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US-China row calls Korea’s strategic ambiguity into question

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Korea’s diplomatic policy of strategic ambiguity toward the US-China row is being called into question in terms of its effectiveness, with the conflict between the two [...] » More

Korea, US to Hold Smaller Military Drills Due to Coronavirus

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea and the United States will kick off their annual joint military drills this week but without mobilising US-based troops after scaling back the programme due to [...] » More

Annual training in Korea expected to continue next week: Yonhap

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ArmyTimes | 6:02 AM

Annual training with South Korea is expected to begin next week despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Yonhap News Agency is reporting. It’s another step toward having [...] » More

Who will be Moon’s new chief of staff?

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Cheong Wa Dae named two new senior presidential secretaries, Wednesday, to replace two of the six senior aides who offered their collective resignation last week. President [...] » More

S. Korea reports 54 new coronavirus infections

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s new coronavirus cases spiked to above 50 on Wednesday, as an uptick in church-traced infections shows no signs of a letup. The country identified an [...] » More

Government regards financial hub project as regional development tool

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

A presidential committee on regional development is looking into fostering Korea as an “Asian financial hub,” raising questions of who should actually be in [...] » More

Bus stop newest front in Korea’s coronavirus battle

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

South Korea has opened a high-tech new front in the battle against coronavirus, fortifying bus shelters with temperature-checking doors and ultraviolet disinfection lamps. [...] » More

What the world can learn from South Korea’s coronavirus response

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Style UK | 10:38 AM

Since the coronavirus outbreak was identified at the end of 2019, more than 20 million cases have been confirmed globally. The variation between countries is vast. The US has [...] » More

Defectors say Korea investigations threaten N Korean ‘Underground Railroad’

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:51 AM

A combination of coronavirus border closures and an unprecedented pressure campaign by a South Korean government keen to engage with North Korea may destroy networks [...] » More

1000s of Korean labourers still lost after WWII, Cold War end

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:50 AM

Shin Yun-sun describes her life as a maze of dead ends. The South Korean has spent many of her 75 years pestering government officials, digging into records and searching [...] » More

Hyundai expects new family of Ioniq vehicles to drive global EV sales

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) is creating a family of electric vehicles it will sell under the Ioniq brand as part of its drive to become the world’s [...] » More

Korea Needs to Contend With Sexual Violence

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ForeignPolicy | 6:02 AM

In early July, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon died by suicide amid a former assistant’s public accusations against him of yearslong sexual assault and harassment. But [...] » More

Wartime OPCON transfer plan may face setback

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The government’s goal to accomplish the transition of wartime operational control (OPCON) of the Korean military from Washington to Seoul by 2022 may face a setback as [...] » More

Korea: Keep supporting people and economy until recovery fully under way

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | MirageNews | 6:02 AM

Korea has limited the damage to its economy from the COVID-19 crisis with swift and effective measures to contain the virus and protect households and businesses. Support for [...] » More

N Korea’s Red Cross deploys thousands of volunteers to help cope with coronavirus, floods

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea’s Red Cross has deployed 43,000 volunteers to help communities prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus and provide flood assistance, an official with the [...] » More