Archive for August 7th, 2020

Masks once again compulsory on Taipei Metro

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

Taipei has stepped up measures to fight the coronavirus, including making masks mandatory on the Taipei Metro once more, as Taiwan sees a rise in imported cases. Starting [...] » More

Canada should increase engagement with Taiwan: Vancouver TECO

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

As Canada looks to expand into Asia-Pacific markets, Ottawa should consider expanding engagement with Taiwan, according to an op-ed by Andy Kang-I Chen, director general at [...] » More

Taiwanese businessperson charged over work with Chinese intelligence

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

Taipei District Prosecutors Office on Wednesday charged a Taiwanese businessperson with violating the National Security Act, for his alleged work on behalf of Chinese [...] » More

CORONAVIRUS/Japanese engineer diagnosed with COVID-19 after working in Taiwan

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

A Japanese engineer who had worked in northern Taiwan for just over a month has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to Japan on August 1, the Central Epidemic [...] » More

MAC says Beijing barring Chinese students from coming to Taiwan

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

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has denied accusations about it preventing Chinese students from coming to Taiwan for political reasons, arguing it is Beijing [...] » More

US plan for ‘highest level’ Taiwan visit in decades angers China

US plan for ‘highest level’ Taiwan visit in decades angers China

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

The United States announced Wednesday its highest-level visit to Taiwan since it switched diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, a move Beijing blasted as a threat to [...] » More

Tests and mask for US health chief on Taiwan visit

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

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and his delegation will have to be tested for the novel coronavirus before getting to Taiwan and again when they arrive, [...] » More

Philippines’ Rappler CEO applauds Taiwan’s healthcare and democracy

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

Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of Philippine news network Rappler, on Thursday (August 6) praised the maturity of Taiwan’s democracy and called the country’s [...] » More

Taiwanese men want children but have little time for them: poll

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

More than 60 percent of young Taiwanese men would like to have children, but those who are already fathers do not have much time to spend with their offspring, according to [...] » More

Why the fuss? The US, Taiwan and Chinaa guide

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

Why has the announcement by the United States of its highest-level visit to Taiwan for four decades sparked such anger from Beijing? Here is a recap of the key issues [...] » More

Japan-S. Korea feud set to flare over wartime labour row

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

Tensions between Japan and South Korea could flare up in the coming months amid an ongoing feud over an issue of compensation for Koreans made to work in factories during [...] » More

Deadly N Korea gas explosion reported near China border

Deadly N Korea gas explosion reported near China border

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

A gas explosion in a North Korean city across the China border may have injured dozens of people and killed several others, according to multiple South Korean news services. [...] » More

Lost Seoul: Middle-class dreams spoiled by soaring house prices

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Even with unemployment spiking as the coronavirus pandemic swept South Korea in February, Baek Seung-min asked his wife to quit her nursing job to help reach a dream they had [...] » More

N Korea to support border city where suspected virus case found

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

North Korea will provide special support for the border city of Kaesong that has been locked down since the country’s first suspected case of the novel coronavirus was [...] » More

Torrential rains in Seoul prompt rare river flood warning

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Incessant torrential rains pounding South Korea prompting authorities on Thursday to close parts of highways and issue a rare flood alert near a key river bridge in Seoul. [...] » More