Archive for January 18th, 2020

US warship plows through Taiwan Strait 5 days after election

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

US Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser prowls waters of Taiwan Strait less than a week after election Less than a week after President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide [...] » More

Taiwan foreign minister meets with US, Latin American allies in Guatemala

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Foreign minister Joseph Wu has convened with the leaders of Taiwan’s allies Guatemala and Honduras as well as senior US officials during his trip to Latin America. [...] » More

US warship transits Taiwan Strait less than week after election

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A US warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, the island’s defence ministry said, less than a week after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election by a [...] » More

China tells US to respect its territorial integrity after USS Shiloh sails through Taiwan Strait

China tells US to respect its territorial integrity after USS Shiloh sails through Taiwan Strait

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China said it closely followed and monitored a US Navy warship sailing through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, calling on the US to respect China’s territorial integrity. [...] » More

Time on Taiwan’s side: Washington Post

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

In an article posted in The Washington Post Thursday (January 16), columnist George F. Will pointed out that the tactics employed by Communist China are no longer effective. [...] » More

US Navy warship Shiloh sails through Taiwan Strait on ‘routine transit’ after island’s election

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A US Navy warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, Taiwan’s defence ministry and the US Navy confirmed, in the wake of the island’s presidential [...] » More

DPP lawmakers confident of pushing policy goals

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:02 AM

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers said they are confident in the party’s ability to push through implementation of policies, both old and new, that would [...] » More

‘Blacklist’ mulled of triads, officers over HK protests

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:02 AM

The government would assess the possibility of blacklisting Hong Kong triads and Hong Kong Police officers that have persecuted pro-democracy advocates, and banning them from [...] » More

Former US defence official calls US arms sales to Taiwan a catalyst for cross-Strait dialogue

Former US defence official calls US arms sales to Taiwan a catalyst for cross-Strait dialogue

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

US military sales to Taiwan are a force for stability and a catalyst for cross-Strait dialogue, allowing Taipei to negotiate with Beijing “without a gun to their [...] » More

S. Korea, US still have differences on defense cost sharing: ministry

S. Korea, US still have differences on defense cost sharing: ministry

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea and the US still have their differences on how to share the costs of stationing American troops in Korea, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, after the two sides [...] » More

Hyundai Kona EV reaches highest altitude to set Guinness record

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s Kona Electric vehicle has set a Guinness world record for the highest altitude achieved in an electric car, the company said Sunday. The Kona [...] » More

US ambassador’s moustache gets up Korea’s nose

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Tensions may be running high on the Korean peninsula, but Harry Harris’s facial hair is vying with denuclearisation as the defining theme of his tenure as US ambassador [...] » More

Korean telcos join forces to offer 5G services on subways

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s top three telecommunication firms said Friday they have joined hands to offer 5G services on subways in major cities. The three ? SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. [...] » More

Bank of Korea keeps policy rate steady at 1.25pct

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The Bank of Korea (BOK) on Friday decided to keep its policy rate frozen at a record low amid signs of improving economic conditions. As was expected, the BOK’s [...] » More

Korea to decide on first transgender soldier amid debate

Korea to decide on first transgender soldier amid debate

18-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s military said on Thursday it will hold a meeting to discuss whether it will discharge the first soldier to have undergone gender reassignment surgery, [...] » More