Archive for August 19th, 2020

US finalises sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan as China tensions escalate

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

Taiwan will receive 66 new American-made F-16 fighter jets in the biggest arms sale to the self-governing island in years. The deal finalised on Friday comes as China has [...] » More

Taiwan to raise minimum monthly wage by less than 1pct in lowest hike since 2016

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

The official minimum monthly wage is expected to rise 0.84 percent to NT$24,000 (US$815) per month from next January 1, the lowest rate of increase since a freeze in 2016. [...] » More

Czech opposition pushing back against China ahead of controversial delegation to Taiwan

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

As a Czech delegation prepares for its high-profile trip to Taiwan at the end of August, China continues to hemorrhage influence over the Czech Republic’s body politic, [...] » More

US boosts Taiwan’s status without recognising sovereignty

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

The United States has recently taken several high-profile actions to strengthen relations with Taiwan and bolster its international standing. According to the New York Times, [...] » More

Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical to expand into Taiwan as TSMC maintains strong growth momentum

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

Thanks to strong growth momentum in Taiwan’s semiconductor foundry sector, Japan’s largest chemical corporation is said to be set to build a new plant in the [...] » More

S. Korea struggles to secure more hospital beds amid spiking virus cases

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s health authorities said Tuesday they will secure more hospital beds in the wider Seoul area amid the resurgence of novel coronavirus infections. The [...] » More

Kim Jong Un orders pet dogs to be confiscated in N Korean capital Pyongyang

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:02 AM

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has ordered pet dogs to be confiscated in the country’s capital, saying the pooches represent Western “decadence” but [...] » More

Samsung, SK concerned over US tightened restrictions on Huawei

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Samsung and SK have been watching with concern as the Trump administration announced a further tightening of restrictions on Huawei, as the two have been key semiconductor [...] » More

Coronavirus wave showing signs of spreading out of control

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The COVID-19 crisis appears to be spinning out of control in Korea with the Seoul metropolitan area recording triple-digit increases in new infections over the past five [...] » More

US Army report says many N Korean hackers operate from abroad

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:02 AM

North Korea has at least 6,000 hackers and electronic warfare specialists working in its ranks, and many of these are operating abroad in countries such as Belarus, China, [...] » More

Korea Is Packing Submarines With Rockets For Taking Out N Korea’s Nukes

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s got some weird submarines. And they’re about to get weirder… and more powerful. As part of a sweeping, five-year defense plan costing $250 [...] » More

Korea tracing church goers, confines troops to bases as virus spreads

Korea tracing church goers, confines troops to bases as virus spreads

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

South Korea reported a three-digit increase in novel coronavirus cases for a fifth consecutive day, as authorities scrambled to trace hundreds of members of a church [...] » More

The Latest: Korea says 457 cases linked to church

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

South Korean health officials said Tuesday that they have found 457 coronavirus cases linked to a huge Seoul church led by a bitter critic of the country’s president, [...] » More

Korea warns it is on brink of new Covid crisis as church linked to outbreak

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

South Korea has warned that it is on the brink of a new coronavirus crisis and could introduce stricter controls after a resurgence in cases, including hundreds linked to a [...] » More

Korea behind Japan, Russia in Q2 employment

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:02 AM

South Korea lagged behind Japan, Russia and some Western countries this year in terms of employment among working-age people. According to the Organisation for Economic [...] » More