Intellasia East Asia News – Reduced TSMC 5 nm chip output not from low iPhone 12 demand: Analyst

Apple’s reduced utilisation capacity for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s (TSMC) 5 nm chips is more likely due to seasonality than lower demand for the iPhone 12. Stock prices of Apple’s suppliers were affected by news that Apple’s A14 SoC production will only be using 80 percent of TSMC’s 5 nm capacity in the first quarter […]

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US court rejects bail plea of 26/11 accused Tahawwur Rana | India News – Times of India

WASHINGTON: A US court has denied the bail plea of Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, a key accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and declared a fugitive by India, asserting that he has not negated the “risk of flight”. Rana, 59, a childhood friend of David Coleman Headley, was rearrested on June 10 in […]

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‘Leaks are dangerous & irresponsible’? CNN journalist misses sarcasm & agrees all Biden news must be vetted by OFFICIAL sources

CNN White House correspondent April Ryan is laying down the law about how Joe Biden should be covered after leaked audio suggested the nominal president-elect isn’t on board with the agenda that helped him win progressive votes. Ryan suggested that someone must have had a nefarious reason to leak a recording of Biden’s teleconference earlier […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – China launches ‘gray-zone’ warfare to subdue Taiwan

Months after eliminating a popular challenge to its rule in Hong Kong, China is turning to an even higher-stakes target: self-governing Taiwan. The island has been bracing for conflict with China for decades, and in some respects, that battle has now begun. It’s not the final, titanic clash that Taiwan has long feared, with Chinese […]

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Pfizer vaccine reaction: UK issues anaphylaxis warning on Pfizer vaccine after adverse reactions | World News – Times of India

LONDON: Britain’s medicine regulator said anyone with a history of anaphylaxis to a medicine or food should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, giving fuller guidance on an earlier allergy warning about the shot. Starting with the elderly and frontline workers, Britain began mass vaccinating its population on Tuesday, part of a global drive that […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – 75pct of Taiwanese think Taiwan independent, 53pct expect US protection

According to a new survey, Taiwanese are increasingly willing to defend their country if China invades and more now believe the US will deploy troops if Taiwan is attacked. Since 2002, the annual Taiwan National Security Survey (TNSS) has assessed Taiwanese attitudes toward the China threat and the US security commitment to Taiwan, with the […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan reports 6 imported coronavirus cases from Indonesia, US, France

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Wednesday (December 2) announced that six new cases of Wuhan coronavirus have been imported from Indonesia, the US, and France. During his weekly press conference Wednesday afternoon, minister of Health and Welfare and CECC head Chen Shih-chung announced six imported coronavirus cases, raising the total number of confirmed […]

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 29 – The Moscow Times

Russia has confirmed 2,269,316 cases of coronavirus and 39,527 deaths. Nov. 29: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 26,683 new coronavirus cases and 459 deaths Sunday. Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero will produce 100 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine as part of the agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), its developers announced Friday. […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Devil horns meet sutras in Taiwan’s Buddhist death metal band

The gig began with a nun chanting on stage but suddenly erupted into a wall of noise unleashed by distorted guitars and screamed sutrasthe unique sound of Taiwan’s first Buddhist death metal band. The island has a vibrant metal scene but few outfits are quite as eye-catching as “Dharma”. The band aims to deliver enlightenment […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan expanding submarine fleet as China threat grows

Taiwan began construction on a fleet of indigenous submarines on Tuesday, the latest move by the out-gunned island to bolster its defences against increasingly bellicose threats from Beijing. Democratic Taiwan lives under the constant threat of invasion by communist China, which views the self-ruled island as part of its territory and has vowed to one […]

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