Archive for June 8th, 2019

‘Fighter jets trump battle tanks’ in Taiwan’s US arms purchase priorities

‘Fighter jets trump battle tanks’ in Taiwan’s US arms purchase priorities

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is in greater need of advanced F-16 fighter jets than the battle tanks the self-ruled island has requested from Washington to fend of military threats from Beijing, [...]
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Software to help airport in managing disruptions: institute

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

The nation has developed simulation software to help Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport manage flights and respond to disruptive events, the Institute of Transportation [...]
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China concern after Taiwan confirms US arms purchase request

China concern after Taiwan confirms US arms purchase request

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Beijing urges Washington to stop arms sales to the island after Taipei confirms request for tanks, air defense systems. China has expressed serious concern after Taiwan [...]
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Press freedom in Taiwan best in East Asia: report

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

Taiwan has the highest level of press freedom in East Asia, even though China seeks to influence its media narratives, according to the US government-funded Freedom House. [...]
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Taiwan urged to draft deep decarbonisation policy for climate change

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

Taiwan needs to tackle climate change issues by developing its own deep decarbonisation policy in line with a global project that aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees [...]
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Apple supplier Foxconn said to plan management overhaul as its chair seeks Taiwan presidency

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* The move to appoint a new “operations committee” comes as Foxconn Chair and Founder Terry Gou is seeking to run in Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election. * [...]
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Wang Jin-pyng drops bid for Taiwan President, bows out of KMT primary

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

Wang announces party leadership persuaded him to give up his bid ahead of party’s July primary Kuomintang (KMT) politician and former President of Taiwan’s [...]
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Economic minister affirms Taiwan’s position in semiconductor industry

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

Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin expressed confidence in Taiwan’s position in the semiconductor industry on Thursday, amid media reports that Taiwan [...]
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Captain involved in Danube boat collision was not captain in Dutch accident: Viking Cruises

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

The captain of the Viking Sigyn cruise liner that collided with a pleasure boat on the River Danube in Budapest, killing 28 people, was not serving as captain of another boat [...]
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Support wanes for Moon’s N Korea policy

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

South Koreans have become less supportive of President Moon Jae-in’s North Korea policy compared to last year amid a deadlock in the denuclearisation talks between [...]
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African swine fever in N Korea has South on edge

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

South Korean authorities are concerned an epidemic of African swine fever could sweep in from North Korea. North Korea first publicly disclosed to the World Organisation for [...]
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Korea: Emphasis should be on identifying those responsible for Hungary boat sinking

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha on Thursday stressed the need to “thoroughly” identify those responsible for last week’s boat sinking in Hungary that left [...]
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Envoy to Vietnam fired for violating anti-bribery law

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s ambassador to Vietnam, Kim Do-hyun, has been dismissed for violating the anti-graft law and other misconduct, government officials said. The [...]
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Xi Keeps Korea on Tenterhooks Over Visit Plans

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheChosun | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping is keeping Korea on tenterhooks over a possible visit to Korea this month. Every time the visit seems likely, something happens to make it [...]
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NORTH KOREA SAYS AMERICAN ‘ROGUE STATE’ JAB IS A ‘DECLARATION OF CONFRONTATION’

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Faltering US-North Korean relations have taken another turn for the worse after Pyongyang protested its characterisation as a “rogue state” in a recent security [...]
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