Tag: Taiwan

PSP webinar told: PAP’s handling of Covid-19 has “massive room for improvement”

In the third MeetPSP webinar on Thursday (June 11), a question was posed to one of the Progress Singapore Party panellists, Mr Brad Bowyer, on what he thought of the People's Action Party's performance in the isolation, containment and management of the Covid-19 pandemic...

China’s new security law may set off exodus from Hong Kong

For the first time in almost 20 years, the population of Hong Kong had shrunk by the end of 2019 due to massive months-long protests that turned violent. With a new security law  approved last week by China posing an even greater threat to...

Ho Ching thanks Taiwan for mask donation, clarifies earlier remark, but stops short of apology

Singapore—Was it just a case of much ado about nothing, after all? After receiving backlash for her caption on a Facebook post about Taiwan’s donations of surgical masks to Singapore, Ho Ching, CEO of Temasek Holdings and wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong,...

Netizens spam Ho Ching’s Facebook feed with an “Errrr…” after her post about Taiwanese mask donation sparks backlash

Singapore—On social media these days, there’s no telling what might upset netizens. Ho Ching, the CEO of Temasek Holdings and wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has found herself on the receiving end of some backlash after one post concerning a donation of masks...

Netizens urge S’pore to follow Taiwan’s example and make wearing masks on public transport compulsory

Taiwan – Beginning Wednesday (April 1), everyone taking public transport in Taiwan is mandated to wear face masks, and members of the public are urging Singapore to follow suit as the number of confirmed cases in the island-nation reached 1,000 on the same day. According...

Activist Roy Ngerng says Taiwan is managing Covid-19 outbreak better than Singapore

Singapore—According to activist Roy Yi Ling Ngerng, who is based in Taiwan, despite the praise, the Singaporean Government has received in handling the challenges stemming from the current Covid-19 outbreak, Taiwan has actually done a better job handling the situation. Singapore, Mr Ngerng maintains, can...

Meteor Garden star Barbie Hsu gets slammed for sending 10,000 masks to Wuhan

With everyone scrambling to get their hands on surgical face masks as a means of protection from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak which started from Wuhan, China, many individuals are extending assistance to those in need. Among those is Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu who flew...

China says Taiwan separatists will ‘stink for eternity’

Taiwan separatists are doomed to "stink for eternity", China's top diplomat warned after the island's President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide re-election victory in a stinging rebuke to Beijing. Tsai, who has drawn the ire of Beijing for refusing to acknowledge that Taiwan is part...

Protests send Hong Kongers to Taiwan in search of new lives

Pictures by Sam Yeh and Philip Fong. Video by Sean Chang by Amber Wang, with Yan Zhao in Hong Kong Protests that have paralysed Hong Kong for nearly six months are pushing residents to seek new lives abroad, with many turning to nearby democratic Taiwan to...

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

China confirmed on Monday that its first domestically built aircraft carrier had sailed through the Taiwan Strait for "routine" training and tests after Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation around upcoming elections. The ship, which has yet to be named, is Beijing's second carrier and will...