Archive for November 15th, 2019

Taipei jumps to No.44 on global innovative cities list

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:36 AM

Taipei jumped 16 places on a global list of innovative cities to reach No.44 this year, reports said Wednesday (November 13). The list, by Australia’s 2thinknow, was [...] » More

Taiwan universities to enroll students evacuated from HK

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:36 AM

Ministry of Education establishes education programmes and confirms students can transfer to Taiwan universities The Ministry of Education said Thursday (November 14) that [...] » More

Japan’s JERA in talks on Taiwan’s Formosa 3 offshore wind project

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

Japanese power generator JERA is in talks with Macquarie Capital to buy close to a half stake in Taiwan’s Formosa 3 offshore wind project, its president Satoshi Onoda [...] » More

Taiwan halts sales of three Huawei phones in wording row

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

Taiwan has suspended sales of three Huawei smartphone models that listed it as “Taiwan, China” for timezones and contactsa designation the self-ruled, democratic [...] » More

International Air Transport Association opens training centre in Taiwan

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:36 AM

International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) training centre was inaugurated in Taipei on Thursday (November 14), helping connect the island nation’s aviation [...] » More

Korea watchdog urges law against hate speech

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 7:36 AM

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea is urging action to tackle prejudice and hate speech as South Korea’s population diversifies. A recent report from the [...] » More

Korea’s model daughter in law

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

In a mountain village thousands of kilometres from her native Philippines, Emma Sumampong nurses her elderly mother-in-law, while also caring for her husband and children, [...] » More

N Korea warns of ‘bigger threat and harsh suffering’ over nuclear talks deadline

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 7:36 AM

North Korea expressed its displeasure Wednesday over the stalled nuclear negotiations with the United States, warning of a “bigger threat and harsh suffering” if [...] » More

Big, fast cull in Korea over swine fever raises safety concerns

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

An extensive, rapid slaughter of hogs to control an outbreak of African swine fever has sparked concern over whether South Korea is prepared to dispose of the culled animal, [...] » More

Day of reckoning as Korean students take crucial exam

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

South Korea hushed Thursday as hundreds of thousands of students sat the high-stakes national university entrance exam that could define their future in the ultra-competitive [...] » More

US, Korea could scale back joint drills: Esper

US, Korea could scale back joint drills: Esper

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

US military exercises with South Korea could be scaled back to aid diplomacy with the nuclear-armed North, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on his way to Seoul, as Pyongyang [...] » More

US defence officials converge in Seoul to discuss troop costs, Japan pact

US defence officials converge in Seoul to discuss troop costs, Japan pact

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:36 AM

Top US military officer general Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more [...] » More

China’s tech entrepreneurs are getting venture capital funding at home in push into Southeast Asian markets

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:36 AM

China’s technology firms are stepping up their efforts to expand into Southeast Asian markets with home-grown capital, even as funding from private equity and venture [...] » More

China confirms plague outbreak as two are hospitalised in Beijing

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 7:36 AM

Two people in Beijing have been diagnosed with plague a rare instance of the highly-contagious disease once known as the Black Death. The two individuals were being treated [...] » More

China’s Jan-October property investment up 10.3pct y/y, sales rise 0.1pct

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

China’s property investment rose 10.3 percent in the first 10 months of 2019 from a year earlier, down from the 10.5 percent growth seen in the nine-month period, [...] » More