Archive for February 23rd, 2021

Bloody crackdown in Burma unacceptable to democracies: Taiwan

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown by Myanmar’s military on pro-democracy protesters are “not acceptable” to [...] » More

China training Taiwanese influencers in new propaganda tactics

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

China is allegedly engaging in a new type of cognitive warfare against Taiwan that involves fostering Taiwanese influencers to push its narratives. The Chinese Communist [...] » More

Arrivals from Brazil to Taiwan to be government-quarantined due to new variant

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan will launch new quarantine rules for travellers from Brazil starting this week in response to arrivals from the country who have been confirmed with a new, seemingly [...] » More

Commentary: Taiwan is becoming the biggest test in US-China relations

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

US President Joe Biden must demonstrate resolve yet bolster communication channels with China and manage the signature of interactions with Taiwanese officials, says Ted [...] » More

Technology sector in Taiwan’s Miaoli to offer over 1,000 jobs

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Workforce Development Agency’s Taoyuan-Hsinchu-Miaoli branch will be hosting a joint recruitment activity at the Chunan Science Park on February 24, with many of [...] » More

Taiwan eyes up to 45 million COVID doses

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan aims to procure around 30 to 45 million COVID-19 vaccines for nationwide inoculation against the virus, according to the country’s coronavirus task force. Taiwan [...] » More

PLA experimented in Wuhan lab, covered up outbreak

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

In an interview with CBS on Sunday (February 21), former deputy National Security Advisor (DNSA) Mathew Pottinger said the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had been [...] » More

Beijing to step up global influence campaign: Taiwanese expert

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Beijing is expected to step up its global influence campaign after the Communist Party of China (CPC) issued revised regulations on united front work in early January, [...] » More

82 passengers return to Taiwan from Burma following coup

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

A total of 82 passengers took the first of three China Airlines (CAL) flights to Taiwan from Myanmar on Sunday amid an escalation of the political turmoil there. Flight [...] » More

Taiwan likely to lift current ban on foreign visitors next month

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The government is moving toward lifting its ban on foreign visitors to Taiwan next month, the health minister said Sunday, two months after the ban was introduced in January [...] » More

Taiwan confirms three cases of Brazil COVID-19 variant

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s government said on Sunday that it had confirmed three cases of the COVID-19 variant first discovered in Brazil, and that all arrivals from that country would [...] » More

Taiwan’s entry ban on foreigners without residence permits likely to be lifted March 1

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Health minister and Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung said Sunday (February 21) that Taiwan’s entry ban on foreigners who lack a residence [...] » More

Output value of Taiwan’s semiconductor sector logs $115 billion in 2020

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The production value of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry registered NT$3.22 trillion (US$115 billion) in 2020, growing a considerable 20.9 percent annually, according to [...] » More

New virus cases in 300s again on fewer tests; cluster infections worrisome

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases dipped below 400 on Monday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but a series of cluster infections at plants and hospitals [...] » More

BOK likely to freeze key rate at record low: experts

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s central bank is widely expected to freeze its base rate at a record low of 0.5 percent this week over lingering economic uncertainty with a flare-up in [...] » More