Archive for April 3rd, 2021

Taiwan tourists head for Palau after travel bubble launches

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Abc News | 5:02 AM

Pandemic-weary Taiwanese tourists headed for the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau following the launch of a coronavirus travel bubble, a recognition of their success in [...] » More

Taiwan train crash: 48 killed, 66 hurt in collision with runaway truck

Taiwan train crash: 48 killed, 66 hurt in collision with runaway truck

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Taiwan’s worst train accident in decades, which killed at least 50 people and injured 146 others, was caused by a runaway truck that rolled down a hillside from a [...] » More

Taiwan to impose tighter rules on sale, use of two dangerous chemicals

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 5:02 AM

Stricter regulations on the sale and use of the potentially dangerous chemicals ammonium nitrate and hydrogen fluoride will come into effect later this year, the [...] » More

Russian diplomats complain of acute shortages in N Korea causing foreign exodus

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Russia’s diplomatic mission to North Korea complained on Thursday of acute shortages of essential goods such as medicine, problems getting healthcare and pandemic [...] » More

The road not taken: Korea’s self-driving professor

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Decades before the race to build a self-driving car became a multi billion-dollar contest between tech giants such as Tesla and Google, a South Korean professor built an [...] » More

Denuclearisation will be at centre of new N. Korea policy: State Dept.

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

Denuclearisation of North Korea will be at the centre of any new US policy toward the reclusive nation, a State Department spokesman said Thursday, adding the country’s [...] » More

Korea pays price for reliance on COVAX, scrambles for vaccines

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

South Korean authorities are facing a backlash for relying on global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX for a bulk of its COVID-19 shots as shipment delays threaten to slow the [...] » More

S’pore PR from S Korea charged with making false SHN declaration

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

A South Korean national was on Thursday (1 April) charged with lying to the authorities in his application to opt out of serving his Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at a dedicated [...] » More

China pleased Asean ‘adopted a non-interference policy towards Burma’

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

China hopes the Association of Southeast Asian Nations can provide a stabilising influence in Myanmar, Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi told his Singaporean counterpart on [...] » More

Uzbekistan begins jab drive with AstraZeneca, Chinese vaccine

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Uzbekistan on Thursday began coronavirus vaccinations, offering citizens a choice between AstraZeneca and a Chinese-made vaccine that the Central Asian country plans to start [...] » More

Can China and the US overcome their distrust on climate action?

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

As the US waits to learn if President Xi Jinping will attend a virtual White House climate summit later this month, analysts warn the two countries still have a deep and [...] » More

Russia and China are beating the US at vaccine diplomacy, experts say

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | NBC News | 5:02 AM

It didn’t take long for the seeds of Russia’s vaccine diplomacy in South America to show green shoots. Soon after Moscow sold 5.2 million doses of its Sputnik V [...] » More

China semiconductors: SMIC cements its role as Beijing’s best hope in chips despite US restrictions

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Shanghai-based contract chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), helped by two former semiconductor veterans from Taiwan, has cemented its status as [...] » More

US expresses interest in working with China to curb Iran’s nuclear programme

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The United States expressed interest on Wednesday in working with China to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, striking a cooperative tone just days after Beijing and Tehran [...] » More

G7 pressure on China over subsidies ‘doomed to fail’ even as Biden administration gathers coalition

G7 pressure on China over subsidies ‘doomed to fail’ even as Biden administration gathers coalition

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Pressure from the G7 to force China to change its economic behaviour is “doomed to fail”, and Beijing might simply choose to ignore it if external pressure [...] » More