Archive for July 8th, 2020

The Trump conundrum A Taiwan-centric perspective: William Stanton

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Whatever anyone might think of President Donald Trump, many Taiwanese and foreign friends of Taiwan will likely be concerned should he lose the November election. Whatever [...] » More

Taiwan rejects China’s criticism over Somaliland ties

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has hit back at China, which criticised Taiwan for enhancing its ties with the self-governing African territory of [...] » More

Taiwan to deepen ties with Somaliland amid China intervention

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday reiterated Taiwan and Somaliland’s intention to deepen bilateral relations after a media report revealed multiple [...] » More

Taiwan records 6,944 food poisoning cases in 2019, marking 23-year high

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan recorded 6,944 instances of food poisoning last year, which marked a 23-year high, according to numbers released by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In [...] » More

Taiwan to shut down 1st ‘comfort women’ museum amid COVID-19

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

Financial hardship is forcing Taiwan’s first museum dedicated to Taiwanese “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels to shut [...] » More

Taiwan’s MAC warns China not to unduly apply HK national security law

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Tuesday (July 7) strongly condemned Article 43 of China’s new national security law for Hong Kong, labeling it another [...] » More

Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group announces 1pct pay bump

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) has announced a one percent pay raise for rank-and-file employees despite revenue being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The decision [...] » More

Taiwan’s defense science institute entangled in security breach over Chinese cloud service

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A procurement flaw has been found at Taiwan’s military technology development institute, and critics say it may have jeopardised the country’s national security [...] » More

Taiwan’s legislative speaker urges former president to cease HK comments

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

In response to former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s disputed comments on Hong Kong’s new national security law, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun suggested [...] » More

Top Canada university says won’t call Taiwan part of China after complaint

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A top Canadian university will stop referring in reports to Taiwan as part of China, following complaints from Taiwan’s government in a small diplomatic success for the [...] » More

N Korea tightens border control to fight COVID-19

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | OutlookIndia | 6:02 AM

North Korea has tightened its border control to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, the country”s state newspaper said on Tuesday, after leader Kim Jong-un called for [...] » More

N. Korea rejects talks ahead of US envoy’s arrival in Seoul

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

North Korea on Tuesday said it has no immediate intent to resume a dialogue with the United States as US deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun arrived in South Korea for [...] » More

Foreign tourists to Korea stay shorter, spend less in 2019: survey

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Foreign tourists to South Korea stayed shorter and spent less money in 2019 than the previous year, a government survey showed Tuesday. International tourists stayed an [...] » More

Indian committee recommends moving Korea-owned plant hit by gas leak

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

An investigation into a deadly gas leak at a South Korean-owned chemical plant in southern India that killed 12 people in May recommended the factory be moved away from [...] » More

S. Korea’s current account surplus posts 2.29 billion USD in May

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s current account balance posted a surplus in May after logging a deficit in the previous month on the back of an economic fallout from the COVID-19 [...] » More