Taiwan Today: Taiwan grabs upset gold in 53-kg woman’s taekwondo

Su Po-ya yesterday won a gold medal under-53kg women’s taekwondo.

Taiwan grabs upset gold in 53-kg woman’s taekwondo

Taiwanese Su Po-ya (蘇柏亞) won a stunning gold medal in the women’s taekwondo under-53 kilogram event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Monday by defeating the top ranked Asian in the category.

Su overwhelmed world No. 10 and Asian No. 1 Ha Min-ah of South Korea with a flurry of punches and kicks to the body to prevail 29-10 in the under-53 kg final, held at the Jakarta Convention Center Plenary Hall.

Su Po-ya, 19-year-old, is currently ranked 60th in the world, but was on the rise after finishing second in the category at the 2018 Jeju Korea Open last month, where she lost in the final to Ha 21-8.

President Tsai Ing-wen finished high-profile trip to Latin America and US

President Tsai Ing-wen has finished her trip to diplomatic allies, including Paraguay and Belize, and also stopped over in Los Angeles and Houston, back to Taiwan at the midnight in Aug 20.

President Tsai said Taiwan would not bow to pressure after her high-profile trip to Latin America, including stops in the United States, which drew criticism from China.

Even though President Tsai was not invited to the United States for an official visit, she met US senators while she was there, attended banquets with overseas Taiwanese and spoke of the need for strong ties with Washington.

President Tsai Ing-wen finished her diplomatic visit to Paraguay and Belize, including a brief stopover in the United States.

MAC slams China over its criticism of Tsai’s overseas tour

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) bashed China on Monday over its criticism of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and her recent trip overseas, saying that such a reaction will not help improve cross-Taiwan Strait relations.

The criticism was a response to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang’s (陸慷) statement earlier in the day that “the Taiwanese leader is finding excuses to visit foreign countries to engage in activities aimed at splitting China.”

The council also lodged a strong protest with Beijing, reiterating that the Republic of China (Taiwan) is a sovereign country and that it was only natural that Tsai’s trip overseas was intended to strengthen relations with its allied nations.

Taiwan’s Mainland Affair’s council also lodged a strong protest with Beijing, reiterating that the Republic of China (Taiwan) is a sovereign country and that it was only natural that Tsai’s trip overseas was intended to strengthen relations with its allied nations.

Terry Gou to bag over NT$3.2 billion in Hon Hai cash dividends

Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., is expected to receive more than NT$3.2 billion (US$104 million) in cash after the company issues heavy cash dividends to its shareholders later this week.

Hon Hai, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, is scheduled Friday to give out NT$2 in cash dividends per share owned by its shareholders for the 2017 earnings per share of NT$8.01.

As Gou currently owns about 1.62 billion Hon Hai shares, he isexpected to pocket a total of NT$3.24 billion in cash dividends.

In addition, Hon Hai is also planning to cut its paid-in capital by NT$34.66 billion, or about 20 percent, to NT$138.63 billion.

The capital reduction is expected to be completed in October, which will return NT$2 in cash for each share owned by its shareholders and then Gou is expected to bag an additional NT$3.24 billion.