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A missile race is heating up all across Asia

Chinese DF-26 ballistic missiles in a parade for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing, September 3, 2015. Andy Wong/Pool via REUTERS The apparent growth of China's ICBM force has received international attention in recent weeks. That growth is only one facet of China's rapid and ongoing military expansion. That expansion worries China's neighbors, which are now expanding their own missile arsenals. See more stories on Insider's business page. Recent r...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, China, India, US, International, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, Philippines, Hawaii, Tokyo, Canberra, Scott Morrison


TSMC Will Start Making 2nm Chips As Intel Tries To Catch Up

Kekke writes: "Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s new foundry will produce 2-nanometer chips," reports Gizmodo. "Construction on the plant in Hsinchu, southwest from Taiwan's capital of Taipei, is expected to start as soon as early 2022. TSMC's 3nm tech is reportedly expected to be put into production in late 2022 -- meanwhile, Intel will be rolling out 7nm chips toward the end of 2022 and into 2023." Will Intel have a genie in the bottle or a rabbit in a hat? Doesn't seem so to me. On Tue...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Taiwan, Taipei, TSMC, Kekke, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Hsinchu, Gizmodo Construction


Taiwan's Economy Loses Momentum as Anti-Virus Controls Pinch

Taiwan’s economic growth slowed to 7.5% over a year earlier in the latest quarter as anti-coronavirus controls depressed consumer spending.
Tags: Taiwan


Apple Supplier TSMC Reports Gas Contamination at Key Chip Plant

(Reuters) -Apple Inc's chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said on Friday that some of its production lines in southern Taiwan were...
Tags: Apple, Taiwan, Reuters Apple Inc, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, TSMC Reports Gas Contamination, Key Chip Plant


Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Friday July 30

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Friday July 30. Highlights Friday include the U.S. women’s water polo team, playing live vs. the Russian athletes at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The Golf Channel will have the men’s second and third rounds to begin and end the day. What’s expected to be an exciting track and field session opens. The only final is the men’s 10,000 meters on the premium Peacock channel. Swimming approaches its conclusion with finals in the men’s 100 fly, women’s 200 back and Kati...
Tags: Japan, Nbc, France, China, Israel, Sports, Qatar, Spain, Sport, Taiwan, Hungary, Canada, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Netherlands


How Taiwan Held Off Covid-19 (Until It Didn’t)

This video from Vox takes a look at how Taiwan avoided a Covid-19 outbreak for more than a year (and kept total deaths to just 7 in 2020 in a country of 23.6 million) while residents were mostly able to go about their normal lives. The video features photojournalist Ed Ou, who underwent a mandatory 14-day quarantine when he traveled to Taiwan last year. Ou had this to say after spending time in Taiwan, doing normal things without lockdowns or restrictions: This was an alternate universe of ...
Tags: America, Taiwan, Vox, Mongolia, Jason Kottke, OU, Vietnam Thailand, Ed Ou


Uma Musume Kowtows to China by Removing Taiwan, Japan Flags From Horse Girl

Popular pony racing game Uma Musume has seemingly kowtowed to China and its demands for censorship as the jacket of horse girl Mayano Top Gun had its flags removed or changed, the same jacket of the Chinese version of the movie “Top Gun” having also been censored some time ago. Twitter users were fast to […]
Tags: Games, Politics, China, Censorship, Sports, Smartphones, Taiwan, Anime, Comparison, Uma Musume, Cygames, Gacha, Casuals, Uma Musume Kowtows


Over 100 Taiwanese political figures' messages leaked outta LINE app

Attack turned off encryption function, which made snooping rather easier Law enforcement agencies in Taiwan are investigating a cyberattack on over 100 local political figures and dignitaries who used the messaging app LINE.…
Tags: Taiwan, Software


Taiwan is buying high-tech US fighter-jet pods to keep a closer eye on China's navy

A US-made F-16V fighter takes off during a military exercise in southern Taiwan, January 15, 2020. AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying Taiwan will buy six MS-110 reconnaissance pods as well as training and related equipment with an eye toward better surveillance of the PLA. The US State Department says the sale boosts Taiwan's capacity to "meet current and future threats by providing timely intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance." See more stories on Insider's business page. Taiwan ha...
Tags: Japan, Australia, Washington, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Taiwan, Austin, Beijing, United States, Cctv, Defence, State Department, Taipei, PLA


Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Thursday July 29

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Thursday July 29. Highlights Thursday include the women’s gymnastics all-around competition. Without Simone Biles, the field is wide open. You can watch live on NBC’s Peacock (premium) channel around 4 a.m., or get replays on NBC in the 5-8:30 p.m. segment. In swimming, NBC will have live evening coverage in the finals of the women’s 200 breaststroke, men’s 200 back, women’s 100 free and men’s 200 IM. The U.S. women’s basketball team’s game vs. Japan wil...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Sweden, Nbc, Australia, France, China, Sports, Spain, Sport, Turkey, Iran, Taiwan, Hungary, Soccer, Olympics


TSMC Will Start Making 2nm Chips As Intel Tries to Catch Up

Just a day after Intel announced big plans to help the company regain its authority in chip production, Taiwan has now given the greenlight to TSMC to begin construction on the company’s most sophisticated chip plant yet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Intel, Taiwan, Companies, TSMC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Business Finance, Industry Economics, Technology Internet, Semiconductor Device Fabrication, Semiconductor Fabrication Plant, 2 Nm Process, 3 Nm Process, Lin Chuan Neng


TIFF 2021 Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery Lineup Announced

The first wave of Toronto International Film Festival 2021 titles dropped last week, and now we have even more movies joining the festival. The titles announced today are part of the TIFF Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery lineup, and include new films from Jane Campion, Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky, Joachim Trier, and more – including a heavy dose of debut features from filmmakers on the rise. The Toronto International Film Festival is back this year for its 46th edition, and whi...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Hbo, Usa, London, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Keira Knightley, Mexico, France, Russia, India, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles


D'oh! Misplaced chair shuts down nuclear plant in Taiwan

Surprisingly a real-life scenario and not a plotline from The Simpsons A reactor at Guosheng Nuclear Power Plant in Taiwan malfunctioned on Tuesday morning, triggering an auto shutdown that resulted in the loss of 985 megawatts of power – all due to the misplacement of a chair.…
Tags: Taiwan, Software, Guosheng Nuclear Power Plant


Venice Competition Philippines Title ‘On The Job’ Sets HBO GO Premiere in Asia, Reveals Trailer

Erik Matti’s new original six-part Philippines series “On The Job” will premiere on HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan in September and will also air later on the region’s HBO channel. Select episodes from the series will screen in competition at the Venice Film Festival in September, the only Asian title in […]
Tags: Asia, Hbo, News, Global, Taiwan, Philippines, Hbo Go, Venice Film Festival, Erik Matti, Southeast Asia Hong Kong, Venice Competition Philippines, HBO GO Premiere


Taiwan Ex-Deputy Defence Minister Investigated Over 'China Spy' Contacts

By Yimou LeeTAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan authorities are investigating a former deputy defence minister and several other serving and retired military...
Tags: Taiwan, Yimou LeeTAIPEI Reuters Taiwan


Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Wednesday July 28

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Wednesday July 28. Highlights Wednesday include the men’s gymnastics all-around competition (early a.m. Peacock), swimming finals in the men’s 800 free, men’s 200 breaststroke, women’s 200 fly, men’s 100 free and the women’s 4×20 free relay (evening on NBC) and a replay of the U.S. vs. Iran men’s basketball game (Noon on NBC, after live game on Tuesday night). WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 (All times Pacific) CNBC 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Cycling – Men’s Individual T...
Tags: Japan, Nbc, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Sports, Spain, Sport, Iran, Taiwan, Hungary, Soccer, Olympics, Italy


Amazon-backed Wiliot raises $200 mln in investment led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 | Reuters

Amazon-backed Wiliot raises $200 mln in investment led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 | Reuters Wiliot, a technology company backed by Amazon Web Services (AMZN.O) and Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), said on Tuesday it raised $200 million in a funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.The company, which makes chips that can be embedded on product packaging to help track items during their manufacturing, shipping, and sale, did not disclose the valuation at which the funds were raised.Its technology can b...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Israel, Taiwan, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, SoftBank Vision Fund, Wiliot, Reuters Wiliot, Amazon Web Services AMZN O, Qualcomm Inc QCOM O, California Germany Ukraine Australia


The US military is changing the way it fights after it 'failed miserably' in a war game against an aggressive adversary who knew its playbook

US Navy guided-missile destroyers and guided-missile cruisers U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Caleb Swigart The US military is changing its warfighting strategy after a war game last fall, a top US general said. During the simulated conflict, the US military strategy "failed miserably," and an enemy "ran rings around" them. The exercise reportedly involved a confrontation with China over Taiwan. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US military put its warfighting strategy to the...
Tags: China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Taiwan, United States, Pentagon, War Games, US Navy, U S Navy, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense News, John Hyten, Hyten, Military & Defense


US won’t flinch if interests threatened, defence secretary tells China

Washington keen to partner with other powers in the Indo-Pacific region to ensure stability, Lloyd Austin saysThe US secretary of defence, Lloyd Austin, has said that Washington does not seek conflict with Beijing but is eager to partner with other powers in the Indo-Pacific region to ensure the stability of it, amid a diplomatic standoff between the US and China.“We will not flinch when our interests are threatened. Yet we do not seek confrontation,” Austin said in speech in Singapore on Tuesda...
Tags: Washington, China, Singapore, US, World news, US news, Taiwan, Austin, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Indo Pacific, Lloyd Austin, Defence Lloyd Austin


Indonesia-based grocery app HappyFresh reaps $65M led by Naver Financial and Gafina

HappyFresh, the on-demand grocery app based in Indonesia, announced today it has raised a $65 million Series D. The round was led by Naver Financial Corporation and Gafina B.V., with participation from STIC, LB and Mirae Asset Indonesia and Singapore. It also included returning investors Mirae-Asset Naver Asia Growth Fund and Z Venture Capital. The company’s previous round of funding was a $20 million Series C announced in April 2019. Resurgent HappyFresh raises $20M for its online grocery ser...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Grocery Delivery, Indonesia Malaysia, STIC


Thankful for Vaccines, Taiwan Praises Czech Republic as Democracy Partner

(Corrects grammar in headline)TAIPEI (Reuters) - The Czech Republic is donating 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan, the island's president...
Tags: Taiwan, Czech Republic, Taipei, Reuters, Taiwan Praises Czech Republic


Taiwan Seen Growing at Slower Pace in Second Quarter; Strong Exports Support: Reuters Poll

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's economy is expected to have expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter as a rare spike in COVID-19 cases hurt...
Tags: Taiwan, Taipei, Reuters, Reuters Taiwan


“We never created a supervirus.” Ralph Baric explains gain-of-function research.

In May, the longtime coronavirus researcher Ralph Baric found himself at the center of the swirling debate over gain-of-function research, in which scientists engineer new properties into existing viruses. And during a congressional hearing, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky implied that the National Institutes of Health had been funding such research at both the Wuhan Institute of Virology and Baric’s University of North Carolina lab, and that the two labs had been collaborating to make “supervirus...
Tags: Cdc, Kentucky, Senate, China, India, US, America, Taiwan, Netherlands, Innovation, Wisconsin, Rand Paul, Who, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Nih


Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Monday July 26

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Monday July 26. Highlights Monday evening include swimming finals in men’s 200 free, women’s 100 back, men’s 100 back, women’s 100 breaststroke. MONDAY JULY 26 CNBC 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Men’s Basketball – Argentina vs. Slovenia (LIVE) Shooting Skeet – Women’s Final Shooting Skeet – Men’s Final (LIVE) Archery – Men’s Team Final (LIVE) Cycling – Men’s Mountain Bike 5 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. – Beach Volleyball – Women’s Qualifying Round (LIVE) Men’s Water Polo –...
Tags: Japan, Nbc, Australia, China, Nigeria, Sports, Spain, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Egypt, South Africa, Olympics, Italy, Poland, Brazil


Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Sunday July 25

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Sunday July 25. Highlights includes skateboarding, swimming and the triathlon. SUNDAY, JULY 25 CNBC 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. – Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Japan (LIVE) Diving – Women’s Synchronized Springboard Final (LIVE) Archery – Women’s Team Final (LIVE) 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Skateboarding – Women’s Street Final (LIVE) Rugby – Men’s Qualifying Round (LIVE) Archery – Men’s Team Elimination Round Skateboarding – Women’s Street Final (LIVE) Fencing – Men’s Ind...
Tags: Japan, Nbc, Australia, Mexico, France, China, Sports, Spain, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Olympics, Korea, New Zealand, Brazil, Slovenia


Biden races to unite allies against China knowing sooner or later an explosion will occur

US president is being much tougher than expected on Beijing, but a lack of solidarity will undermine his policy’s successIt’s generally accepted in Washington that once-buoyant hopes for the emergence of a free, democratic China, initially sparked by Richard Nixon’s groundbreaking 1972 visit, have sunk without trace. President Xi Jinping’s regime is now described as a “systemic rival”, “strategic competitor” or outright “threat”. The EU, Nato, the UK, and regional allies broadly agree: the era o...
Tags: UK, Washington, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Biden, Richard Nixon, Xi, EU NATO


‘An explosion is coming’: Biden races to unite allies against China

The US president is being much tougher than expected on Beijing, but a lack of solidarity will undermine his policy’s successIt’s generally accepted in Washington that once-buoyant hopes for the emergence of a free, democratic China, initially sparked by Richard Nixon’s groundbreaking 1972 visit, have sunk without trace. President Xi Jinping’s regime is now described as a “systemic rival”, “strategic competitor” or outright “threat”. The EU, Nato, the UK, and regional allies broadly agree: the e...
Tags: UK, Washington, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Biden, Richard Nixon, Xi, EU NATO


How Taiwan is trying to defend against a cyber 'World War III'

As China steps up military pressure on Taiwan, the self-governing island is preparing for the next big frontier of warfare: crippling cyberattacks.
Tags: China, Taiwan, Cnn


Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Saturday July 24

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Saturday July 24. Highlights include swimming relay finals and Katie Ledecky’s first chance at a gold in these games. NBC 6 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. – Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. France (LIVE) 7:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – 3×3 U.S. Women’s Basketball Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Japan Rowing – Qualifying Heats and Repechages Archery – Mixed Team Final Cycling – Men’s Road Race 11:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Swimming – Qualifying Heats Beach Volleyball – Men’s Qualifying Roun...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Sweden, Nbc, Australia, Mexico, France, China, Germany, Sports, Spain, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Olympics, Netherlands


Vaccine regret went mainstream this week. Fear of getting sick could finally be encouraging some Americans to get their shots.

Dr. Joseph Varon (right) speaks to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas on December 29, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Several hospitalized coronavirus patients expressed regret this week for not getting vaccinated. Their stories may be resonating with other unvaccinated Americans. Vaccination rates are increasing in states with recent COVID-19 surges like Arkansas and Louisiana. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, US, Trends, Bbc, Taiwan, United States, Arkansas, Delta, Deaths, Ohio, Nevada