17 May 2021

Taiwan was a Covid success story. Now it’s fighting its biggest outbreak

Taiwan successfully battled the first wave of Covid-19 infections, praised by the rest of the world for keeping infection rates low and effectively governing lockdown measures. However, the country has been hit with an unexpected second outbreak, prompting new restrictions such as limits on gatherings in the capital as it

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26 Apr 2021

Chance of China, Taiwan conflict should not be discounted – Australian defence minister

Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton gave a speech on Sunday, addressing the delicate nature of relations between Taiwan, its allies, and China. Dutton stated that the chance of a conflict involving China over Taiwan should not be overlooked, furthering that Australia plans to work with its allies within the region

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07 Apr 2021

C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions

Something is different in the geopolitical situation today. The reasons are probably a combination of factors that include the pandemic, the rise of the global grid of cyberspace, plus the payoff of years of planning and strategic moves by our adversaries. But whatever the reasons, the world today is more complicated and more dangerous than the world of just a year ago, and in many cases the risks being faced by open societies have never been seen before. The changes are so significant, OODA recommends all business leaders take stock of the geopolitical situation and assess how the nature of these changes should impact your business strategy.

“The world is a more dangerous and complicated place than it was just a year ago. Your corporate strategy and defensive posture needs to reflect that”

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07 Apr 2021

In Continued Escalation of Crisis: China flanks Taiwan with military exercises in air and sea

On Monday, China’s armed forces conducted military exercises simultaneously to the east and west of Taiwan. For strategic context on the meaning of this activity and what business leaders should do about it see: C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions The move has been identified as a warning to the

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02 Apr 2021

Passenger train carrying 490 derails in Taiwan, killing at least 51 and injuring dozens

A passenger train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, killing 51 and injuring dozens. The eight car train carrying 490 passengers came off the rails just north of Hualien Friday morning. In the tunnel, several carriages hit the wall. The train driver is one of the casualties and the

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25 Jan 2021

China flies warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden

Over the weekend, China dispatched two formations of warplanes dangerously close to the Island of Taiwan. This presents a significant foreign policy challenge just days into the new administration. China is seemingly testing the new US president by deploying the warplanes as Taiwan is a self-governing nation that China seeks

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25 Jan 2021

Apple Supplier Foxconn To Build $270 Million Plant In Vietnam Amid U.S.-China Tensions

Foxconn Technology, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that supplies products for Apple recently received a license from the Vietnamese government to build a $270 million plant in the country despite US-China tensions. The plant will manufacture Apple laptops and tablets in the Southeast Asian nation in the rural province of Bac

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20 Jan 2021

A Chinese hacking group is stealing airline passenger details

The Chinese hacking group referred to as Chimera has allegedly been stealing airline passenger details over the past few years with the goal of tracking the movement of persons of interest. Chimera has been tracked by cybersecurity groups and is believed to be operating in the interest of the Chinese

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30 Oct 2020

Taiwanese Company Admits Stealing US Trade Secrets

A 40-year-old company, United Microelectronics Corporation, was fined $60m for pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets from an American company, Micron Technology. UMC was indicted in 2018 for conspiring to steal trade secrets to benefit Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company. Fujian was indicted on the same charges. Just two days

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26 Oct 2020

China to Sanction U.S. Weapons Makers Over Taiwan Sales

According to a statement released by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, three American defense contractors will be sanctioned due to their role in proposed arms sales to Taiwan. The move is an attempt to retaliate against the US’s efforts to increase Taiwan’s security, a region that Beijing claims as

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