Archive for February 4th, 2020

Taiwan’s Presidential Office denies Tsai is planning to visit Washington

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Presidential Office on Monday (February 3) denied any plans by President Tsai Ing-wen to visit Washington, an act that would be certain to anger China. Local reports said [...]
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Taiwan mulls ID-based system for surgical mask acquisition

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Limited surgical mask availability fuels public dissatisfaction as island scrambles to protect citizens against Wuhan virus The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party has proposed [...]
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Banks’ exposure to China drops to NT$1.71 trillion

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:02 AM

The Banking Bureau deputy director said that local banks restricted their lending policies, as China had faced downside risks Local banks’ exposure to China fell in the [...]
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Taiwan researchers successfully extract sample of coronavirus

Taiwan researchers successfully extract sample of coronavirus

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese researchers have successfully extracted a sample of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which could eventually lead to the development of a vaccine, Health and [...]
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Virus Fears: Two more weeks holiday for schools

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:02 AM

The decision was made to limit the risk of cluster infections of the new coronavirus. The start of summer vacation will also be delayed The post-holiday start date for [...]
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China Airlines poised to evacuate Taiwanese citizens from Wuhan

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Wuhan Taiwan Enterprises Association chairwoman Xiao Yong-rui hinted that the Chinese authorities have given the nod to the evacuation plan Taiwan is poised to evacuate its [...]
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Virus outbreak set to trigger new wave of relocation for Taiwanese companies

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese factories in China among those affected by coronavirus, which appears hard to contain The coronavirus outbreak originating in China’s Wuhan has served as [...]
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Taiwan scrambles diplomats to keep flights going amid China virus inclusion

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan is asking its diplomats to talk to governments where Taiwanese airlines fly to ensure more flights are not cut off due to the island’s inclusion by the World [...]
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China finally to allow evacuation of 200 Taiwanese from Wuhan tonight

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

First batch of 200 Taiwanese businesspeople to evacuate from Wuhan via charter jet tonight After refusing to allow Taiwanese businesspeople to flee Wuhan amid the novel [...]
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Korean Air chief in hot seat for boarding charter flight to Wuhan

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Hanjin Group Chair and Korean Air CEO Cho Won-tae faced criticism for being onboard a chartered flight arranged by the government to bring back Korean citizens from the [...]
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S. Korea to adopt enhanced quarantine measures to fight coronavirus

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea said Monday it will adopt more stringent quarantine measures against the new coronavirus by testing those who show symptoms upon arrival and placing those who [...]
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Moon reaffirms support for China in epidemic

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

President Moon Jae-in has reaffirmed the need for close cooperation with China to overcome the coronavirus outbreak which started in Wuhan, Hubei Province. The President also [...]
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Korea to ban entry from China’s Hubei province

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea will bar entry to all foreign nationals who have been in China’s Hubei province in the past two weeks, following a wave of countries imposing drastic travel [...]
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N Korea says it is free of new virus amid travel restrictions

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea has had no cases of the new coronavirus that is spreading in neighbouring China, a health ministry official said on state media on Sunday. North Korea has ended [...]
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US troops who recently traveled to China quarantined in Korea

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

US military officials in South Korea announced on Sunday that a 14-day self-quarantine has been imposed on US troops who have recently traveled to China, although it was [...]
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