News Headlines - 12 January 2020

Taiwan's Tsai wins landslide in stinging result for China - CNA

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide victory on Saturday (Jan 11) as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term.
Tsai, 63, was greeted by thousands of jubilant flag-waving supporters outside her party headquarters, hailing a result which looks set to infuriate China.

China reacts to Taiwan election results | NHK WORLD

China's Taiwan Affairs Office issued a statement on Saturday night.
The office said, without mentioning the historic victory of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen with a record number of votes, that the Chinese government adheres to the basic policy of peaceful reunification, "One Country, Two Systems", and the One China principle.
The office stressed that the government resolutely opposes any separatist schemes and acts for the independence of Taiwan.

U.S. Army plans to expand Asian security efforts to counter China - Reuters

The U.S. Army plans to deploy two specialized task forces to the Pacific capable of conducting information, electronic, cyber and missile operations against Beijing, a Pentagon official said on Friday.
The task forces were slated to deploy over the next two years, U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said at an event brook.gs/39VM3fS in Washington... The units, called Multi-Domain Task Forces, would help neutralize some capabilities China and Russia already possess. The units would potentially be equipped with long range precision weapons, hypersonic missiles, precision strike missiles, electronic warfare and cyber capabilities, McCarthy said, without citing any locations.

Federal Aviation Administration plans to fine Boeing $5.4 million over faulty 737 Max parts - CBS News

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it plans to fine Boeing $5.4 million for installing substandard parts on the wings of 178 of its 737 Max jetliners, which have been grounded since two crashes were linked to other systems on the planes.
The proposed civil penalty follows an FAA announcement last month that it would fine Boeing more than $3.9 million for installing the same parts on other versions of the 737.

Tributes pour in as Oman mourns Sultan Qaboos - BBC News

World leaders and the people of Oman have paid tributes to Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Arab world's longest-serving ruler who died on Friday at 79... Widely seen as popular, Qaboos set Oman on a path to development after coming to power in a bloodless coup in 1970.
His cousin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said has been sworn in as successor.







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