Intellasia East Asia News – New Taipei company owner fined NT$1 million for quarantine violation

The owner of a New Taipei-based company that specialises in educational materials has been fined NT$1 million (US$34,161) for breaking his home quarantine restriction, the New Taipei Department of Health said Friday. Lee Wan-chi, chair of Kang Hsuan Educational Publishing Group, returned from China on September 5 and was found to have gone out several […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Deutsche Securities Taipei to end operations on August 18

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) confirmed on Thursday (August 13) that Deutsche Securities Asia Ltd’s Taipei Branch will cease operations on Tuesday, August 18. The office had previously been rumoured to be shuttering its doors in July of last year, but Deutsche Securities said it had only laid off the remaining two employees in the […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Enoch Wu says CECC head would be ‘good candidate’ for Taipei mayor

Enoch Wu, deputy CEO of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) think tank New Frontier Foundation, was asked about his thoughts on minister of Health and Welfare and CECC head Chen Shih-chung as a Taipei mayoral candidate at an event on Sunday (June 14). Wu, along with DPP legislators Su Chih-fen and Tsai I-yu, attended an […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese fighter jets briefly enter Taiwan airspace: Taipei

Chinese fighter jets briefly entered Taiwan’s airspace on Tuesday, forcing the island to scramble its own, Taipei said shortly after announcing plans for its largest annual live-fire military drill. The Taiwanese defence ministry said it broadcast warnings and “took active responses to dispel” multiple Chinese Su-30 fighters to the southwest of the island. “The military […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Bikeway project inaugurated to connect Taipei, New Taipei along Keelung River

Cyclists no longer must cross bridge to right bank for riding from Xizhi to Taipei After a bikeway was inaugurated on Wednesday (June 3), cyclists can now ride from Taipei to Keelung along the left bank of the Keelung River without having to cross a bridge. The “Keelung River bikeway connecting project,” initiated by the […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Machinery trade shows in Taipei postponed due to coronavirus concerns

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council, TAITRA, announced on Tuesday (June 2) that it was postponing a machinery trade show in Taipei originally scheduled for September. The joint exhibition of TaipeiPLAS, dedicated to plastic and rubber industries, and ShoeTech Taipei, which focuses on shoe-making equipment, has been postponed over coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Taiwan’s machinery industry, […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taipei ranked No. 20 on destination wish list: Booking.com

Taipei was ranked the 20th most popular wish list destination among global travellers over the past two months, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global tourism industry, Booking.com said Saturday. Although the pandemic has forced many travellers to cancel their travel plans and stay home amid massive lockdowns to avoid infection, […]

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