Archive for April 17th, 2020

Taiwan dethrones Korea to rule in semiconductor market

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan claimed the lion’s share of the global semiconductor market last year, removing South Korea from the top spot, according to a report released by industry [...] » More

Taiwan: China’s nemesis could be the WHO’s salvation

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

While schoolchildren in the United States and most of the world are learning their lessons remotely, schools in Taiwan reopened after the Lunar New Year holiday on January [...] » More

Taiwan’s president featured on CNN main page for handling of pandemic

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

After being listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the female leaders who have successfully contained the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), President Tsai Ing-wen on [...] » More

Taiwan donates rain suits to alleviate serious PPE shortage in Japan

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

A Taiwanese doctor living in Japan has arranged a donation of over 10,000 disposable rain suits for use by front-line medical workers in Osaka, which is suffering from a [...] » More

Taiwan invents 1-hour coronavirus test kit with 90pct accuracy

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A task force formed by Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed a test kit that can detect the virus that causes Wuhan coronavirus [...] » More

Terminal 1 at Taiwan’s top airport registers no arrivals amid coronavirus pandemic

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Not a single person arrived from overseas at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal One Tuesday (April 14), while the overall number of travellers passing [...] » More

Coronavirus: most US firms in Taiwan feeling pinch from Covid-19 despite reputation as economic ‘bright spot’

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s export-oriented economy is likely to be squeezed further by supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to the American Chamber of [...] » More

WHO turned down more than 70pct of Taiwan’s requests for technical meetings

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

After the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed it has conducted exchanges with Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday (April 15) that at least 70 [...] » More

Chinese speedboat attack in Taiwanese waters an isolated incident: Defense ministry

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Vice defense minister says maritime clash in March not serious enough to be considered Chinese escalation Both the Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the Cabinet-level [...] » More

Korea’s ruling party wins election landslide amid coronavirus outbreak

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Voters reward Moon Jae-in for response to pandemic with biggest majority since transition to democracy in 1987 South Korea’s ruling party has won a landslide victory in [...] » More

Kim Jong Un tribute absence sparks speculation

Kim Jong Un tribute absence sparks speculation

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s conspicuous absence from commemorations for his grandfather Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary this week suggests he could be [...] » More

Former N Korean diplomat elected lawmaker in Korea

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Thae Yong Ho, the second-highest ranking North Korean official to have defected to South Korea, made history becoming the first defector to be directly elected as a lawmaker [...] » More

N Korea hacking threatens US and global financial systemUS officials

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US government officials warned on Wednesday about the threat of North Korean hackers, calling particular attention to banking and other financial services. The reason for the [...] » More

Second extra budget to help virus-hit households

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The government has drafted a second extra budget bill offering 7.6 trillion won ($6.2 billion) in financial assistance to the bottom 70 percent of Korean households hit by [...] » More

Korea ruling party wins parliamentary majority

Korea ruling party wins parliamentary majority

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s left-leaning ruling party won a landslide election victory, results showed Thursday, after the coronavirus pandemic turned the political tide in President [...] » More