Archive for April, 2020

No new coronavirus cases in HK, Taiwan

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

No new coronavirus cases or deaths were reported in Hong Kong and Taiwan on Tuesday. This marked the third straight day of no new cases in Hong Kong and the government has [...] » More

Taiwan to produce 19 million face masks daily by next month

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

Taiwan is expected to manufacture up to 19 million surgical masks a day by mid-May as demand for the protective gear remains high amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) [...] » More

Construction site fire in Korea kills at least 25  Yonhap

Construction site fire in Korea kills at least 25 Yonhap

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

A fire at a construction site in South Korea killed at least 25 people and injured another seven on Wednesday, Yonhap news agency reported, citing fire authorities. All of [...] » More

Taiwan envoy to DC confronts WHO officials over island’s exclusion

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

Taiwanese diplomat Vincent Chao during a virtual meeting on Wednesday (April 29) confronted top officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) over the island [...] » More

Taiwan refuses to deport Filipina worker critical of Duterte

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Taiwan rejected on Tuesday the move to deport the Filipina worker critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, on the grounds that the overseas worker has not violated its [...] » More

Satellite images of luxury boats further suggest N Korea’s Kim at favoured villa experts

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

Satellite imagery showing recent movements of luxury boats often used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage near Wonsan provide further indications he has been [...] » More

Proposal to emphasize ‘Taiwan’ on passport passes first reading

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

Two proposals to hold referendums on emphasising “Taiwan” on the cover of Taiwanese passports passed the first reading on Tuesday (April 28). During a meeting of [...] » More

Virus Outbreak: DPP lawmakers donate medical gowns to Osaka

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:02 AM

A group of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators have donated 2,300 protective medical gowns to Osaka, Japan, to aid in its efforts to contain COVID-19, DPP [...] » More

Committee to seize money from China hunger relief fund

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

The balance of a relief fund established in 1961 by Chiang Kai-shek to tackle hunger in China would be confiscated as national property, the Ill-gotten Party Assets [...] » More

Former legislator Hsiao Bi-khim reportedly tapped as Taiwan’s representative to US

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

Former Taiwanese legislator Hsiao Bi-khim is reportedly to be appointed as Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States, becoming the island country’s first [...] » More

Spokesman Roque says fate of anti-Duterte overseas worker in Taiwan up to ‘China’

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Manila | 6:02 AM

Taiwan is part of China or at least that’s what Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque publicly asserted today. Roque said in an interview with news show ANC News that the [...] » More

Taiwan reports zero new coronavirus cases for 4th day in a row

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

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Wednesday (April 29) announced that there were zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for a record fourth day [...] » More

Coronavirus: US ‘supports Taiwan joining WHO events’ in ministerial phone call

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

The United States has pledged its full support for Taiwan’s participation in World Health Organization events during a rare telephone call between the two sides’ [...] » More

Taiwan doctor’s easy-to-make aid for health workers welcomed in Japan

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

A creative solution to protect health care providers at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus amid a global shortage of personal protective equipment is attracting [...] » More

Taiwan to invest NT$50 million in developing 100 ventilator prototypes

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

Taiwanese minister of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Shen Jong-Chin said Wednesday (April 29) that the government is planning to invest NT$50 million (US$167 million) in developing [...] » More