Archive for October 9th, 2021

US says it supports Taiwan amid Chinese threat

US says it supports Taiwan amid Chinese threat

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | ANI | 5:02 AM

The United States has said that its support for and defence relationship with Taiwan remains aligned against the current threat posed by the people’s Republic of China, [...] » More

US special forces and marines secretly operating in Taiwan to train local military forces

US special forces and marines secretly operating in Taiwan to train local military forces

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 5:02 AM

US special forces have been clandestinely operating in Taiwan as tensions mount over a possible Chinese invasion, it emerged last night. A group of two dozen special [...] » More

Beijing’s relentless pressure on Taiwan is causing alarm in Washington

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 5:02 AM

Beijing’s relentless pressure on Taiwan is causing alarm in Washington as US power pivots toward Asia. China’s rising military might and demonstrated willingness [...] » More

Do the US and China have a ‘Taiwan agreement’?

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 5:02 AM

Do the United States and China have an agreement on Taiwan’s political status? The question was raised on Tuesday when US President Joe Biden told reporters that he and [...] » More

Taiwan’s TSMC, after US request, says it won’t leak sensitive info

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC will not leak any sensitive company information as part of a White House request for details on the ongoing semiconductor crisis that has forced cuts to [...] » More

Taiwan does not seek military confrontation but will defend its freedom, President says

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 5:02 AM

Taiwan does not seek military confrontation but will do whatever it takes to defend its freedom, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday, amid a rise in tensions with China [...] » More

Most Taiwanese not worried Beijing will attack any time soon, polls suggest

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Most people in Taiwan are not expecting an imminent war over the island despite high cross-strait tensions, surveys suggest but it is a sentiment that risks complacency, [...] » More

US troops rotating into Taiwan for training sources

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Small numbers of US special operations forces have been rotating into Taiwan on a temporary basis to carry out training of Taiwanese forces, two sources familiar with the [...] » More

Secret group of US military trainers has been in Taiwan for at least a year

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Theguardian | 5:02 AM

The US has been secretly maintaining a small contingent of military trainers in Taiwan for at least a year, according to a new report, the latest sign of the rising stakes in [...] » More

Taiwan mulls lifting migrant worker entry ban to ease labour shortage

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 5:02 AM

Taiwan is considering lifting the entry ban on migrant workers first put in place in late 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to address the country’s dire labour [...] » More

Taiwan does not seek military confrontation, says president

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Taiwan does not seek military confrontation, but will do whatever it takes to defend its freedom, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday, amid a rise in tensions with China [...] » More

Taiwan will ensure regional peace, president tells French senators

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Taiwan will continue to play its role as a member of the international community and ensure regional peace and stability, President Tsai Ing-wen told a visiting delegation of [...] » More

Taiwan considers loosening entry ban on migrant workers

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 5:02 AM

Taiwan is considering to loosen a ban on the entry of migrant workers it imposed in May when a major domestic outbreak of COVID-19 began. Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in [...] » More

Satellite images show China deployed fighter jets designed for electronic warfare to airbases near Taiwan

Satellite images show China deployed fighter jets designed for electronic warfare to airbases near Taiwan

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | The Independent | 5:02 AM

China’s military is expanding its airbases near Taiwan by deploying its new fighter jets, which are designed for electronic warfare, according to satellite imagery and [...] » More

Taiwan minimum monthly wage hike set at 5.21pct

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

A Ministry of Labour (MOL) committee decided on Friday to raise Taiwan’s minimum monthly and hourly wage by roughly 5 percent, effective January 1, 2022. The 5.21 [...] » More