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Dispatch 30: Thai and US Insurrection, and Insurgency

Pro-democracy protesters give the three-finger salute outside a station in Bangkok as rallies continued [Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP] Unedited morning thoughts: Recently, I was an expert witness on arbitration for a situation involving Hong Kong. During proceedings, someone asked the difference between insurrection and insurgency. Answer: depends on who is answering. Same with "terrorism." Ten people, ten answers. Of course, someone will fall back and say, "But this dictionary says..." T...
Tags: Florida, Isis, Featured, China, Iraq, US, America, Taiwan, Thailand, Canada, Military, United States, Portland, Bangkok, Dresden, Bush

New weapons the US is selling Taiwan can reach mainland China, but they're 'just a deterrent'

Crew members load an AGM-84K SLAM-ER missile on a P-8A Poseidon, April 4, 2014. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Kofonow The $1.8 billion package includes the first meaningful offensive systems sold to Taiwan since US switched recognition to Beijing in 1979, one observer said. But Taiwan is still seen as being on the defensive against the threat posed by China's growing military. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The offensive weapons that th...
Tags: New York, Washington, China, US, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Taipei, Donald Trump, US Navy, PLA, Agm, Kuomintang, Taiwan Strait, South China Morning Post

Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Maps, UK, London, Sweden, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India

At this bookstore in Taiwan, visitors shop in the dark

Wuguan Books in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is almost completely dark so shoppers can recreate the experience of reading a book under the covers with a flashlight.
Tags: Taiwan, Cnn, Kaohsiung Taiwan, Wuguan Books

U.S. approves $1.8 billion Taiwan arms sale

China is threatening to retaliate on Thursday (October 22) after the United States and Taiwan agreed a major new arms deal. The package - worth $1.8 billion - sees Taiwan buy sensors, missiles and artillery. Taiwan said it did not want an arms race or confrontation with its regional neighbor. It did, though, thank the U.S., and said the weapons were to help improve its defense and deal with the - quote - 'enemy threat and new situation'. ...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, United States, Taipei, Trump

MPs urge Dominic Raab to demand China return detained Hong Kong protesters

Exclusive: Dozens of MPs and peers write to UK foreign secretary, saying Beijing cannot be allowed to imprison activists on mainland ‘with little outcry or response’More than 60 UK MPs and peers have written to Dominic Raab calling on him to demand the return of young Hong Kong activists detained in mainland China after attempting to flee to Taiwan by boat.In the letter delivered to the foreign secretary on Thursday night, the parliamentarians warned of a profound chilling effect should Chinese ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Protest, China, UK News, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Freedom Of Speech, Dominic Raab

Biden talks tough on China, pledges deeper ties with Taiwan

Biden says Taiwan is 'shining example of how an open society can effectively contain COVID-19'
Tags: China, Taiwan, Biden

Diabolical ironclad beetles can get squished under 39,000 times their weight and survive. Scientists figured out how.

A diabolical ironclad beetle, or Phloeodes diabolicus. David Kisailus/University of California, Irvine The diabolical ironclad beetle can withstand forces up to 39,000 times its body weight. They can do that, researchers discovered, thanks to hardened casings on each wing that interlock and support the beetle's exoskeleton. By mimicking the interlocking nature of these protective layers, scientists could build better planes and armored vehicles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Biology, Animals, US, Trends, Taiwan, Toyota, Beetles, Npr, North America, Pacific, US Air Force, Bae Systems, Armor

5 enterprise tech execs discuss remote work, new cybersecurity threats, and why Asia was first to multi-cloud

Kimberly White/Getty; Red Points; Sam Barnes/Getty; Appier; Quantexa; Skye Gould/Business Insider Business Insider selected the top 10 people transforming enterprise tech in the North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions. Okta chief product officer Diya Jolly, Cloudflare COO Michelle Zatlyn, Appier COO Winnie Lee, Quantexa CEO Vishal Marria, and Red Points CEO Laura Urquizu gathered together for a virtual roundtable. The execs discussed trends in remote work, cybersecur...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Okta, US, Trends, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Innovation, North America, Vishal, Cloudflare, Enterprise Software, Michelle Zatlyn, Business Insider, Forrester

China threatens retaliation over US-Taiwan arms sale

China on Thursday threatened to make a "legitimate and necessary" retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island.
Tags: News, China, US, Taiwan, Beijing, US Taiwan

China threatens retaliation after new U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

The Trump administration has ramped up support for Taiwan, adding to tensions between Beijing and Washington.
Tags: China, Taiwan, Beijing, Trump

US approves $1.8bn weapons sale to Taiwan

The arms deal is likely to further strain tensions with China, which claims Taiwan as its own.
Tags: News, China, US, Taiwan

Why are Hong Kong and Taiwan bickering over the fate of a murderer?

Hong Konger Chan Tong-kai admits to murdering his pregnant girlfriend in a Taipei hotel room nearly two years ago. He has even said he is willing to return to Taiwan and face trial. Yet he remains a free man. Why?
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Taiwan, Taipei, Hong Konger Chan Tong kai

Eliminating COVID-19: What the world can learn from NZ and Taiwan

Both Taiwan and New Zealand have successfully eliminated COVID-19 with world-leading pandemic responses. By taking a particularly proactive approach, Taiwan's response was probably the most effective and least disruptive of any country's, researchers say.
Tags: Science, Taiwan, New Zealand, Nz

Trump administration notifies Congress of $1.8B in proposed weapons sales to Taiwan

The US formally notified Congress of a proposed $1.8 billion in advanced weapons systems sales to Taiwan -- a move sure to increase tensions with Beijing.
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US approves $1 billion in new arms sales to Taiwan

The Trump administration has approved the sale of more than a billion dollars worth of advanced weaponry for Taiwan in a move that will enrage China and further exacerbate tensions between Washington and Beijing that have are already heated over issues such as trade, Tibet, Hong Kong and the South China Sea. The State Department announced Wednesday it had greenlighted the sale of 135 precision land attack missiles, associated equipment and training to Taiwan to improve its defense capabilities....
Tags: News, Washington, China, US, Taiwan, Beijing, State Department, Trump, South China, Tibet Hong Kong

India reportedly considers Taiwan trade talks, angering China

Despite angering China, hawks in Indian PM Modi’s government are keen to forge closer trade ties with Taiwan: Bloomberg
Tags: China, India, Taiwan, Modi

How bike shops kept up with America's 121% spike in demand

As bikes became a means of recreation, exercise, and commuting during coronavirus shutdowns, bike companies were facing growing demand. In March, leisure-bike sales jumped 121% in the US. But when Lunar New Year and COVID-19 outbreaks shut down bike-manufacturing factories in China, bike companies also had to contend with a shortage of the now super-popular bikes. Business Insider stopped by the Linus Bike warehouse in Los Angeles and State Bicycle's shop in Tempe, Arizona, to see how the compa...
Tags: New York, La, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Taiwan, New Jersey, Arizona, West Coast, Lance Armstrong, Venice Beach, Simi Valley, Linus, Adam

Max Boot’s Case for Chinese Empire

Nearly 19 years to the day that Max Boot published “The Case for American Empire” in the pages of The Weekly Standard, he spent his allotted space in the Washington Post gushing over the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As goes the quality of the outlets he’s written for, so goes his sense of perspective. Entitled “China is beating the coronavirus while Trump leads America to defeat,” Boot’s latest is just a rehash of his last column, and the one before that, and even the 30 or so before that. Che...
Tags: New York, News, Washington Post, China, America, Ap, Taiwan, Gop, United States, Michigan, Associated Press, Xinjiang, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Boot, Trump

Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of 'Somali pirates'

Officials say the Chinese national ordered the killings while captaining a Taiwanese vessel in 2012.
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Trash on ocean floor near Taiwan 1.5 times global average: notably greater than that found near Japan, and South Korea

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The amount of trash found on the ocean floor off the western coast of Taiwan is 1.5 times higher than the global...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Taipei, CNA

Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of 'Somali pirates'

Officials say the Chinese national ordered the killings while captaining a Taiwanese vessel in 2012.
Tags: News, Taiwan

This is the 'Seinfeld' presidential campaign, because it's about 'nothing'

Joe Biden and Donald Trump speak during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Image "Seinfeld" is the enduringly popular sitcom that claimed to be about "nothing." Even though this election arrives during a pandemic, mass unemployment, and paradigm-shifting social upheaval, the campaign leading into this election is also basically about "nothing."  We could be ta...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Obama, Opinion, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Gop, United States, Foreign Policy

Germany grants asylum to democracy protestor who fled Hong Kong

Germany has granted asylum to a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who fled after being arrested in relation to last year’s mass protests. The 22-year-old university student, who has not been named, was held by the Chinese authorities on suspicion of rioting and faced up to ten years in prison. She is the first person to be granted asylum by Germany in connection with the democracy protests which gripped the city for much of 2019. Hong Kong police have arrested more than 10,000 people in connectio...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Germany, Taiwan, Reuters

Taiwan says won't be intimidated by China's 'hooligan' diplomats

Taiwan will not be intimidated by China's "hooligan" officials and will continue to celebrate its national day around the world, the...
Tags: China, Taiwan

Taiwan official allegedly injured after altercation with Chinese diplomats in Fiji

A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji earlier this month, according to Taiwan's Foreign Ministry.
Tags: Asia, News, Taiwan, Fiji

China-Taiwan tensions erupt over diplomats' fight in Fiji

Both sides say their officials were injured at an event organised to mark Taiwan's national day.
Tags: News, Taiwan, Fiji, China Taiwan

China-Taiwan tensions erupt over diplomats' fight in Fiji

Both sides say their officials were injured at an event organised to mark Taiwan's national day.
Tags: News, Taiwan, Fiji, China Taiwan

Taiwan accuses mainland of ‘brutal and irrational action’ after Fiji spat

Taipei says altercation was sparked by Chinese embassy staff gatecrashing Suva reception and trying to photograph guests.
Tags: Taiwan, Taipei, Fiji, Suva

Taiwan and Chinese diplomats injured in fight in high-end Fiji hotel

Taiwan and China have become embroiled in a diplomatic spat on the Pacific island of Fiji, after government officials from both sides were allegedly injured during a fight at an event in a high-end hotel to mark Taiwan’s National Day. The incident occurred amid growing tensions between Beijing and Taipei over Taiwan’s global status, and as both sides vie for diplomatic and economic influence in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. Taiwan’s foreign ministry said on Monday that it had asked the Fiji...
Tags: News, China, US, Taiwan, Beijing, Chinese communist party, Taipei, Pacific, Fiji, Indo Pacific