progress towards a second summit between [...]
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Korean minister proposes US-N Korea tradeoff

Korean minister proposes US-N Korea tradeoff

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An end to the Korean War in return for the verified dismantling of its major North Korean nuclear facility: South Korea’s foreign minister on Wednesday proposed this [...]
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S. Korea renews call for Japan to remove ‘rising sun’ flag

S. Korea renews call for Japan to remove ‘rising sun’ flag

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Thursday reiterated a demand that Japan should remove its “rising sun” naval flag from a warship participating in an international fleet review at [...]
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Korea’s economy is slowing. Its leader still wants to spend millions on Pyongyang

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Seoul’s proposal to invest heavily on North Korea-related projects could pressure South Korea’s economy. * Of particular concern is the $262 million allotted [...]
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Explainer: China’s persecution of Uighur Muslims

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Alaraby | 6:00 AM

Who are the Uighurs? The Uighurs, also spelled Uyghurs and pronounced wee-gurs, are an ethnically Turkic community from Central Asia who have practiced Islam since the tenth [...]
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US Congress, eying China, votes to overhaul development finance

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US Senate on Wednesday passed legislation overhauling the way the federal government lends money for foreign development, creating a $60 billion agency intended largely [...]
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The US military is planning a serious showdown with China, a significant show of force on tense tides involving American warships and aircraft

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Insider | 6:00 AM

The US military is reportedly planning to put on a serious show of force in contested waters from the South China Sea to the Taiwan Strait as a warning to China and a [...]
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Pence to tell China: We will not be intimidated in South China Sea

Pence to tell China: We will not be intimidated in South China Sea

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US vice President Mike Pence, sharpening US criticism of Chinese policies around the globe, will give China a blunt warning on Thursday that the United States will not back [...]
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IDEAS director: Chinese projects here better for China than Malaysia

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The benefit of Chinese firms’ investment here appear to be more skewed towards their home nation than Malaysia, said director of research at the Institute for Democracy [...]
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Tesla shares drop after analysts worry about China trade war risk

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Moody’s is concerned that a potential escalation in the trade war between the US and China will hurt Tesla’s financials. * “Cash generation could be [...]
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China Wants To End Trade War But ‘US Position Keeps Changing,’ Ambassador Says

China Wants To End Trade War But ‘US Position Keeps Changing,’ Ambassador Says

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

China’s ambassador to the United States says his country is “ready to make a deal” to end a trade war with the United States if they could find a [...]
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