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US officials: China may be preparing to place long range missiles in the South China Sea.

AUS AirpowerChina, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about ...

- Business Insider - US

Vietnam names and shames 11 officials over Formosa environmental disaster.

HANOI - Vietnam on Wednesday named for the first time 11 government, provincial and industry officials as being responsible for one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics.

- Reuters - US

Vietnam names and shames 11 officials over Formosa environmental disaster.

HANOI, Feb 22 — Vietnam today named for the first time 11 government, provincial and industry officials as being responsible for one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics . Formosa Ha...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Vietnam names 11 officials over Formosa environmental disaster.

HANOI - Vietnam on Wednesday named for the first time 11 government, provincial and industry officials as being responsible for one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics.

- BangkokPost - TH

Beijing defends deportation of Taiwan crime suspects to mainland China.

China on Wednesday defended the deportation of Taiwan citizens involved in overseas telecom fraud cases to the mainland, saying it had won widespread international approval. The comments came after Taiwan protested against Spain’s decision to deport about 200 suspects to mainland China. The Spanish case is the latest ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Beijing calls landmark Taiwan protests part of China's liberation struggle.

Beijing on Wednesday described landmark Taiwan protests against Nationalist troops in 1947 as part of China’s liberation struggle that Taiwan independence forces were trying to hijack, ahead of commemorations next week for the 70th anniversary of the incident. The “228 Incident”, as it is known in Taiwan, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Man who detonated bomb aboard Taipei train, injuring dozens, jailed for 30 years.

A Taiwanese man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday for detonating a pipe bomb on a busy Taipei train that injured more than two dozen people last year. Lin Ying-chang, 56, was convicted on charges of attempted murder and making an explosive without a permit over the July 2016 blast, which the Taipei district ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan: Man gets 30 years in jail for detonating bomb in Taipei in botched suicide attempt.

Around 24 people and the bomber were injured in the blast on a busy train in the Taiwanese capital.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

500 Startups reboots its efforts in China, but there's no dedicated fund.

500 Startups is rebooting its efforts in Greater China after it hired a new head of business for the region, which covers mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Edith Yeung, a former executive with browser firm Dolphin Mobile, is taking up the reins. The VC firm had been without a recognized setup in China for some ...

- TechCrunch - US

The Pushback: Why the Trump Administration Needs to Play Hardball with Europe's Intelligence Community.

Adam Klein Security, Europe It's time to have an open conversation with allies about intelligence collection. Foreign policy was a centerpiece of Donald Trump's victorious presidential campaign and his presidential transition. China and Taiwan, ISIS, the Iran deal, and possible cooperation with Russia—each has been ...

- The National Interest - US

Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses.

Fortifications on Matsu Island were meant to defend against a communist invasion.

- The Diplomat - US

New Touchscreen for 'Apple Watch Series 3' Said to Enter Production Later This Year

The tentatively named "Apple Watch Series 3" will feature a new glass-film touchscreen in place of the current touch-on-lens solution, with shipments to begin in the second half of this year, according to Taiwan-based DigiTimes. While it remains unclear if the switch to a film-based solution will have any obvious ...

- MacRumors - US

China calls landmark Taiwan protests part of Chinese liberation struggle

BEIJING - China on Wednesday described landmark Taiwan protests against Nationalist troops in 1947 as part of China's liberation struggle that Taiwan independence forces were trying to hijack, ahead of commemorations next week for the 70th anniversary.

- Reuters - US

China defends deportation of Taiwan citizens as internationally accepted

BEIJING - China on Wednesday defended the deportation of Taiwan citizens involved in overseas telecom fraud cases to China as having...

- Townhall.com - US

In 'snub over one-China', Beijing turns deaf ear to Taipei's call to send back phone scam suspects

Beijing has repeatedly ignored Taipei’s request to return roughly 400 Taiwanese detained over alleged offshore telecom scams over the past year, in a snub to the island’s independence-leaning president, according to ­observers. Analysts said Beijing was unlikely to return any of the detainees if President ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Game set during Taiwan's 'White Terror' garnering rave reviews

As the 70th anniversary of a bloody political purge in Taiwan looms, a new horror video game set during the island’s “White Terror” is winning rave reviews. “Detention” was created by Taiwanese developers and takes place during the crackdown on opponents by the ruling nationalist Kuomintang, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan reduces reliance on mainland Chinese tourists

Beijing's attempt to punish Taiwan by throttling tourism from the mainland hasn't made much impact. Taiwan set a new tourism record last year by successfully courting visitors from the rest of Asia.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Rakuten worker arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs from Taiwan

A 39-year-old employee of Japanese E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. has been arrested on charges of attempting to smuggle into Japan a stimulant drug from Taiwan, police said Tuesday. Kunio Hatanaka was arrested on Sunday following his arrival at Tokyo's Haneda airport from Taiwan after customs officials found the stimulant ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Semifinalists decided for men's curling tournament

Taiwan advanced to the semifinals of the men's curling tournament at the Asian Winter Games with a 13-2 victory over Kazakhstan on Tuesday evening. China improved to 5-0 with a 14-5 win over already eliminated Qatar, while Japan lost 8-4 to South Korea. Wednesday's semifinals will see Taiwan's curlers take to the ice at The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

This Scottish craft brewer is entering the world's top beer market

The UK's second-largest craft brewer Innis & Gunn today announced its beers will soon be available in Asia - the world's largest beer market. The Scottish brewer today announced a deal with Dxcel International to distribute its beer to the on and off-trade markets in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The deal ...

- City AM - UK

Taiwan protests over Spain's deporting more than 200 telephone scam suspects to China

Taiwan has protested a decision by Spain to deport more than 200 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China, the latest such deportation amid frosty cross-strait ties.

- The Local - ES

Taiwan 'White Terror' brought back to life for gamers

As the 70th anniversary of a bloody political purge in Taiwan looms, a new horror video game set during the island's "White Terror" is winning rave reviews. The post Taiwan 'White Terror' brought back to life for gamers appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

IDEX 2017: Taiwan works to expand AAW capability

Key Points Future Tuo Jiang corvettes will be modified to integrate the new Sea TC-2N Missile System and Sea Oryx SAM Work is progressing to also introduce a new, larger, more AAW-capable ship in the future The Taiwanese navy is looking to expand the anti-air warfare capability of its next

- Jane’s - US

Taiwan 'White Terror' brought back to life for gamers

As the 70th anniversary of a bloody political purge in Taiwan looms, a new horror video game set during the island's "White Terror" is winning rave reviews.

- PhysOrg - NL

Taiwan export orders grow as world gears up for iPhone 8

Orders for Taiwan's exports rose for a sixth straight month in January on strong global demand for hi-tech gadgets such as Apple Inc.'s iPhones and Chinese smartphones, bolstering the government's view that economic growth could hit a three-year high this year. The export-driven economies of Taiwan and many of its Asian ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Trump did get something for agreeing to 'One China' policy—something for himself

Donald Trump made a point of demonstrating a belligerent dismissal of the One China' policy that the United States has maintained since 1979. One of his early calls to foreign leaders was to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and in December Trump made it explicit. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said the United States did ...

- Daily Kos - US

US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Patroling South China Sea

China has warned against challenging its sovereignty in the region despite competing claims by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

- Yahoo! News - US

Israel's Pivot To Asia Unfolds With OurCrowd Move To Taiwan

Israel continues its pivot to Asia with an expansion to Taiwan by the crowd financing upstart OurCrowd.

- Forbes.com - US

Beijing expected to test Trump's threshold for provocation in South China Sea

The South China Sea appears set to heat up this year as US President Donald Trump’s administration considers its options. During the campaign and the presidential transition, in addition to questioning the United States’ one-China policy and lambasting Beijing for its trade practices, Trump touched on the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

When America Threatened to Nuke China: The Battle of Yijiangshan Island

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia A forgotten fight between China and Taiwan that had big repercussions. In 1955, the Chinese People's Liberation Army embarked on a bloody amphibious landing to capture a fortified Nationalist island, only about twice the size of a typical golf course. Not only did the battle exhibit China's ...

- The National Interest - US

Taiwan protests Spain's deporting of 200 Taiwanese to China

TAIPEI, Taiwan " Taiwan's foreign ministry has protested Spain's decision to deport more than 200 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China, in the latest instance of a government moving to deport citizens of the self-governing...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Taiwan protests Spain's deporting of 200 Taiwanese to China

TAIPEI, Taiwan " Taiwan's foreign ministry has protested Spain's decision to deport more than 200 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China.The action by Spain is the latest instance of a government moving to deport Taiwanese...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Apple's upcoming iPhone release keeping Foxconn unit vibrant

Growing optimism about the next iPhone has propelled Apple Inc. to record highs. Halfway around the globe, a lesser-known Taiwanese company is riding that same wave of euphoria. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the main assembler of the U.S. company's smartphones, has gained 29 percent in the past year, with its shares ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Apple's upcoming iPhone enables Foxconn's gravity-defying act

TAIPEH, Feb 20 — Growing optimism about the next iPhone has propelled Apple Inc to record highs. Halfway around the globe, a lesser-known Taiwanese company is riding that same wave of euphoria. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the main...

- The Malay Mail - MY

U.S. aircraft carrier begins 'routine' patrols in disputed South China Sea

The USS Carl Vinson, accompanied by the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer, was deployed to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday to make what the U.S. Navy says are routine patrols. The Vinson carries a fleet of 60 aircraft and will be "demonstrating capabilities while building upon existing ...

- The Week - US

Why China Fears America's Aircraft Carriers

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia Welcome to the 1995–96 Taiwan Strait Crisis. More than twenty years ago, a military confrontation in East Asia pushed the United States and China uncomfortably close to conflict. Largely unknown in America, the event made a lasting impression on China, especially Chinese military planners. The ...

- The National Interest - US

Taiwan 'regrets' Spanish decision to deport Taiwanese fraud suspects to mainland China

Taiwan said on Saturday it “deeply regrets” a decision by the Spanish government to deport to mainland China around 200 Taiwanese nationals suspected of telecom fraud. The Spanish government said on Friday it had approved the extradition of 269 “Chinese citizens” as part of a year-long investigation ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

MPF’s top funds pivot to Asian equities from US stocks

January was a good month for Asia’s equity markets, with indexes in Hong Kong and Taiwan outperforming US benchmarks. Hong Kong’s key Hang Seng Index rose 4.3 per cent in January, and the China Enterprises Index of H shares rose 3.9 per cent while Taiwan’s index returned 2.1 per cent. During the same ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan culls 150,000 poultry following bird flu outbreak across island

Animal quarantine authorities in Taiwan have slaughtered at least 150,000 poultry after an outbreak of the bird flu in many counties and cities on the self-ruled island. On Saturday, 11 farms in Hualien, Tainan, Chiayi and Yunlin were confirmed as having been infected with the H5N6 virus, which is highly contagious and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan Lantern Festival: Wonderous show of lights and fireworks

Yunlin , Feb 18 Celebrated on the first full-moon night of the Lunar Year, the Lantern Festival is regarded as one of Taiwan's biggest festivals. Much like the biggest Hindu festival of lights -- Diwali -- people from all religions in Taiwan illuminate their homes using different types of lanterns and colourful bulbs to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump has a shocking conflict of interest with China

ReutersRemember when Donald Trump promised to label China a currency manipulator “on Day One”? Whatever happened to that promise? A review of recent developments in the relationship between the Trump administration and the Chinese is elucidating. Trump rattled China early on in his administration after taking a ...

- Business Insider - US

Apple to start India manufacturing in coming months with iPhone SE

MUMBAI  - Apple Inc will in the coming months start assembling its lower-priced iPhone SE models at a contract manufacturer's plant in the southern Indian technology hub of Bengaluru, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Apple's Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp is setting up a ...

- Sify - IN

Ex-diplomat confirms that US marine force will guard de facto embassy in Taipei

The United States will station 10 to 15 marines at the country’s de facto diplomatic mission in Taiwan, a former US diplomat said on Friday. In an interview on Taiwanese radio station Hit FM, William Stanton – the director from 2009 to 2012 of the American Institute in Taiwan , which acts as the US embassy on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Apple will reportedly start manufacturing iPhone SE models in India

GettyMUMBAI - Apple Inc will in the coming months start assembling its lower-priced iPhone SE models at a contract manufacturer's plant in the southern Indian technology hub of Bengaluru, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Apple's Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp is setting up ...

- Business Insider - US

Apple to start India manufacturing in coming months with iPhone SE: source

Apple Inc will in the coming months start assembling its lower-priced iPhone SE models at a contract manufacturer's plant in the southern Indian technology hub of Bengaluru, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Apple's Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp is setting up a plant in ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Sharp lifts profit guidance for fiscal 2016

Sharp Corp. on Friday upgraded its earnings outlook for the year through March on a decline in sales-related costs, forecasting a group operating profit of ¥47.4 billion . That is up from the revised projection of ¥37.3 billion announced on Feb. 3. Sharp, in the process of restructuring under Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Would China Use Nuclear Weapons in a War With Taiwan?

China insists on "No First Use" of nukes, but the threat remains.

- The Diplomat - US

Trump Leaves China and European Allies Wondering

Transatlantic TakeBERLIN - China 1, Trump 0' has been the widely claimed verdict after President Donald Trump assured his Chinese counterpart on February 9 that, contrary to what he had led many to believe, his administration will stand by the One China principle,' which recognizes Taiwan as part of China. First round goes ...

- GMF - DE

5 Quirky Facts About The Taiwanese Billionaire Who Built Your iPhone

Here are five things you might not know about Terry Gou, chairman of Hon Hai Precision, the Taiwanese contract assembler of iPhones and other consumer electronics.

- Forbes.com - US

Texas passes actual bill to stop people from using the wrong flag emoji

Let's play "spot the difference" between the state flag of Texas and the flag of the Republic of Chile, shall we? This is the state flag of Texas: Image: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Image: John Weast/Getty Images This is the flag of Chile: Image: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Image: Paul Thomas/Getty Images Extremely ...

- Mashable! - US

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