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A Second Look: Media Coverage of the 7th Workers’ Party of Korea Congress

19-May-2016 Intellasia | 38north | 6:00 AM

With a few exceptions, the Western press and broadcast corps that trooped into Pyongyang to cover the recent 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) deserves [...]
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Samsung Pay hits 1 trillion won in transactions in Korea

19-May-2016 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

Samsung Pay has accumulated 1 trillion won ($850 million) in transactions in South Korea nine months after launching, Samsung has announced. The South Korean tech [...]
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Crisis for Korea shipbuilders as golden age fades

19-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

After more than a decade of global dominance, South Korea’s shipbuilders face an unprecedented crisis that threatens the very survival of one of the flagship industries [...]
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Combat power, allies best way to deter N Korea – US military official

19-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea is on a quest to develop nuclear-armed ballistic missiles that can strike the United States, and the best way to counter Pyongyang is with combat power and strong [...]
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Exclusive – Trump willing to talk to N Korea’s Kim, wants to renegotiate climate accord

19-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear programme, [...]
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Booker triumph ushers in new era for Korean writers

19-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean writer Han Kang’s Booker prize marks a major victory for a decade-long effort to drag one of Asia’s oldest but, until recently, least-known literary [...]
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US warns Americans against travel to N Korea

19-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The State Department has urged Americans to avoid all travel to North Korea, warning that US citizens making the trip risk long and “unduly harsh” imprisonment if [...]
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N Korea appoints new foreign minister

N Korea appoints new foreign minister

19-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has appointed as its new foreign minister a career diplomat at the centre of managing relations with the United States and South Korea for more than 20 years. Ri [...]
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Clinton Plans to Use the Iran Playbook on N Korea

19-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

One of Hillary Clinton’s top priorities as president would be to use sanctions to pressure North Korea to negotiate limits on its nuclear programme, according to [...]
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Donald Trump would speak with N Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump would speak with N Korea’s Kim Jong Un

19-May-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump says he’d be willing to speak with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – a sharp departure from current US policy toward the reclusive Asian nation. The [...]
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N Korea offers friendship with one hand, abuse with the other

19-May-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang says nuclear programme has given it the upper hand and predicts re-unification despite Seoul’s ‘agitation’ North Korea has announced it is [...]
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Jokowi to sign seven business deals in Korea

18-May-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is set to seal seven business commitments during a working visit to South Korea. The seven memorandums of understanding ( MoUs ) [...]
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Hyundai raids Bentley to turbo-charge Genesis luxury drive

18-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

After poaching Bentley’s design chief last year, Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) said on Monday that it has also secured the services of the luxury marquee’s [...]
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Ignoring 29 Buy Calls, Investors Sell Korea’s Top Refiner

18-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korean investors aren’t buying analysts’ bullish forecasts for earnings of the nation’s top refiners, bringing to an end the rally that brought their [...]
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Nissan denies claims it faked emissions figures in S. Korea

18-May-2016 Intellasia | Auto News | 6:00 AM

Nissan denied South Korean claims that it faked emissions figures in its UK-built Qashqai SUV diesel models. The government’s environment ministry said it would fine [...]
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