Archive for September 26th, 2019

Taiwan’s new trainer jets may be used in combat against China

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan unveiled its new, domestically-developed trainer jets on Tuesday (September 24), with one scholar saying the aircraft could be used for combat if there was a war with [...] » More

Taiwan Army to receive first M1A2T tanks from US in 2022

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Training will take place in the US, with the first dozen tanks arriving in Taiwan in 2023 The Army will receive the first of the 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks it ordered from the [...] » More

56pct of Taiwan poll respondents dislike Han Kuo-yu

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A poll by a Taiwanese media outlet released on Monday (September 23) found that 56 percent of respondents dislike itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time KMT presidential [...] » More

Taiwan plans to buy $2.2 billion in Illinois corn, soybeans

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | ChicagoBusiness | 6:02 AM

Taiwan plans to buy $2.2 billion worth of corn and soybeans from Illinois in the next two years, which is welcome news to farmers hurting from the trade war with China. [...] » More

Over 50pct of Taiwanese polled think authenticity of Tsai’s LSE degree ‘serious matter’

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Despite ample proof of its veracity, over 50 percent of respondents said that if Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s Ph.D. dissertation from the London School of Economics [...] » More

Taiwan president’s top aide lambasted over no-show at cigarette smuggling briefing

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A top aide of President Tsai Ing-wen came under fire for failing to appear at a briefing on the cigarette smuggling case that has embroiled Taiwan’s national security [...] » More

HK proves dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist: Taiwan vice president

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The recent events in Hong Kong prove that dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist, vice President Chen Chien-jen told former East German dissident and singer Wolf Biermann [...] » More

Beijing confirms it has detained Taiwanese business leader missing for 14 months

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A business leader from Taiwan has been detained by mainland Chinese authorities and is being investigated over “activities endangering national security”, the [...] » More

Taiwan vendors to join online shopping festival in Malaysia

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese vendors will take part in an upcoming online shopping festival organised by authorities in Malaysia, making Taiwan the first foreign country to join the online [...] » More

Fears grow in Korea as tests confirm more swine fever

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

South Korea on Wednesday said it was intensifying efforts to clean farms around the country as it scrambles to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever [...] » More

Korea’s KOGAS signs 15-year contract with BP to import US LNG

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s state-run Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) signed an agreement with BP to buy 1.58 million tonnes of US liquefied natural gas (LNG) for 15 years starting 2025, its [...] » More

Korea confirms fifth case of African swine fever

Korea confirms fifth case of African swine fever

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea confirmed on Tuesday its fourth and fifth cases of African swine fever at hog farms near its northern border, just a week after it first discovered an instance of [...] » More

Negotiations with N Korea remain open, South’s leader says

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday negotiations with North Korea remain a viable option despite Pyongyang’s recent tests of weapons systems and lack of [...] » More

Korea: Conscientious objectors await new system

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

The military conscription system in South Korea has been in place for decades. Conscientious objectors’ fight against the system that criminalised them lasted nearly as [...] » More

Trump asks what a third N Korean summit would yield

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in held a summit in New York on Monday to discuss plans to restart US-North Korea talks, as Seoul’s [...] » More