Archive for December 2nd, 2016

N Korea Nuclear Programme Likely Undeterred by Sanctions

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Few expect new UN penalties alone to end Kim Jong Un’s pursuit nuclear weapons New international sanctions against North Korea’s economy signaled an emerging [...] » More

China joins US, allies in sanctions on N Korea

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Times | 6:00 AM

The UN Security Council unanimously pushed through a harsh slate of sanctions against North Korea on Wednesday – even winning support from China to slash coal imports [...] » More

How Trump Can Take on Kim Jong-un

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

If you want to know why sanctions haven’t stopped Kim Jong-un, look no further than the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong. It’s the site of the bustling China [...] » More

Fighting for the Soul of Seoul

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

The first big story I covered as a young correspondent in South Korea was a corruption scandal. Two former presidents were found guilty of, among other things, amassing [...] » More

Korea says to pursue more unilateral sanctions against N Korea

Korea says to pursue more unilateral sanctions against N Korea

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

South Korea said on Thursday it will pursue further unilateral sanctions against rival North Korea in the wake of its fifth and largest nuclear test in September. The [...] » More

S. Korean ruling party urges Park to quit in April

S. Korean ruling party urges Park to quit in April

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

South Korea’s ruling party on Thursday urged scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye to step down in April next year, giving her a week to accept their ultimatum or risk [...] » More

Korea November exports to China, US rise, shipments to EU fall

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

South Korean exports to China and the US expanded in November compared to a year before, while shipments to the EU fell, breakdowns from the trade ministry showed on [...] » More

UN Security Council hits N Korea with toughest-ever sanctions

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

People watch a television news report showing file footage of North Korea’s missile launch at a railway station in Seoul on October 20, 2016 The United Nations Security [...] » More

Latest coal export restrictions by UN add teeth to N Korea sanctions

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

A North Korean flag is pictured at its embassy in Beijing January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon The UN Security Council has imposed restrictions on North Korea’s [...] » More

US, S. Korea carry out joint exercises amid new round of N. Korea sanctions

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

US and South Korean forces have begun large-scale air defense drills, Seoul officials confirmed on Wednesday, as concern over North Korea’s nuclear and missile [...] » More

UN Stiffens Sanctions on N Korea, Trying to Slow Its Nuclear March

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

In an effort to tighten sanctions that largely failed to throttle North Korea’s nuclear programme, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday imposed a cap on [...] » More

Korea says China is retaliating against its missile-defense system by taking aim at Korean dramas

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

China’s not one to sit by idly when it feels it’s been wronged. So when South Korea agreed to let the US carry out a missile-defense shield in the country, China [...] » More

Superbug with resistance gene mcr-1 detected in Korea

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

A new gene that gives germs the ability to resist even the strongest antibiotics has been identified in South Korea. The gene known as mcr-1 was discovered in the course of [...] » More

Korea’s Online Banking System Is Stuck In 1996

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

“I can’t f***ing stand this s***. I almost threw my brand new computer across the room,” says Seoulite Jeonghyun Kwon, an avid online shopper. “[My [...] » More

RFA: N. Korea’s Media Coverage of Rallies in S. Korea May Backfire

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | KBS | 6:00 AM

Radio Free Asia(RFA) says that North Korea’s active media coverage of massive antigovernment rallies in South Korea may backfire and expose North Korean residents to [...] » More