US-Asia semiconductor alliances could hold back China

Leading chip-producing countries, including the US, are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chains and to prevent China from reaching the forefront of the industry, analysts told CNBC. Places such as the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have sought to forge partnerships around the critical … Read more

Biden declares the pandemic over. People behave like this too

CNN — President Joe Biden made several unequivocal and controversial statements in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. Amongst them: There was some ambiguity about a number of other topics. His plan is to be re-elected in 2024, but no final decision has been made yet. About the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago, … Read more

Trains derailed and low-rise buildings flat as 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit southeastern Taiwan, killing at least people, derailing train cars and triggering tsunami warnings. Most important points: The 6.8 magnitude earthquake followed a 6.4 . magnitude earthquake on Saturday Three train carriages derailed and 20 passengers were evacuated Dangerous waves can hit coastal areas up to 300 … Read more

Taiwan quake: Tsunami warnings issued after 6.9 . magnitude earthquake

CNN — Dangerous tsunami waves are possible along coastlines within 300 kilometers (186 miles) of a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. . The earthquake hit Chishang Municipality in rural southeastern Taiwan and reached a depth of 10 kilometers. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued … Read more

Putin thanks China’s Xi for his ‘balanced’ stance on Ukraine

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday for his “balanced” approach to the Ukrainian crisis and denounced Washington’s “ugly” policies at a meeting following a major setback for Moscow on Tuesday. the battlefield. At the beginning of talks with Xi in Uzbekistan, Putin said he was ready … Read more

Taiwan’s greatest vulnerability is its energy supply – the diplomat

Advertisement Taiwan’s struggle against China’s attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait would lead to the biggest threat Taiwan currently faces is that China will attempt to forcibly unite the island with the mainland. As worrisome as this possibility is, the most fundamental threat Taiwan faces is to its economy and its … Read more

US State Department Backs $1.6 Billion Sale of Weapons, Including Sidewinder and Harpoon Missiles, to Taiwan

The United States Department of State has approved a potential sale of military equipment worth $1.1 billion ($1.6 billion) to Taiwan, including 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles, the Pentagon said. Most important points: The sale includes support for Taiwan’s surveillance radar program The order reflects continued support for Taiwan by the administration of … Read more

Taiwan tycoon donates $47 million to train 3 million ‘civil warriors’ to defend against Chinese invasion

A colorful Taiwanese magnate has unveiled plans to train more than 3 million “civilian warriors” to help defend the island in the event of a Chinese invasion, by donating TW$1 billion (more than $47 million) of his own money. Most important points: Robert Tsao is one of Taiwan’s most successful businessmen China claims Tawan as … Read more

Taiwan fires at Chinese drone after president warns of ‘strong countermeasures’

Taiwan fired warning shots at a Chinese drone buzzing on an offshore island on Tuesday, shortly after President Tsai Ing-wen said she ordered the Taiwanese military to take “vigorous countermeasures” against what she called Chinese provocations. Most important points: The drone returned to China after the shots were fired Taiwan has complained about Chinese drones … Read more

High Australian coal prices, iron ore depend on China’s construction sector, unemployment

According to the latest trade data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia is currently experiencing the largest trade surplus in the country’s history. This means that now more than ever, we are enjoying a time when the country’s exports exceed its import costs. While there are many factors driving this outcome, arguably the … Read more