Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan reports one new COVID-19 case-an Indonesian worker

Taiwan reported a new imported case of COVID-19 on Friday involving an Indonesian national who arrived in the country last month to go to work on a fishing boat, according to the Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC). The Indonesian, in his 20s, arrived in Taiwan on December 31 with a negative test report upon arrival, […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan says it respects decision to cancel US visit

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it “understood and respected” a decision by the US State Department to cancel a visit to the island by the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets that the US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft cannot lead a delegation to […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – China opposes planned Taiwan visit by US UN ambassador: Chinese mission

“China strongly urges the United States to stop its crazy provocation, stop creating new difficulties for China-US relations and the two countries’ cooperation in the United Nations, and stop going further on the wrong path,” said a spokesperson of China’s Permanent Mission to the UN. A spokesperson of China’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan officials vow to crack down on pork-related price gouging

Taiwanese government officials on Saturday vowed to deal firmly with anyone caught artificially inflating the price of pork, following reports that vendors were raising prices amid concerns about a new policy allowing imports of the meat containing traces of the livestock drug ractopamine. The comments from national and local officials came after a photo circulated […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan firms up AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, finds new UK variant

Taiwan has agreed to buy almost 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 10 million from AstraZeneca Plc, the government said on Wednesday, adding that it had confirmed the island’s first case of the new British variant of the disease. Taiwan has kept the pandemic well under control in the community thanks to early and […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan responsible for its isolation

In early April, Taiwan donated batches of masks to several Western countries to help them in their fight to keep the COVID-19 pandemic under control. The first batches consisted of a total of 10 million masks. China Airlines was charged with transporting the donated masks and, of course, had the name China Airlines emblazoned on […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Ransomware attacks a pressing threat to world in 2021

US-based cybersecurity company FireEye has released a report on the latest internet security trends, which shed light on the ever-growing threat of ransomware. Titled “A Global Change: Cyber Security Predictions 2021,” the report suggests that ransomware attacks are likely to occur with higher frequency and greater potency next year. The risk has been underscored by […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Guam governor plans Taiwan visit to discuss travel bubble

Guam Governor Lourdes Leon Guerrero revealed Wednesday (December 16) that she plans to visit Taiwan in January to discuss a two-way tourism bubble. During a press conference, the governor said the US territory could reopen to tourism in the first quarter of 2021 and that she is planning to lead a delegation to Taiwan next […]

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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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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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