Archive for February 14th, 2019

The US shouldn’t go to war with China over Taiwanand nor should Australia

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aspistrategist | 6:00 AM

Paul Dibb, in his recent Strategist post, writes that America’s strategic position in Asia would be fatally undermined if it didn’t go to war with China if China [...]
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US ‘must use all military and diplomatic means’ to defend Taiwan against Beijing

US ‘must use all military and diplomatic means’ to defend Taiwan against Beijing

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A group of US scholars has called on President Donald Trump to be ready to deter aggression by mainland China against Taiwan, maintain a strong military presence in the [...]
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Air New Zealand flight to Shanghai turned away on Taiwan reference: Report

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

An Air New Zealand plane en route to Shanghai was forced to return to Auckland after several hours in the air on Saturday as paperwork for the flight included reference to [...]
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Former New Taipei mayor to visit US

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Former New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu said Tuesday that he will embark on an eight-day visit to Silicon Valley in the United States Thursday to seek a boost for Taiwan’s [...]
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Tug of war: the legacy of conflict with N Korea is now a tourist attraction in the South

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s scenic Mount Kumgang can be seen far off in the west behind rolling hills, but a South Korean soldier has his sights set on the opposite direction. [...]
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US commander says N Korea unlikely to give up all nuclear weapons

US commander says N Korea unlikely to give up all nuclear weapons

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Weeks before a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the top US military commander for Asia on Tuesday echoed an intelligence [...]
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Korea pushes back at Trump claims about more money for troop agreement

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s presidential Blue House pushed back on Wednesday against comments by US President Donald Trump that suggested Seoul had agreed to pay $500 million more [...]
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US commander warns of ‘little to no verifiable change’ in N Korea’s military capabilities

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The top US commander on the Korean Peninsula told Senate lawmakers Tuesday that “despite a reduction” in tensions with North Korea, there has been “little [...]
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Two S. Korea-based soldiers found dead one in barracks and another while on leave in Nebraska

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

The Army was investigating the deaths of two South Korea-based soldiers, including one found unresponsive in his barracks and the other while on leave in Nebraska. Both [...]
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US lawmakers tout US-Japan-Korea alliance as Seoul, Tokyo feud

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Republicans and Democrats joined together on Tuesday to tout the long alliance between Japan, South Korea and the United States, hoping to reinforce the trilateral [...]
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US, China envoys hold last talks before March 1 deadline

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese trade negotiators are meeting this week for talks President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a technology dispute by going ahead with a [...]
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Carpenter preserves old Shanghai, one nail at a time

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Carpenter Ma Jiale has spent much of his working life lovingly repairing some of Shanghai’s most attractiveif rather decrepithistorical buildings. The Chinese city is [...]
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Trump says he may not stick to March deadline on China tariffs

Trump says he may not stick to March deadline on China tariffs

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would consider postponing the March 2 deadline for tariffs if the US and China can reach a trade deal soon. Trump softened his [...]
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China says report of talks with Venezuela opposition ‘fake news’

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Wednesday a newspaper report that Chinese diplomats had held talks with Venezuela’s political opposition to protect its investments in the Latin American [...]
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China’s debt-strapped Wanda sells department stores to Suning

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group has sold its department store chain to leading retailer Suning.com, in its latest move to downsize its wide-ranging operations after rapid [...]
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