Archive for January 22nd, 2019

Danish firm suspends wind-power facility construction in Taiwan

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Orsted A/S, a Danish investor in offshore wind-power sites in Taiwan, has suspended its part in the nation’s offshore wind-power development programme amid what it [...]
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Taiwan responds to Beijing’s intimidation of multinationals

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Nation Multimedia | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) strongly condemns the Chinese authorities for their recent outrageous demand that 66 multinational companies change their [...]
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Why China isn’t ready to invade Taiwan yet

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Global News | 6:00 AM

President Xi Jinping wants to restore China to its former glory and that means bringing Taiwan under the Communist Party’s control, one way or another. That was the [...]
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German companies optimistic about remaining in Taiwan: poll

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Most German companies in Taiwan see the country as an attractive business destination and will continue to do business here in 2019, according to a survey released Monday by [...]
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Taiwan’s TCM shops struggle amid strict licensing regime

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her shop can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in [...]
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Trump says ‘things are going very well’ with N Korea

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump said Saturday that “things are going very well with North Korea” and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a [...]
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Can Korea’s New Aegis Destroyers Shoot Down N Korean Missiles?

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

South Korea is building new Aegis destroyers that could be used to shoot down North Korean ballistic missiles. The Defense Acquisition Programme Administration, or DAPA, [...]
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N Korean media raise issues over human rights, inter-Korean projects

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:00 AM

North Korea appears to be hoping to increase pressure on Seoul over inter-Korean projects and human rights concerns ahead of the second US-North Korea summit. North Korean [...]
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Korean smart solutions firm BIStel says Made in China 2025 upgrading is why it plans to invest more

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

BIStel, a South Korean-headquartered provider of smart manufacturing solutions, said it will expand investments in China to catch business opportunities from the [...]
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US, Korean diplomats attending N Korea talks in Sweden

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

Sweden said Sunday diplomats from South Korea and the US will attend “small-format” talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with “a [...]
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Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Inside an ordinary ancestral shrine in a village in southern China, where locals pay respects to their forebears, hang photographs of two unusual figures: former Thailand [...]
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China reports African swine fever outbreak in Ningxia region

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s agriculture ministry on Sunday reported a new African swine fever outbreak in the northwestern region of Ningxia. The outbreak occurred on a farm with 57 live [...]
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From Mao to Xi: China’s economic roller-coaster since 1949

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

After remarkable growth and change for decades, most economists believe China’s economy is entering a period of slower, steadier growth. The world’s [...]
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China, Fukushima and inflatable poop: how Taiwan got frozen out of Asia’s biggest trade deal

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Taiwan will be looking on enviously as trade officials meet in Tokyo this weekend to discuss expanding one of the world’s largest free trade agreements (FTA). The [...]
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China confirms birth of gene-edited babies, blames scientist He Jiankui for breaking rules

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Chinese authorities are holding scientist He Jiankui wholly responsible for creating the world’s first gene-edited babies. He had announced their birth in November, [...]
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