Archive for April 28th, 2020

Three killed in fire at Taiwan karaoke bar

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

At least three people were killed in a fire in Taipei karaoke bar on Sunday morning, which left 50 others in hospital. Apart from those declared dead, four other people were [...] » More

US should promote Taiwan’s participation in WHO: Stanford scholar

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

Michael R. Auslin, a scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has written an article entitled “The Coronacrisis Will Simply Exacerbate The [...] » More

Taiwan needs new medium-range missile: analyst

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

The development of the “Yun Feng” (Cloud Peak) medium-range surface-to-surface missile is strategically important to Taiwan as a deterrent, a defense analyst told [...] » More

Fuel prices in Taiwan fall to lowest point in 20 years

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

Taiwan’s two major fuel suppliers announced cuts Sunday to their diesel and gasoline prices this week, dropping domestic fuel prices to their lowest level in 20 years. [...] » More

Charter flight set to evacuate Taiwanese in India

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

A charter flight has been scheduled to evacuate approximately 200 Taiwanese citizens from India on May 4, as the South Asian nation announced an extension of its national [...] » More

HK arrests and Taiwan flybys: China advances its interests during Covid-19 crisis

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

Beijing has drawn accusations it is using the distraction of the coronavirus pandemic to advance regional interests. Here are some examples China has been accused of using [...] » More

Taipei mayor orders suspension of KTV parlor after deadly fire

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

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je ordered the suspension of a KTV parlor and instructed utmost efforts to treat the injured after inspecting the scene of a deadly fire Sunday. There is [...] » More

Former US ambassador to UN launches petition backing Taiwan’s WHO bid

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

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has launched an online petition urging the US Congress to probe whether China covered up the coronavirus [...] » More

Fuel prices in Taiwan fall to lowest point in 20 years

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

Taiwan’s two major fuel suppliers announced cuts Sunday to their diesel and gasoline prices this week, dropping domestic fuel prices to their lowest level in 20 years. [...] » More

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan on Sunday

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

No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Taiwan on Sunday (April 26), and the number of total confirmed cases is still 429, the Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) [...] » More

Taiwan shows solidarity as bookseller who fled HK opens shop

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

Taiwan’s ruling party on Saturday showed support for a Hong Kong bookseller who fled to the democratic island amid fears of Chinese persecution, with President Tsai [...] » More

Taiwan calls for restraint in South China Sea

Taiwan calls for restraint in South China Sea

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

Taiwan’s government has reasserted its sovereignty over the South China Sea and called on all claimants of the disputed waters to exercise restraint amid rising [...] » More

Korean officials call for caution amid reports that N Korean leader Kim is ill

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

South Korean officials are emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea and are cautioning against reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may [...] » More

Body of guide of missing Koreans found in Himalayas

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

Search teams looking for the bodies of four South Koreans killed in a Himalayas avalanche have found the frozen corpse of their Nepali guide, police said Saturday. A wall of [...] » More

Factbox: Questions hang over N Korea succession amid reports on Kim health

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

North Korea has never publicised who would follow leader Kim Jong Un in the event he is incapacitated, and with no details known about his young children, analysts say his [...] » More