Archive for August 2nd, 2019

Chinese travel ban unable to destroy Taiwan tourism sector: CIER

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The ban on Chinese individual travellers visiting Taiwan will be unable to destroy the island’s hospitality and restaurant sector, the Chung-Hua Institution for [...] » More

Taiwan responds to Chinese travel ban by welcoming more relatives of Chinese spouses

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Responding to a Chinese ban on individual travellers visiting Taiwan, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) announced Thursday (August 1) that more relatives of Chinese spouses [...] » More

AIT marks US-Taiwan security cooperation month in August

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

American Institute in Taipei (AIT) announced that it has designated August as “[email protected] Security Cooperation Month” as part of a series of events marking the [...] » More

Taipei mayor to form political party in challenge to Taiwan president

Taipei mayor to form political party in challenge to Taiwan president

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The mayor of Taipei said on Thursday he will form a political party to run in Taiwan’s 2020 elections, a move that could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen’s [...] » More

Taiwan rebukes China for tourism ban amid rising tension

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s president rebuked China on Thursday over its decision to ban individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to the self-ruled island, saying the move aimed to [...] » More

Beijing’s travel ban a political tool to influence presidential election: Taiwan president

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

China has ramped up military and economic pressure on Taiwan before its presidential election next year President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday (August 1) slammed China’s [...] » More

Korean ‘mukbang’ livestreamer gets RM420,000 donation from fan

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

A South Korean woman who livestreams mukbang videos where a host eats large amounts of food while interacting with one’s audience received RM420,000 in donation from a [...] » More

Total recall: N. Koreans in memory championship surprise

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

In silence, Pang Un Sim stares down at the jumbled-up playing cards for one minute, slowly shuffling through them. Putting the pile aside, she takes a second pack and [...] » More

US-Korea drills still on despite Pyongyang warnings: US

US-Korea drills still on despite Pyongyang warnings: US

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The US and South Korea will press ahead with joint military exercises, a Pentagon official said, defying demands from a furious Pyongyang for their cancellation as it carries [...] » More

US officials hold out for talks after latest N Korean missile tests

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea’s latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to US President Donald Trump, a senior US official said on Thursday, but [...] » More

N Korean soldier defects across the DMZ, Korea says

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The South Korean military detained a North Korean soldier who crossed the heavily fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries, South Korea’s [...] » More

S. Korea warns Japan to drop ‘white list’ trade threat

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

South Korea warned Japan on Thursday that it would be forced to review security cooperation between the two key US allies if Tokyo pushes ahead with plans to remove Seoul [...] » More

No plan to change Korea-US military exercise, US official says

No plan to change Korea-US military exercise, US official says

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The United States does not plan to make changes to a military drill with South Korea, a senior US defence official said on Wednesday, despite a series of North Korean missile [...] » More

Bolton says N Korea tests didn’t violate pledge to Trump, but no word on talks

Bolton says N Korea tests didn’t violate pledge to Trump, but no word on talks

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday North Korea’s recent missile tests did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to President Donald [...] » More

Korea warns removing Japan’s white list would affect security cooperation: minister

Korea warns removing Japan’s white list would affect security cooperation: minister

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress, a day before Japan could [...] » More