Archive for December 17th, 2016

Korea’s president fights impeachment and other demons

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

If she has to leave the presidential palace, it will not be the first time OVER the past two months, as the weekly candlelit protests along Sejongno, Seoul’s main [...] » More

Korea rocked by corruption scandal in 2016

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

In 2016, South Korea was rocked by a corruption and influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her longtime confidante, which led to her impeachment and [...] » More

A Tough Task for Korea’s Interim government

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

With President Park impeached, prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn assumes the reins. He has his work cut out for him. South Koreans breathed a collective sigh of relief following [...] » More

S. Korean Presidential Hopeful Casts Doubt Over US Missiles

S. Korean Presidential Hopeful Casts Doubt Over US Missiles

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

A possible South Korean presidential contender said Thursday his country should reconsider plans to deploy an advanced US missile defense system to cope with North Korean [...] » More

S. Korea needs to reshape N Korea policies under new US-China relations: expert

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

South Korea has to reshape its North Korean policy from a zero base as the regional balance of power between the United States and China will likely face challenges with the [...] » More

Revision of N Korea policy may strengthen regime’s position

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Dailynk | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s National Assembly has voted to impeach President Park Geun Hye, with prime minister Hwang Kyo Ahn serving as acting president during the interim period. [...] » More

Korea Tries to Rein in Its Corporate Elite

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

Even before South Korean prosecutors tied the chaebol to the influence-peddling scandal that culminated with the December 9 impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, 2016 was a [...] » More

Canadian officials meet Ontario pastor imprisoned in N Korea

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Canadian Press. | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s state media says Canadian officials have met with a detained Ontario pastor who has been sentenced to life in prison in the country. Hyeon Soo Lim, a [...] » More

S. Korea prosecutors plan raid of presidential palace

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

South Korean prosecutors investigating the corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-Hye said Friday they intended to raid her offices, over the objections [...] » More

Korea’s presidential office denies access to investigators

Korea’s presidential office denies access to investigators

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

South Korean parliamentary investigators looking into an influence-peddling scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment will not get access to her [...] » More

S. Korea joins UN refugee agency’s club of key donors: foreign ministry

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

South Korea has joined the UN refugee agency’s club of key donors that pay more than $20 million a year, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Thursday, underscoring the [...] » More

Korea presidential candidate praises candlelight vigils, calls for change

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

A South Korean opposition party politician who is preparing a presidential run struck a tone of optimism on Thursday about the future of his country while signaling policy [...] » More

Korea political scandal puts corporate decisions on ice

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

Korea Inc is moving in slow-motion, mired by the country’s political crisis, with a vacuum in planning and decision making as corporate giants such as Samsung and Lotte [...] » More

Korea to create ‘data exchange’ for AI age

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

South Korea will begin drawing regulations to create a data exchange and data-free zone for intellectual property rights over data, in preparation for the spread of AI tech. [...] » More

What role can Russia play in N Korean denuclearisation?

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NK News | 6:00 AM

On December 6-7, the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe’s supervisory council held a meeting in London, moderated by Vladimir Dvorkin and [...] » More