Archive for August 8th, 2020

US-China defence ministers talk South China Sea, Taiwan

US-China defence ministers talk South China Sea, Taiwan

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Washington | US Defence Secretary Mark Esper expressed concerns about Beijing’s “destabilising” activity near Taiwan and the South China Sea in a call with [...] » More

China warns US against ‘dangerous moves’ on Taiwan

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:50 AM

Chinese Defense minister Wei Fenghe warned his US counterpart in a phone call Thursday (August 6) to avoid firing up bilateral tensions, a day after Washington angered [...] » More

89pct of Taiwanese oppose China’s ‘one country, two systems’: Poll

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:50 AM

Close to 90 percent of Taiwanese do not support the “one country, two systems” framework proposed by China, according to a recent survey conducted by [...] » More

CORONAVIRUS/US lists Taiwan as very low-risk destination for COVID-19

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:50 AM

The United States on Thursday lifted an advisory that had warned its citizens against all international travel, and it placed Taiwan on a list of 13 destinations where the [...] » More

Volcanic ash from Japanese island reaches E. Taiwan

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:50 AM

Volcanic dust from an eruption on the Japanese island of Nishinoshima was responsible for a sudden turn for the worse in air quality on Taiwan’s sparsely populated east [...] » More

Taiwan authorities tracing contacts of Taiwanese COVID-19 patient in HK

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:50 AM

Health authorities in Taiwan are trying to identify all the persons who may have come in contact with a Taiwanese woman who tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago, after [...] » More

Exclusive: Taiwan in talks to make first purchase of sophisticated US drones  sources

Exclusive: Taiwan in talks to make first purchase of sophisticated US drones sources

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

The United States is negotiating the sale of at least four sophisticated aerial drones to Taiwan for the first time, according to six US sources familiar with the [...] » More

China accused of deploying more amphibious weapons to eastern coast as tensions with Taiwan rise

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheTelegraph | 6:50 AM

China has deployed more amphibious weapons in coastal cities across the 110-mile wide strait that separates China from Taiwan, according to reports of recent satellite [...] » More

Monsoon drenches the Korean Peninsula with flooding rains

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:50 AM

South Korea is in the midst of one of its wettest monsoon seasons in recent memory. On Wednesday, Seoul recorded nearly 4 inches of rainfall, adding to an already incredibly [...] » More

Criticism of Korean MP’s red dress stirs sexism debate

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:50 AM

South Korea is again confronting its outdated attitudes towards women in the workplace after a female MP was criticised for attending a parliamentary session in a colourful [...] » More

Trump targets Samsung, LG for political boost ahead of election

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

US President Donald Trump has boasted that his administration’s imposition of a 50 percent tariff on Samsung and LG products helped domestic companies such as Whirlpool [...] » More

Lost Seoul: Korean middle-class dreams spoiled by soaring house prices

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 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

Kim visits N Korea flood zone, orders shelter, food aid

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:50 AM

Leader Kim Jong Un visited parts of southern North Korea where days of torrential rains have flooded hundreds of houses and vast areas of agricultural land, state media [...] » More

Korean doctors strike over plan to boost medical student numbers

Korean doctors strike over plan to boost medical student numbers

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Thousands of South Korean trainee doctors went on strike on Friday, protesting outside parliament against a government plan to boost the number of medical students in the [...] » More

Japanese company appeals S. Korean court’s decision on asset seizure

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

A Japanese company has appealed a South Korean court’s ruling to seize its assets in the country to compensate victims of wartime forced labour in a move expected to [...] » More