Archive for February 10th, 2020

Taiwanese attacked in Russia as Asian-phobia ramps up

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic continues to spread worldwide, an emerging fear of Asian people has led to Taiwanese students being assaulted in Moscow. Ever [...]
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Taiwan: Why we’re slashing our GDP growth forecast

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Think Ing | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s exports and imports dropped as the Chinese New Year holiday fell in January this year as opposed to February in 2019. However, this fall should be the start of [...]
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Taiwan exports down over 7pct year-on-year in January due to holiday

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s exports fell more than 7 percent from a year earlier in January, stopping a two-month rising streak, as the country’s outbound sales were affected by a [...]
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Taiwan expects short-term coronavirus impact on exports

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

Taiwan’s exports in the first quarter will be affected by China’s coronavirus outbreak, but the impact will be short-term and the outlook for the whole year is [...]
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Taiwan confirms 17th case of coronavirus who returns from Italy

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

Taiwan on Saturday (February 8) announced its 17th confirmed case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV): a Taiwanese man who had transited in Hong Kong on his way to and from [...]
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EU parliamentary friendship group backs Taiwan’s WHO bid

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan group in the European Parliament (EP) on Thursday expressed support for Taiwan’s bid to join the World Health Organization (WHO), amid mounting concerns over the [...]
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Korea asks China for help in resuming production at auto parts plants

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

The South Korean government said on Friday it has asked Chinese regional governments for help in resuming production at South Korean auto parts suppliers’ factories in [...]
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S. Korea to control supply of masks, hand sanitisers

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:02 AM

Finance minister Hong Nam-ki said on Friday that the ministry will carry out measures to control the supply and distribution of masks and hand sanitisers next week, warning [...]
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Moon says S. Korea to continue backing China on anti-epidemic fight

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday that as a close neighbouring country of China, South Korea stands ready to continue to actively support China in its effort to [...]
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Seoul official discussed N Korea tourism in Washington

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

Two senior South Korean officials made trips to Washington this week to discuss inter-Korea cooperation with White House officials, according to South Korean press reports. [...]
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Mass wedding in Korea despite coronavirus fear

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

There has been a mass wedding in South Korea despite coronavirus fear. Many of the 6,000 couples wore face masks. Festivals, concerts and graduation ceremonies have been [...]
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Former Korea spy chief jailed for political meddling

Former Korea spy chief jailed for political meddling

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

A former South Korean spy chief received a seven-year jail sentence Friday for using taxpayer money for political meddling in favour of then conservative government, among [...]
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Foxconn, Chinese firms refit production lines to make masks amid virus outbreak

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

A number of Chinese manufacturers including a subsidiary of Apple Inc partner Foxconn have refitted production lines to make masks and medical clothing, as a deadly [...]
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What’s in a name? WHO tiptoes around what to call virus

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

Keen to avoid stigmatising the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began, or Chinese people, the World Health Organization is treading carefully on naming the new virus. The UN [...]
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US offers $100 million to China, others to fight coronavirus

US offers $100 million to China, others to fight coronavirus

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

The United States on Friday offered up to $100 million to China and other impacted countries to combat the fast-spreading coronavirus. “This commitment along with the [...]
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