Archive for June 22nd, 2019

Taiwan to introduce rent subsidies to encourage marriage, childbearing

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Starting from September, the Taiwan government will offer monthly rent subsidies to single citizens between the ages of 20 and 40, couples who have been married for less than [...] » More

Gou cedes Foxconn control as he eyes Taiwan presidency

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s richest man Terry Gou said on Friday he would cede control of tech giant Foxconn to a committee, leaving the Apple-supplier in uncharted waters while he runs [...] » More

Taiwan denies donating NT$1 billion in support of HK protest

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The Presidential Office said Thursday that a rumour circulating on social media about the Taiwan government donating NT$1 billion (US$32 million) to support the recent [...] » More

US helping to protect Taiwan against Chinese election meddling

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

In anticipation that China will try to meddle with Taiwan’s presidential election next year, the United States has started dialogue with Taiwan to help strengthen its [...] » More

Kim and Xi in Pyongyang talks as both face standoffs with Trump

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pyongyang Thursday during a historic visit to burnish an uneasy alliance, as the two men each [...] » More

Japan rejects Korea deal over wartime forced labour

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | News24 | 6:02 AM

Japan on Thursday flatly rejected as “unacceptable” a South Korean proposal to set up a joint fund to compensate wartime forced labourers, a bitter dispute that [...] » More

China’s Xi says hopes N Korea, US can keep talking

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that he hopes North Korea and the United States can keep talking and make progress, Chinese [...] » More

S. Korea, Russia launch FTA talks in service, investment

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | YNA | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s trade ministry said Friday it has started free trade negotiations with Russia in the service and investment areas in its latest efforts to diversify the [...] » More

China’s Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump

China’s Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

China’s leader Xi Jinping arrived by plane in North Korea’s capital on Thursday, for his fifth summit with Kim Jong Un since last year. Xi is the first Chinese [...] » More

Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un present united front against ‘serious international changes’

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing and Pyongyang believe “serious and complex” international affairs make it more important that they strengthen their relations, North Korean state media [...] » More

N Korea puts on a show for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit as Kim Jong-un ensures warm welcome

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of thousands of flag-waving citizens turned out to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday for a two-day state visit to North [...] » More

Kim and Xi in Pyongyang talks as both face standoffs with Trump

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pyongyang Thursday during a historic visit to burnish an uneasy alliance, as the two men each [...] » More

N Korea has more than sanctions to overcome for foreign investment report

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Un’s hopes that economic relief may be coming soon, but a new report reveals [...] » More

Korea’s Moon replaces economic policy aides as trade war bites

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in sacked both of his top economic policy aides on Friday as Asia’s fourth-largest economy cools sharply due to prolonged Sino-US trade [...] » More

‘I Love Thee, China’: N Korea woos Xi in lavish state visit

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of “serious and complicated” [...] » More