Archive for May 29th, 2020

China parliament approves HK security bill as tensions with US rise

China parliament approves HK security bill as tensions with US rise

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western [...] » More

From settlement to counselling, Taiwan promises help for fleeing HKers

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan on Thursday promised to settle Hong Kongers who flee the Chinese-ruled city due to political reasons, offering help from employment to counselling as China pushes new [...] » More

Taiwan will help fleeing Hongkongers move to island, Tsai Ing-wen says

29-May-2020 Intellasia | outh China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has assured Hongkongers that her government would come up with special measures to help them relocate to the island, in an apparent effort to [...] » More

Foreign minister warns Taiwan is next on Chinese agenda

29-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Wu shares thoughts on Hong Kong’s new national security law, says Taiwan needs international support Taiwanese Foreign minister Joseph Wu on Wednesday (May 27) [...] » More

Taiwan scientists find antibody that fights coronavirus

29-May-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A team of scientists at Taiwan’s Chang Gung University (CGU) has found a monoclonal antibody (mAb) that can inhibit the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) by over 90 percent. [...] » More

Taiwan seeks to buy Harpoon coastal defense batteries from US

Taiwan seeks to buy Harpoon coastal defense batteries from US

29-May-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan is seeking to purchase Harpoon coastal defense batteries from the United States, which would lead the military owning four types of anti-ship missiles, the Ministry of [...] » More

China’s aircraft carriers are playing games with Taiwan, not preparing for war

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Washington Examiner | 6:02 AM

Were China intending to invade Taiwan, we would have seen a massive mobilisation of amphibious assault forces, warships, and air force wings. We haven’t seen that. I [...] » More

Taiwan’s same-sex marriage marks historic first for Asia

Taiwan’s same-sex marriage marks historic first for Asia

29-May-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organisations, published its annual State of Civil Society Report, which touted Taiwan’s legalisation of same-sex marriage [...] » More

Taiwan to regain diplomatic ground

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:02 AM

As last year drew to a close, Taiwan lost several of its dwindling set of diplomatic allies, and China all but claimed victory in the long quest for universal recognition of [...] » More

Taiwan sees 2020 GDP growth at 1.67pct, slowest in five years

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Deccan Herald | 6:02 AM

Taiwan is expected to post its slowest economic growth in five years in 2020, the statistics agency said on Thursday, as the coronavirus crisis hurts trade, consumer spending [...] » More

Taiwan eyes further US arms purchases with new anti-ship missile

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan plans to buy land-based Boeing-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles as part of its military modernisation efforts, its defence ministry said on Thursday, the latest [...] » More

Charter flight to pick up Vietnamese nationals stranded in Taiwan

29-May-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Vietnamese government will dispatch a charter flight Friday to pick up Vietnamese nationals stranded in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed Thursday. [...] » More

Taiwan to introduce cheapest 5G unlimited data plan in world

29-May-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

According to Taiwanese communications service providers, the island country is expected to introduce the cheapest 5G unlimited data plan in the world sometime during the [...] » More

Taiwan readies for influx from HK ahead of China crackdown

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday her government will form a task force to deal with a possible influx of people from Hong Kong amid plans by China to impose a [...] » More

China cries foul at comment that Xi and Tedros ‘cuddle together’: CECC chief

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

China alleges Taiwan epidemic cover-up after Chen claims Xi and Tedros ‘cuddle together for warmth’ Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) chief on [...] » More