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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky
Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months
US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos
Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise.
Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap
Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record
China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek
Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab
Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence
Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise. Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
Jul
2021
15

In A Warning To China, Japan’s New Strategy Paper Mentions Taiwan For The First Time

Japanese destroyer JS ‘Makinami’ and U.S. Navy destroyer USS ‘Rafael Peralta’ and sealift ship USS … [+] ‘Sacagawea’ conduct bilateral training in the northern waters of Australia. Japanese navy Japan’s annual defense white paper for the first time stresses the importance of Taiwan to the peace and security of the Asia-Pacific region. It should come as no surprise that the paper, an English-language summary of which the government in Tokyo released Tuesday, highlights Taiwan. Japanese leaders in recent months have…
Jul
2021
12

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed with Pfizer Inc. Now, in a twist, two of the world’s most important technology players—who also happen to be Taiwan’s two best-known homegrown companies—are stepping in to buy millions of BioNTech doses on behalf of the Taiwanese government. BioNTech and Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Co. , which is licensed to distribute BioNTech’s vaccine in China, said…
Jul
2021
10

Opinion | The likelihood of China invading Taiwan increases every day. What the U.S. should do.

In his speech celebrating the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th anniversary last week, Chairman Xi Jinping proclaimed that China has never bullied or oppressed the people of any other country. Yet that is exactly what Beijing is doing to Taiwan, and its intensifying aggression toward the democratic island is increasingly raising concerns that it will try to take it by force. The question is not whether the United States should defend Taiwan during war but how to prevent war in the…
Jul
2021
6

How To Lose A War Over Taiwan—Get Hacked, Panic

Chinese marines train for war. People’s Liberation Army photo When Ian Sullivan fights a war over Taiwan on the side of the Taiwanese and their allies, he loses big. But the severity of his defeat belies just how close the fighting is until the very end. The decisive battle isn’t on the ground or the sea or in the air, according to Sullivan. It’s online. Chinese hackers delay American reinforcements just long enough for Beijing’s troops to flatten Taipei. Sullivan’s…
Jul
2021
5

As COVID-19 cases abate, Taiwan eyes easing restrictions

People wait to receive a dose of the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the National Taiwan Science Education Center in Taipei City, Taiwan July 3, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang TAIPEI, July 5 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s Cabinet said on Monday that with COVID-19 cases abating there is room to ease restrictions and ministries and officials should make preparations for doing so, as the island begins emerging from the worst of its pandemic. Taiwan enacted curbs on gatherings, including closing…
Jun
2021
16

Taiwan Wants German Vaccines. China May Be Standing in Its Way.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — This is the age of “vaccine diplomacy.” It is also the era of its bitter, mudslinging opposite. For months, Taiwan has been unable to purchase doses of the BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, and the island’s leaders blame “Chinese intervention.” China, which regards Taiwan as its own territory, calls this accusation “fabricated out of nothing.” It is unclear what steps, if any, the government in Beijing has taken to disrupt Taiwan’s dealings with BioNTech, the German drugmaker that developed…
Jun
2021
15

Taiwan reports largest daily incursion yet by Chinese air force

Tuesday’s flights — which included fighter jets, bombers, and anti-submarine and early warning aircraft — surpassed the previous peak of 25 planes reported on April 12. Beijing claims full sovereignty over Taiwan, a democracy of almost 24 million people located off the southeastern coast of mainland China, even though the two sides have been governed separately for more than seven decades. While there was no immediate comment from Beijing on Tuesday’s flights, the news comes after the Group of Seven…
Jun
2021
13

Japan says ties with Taiwan are only unofficial – Associated Press

Japan says ties with Taiwan are only unofficial  Associated Press US Provides Vaccines to Taiwan, Fears Provoking China  Foreign Policy The politics of Japan’s Taiwan vaccine donation  Al Jazeera English ‘America won’t abandon Taiwan,’ says Sen. Duckworth  Nikkei Asia China invites Taiwanese to come to get vaccinated against COVID-19  Reuters View Full Coverage on Google News…
Jun
2021
12

The chipmaking factory of the world is battling Covid and the climate crisis

Taiwan — which accounts for more than half of the world’s output of chips — has been grappling for months with its worst drought in more than 50 years, an event experts say could become more frequent due to the effects of climate change. “There is clearly pressure in the semiconductor industry,” wrote Mark Williams, chief Asia economist at Capital Economics, on Thursday in a note that referenced the water shortages and coronavirus cases, along with rolling power outages. Manufacturers…