Archive for December 6th, 2016

S. Korea, US seek ways to counter N. Korea’s SLBM threat

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and US forces are stepping up efforts to better counter the growing threat from North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) that can disrupt [...] » More

China rejects Korean pop culture, welcomes Japanese animation

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:00 AM

China has become hostile toward South Korea’s entertainment content, but is welcoming to cultural products from Japan despite its strained political ties with both [...] » More

‘Lock Her Up’: What’s next for S. Korea as scandal-ridden presidency dithers?

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

South Korea’s Park Geun-hye is at the centre of a political firestorm and under attack on multiple fronts over a devastating corruption scandal. The country’s [...] » More

Korea’s political scandal threatens a descent into Japanese-style stagnation

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

It’s been a rough few months for South Korea. First the country’s leading shipping line went bust. Next the new flagship product from its biggest corporation [...] » More

Samsung, Lotte Heads Line Up for Biggest Korean Corruption Probe

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

South Korea starts what could be its biggest parliamentary hearing in history this week, as the heads of industrial behemoths Samsung and Hyundai line up with seven other top [...] » More

Korean Opposition Sees Just Enough Votes to Impeach Park

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

South Korea’s opposition may have secured just enough votes from President Park Geun-hye’s ruling party to impeach her this week, getting a boost from the biggest [...] » More

S. Korea elite in hot seat at historic scandal hearings

S. Korea elite in hot seat at historic scandal hearings

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

South Korea lawmakers on Monday kicked off an unprecedented series of hearings that will grill the country’s business elite over a corruption scandal engulfing [...] » More

Korea’s President Park faces crucial week amid impeachment push

Korea’s President Park faces crucial week amid impeachment push

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

South Korea’s embattled President Park Geun-hye faces a pivotal week, with an effort to impeach her gaining support from within her own party and the heads of the [...] » More

S. Korea crisis proves perils of cheating at school

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

When South Korea’s Park Geun-Hye looks back on the scandal-fuelled implosion of her presidency, she may reflect ruefully on what lit the first fuse – a parent [...] » More

N. Korea condemns S. Korea’s unilateral sanctions

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea has condemned South Korea for imposing new unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang, calling them a “pipedream,” Pyongyang’s state media said Monday. A [...] » More

Erdogan wants trade with Russia, China in local currencies

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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his [...] » More

US, China, EU, others fail to reach environmental goods deal

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Forty-six countries including the US, China and European Union nations failed Sunday to agree on a list of “environmental goods” like solar-powered air [...] » More

Trump rails on Twitter against China’s currency, military policies

Trump rails on Twitter against China’s currency, military policies

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

US President-elect Donald Trump fired a Twitter broadside at China on Sunday, accusing the Asian giant of currency manipulation and military expansionism in the South China [...] » More

China reacts after Trump speaks with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

China reacts after Trump speaks with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

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

Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi hold a joint news conference Reuters China has reacted with a terse but clear statement expressing [...] » More

China coal mine blast: Death toll rises to 32

China coal mine blast: Death toll rises to 32

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

Rescuers work near the site of a coal mine disaster in Qitaihe, Heilongjiang province, China, November 30, Reuters The death toll from a northern Chinese coal mine disaster [...] » More