What Taiwan needs to defend itself from a Chinese invasion

  • Aggressive Chinese military activity and rhetoric directed at Taiwan has raised the specter of Beijing forcefully reunifying the island country with the mainland.
  • The likelihood of a direct military action still appears low, but the increasingly tense situation has drawn attention to the growing gap between China’s modernizing military and Taiwan’s aging force.
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The Taiwan Strait is quickly becoming the tensest it has been in decades.

China has directed aggressive rhetoric and military activity toward Taiwan, and while the likelihood of a direct attack remains low, the rising tensions come as China’s military expands and Taiwan’s military grows increasingly outdated.

This week, Chinese state-run tabloid Global Times published an op-ed saying Taiwan’s current status “will definitely come to an end” and that China will “teach Taiwan independence forces a hard lesson.”

Last month, the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Eastern Theater Command published a

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Taiwan Liposome Gets the Go-Ahead for a Hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 Study

Paula Bronstein / Getty Images News via Getty ImagesTaiwan Liposome Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: TLC) shares shot up on Wednesday after the firm announced that it would be able to move forward with its COVID-19 trial that uses hydroxychloroquine. In the past, hydroxychloroquine has been viewed as a controversial drug in terms of evaluating its efficacy in treating COVID-19, but now there seems to be a definitive ruling on it—at least in Australia and Taiwan.

In terms of the specifics, the company announced the receipt of ethical and scientific approval from the Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) in Australia for the company’s Phase 1 clinical trial of TLC19 hydroxychloroquine liposome inhalation suspension for COVID-19.

The HREC is constituted in accordance with the requirements of the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and it reviews clinical trial proposals to ensure that they are ethically and scientifically acceptable and have

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Taiwan September exports seen up for third month in row

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s exports likely rose for a third straight month in September, up 6.6% from a year earlier as people bought electronic goods to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a median forecast of 12 analysts polled by Reuters.



a large ship in a body of water: FILE PHOTO: Cargo cranes are seen at Keelung Port during sunset hour in Keelung,


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FILE PHOTO: Cargo cranes are seen at Keelung Port during sunset hour in Keelung,

Taiwan is one of Asia’s major exporters, especially of technology goods, and its export trends are a key gauge of demand for tech gadgets worldwide. Its largest trading partner is China.

Forecasts ranged widely between a growth of 3.8% and 21.6% in the midst of uncertainties over the coronavirus outbreak that has disrupted global supply chains and sent major economies into recession.

Taiwan’s exports have been helped by demand for laptops and tablets to support the work-from-home trend during the pandemic that has forced millions around the world to

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In U.S.-China Tech Feud, Taiwan Feels Heat From Both Sides

TAINAN, Taiwan — The United States and China are wrestling to lead the world in artificial intelligence, 5G wireless and other cutting-edge technologies. But the real wizardry that makes those advancements possible is being performed on a yam-shaped island that sits between them, geographically and politically.

On Taiwan’s southern rim, inside an arena-size facility stretched out among lush greenery and coconut palms, colossal machines are manipulating matter at unimaginably tiny scale. A powerful laser vaporizes droplets of molten tin, causing them to emit ultraviolet light. Mirrors focus the light into a beam, which draws features into a silicon wafer with the precision, as one researcher put it, “equivalent to shooting an arrow from Earth to hit an apple placed on the moon.”

The high-performance computer chips that emerge from this process go into the brains of the latest tech products from both sides of the Pacific. Or at least they

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EMERGING MARKETS-SMIC curbs help S.Korean, Taiwan stocks after Chinese data boost

    * Jakarta COVID-19 curbs extended 
    * Malaysia's ruling coalition wins state election; reduces
political uncertainty 
    * South Korea, Taiwan chipmakers rise after U.S tightens
exports
to China's SMIC

    Sept 28 (Reuters) - South Korean and Taiwanese stocks each
closed over 1% higher on Monday as investors priced in a boost
for their tech-focussed economies from tighter U.S. curbs on
China's biggest chipmaker, adding to a bright start to the week
for most Asian markets.
    Data showing profits at Chinese industrial firms grew for a
fourth straight month underpinned stock markets in the region,
although the extension of export curbs on Semiconductor
Manufacturing International Corp left
Shanghai's broad index marginally lower.
    The dual-listed chipmaker's shares plunged more than 5% in
both Shanghai and Hong Kong.

    Local chipmakers gained the most in Seoul, helping the
market rise 1.3% as the number of domestic COVID-19
infections fell to its lowest in nearly two 
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EMERGING MARKETS-SMIC’s U.S. curbs aid S.Korean, Taiwan stocks after Chinese data boost

    * Jakarta COVID-19 curbs extended 
    * Malaysia's ruling coalition wins state election; reduces
political uncertainty 
    * South Korea, Taiwan chipmakers rise after U.S tightens
exports
to China's SMIC

    By Nikhil Nainan
    Sept 28 (Reuters) - South Korean and Taiwanese stocks
climbed over 1% each on Monday as investors priced in a boost
for their tech-focussed economies from tighter U.S. curbs on
China's biggest chipmaker, adding to a broadly brighter start
across Asian markets. 
    Data showing profits at Chinese industrial firms grew for a
fourth straight month underpinned stock markets in the region,
although the extension of export curbs on Semiconductor
Manufacturing International Corp left
China's own indices flat after a strong start.

    The dual-listed chipmaker's shares plunged more than 5% in
both Shanghai and Hong Kong.

    Stocks in Seoul climbed 1.2% with local chipmakers
gaining the most, also helped by a fall in the number of daily
COVID-19 infections to 
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Taiwan Stock Market May Find Traction On Monday

(RTTNews) – The Taiwan stock market has moved lower in five straight sessions, sinking almost 650 points or 5.3 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 12,230-point plateau although it’s expected to halt its slide on Monday.

The global forecast for the Asian markets is upbeat, with technology stocks expected to lead the markets higher amidst bargain hunting. The European markets were mixed and the U.S. bourses were sharply higher and the Asian markets figure to follow the latter lead.

The TSE finished modestly lower on Friday as losses from the technology stocks were mitigated by support from the financials and cement companies.

For the day, the index fell 31.49 points or 0.26 percent to finish at 12,232.91 after trading between 12,149.81 and 12,385.81.

Among the actives, Cathay Financial rose 0.26 percent, while Mega Financial jumped 1.67 percent, Fubon Financial collected 0.46 percent, First

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B&W Thermal Awarded Contracts Totaling More Than $15 Million for Emissions and Performance Upgrades at Taiwan Power Company Plant

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BW) announced that its B&W Thermal segment will design and supply industry leading low-NOx combustion technology and an innovative pulverizer system upgrade for Taiwan Power Company’s Taichung Power Plant in Longjing District, Taichung, Taiwan. The contracts total more than $15 million.

Four of the plant’s boilers were supplied by B&W in the 1990s. B&W Thermal will upgrade the combustion system for one unit, providing its custom-engineered AireJet® low-NOx burners. B&W Thermal’s AireJet burners offer significantly reduced nitrogen oxides levels compared to other low-NOx combustion technology, burning cleaner, with high boiler efficiency and improved plant heat rate. B&W Thermal will also convert the existing pulverizer systems on two units from B&W-89 to B&W-92 pulverizers to provide additional fuel grinding capability and efficiency, and will also provide DSVS rotating classifiers and associated equipment as part of these pulverizer system upgrades.

“B&W Thermal has

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The 2020 Taiwan Innotech Expo Sustainability Pavilion Presents the Circular Technology Island

With the increasing depletion of the earth’s resources, countries worldwide are more determined about green industrial policies. The European Commission adopted the New Circular Economy Action Plan this March. The UK, Japan, and China will draw up a “marine pollution map” in response to the “marine plastic crisis.” These show that the green industry has become a major field of study for human survival and reducing resource consumption. Therefore, the “Sustainability Pavilion” of the “2020 Taiwan Innotech Expo” will focus on the green industrial chain. The core values are “sustainable living,” “sustainable energy,” and “sustainable resources” tied in with “new agriculture,” “green energy technology,” “circular economy,” and “workplace safety” that reflect the four aspects of life. The pavilion will present more than one hundred technologies that can build a sustainable home in the next ten to twenty years.

The circular economy technology ecosystem demonstrated by the circular technology island

The

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