Archive for January, 2021

Taiwan reports 3pct GDP growth in pandemic-hit 2020, beating China

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:48 AM

Taiwan’s GDP grew by nearly three percent last year, official projections showed Friday, making the island one of the world’s strongest performing economies [...] » More

‘Taiwan independence means war’: China’s defence ministry warns Joe Biden against siding with Taipei

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Beijing gave a stern warning to the new Joe Biden administration and Taiwan that the pursuit of independence for the self-ruled island “means war”. Chinese [...] » More

Taiwan to increase chip production after shortage hits carmakers

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:48 AM

Taiwan on Thursday said it will try to ramp up production of vital computer chips after shortages hit the global auto industry, with some major manufacturers forced to [...] » More

Biden administration to contact Taiwan about chip shortages

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:48 AM

The first direct contact between the new Biden administration and Taiwan will be a video conference by two United States officials with Economics minister Wang Mei-hua next [...] » More

Pentagon spokesman dismisses China’s warning on Taiwan as ‘unfortunate’

Pentagon spokesman dismisses China’s warning on Taiwan as ‘unfortunate’

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

A Pentagon spokesman on Thursday called remarks by his Chinese counterpart equating moves toward Taiwan independence with war “unfortunate” and reaffirmed [...] » More

Korea delays easing social distancing amid sign of another wave

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:48 AM

South Korea has delayed until Sunday any easing of social distancing measures because outbreaks involving mission schools are threatening to undermine efforts to keep new [...] » More

N Korea, US should aim for initial nuclear freeze-Korean PM

N Korea, US should aim for initial nuclear freeze-Korean PM

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:48 AM

North Korea and the United States should seek an initial denuclearisation deal that includes a halt to the North’s nuclear activity and a cut in its programme in [...] » More

Documentary ‘Assassins’ tells the strange story of the murder of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:48 AM

Nearly four years after the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, a new documentary seeks to shed light on the brazen [...] » More

Korea’s KNOC looking to sell North Sea assets: report

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | UpstreamOnline | 6:48 AM

South Korean state-run Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) has launched the sale of stakes in a number of oil and gas fields in the UK, Dutch and Danish North Sea, [...] » More

USFK will stand ready, trained against N. Korea’s new weapons: Pentagon official

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | YNA | 6:48 AM

US troops in South Korea will be ready to face any threats from North Korea’s new weapons systems, a Pentagon official said Thursday. Pentagon press secretary John [...] » More

Double taxation avoidance pact between S. Korea, Cambodia takes effect

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:48 AM

A tax agreement signed between South Korea and Cambodia to prevent double taxation went into force Friday, the foreign ministry said. The pact allows countries to avoid [...] » More

Korea’s defense minister says a joint military exercise with US will happen in March

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:48 AM

US Forces Korea will take part in a command post exercise with the South Korean military in March, the US ally’s defense minister told reporters Thursday. South Korean [...] » More

New virus cases in 400s again; virus curbs set to be tweaked

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:48 AM

South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases fell back to below 500 again Friday due to fewer tests amid cold weather despite a continued rise in clusters tied to [...] » More

S. Korea to publicise Japan’s distortion of history over Hashima Island

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:48 AM

South Korea is pushing to publicise attempts to distort the history of the Japanese historical industrial sites, including Hashima Island, inscribed on the UNESCO’s [...] » More

Korea’s hydrogen market will almost double in size from GBP 9.1bn in 2020 to GBP 17.3bn by 2030, says new report

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | H2Wiew | 6:48 AM

South Korea’s hydrogen market will almost double in size from GBP 9.1bn in 2020 to GBP 17.3bn by 2030, says new report by Intralink. The international business [...] » More