Archive for August 9th, 2020

Artists seek post COVID-19 new normal

Artists seek post COVID-19 new normal

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 10:17 AM

Daegu was one of the regions in Korea the most severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic as it was the epicenter of the first large COVID-19 outbreak outside China, in [...] » More

Carrie Lam: HK’s divisive leader now sanctioned by US

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

Carrie Lam vowed to heal divisions when she became Hong Kong’s leader, but her tenure has been marred by massive protests and a crackdown by Beijing that prompted the [...] » More

China to decide fate of HK legislature after term expires

China to decide fate of HK legislature after term expires

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

Chinese lawmakers met Saturday to decide on how to deal with the legislative vacuum left by postponing Hong Kong elections. The Legislative Council elections scheduled for [...] » More

China-US ties plunge further over HK sanctions

China-US ties plunge further over HK sanctions

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of [...] » More

HK, Chinese officials jeer at US sanctions

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 10:13 AM

Hong Kong’s leader and China’s top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and [...] » More

US sanctions branded ‘clowning actions’ as HK vows it won’t be intimidated

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:13 AM

Beijing’s top representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday that sanctions imposed by Washington on senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials were “clowning [...] » More

Taiwan airlines offer sight-seeing flights during pandemic

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

Faced with the coronavirus collapse in travellers, Taiwanese airlines have begun offering sight-seeing “flights to nowhere” on their passenger jetsincluding [...] » More

Former Taiwan president regrets ban on Chinese students

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 10:13 AM

Former President Ma Ying-jeou on Saturday (August 8) commented on the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) recent ban on Chinese students, saying exchanges between both sides [...] » More

US health chief to visit Taiwan, a COVID-19 success story

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 10:13 AM

US Health Secretary Alex Azar said Friday he wants to learn about Taiwan’s “incredibly effective” response to the cornavirus even though the island did [...] » More

Taiwan confirms two new imported coronavirus cases from Philippines

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 10:13 AM

Two new imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Philippines were confirmed Saturday (August 8), bringing the total number of cases to 479, as Taiwan recorded [...] » More

As China tensions soar, US embraces Taiwan with visit, but cautiously

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

Eager to find a foil for China, US President Donald Trump’s administration is stepping up support for Taiwan, although a high-level visit to the island shows it is [...] » More

China opposes US military drone sale to Taiwan

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 10:13 AM

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday (August 7) expressed his opposition to the potential US sale of at least four military drones to Taiwan and said [...] » More

Taiwan court scraps bail for lawmaker in bribery scandal

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 10:13 AM

Independent legislator Chao Cheng-yu will be detained after all as the Taipei District Court on Saturday (August 8) scrapped an earlier favourable bail decision in the [...] » More

Japanese ex-PM Mori to meet Taiwan president

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 10:13 AM

Former Japanese prime minister Mori Yoshiro will meet President Tsai Ing-wen during his one-day visit to Taipei Sunday (August 9). According to a schedule announced by the [...] » More

Korea reports 43 new coronavirus cases, community infections around Seoul continue

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 10:13 AM

New COVID-19 infections linked to community spreading have jumped to the highest level in more than two weeks, with many being reported in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi [...] » More