Archive for March 20th, 2021

Taiwan urges residents not to change names to ‘salmon’ for free sushi

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | UPI | 7:02 AM

The Taiwanese government is urging residents not to change their legal names to “salmon” to take advantage of a restaurant’s free sushi promotion. The [...] » More

Taiwan urges China to remove political barriers post-pandemic

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

Chan Chih-hung, secretary-general of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation, on Thursday (March 18) called on Beijing to remove political barriers after the pandemic in [...] » More

Tsai Ing-wen welcomes help from World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

Taiwan businesses overseas should help strengthen cooperation between Taiwan and the rest of the world, but they are also welcome to return home and invest, President Tsai [...] » More

Taiwan feared Biden would be softer than Trump on China. So far, it has been pleasantly surprised

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | NBCNews | 7:02 AM

When Donald Trump lost re-election in November, there was one place far from his “Make America Great Again” rallies that also felt the loss keenly: Taiwan. Many [...] » More

Taiwan reaches 1,000 COVID cases 1 year into pandemic

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Friday (March 19) confirmed six COVID-19 infections, surpassing the 1,000-case mark a year into the pandemic. During [...] » More

1st batch of AstraZeneca vaccine sent out to 57 medical institutions across Taiwan

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

The first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 was being delivered to 57 medical institutions across Taiwan on Friday (March 19). Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) [...] » More

Taiwan flight attendant couple caught breaking quarantine

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

Two flight attendants for Taiwan’s China Airlines were caught violating quarantine after returning to the country from work in late February. On Friday (March 19), news [...] » More

Sea goddess, air force C-130s called upon to fight Taiwan drought

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:02 AM

Taiwan is drilling wells, seeding clouds and beseeching a gold-faced sea goddess to help the sub-tropical island ride out its most serious drought in about half a century, [...] » More

Tsai Ing-wen welcomes help from World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

Taiwan businesses overseas should help strengthen cooperation between Taiwan and the rest of the world, but they are also welcome to return home and invest, President Tsai [...] » More

Taiwan keeps key interest rate unchanged, lifts GDP growth forecast to 4.53pct

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

Taiwan’s Central Bank raised its forecast for the country’s economic growth in 2021 and announced, as expected, that it will keep the key interest rate at a [...] » More

Taiwan to allow business travellers from China to apply for visits

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM

Taiwan will soon allow business travellers from China to file applications to visit the country, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced Thursday (March 18). The lifting [...] » More

US lawmakers call for Taiwan support as top US, China officials meet

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 7:02 AM

Washington, March 18 (CNA) Several members of the United States House of Representatives called on the US government to reiterate its support for Taiwan, ahead of a [...] » More

Taiwan says China bolstering ability to attack, blockade island

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Rappler | 7:02 AM

China is bolstering its ability to attack and blockade Taiwan, deploying long-range missiles to prevent foreign forces helping in the event of war and using psychological [...] » More

Taiwan, Singapore in talks on possible ‘travel bubble’: health minister

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 7:02 AM

Taiwan, Singapore in talks on possible ‘travel bubble’: health minister Taiwan and Singapore are in discussions on the possibility of creating a “travel [...] » More

Washington stresses Seoul’s ‘input’ in NK policy review

20-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 7:02 AM

A senior US diplomat on Friday stressed South Korea’s “input” in Washington’s ongoing policy review on North Korea, reiterating the importance of [...] » More