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Korea eyes closer ties with Southeast Asia

04-Jan-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Asean is a term that is not familiar to most South Koreans, but in recent years South Korea has strived to be closer to the Asean community. Ahn Jae-hyuek is one of South [...]
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Korea consumer prices jump 1.3pct in December

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s consumer price index gained 1.3 percent on the year in December, accelerating from a month ago but still below the central bank’s annual target [...]
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Korea Comfort Women Rally Against Japan Settlement

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The World War II sexual slavery settlement reached between Japan and South Korea was met with sharp criticism Wednesday as some surviving Korean “comfort women” [...]
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Korea’s Yun asks Japanese lawmakers for restraint over ‘comfort women’ deal

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

South Korean Foreign minister Yun Byung-se said Wednesday that he wants Japanese government officials and lawmakers to refrain from making comments that may create [...]
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Most Chinese people oppose Korea-Japan deal on wartime sex slaves

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Most Chinese people believe that Beijing should not accept conditions set by South Korea and Japan in possibly resolving the long-running grievance of Chinese victims of [...]
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N. Korean leader expresses deep grief over death of top aide

N. Korean leader expresses deep grief over death of top aide

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has expressed deep sorrow over the death of a top aide, displaying unusual intimacy towards his “close comrade-in-arms whom nobody can [...]
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Apology isn’t justice for Korea’s ‘comfort women’

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

At long last, Korea’s “comfort women” are getting a real apology from Japan’s government for being forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army [...]
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Korea’s diplomatic presence rises in 2016

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:00 AM

In 2016, South Korea will take the helm of nine international organisations including the UN Human Rights Council, underscoring the country’s enhanced diplomatic [...]
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N Korea says top aide to leader Kim dies in car crash

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A senior North Korean official and a top aide to leader Kim Jong Un has died in a car accident, state news agency reported on Wednesday, the latest dramatic death or [...]
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Korea c.bank chief stresses financial stability for 2016

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

December 31 South Korea’s central bank chief repeatedly stressed the need to ensure financial stability in his New Year’s address on Thursday, saying high debt [...]
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Most Chinese people oppose S. Korea-Japan deal on wartime sex slaves

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Most Chinese people believe that Beijing should not accept conditions set by South Korea and Japan in possibly resolving the long-running grievance of Chinese victims of [...]
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S. Korea WWII sex slaves protest against Japan deal

S. Korea WWII sex slaves protest against Japan deal

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Former “comfort women” and hundreds of supporters protested Wednesday against South Korea’s agreement with Japan on wartime sex slavery, as Seoul faces an [...]
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Satellite imagery shows N Korea digging test tunnel at nuclear proving ground

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Work at Punggye-ri continues after experts said they believed Pyongyang may be less than five years from having thermonuclear weapon North Korea is digging a new test tunnel [...]
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Hyundai, Kia Ordered to Trim Cross Holdings by Korea Commission

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s antitrust regulator ordered Hyundai Motor Group to cut cross-shareholdings strengthened by a merger between two steelmaking affiliates. The Fair Trade [...]
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S. Korea’s Factory Output Unexpectedly Falls on Export Decline

02-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s factory output missed estimates in November as poor exports due to weak global demand continue to weigh on production in Asia’s fourth-largest [...]
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