Archive for January 31st, 2019

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes off east Taiwan USGS

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 struck off Taiwan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, shaking buildings in the capital, Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of [...]
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China bans wife of jailed Taiwan activist from visiting him

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

China has banned the wife of a Taiwanese human rights activist jailed in China from visiting him for three months due to alleged improper behavior, a government spokesman [...]
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Taiwan ranking on global corruption index falls

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

Taiwan dropped two spots in the latest global corruption index, down to 31st out of the 180 countries and territories rated by Transparency International in 2018, [...]
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US will boost security ties with Taiwan, says ‘ambassador’ as he warns mainland China to stop strong-arm tactics

US will boost security ties with Taiwan, says ‘ambassador’ as he warns mainland China to stop strong-arm tactics

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

The United States is expected to further increase security cooperation with Taiwan as part of its grand strategy to manage China’s military and economic expansion in [...]
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S. Korea governor jailed for election opinion rigging

S. Korea governor jailed for election opinion rigging

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

A provincial governor and close ally of South Korean President Moon Jae-in was convicted and jailed for two years Wednesday for his part in an online opinion-rigging scandal [...]
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Can US-Korea alliance survive tensions among Trump, Kim and Moon?

Can US-Korea alliance survive tensions among Trump, Kim and Moon?

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Thehill | 6:00 AM

A marriage variously may be a meeting of hearts and minds, merger of estates, or simply a tactical union of convenience. It may last a lifetime, or just as easily fall apart [...]
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US intel chiefs at odds with Trump claims on N. Korea, IS and Iran

US intel chiefs at odds with Trump claims on N. Korea, IS and Iran

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

US intelligence chiefs contradicted some of President Donald Trump’s most fundamental foreign policy claims Tuesday, underscoring a persistent division in his view of [...]
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Koreans mourn death of former WWII sex slave

Koreans mourn death of former WWII sex slave

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

A South Korean woman who was forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during World War II was mourned Wednesday by hundreds of [...]
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Korea’s big buys on US oil, gas to keep bilateral ties strong

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s purchases of US oil and gas this year will hold to the rapid pace set in 2018, likely narrowing its trade surplus with the world’s top economy [...]
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SKoreans mourn death of wartime sex slave who fought Tokyo

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

A South Korean woman who was forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during World War II was mourned Wednesday by hundreds of [...]
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US spy chiefs break with Trump on many threats to the US

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China and Russia pose the biggest risks to the United States, and are more aligned than they have been in decades as they target the 2020 presidential election and American [...]
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Malaysia leader: Still negotiating China-backed rail project

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

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday that proceeding with a multibillion-dollar China-backed rail link project would impoverish the country, saddling the [...]
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Huawei exec’s extradition hearing pushed to March

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

The extradition hearing for a top Huawei executive at the centre of a diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing was pushed back to March on Tuesday, after the US unveiled [...]
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Chinese EV carmaker NIO aims to raise $650 million with convertible bond

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Electric carmaker NIO Inc, among rivals to Tesla in China, launched a $650 million convertible bond on Wednesday, four months after it listed in New York. Its move to raise [...]
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US urges release of Chinese lawyer jailed for subversion

US urges release of Chinese lawyer jailed for subversion

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

The United States urged China to free prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang on Tuesday after he was sentenced to four and a half years in prison on charges of state [...]
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