Archive for August 6th, 2020

Taiwanese businessperson indicted for trying to help China recruit spies

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A Taiwanese businessperson was indicted Wednesday (August 5) for trying to recruit government agents to collect information for China. The man, surnamed Huang, moved to the [...] » More

Taiwan provisionally approves dexamethasone as coronavirus treatment

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Taiwan provisionally approved the use of dexamethasone, a cheap and widely-used steroid, to treat the new coronavirus, as the island faces a shortfall of the antiviral drug [...] » More

Taiwan’s Marine ‘Iron Force’ sent to Dongsha Islands ahead of PLA invasion drill

Taiwan’s Marine ‘Iron Force’ sent to Dongsha Islands ahead of PLA invasion drill

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

In response to news that China is allegedly planning a simulated invasion of the Dongsha Islands (Pratas Islands, this month, Taiwan’s military has reportedly [...] » More

Political veteran Soong rumoured to be tapped to head Taiwan’s SEF

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

With the chair of Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), David Lee, being appointed as the new secretary general of the Presidential Office on Monday (August 3), [...] » More

Night market in N. Taiwan to hold eco-event on Sunday

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

An eco-party will take place at Keelung Miaokou Night Market one of the most popular tourist night markets in Taiwan on Sunday (August 9), featuring a variety of activities. [...] » More

US health chief to be highest-ranking official in decades to visit Taiwan, angering China

US health chief to be highest-ranking official in decades to visit Taiwan, angering China

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a US official in four [...] » More

Three legislators held in Taiwan Sogo bribery case

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Five Taiwanese lawmakers have been accused of taking bribes from businessperson Lee Heng-lung with regard to his attempts to regain control of Sogo department stores, and [...] » More

Taiwan is in a ‘delicate’ situation with China as military drills intensify, experts warn

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Taiwan appears to be distancing itself from China in recent months, as military activities around the island intensify amid heightened US-China tensions and the coronavirus [...] » More

Taiwan to limit use of the word ‘healthy’ to describe food items

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Food items that have not received health food permits will not be able to be billed as “healthy” or a “health food” starting in July 2022 to avoid [...] » More

Taiwanese reflect on pandemic success with studio selfies

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Inside a cramped studio, Jane Chen pulls a mask from her face, breathes in deeply and presses a remote camera shutter for an art project documenting how Taiwan has coped with [...] » More

444 of 461 Taiwan contacts of Belgian have tested negative for coronavirus so far

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Only 17 of the 461 people in Taiwan known to have come in contact with a Belgian man who tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are still awaiting the results [...] » More

New rules for foreigners to visit Taiwan starting August 1

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) has announced a set of new rules for foreigners who are wishing to visit Taiwan for various purposes amid the COVID-19 [...] » More

Taiwan airlines’ flight packages to nowhere draw strong response

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Half-day tours in the air being offered by Taiwanese airlines have been quickly sold out as people unable to travel overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic seek other ways to [...] » More

Singapore Airlines to resume flights to Taipei in September

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Singapore Airlines to resume flights to Taipei in September Singapore Airlines announced in a news release on Tuesday (August 4) that it will resume three regular flights [...] » More

N Korea’s work on nuclear weapons includes ‘miniaturised’ devices, UN report says

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

North Korea is continuing work on its nuclear programme and several countries believe Pyongyang has made gains in producing ballistic missiles with small nuclear devices [...] » More