Archive for October 30th, 2019

Taiwan to continue military relations with Singapore

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Ministry of Defense says Starlight Programme unaffected by China-Singapore defense agreement Taiwan Defense minister Yen De-fa said Monday (October 28) that the joint [...] » More

Google gets approval to invest NT$26 billion in Taiwan

Google gets approval to invest NT$26 billion in Taiwan

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Google Inc., the U.S-based search engine, has received approval from Taiwan’s government to invest NT$26 billion (US$850 million) in the country, the Investment [...] » More

Taiwan deports second mainland Chinese man for defacing Lennon Wall backing HK protests

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Taiwan has deported a second mainland Chinese traveller this month for tearing down posters supporting Hong Kong’s anti-government protests from a “Lennon [...] » More

Taiwan expects to sign LOA finalising M1A2 tank sale next month

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan expects to sign a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA), a contract between the US military and a foreign military sales customer, officially sealing the sale of M1A2 [...] » More

Korea compares Japan’s ‘rising sun’ flag to swastika as Olympic row deepens

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

South Korea is intensifying its campaign to ban the Japanese “rising sun” flag from being displayed at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, in the latest diplomatic [...] » More

N Korean defector explains why the next generation is different

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance | 6:02 AM

Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-ho says there’s a generational divide over how the people in his country view the United States. “The majority of the [...] » More

N Korea refuses talks with South over flagship resort

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

North Korea on Tuesday rejected Seoul’s request for talks on the fate of a flagship tour complex condemned by leader Kim Jong Un, dismissing meetings as [...] » More

Korea group calls for talks on Mount Kumgang, Kaesong

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

A South Korean civic group is calling for the reopening of the Mount Kumgang resort in the North following comments from Kim Jong Un last week regarding South Korea’s [...] » More

S Korea proposes meeting on dormant tour project with North

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

South Korea says it has proposed a face-to-face meeting with North Korea over the fate of a now-shuttered joint tourist project at a scenic North Korean mountain. North [...] » More

Tokyo unveils 2020 venue inspired by Japanese architecture

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday unveiled a custom-built $188 million gymnastics venue inspired by Japanese architecture that uses wood brought from around [...] » More

Japan, Korea reject report of WWII forced labour economic plan

Japan, Korea reject report of WWII forced labour economic plan

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan and South Korea on Tuesday rejected a media report that the two governments were studying plans for a joint economic programme that aims to ease strains over the issue [...] » More

Trump: ‘ahead of schedule’ on China trade deal

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he expected to sign a significant part of the trade deal with China ahead of schedule but did not elaborate on the timing. “We [...] » More

US rejects sanctions sought by China in tariffs case, going to arbitration: trade official

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The United States rejected China’s request on Monday for $2.4 billion in compensatory sanctions for alleged US failure to comply with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) [...] » More

Xi tightens his grip on political power in China

Xi tightens his grip on political power in China

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

The Fourth Plenum of the CCP elite will focus on ‘Xi Thought’ as the guiding light for policy both home and abroad Welcome to the Xi Jinping show. The curtain [...] » More

Retired doctor, 67, gives birth in China after getting ‘pregnant naturally’

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

A 67-year-old retired doctor has given birth in Chinapotentially making her the country’s oldest new mother. The woman, surnamed Tian, gave birth to a girl on Friday at [...] » More