Archive for November 30th, 2019

Police use pepper spray as protesters at regular lunchtime rallies in HK say their fight is far from over

Police use pepper spray as protesters at regular lunchtime rallies in HK say their fight is far from over

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

Lunchtime demonstrations across Hong Kong continued on Friday with workers turning up in the major industrial district of Cheung Sha Wan in Kowloon occupying multiple [...] » More

KMT presidential hopeful calls on voters to feign support for Tsai in opinion polls

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

As Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu continues to trail his rival, incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen, in recent polls, he has resorted to an unorthodox tactic [...] » More

Taiwan police allegedly abuse power on matters related to Chinese spy

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

Citizen claimed to have been interrogated by police for sharing photo rumoured to feature self-professed spy As the revelations by a self-professed Chinese spy continue to [...] » More

Behind in polls, Taiwan president contender tells supporters to lie to pollsters

Behind in polls, Taiwan president contender tells supporters to lie to pollsters

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

The main opposition contender for Taiwan’s January 11 presidential election said on Friday people should lie to pollsters to trick the ruling party into thinking they [...] » More

Ex-Vice President Lu proposes formalised Taiwan-Korea relations

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

Former Taiwanese vice President Annette Lu called for the formalisation of bilateral relations between Taiwan and South Korea in a keynote speech delivered in Seoul on [...] » More

Why Taiwan Is Benefiting The Most From The US-China Trade War

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Forber | 6:02 AM

Economists often say there are no winners in a trade war, but that’s not entirely accurate. A recent report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development [...] » More

Smuggling ring suspected of digging 250-m-deep tunnel between HK and China

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

5 arrested in Shenzhen after police discover secret passage, more than 2,000 iPhones Chinese police on Wednesday (November 27) arrested five suspects on suspicion of [...] » More

Residents of outlying Taiwan island call nuclear waste compensation ‘vote-buying’

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

Residents of Orchid Island care more about removal of nuclear waste storage site than government reparations A group of representatives of civil organisations and indigenous [...] » More

Taiwan’s KMT presidential candidate opposes ‘One Country, Two Systems’

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

Han says he will never change his mind on the subject Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu on Friday (November 29) listed China’s “One [...] » More

Digital-only LINE Bank to open shop in Taiwan next year

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

LINE Financial Corporation is expected to open its first all-digital bank in Taiwan in the second quarter of 2020, the company announced on Thursday (November 28). LINE Bank [...] » More

K-pop star jailed for six years for gang rape, spycam crimes

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

South Korean singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young was convicted Friday of gang rape and distributing videos of the assaults and other sexual encounters, and was jailed for six [...] » More

Trenchcoats and rockets: Kim supervises N. Korea weapons test

Trenchcoats and rockets: Kim supervises N. Korea weapons test

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

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un supervised Thursday’s test of what it called a “super-large multiple launch rocket system”, Pyongyang’s state [...] » More

S. Korea to hold trade talks with Japan in December

S. Korea to hold trade talks with Japan in December

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

South Korea and Japan have agreed to hold senior-level trade talks in December to discuss Tokyo’s export restrictions at the centre of a bitter dispute between the two [...] » More

N Korea’s Thanksgiving Day test shows improving speed for missile crews

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed “great satisfaction” over the latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher, state media said on Friday, a launch that [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Korea plans to shut down up to 15 coal-fired power plants this winter

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

South Korea will idle up to a quarter of its coal-fired power plants between December and February to help limit air pollution while its remaining plants are expected to [...] » More