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S. Korea extends its air ID zone in blow to China’s anti-Japan strategy

31-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Worldtribune | 6:00 AM

South Korea on December 8 announced the extension of its air defense identification zone [KADIZ] to cover the Ieodo rock that was under the Chinese ADIZ coverage and disputed [...]
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N Korean Christians Celebrate Christmas in Secret Underground Tunnels

31-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Christianpost | 6:00 AM

A refugee from Kim’s regime says “there are secret places where the faithful, in groups of two or three, come together to perform religious functions.” In [...]
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Cargo ship collides with chemical tanker near Korea; 91 rescued

31-Dec-2013 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

A cargo ship collided with a chemical-carrying tanker ship Sunday off South Korea’s coast, leading to a fire and the rescue of all 91 crewmen, officials said. The [...]
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UPDATE 1-Rig under construction sinks at Daewoo shipyard in Korea

31-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A rig under construction at a Daewoo shipyard in South Korea, ordered by Norway’s Odfjell Drilling and intended for use by BP, sank on Saturday, a contractor who had [...]
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N Korea cabinet to tighten control of economy

N Korea cabinet to tighten control of economy

30-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s cabinet will tighten its grip on the economy after the shock execution of leader Kim Jong-Un’s uncle, whose control over key sectors weakened the [...]
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Why Is There a Shortage of Men in N Korea?

30-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Chosun | 6:00 AM

Data show that South Korea has about the same number of men and women in the population, but there is a noticeable shortage of men in North Korea. Why? According to the [...]
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How Korea’s Newspapers Reported Abe’s Shrine Visit

How Korea’s Newspapers Reported Abe’s Shrine Visit

30-Dec-2013 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s major newspapers found a common issue to rain fire on regardless of their political color on Friday: Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s surprise [...]
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Korea keeps its word, sends more than 500 soldiers to help Leyte town

30-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Cebuanos and Koreans based in Cebu province wave Philippine flags to welcome the arrival of the 300 Korean soldiers at the Mactan Air Base on Friday. CARMEL LOISE [...]
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Why N Korean Defectors Keep Returning Home

28-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Seattlepi | 6:00 AM

For years, the South Korean government has been opening its arms to defectors from the North- some 25,000 North Korean defectors are known of in South Korea, having made a [...]
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China and S. Korea angry over Japan PM’s visit to controversial shrine

28-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Euronews | 6:00 AM

Japan’s relations with South Korea and China are more strained following Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a controversial shrine. Abe has drawn [...]
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Japan and Korea can’t even cooperate over peacekeeping in South Sudan

28-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Before we get to the story of how Japan and South Korea came to be feuding over a bit of ammo-sharing between their peacekeeping forces in South Sudan, a bit of background to [...]
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Korea criticises North for ‘rude’ peace or confrontation…

28-Dec-2013 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

SOUTH Korea has slammed North Korea for issuing a “rude” questionnaire which urged President Park Geun-Hye to choose between peace and confrontation. The [...]
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Chair Mao’s old Shanghai home reopening inside luxury mall known as a…

28-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Nationalpost | 6:00 AM

Mao Zedong’s former Shanghai residence, a two-storey house where the Communist revolutionary lived nearly a century ago, is to reopen- in the middle of a luxury [...]
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S. Korea to bolster domestic demands as growth picks up

28-Dec-2013 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s economy will gather further momentum next year but the government will maintain a growth-supportive policy stance in the face of elevated risks both at [...]
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S. Korea, DPRK launch dispute arbitration panel for Kaesong complex

28-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has established an arbitration panel for handling legal disputes in the joint factory park in the [...]
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