Archive for June 7th, 2019

Why Taiwan Is America’s Best Asset Against China

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

Washington’s struggle with Beijing will benefit from closer ties to Taipei. Notwithstanding Washington drama and parlor games, the biggest story of the decade is that [...]
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Taiwan bucks world trend to be No. 1 in semiconductor equipment spending

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:00 AM

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings for the first quarter dropped 19 percent annually amid an industry slump, but Taiwan bucked the downtrend with [...]
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Exclusive: US preparing to sell over $2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, testing China  sources

Exclusive: US preparing to sell over $2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, testing China sources

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, in a move likely to [...]
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Source says Taiwanese President Tsai revoked Dalai Lama’s invitation to Taiwan

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:00 AM

The government is said to have denied the Dalai Lama and Rebiya Kadeer visas to Taiwan. The administration of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is accused of denying the [...]
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Wang Jin-pyng drops bid for Taiwan President, bows out of KMT primary

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:00 AM

Kuomintang (KMT) politician and former President of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, Wang Jin-Pyng, has announced that he is removing his name from the list of contenders for [...]
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China’s threats against Taiwan reveal serious internal problems

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:00 AM

Asia’s largest defense conference, the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, took place at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel from May 31 to June 2. Acting United States Secretary [...]
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TSMC says Huawei has reduced orders

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:00 AM

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, yesterday warned that Huawei Technologies Co has cut orders, likely because of flagging [...]
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Taiwan confirms request for US tanks, air defense systems

Taiwan confirms request for US tanks, air defense systems

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan confirmed Thursday it has asked to purchase more than 100 tanks, along with air defense and anti-tank missile systems from the US in a major potential arms sale that [...]
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Taiwan may be forced to take sides in trade war: ex-AIT chair

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has become “the victim of friendly fire” in the intensifying trade war between the United States and China, and its high-tech companies may soon need to [...]
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Taiwan is not a risk to US bonds, central bank says

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:00 AM

The chances of a massive sell-off of US bonds by local insurers to meet redemption needs is low, the central bank said The central bank yesterday dismissed a foreign media [...]
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Apple’s 2nd Taiwan retail store in Taiwan to open June 15

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Apple Inc., the US-based consumer electronics brand, will open its second retail store in Taiwan on June 15, the company said Wednesday. The store’s nameApple Xinyi [...]
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Hundreds of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Taiwan’s capital

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Over 500 Muslims gathered Wednesday at Taipei Main Station, the main transport hub of Taiwan’s capital, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the “festival of the breaking of [...]
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Solomon Islands to decide soon on whether to cut ties with Taiwan

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Pacific nation is one of the few remaining countries to have diplomatic relations with increasingly isolated Taiwan The Solomon Islands, one of the few remaining countries to [...]
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US tries Beijing with $2.6 billion sale of tanks, missiles to Taiwan

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:00 AM

US sure to agitate China as it preps sale of $2.6 billion worth of tanks, missiles to Taiwan The US is preparing to sell $2.6 billion worth of tanks and missiles to Taiwan, [...]
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Exclusive: Foxconn plans management overhaul as Chair Gou seeks Taiwan presidencysource

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Apple supplier Foxconn is planning to overhaul its management structure to get more senior executives involved in the running of its daily operations, a person with direct [...]
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