Saturday, 1 October 2022

Nations Must Work Together to Fight Online Fraud, UN Official Says

BANGKOK — A top U.N. official last week said the syndicates running Asia’s massive online fraud industry will rotate operations among lawless areas of Southeast Asia unless governments cooperate to bring them down, after Cambodia said it was cracking down on cybercrime compounds.   The networks have swindled hundreds of…

Italy’s New Government to Take Different Position on China

ROME — Italy has elected its most right-wing government since the end of World War II, and China watchers are anticipating a different type of relationship between Giorgia Meloni, in position to become Italy’s next prime minister, and Beijing based on her comments about Taiwan during her campaign.   Diplomatic…

Taiwan shares open higher

The Taiwan Stock Exchange’s main index opened up 84.63 points at 13,550.70 Thursday on turnover of NT$3.23 billion (US$101.48 million).       Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading

The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$31.796 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.075 from the previous close.       Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

CORONAVIRUS/Measures to lift Taiwan’s border controls take effect

The first stage of Taiwan’s lifting of border controls took effect on Thursday as arriving travelers no longer are required to take saliva-based PCR tests at the airport.   Inbound travelers, instead, will be given four rapid antigen test kits and will have to quarantine for three days and monitor…

In Asia, Harris Slams China’s ‘Intimidation’ and ‘Coercion’

TOKYO — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris blasted China’s foreign policy Wednesday in a speech outside Tokyo, saying Beijing’s aggressive behavior is threatening the “international rules-based order.” Harris made the comments in an address to U.S. service members aboard the USS Howard, a Navy destroyer docked at the Yokosuka Naval…

Explainer: What’s Behind Strained China-Japan Relations

TOKYO — Japan and China on Thursday mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 normalization of their ties, but there isn’t much of a celebratory mood. Improved ties between Asia’s two biggest economies are considered vital to the region’s stability and prosperity, but they remain at odds over disputed East…

Taiwan shares open lower

The Taiwan Stock Exchange’s main index opened down 9.89 points at 13,816.70 Wednesday on turnover of NT$2.152 billion (US$67.67 million).       Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel