Archive for July 20th, 2019

Taiwan’s Foxconn founder on holiday in Japan after primary defeat

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Gou still did not comment on the possibility of an independent presidential bid Following his failure to win the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential nomination, Foxconn Technology [...] » More

Tsai says ‘HK friends’ could be given asylum on humanitarian grounds

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Tsai says Hong Kong asylum seekers could be given sanctuary on humanitarian grounds On Thursday (July 18), Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen told the press that Taiwan would [...] » More

Taiwan’s president is planning another stopover in the US. China will be infuriated

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* Taiwan’s president is expected to transit in the US on Friday for the second time in as many weeks as she returns from visiting diplomatic allies in the Caribbean. [...] » More

Tsai Ing-wen says ‘friends from HK’ will be considered for asylum on humanitarian grounds

Tsai Ing-wen says ‘friends from HK’ will be considered for asylum on humanitarian grounds

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has acknowledged for the first time claims that Hong Kong protesters are fleeing to the self-ruled island and said it would consider any [...] » More

After historic strike, Taiwan’s EVA Air to resume normal operations from July 20

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

‘We are ready!’ to resume regular flight operations and scheduling, says EVA After successfully negotiating an end to the strike of the Flight Attendants Union [...] » More

Taiwan unlikely to follow Korea, US in dropping interest rates

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Central bank to keep interest rates frozen for 12th consecutive quarter Taiwan’s central bank is not expected to lower interest rates despite precedents set by other [...] » More

Taiwan pledges help for HK protesters seeking sanctuary

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s government said Friday it would provide assistance to Hong Kongers seeking sanctuary after local media reported dozens of activists involved in an [...] » More

Korean man kills himself as dispute with Japan escalates

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

An elderly South Korean man died on Friday after setting himself on fire outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul as a bitter diplomatic dispute over wartime forced labour [...] » More

Japan, Korea row over history, trade deepens as man dies of immolation

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFPP | 6:02 AM

Japan’s foreign minister publicly admonished South Korea’s ambassador on Friday in a worsening row over compensation for Korean forced labourers that has spilled [...] » More

From trade to security: Korea-Japan conflict goes from bad to worse

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:02 AM

The row between and Korea and Japan appears be extending to security, after National Security Office (NSO) chief Chung Eui-yong hinted at the possibility of reviewing the [...] » More

Sanctions halve N Korea’s 2018 trade

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:02 AM

North Korea’s trade was halved last year, in an apparent consequence of United Nations Security Council sanctions on the reclusive regime, a report showed Friday. [...] » More

Koreans boycott Japan beer in brewing trade row

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Beer-loving South Koreans angered by a trade row with Tokyo are boycotting Japanese brews in a surge of patriotism that has even seen popular beauty bloggers targeted. Japan [...] » More

Japan to summon Korea envoy over World War Two labourer row

Japan to summon Korea envoy over World War Two labourer row

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono plans to summon South Korea’s ambassador on Friday, his ministry said, in a deepening political and economic row over compensation [...] » More

Bolton to visit Tokyo, Seoul next week to mediate trade row

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:02 AM

With US National Security Adviser John Bolton expected in South Korea next week after stopping in Japan, experts say the visit could indicate that the US believes the trade [...] » More

‘Boycott Japan’ becomes more intense, sophisticated

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:02 AM

Korean citizens’ boycott of Japanese products has become more intense, widespread and sophisticated in response to Tokyo’s recent decision to curb exports of [...] » More