Archive for August 17th, 2019

Taiwanese want US to help counter Chinese practices: AIT

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Thursday that its digital dialogue initiative held over the past two months indicates that Taiwanese people want the United States [...]
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Taiwan shares rebound in line with US markets

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Friday from a slump a session earlier as investors took cues from gains posted by US markets overnight on the back of improving [...]
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Taiwan to lure the rich and shelter HK protesters

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

Taiwan has reportedly been mulling further lowering the threshold for Hongkongers to apply for residency and live and work on the island, either via investments and setting [...]
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5 Taiwan cities to hold events on Saturday to support HK protesters

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

Events will be held in five cities across Taiwan on Saturday (August 17) to support the anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong. Total Recall, Taiwan Citizen Stemcell, [...]
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Fire destroys 28 ha on Taiwan’s Green Island

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

While torrential rain was causing landslides and floods in southwestern Taiwan, a fire was raging on Green Island in the southeast, destroying 28 hectares of forest land. [...]
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CWB issues extremely torrential rain alerts for southern Taiwan

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Friday morning issued torrential rain warnings for mountainous areas in Chiayi County and Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, forecasting [...]
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Taiwan raises 2019 GDP growth forecast

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan has raised its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2019, reflecting increased investment in Taiwan by local suppliers looking to steer clear of the [...]
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US: Taiwan defense spending to rise with China threat

US: Taiwan defense spending to rise with China threat

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | MilitaryTimes | 6:02 AM

America’s top representative in Taiwan said Thursday that Washington expects the island to continue increasing its defense spending as Chinese security threats to the [...]
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Taiwan sees highest number of furloughed workers this year

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

Hard times to blame for the furlough measure, with 26 employers putting 2,012 workers on temporary leave Taiwan saw 2,012 workers placed on unpaid leave by 26 employers [...]
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13 Taiwanese nabbed in Thailand on telecoms fraud charges

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Thirteen Taiwanese have been arrested in Thailand on suspicion of telecoms fraud, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced at a news conference Thursday. A man [...]
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Moon’s speech showed no specific steps toward mending ties with Japan

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

Is South Korean President Moon Jae-in serious about working to mend the deteriorating Japan-South Korea relationship? Unless the president takes specific steps, distrust on [...]
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Anti-government rallies awash with hate speech

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Ultra-right figures seem to be going too far in their bashing of President Moon Jae-in, with some even urging followers to kill him. On Thursday, when Korea marked its 74th [...]
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Korean Air, Asiana, Jeju Air face perfect storm

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Carriers crippled by Japan boycott, Hong Kong protest, China’s refusal to grant new routes Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and low-cost carriers (LCCs) are in a quandary as [...]
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N Korea rejects Korea’s ‘senseless’ dialogue pledge

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

North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president as [...]
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N Korea fires projectiles, rejects Korea’s ‘senseless’ dialogue pledge

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

North Korea launched at least two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president [...]
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