Archive for December 20th, 2016

MND appeals for calm after reports of Chinese aircraft circling Taiwan

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of National Defense on Sunday appealed for calm over recent reports of Chinese military aircraft circling Taiwan, saying that the ministry was on top of the [...]
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Could The US Break Up With China Over Taiwan?

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Seeker | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump took a phone call from Taiwan’s president, the first president to do so in nearly 40 years. Where do the US and Taiwan stand? President-elect Donald Trump [...]
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N. Korea’s ability to wage special operations warfare has improved

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

North Korea’s ability to engage in special operational warfare has improved over the years, as the reclusive regime builds up its nuclear and ballistic missile [...]
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N. Korea developing long-distance drone – report

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

North Korea is developing a long-distance aerial UAV larger than those now in service that boasts greater range, South Korean media report, citing the government. “The [...]
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Korea is more stable after impeachment

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

The impeachment on December 9 of President Park Geun-hye was an unfortunate step for the country, but it was necessary, given the gravity of what we already know about the [...]
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Koreans hold rival rallies as fate of president Park is decided

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Park supporters hold first major rally in a month, while anti-Park protesters pack streets of Seoul for eighth straight weekend Supporters of South Korea’s president [...]
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Korea to Begin Trial of Impeached President’s Confidante

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

The jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins a trial Monday that will explore a scandal that led to Park’s impeachment after millions [...]
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How media smuggling took hold in N Korea

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Pbs.org | 6:00 AM

Since the mid-20th century, tens of thousands of North Koreans have fled their country amid food shortages and a tight government rule, risking death if they are caught. In [...]
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Sanctions Reinforce N Korea Siege Mentality

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s recent responses to international sanctions and criticisms offer a key insight into how the isolated leadership in Pyongyang views itself as a nation [...]
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Luxury Goods Feature in UK Accord for Korea Trade Talks

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

The UK and South Korea are set to begin regular trade talks, with luxury brands a particularly promising topic, as Britain prepares to expand its commercial reach once it has [...]
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UN’s departing Ban leaves door open for S. Korea president run

UN’s departing Ban leaves door open for S. Korea president run

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

Ban Ki-moon left the door open to possibly running for president of South Korea in his final press conference as United Nations secretary general, noting that the country is [...]
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Korea Tries to Rein in Its Corporate Elite

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s recent responses to international sanctions and criticisms offer a key insight into how the isolated leadership in Pyongyang views itself as a nation [...]
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Why Korea’s Tough Times Aren’t Over Yet

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

It’s been a tough year for South Korea. It started with North Korea raising tensions on the Korean peninsula by setting off what it said was a hydrogen bomb and [...]
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Korean investor KTB Network forays into India with an investment in NoBroker.com

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Seoul-headquartered KTB has invested in numerous startups, resulting in 270-plus IPOs (L to R) NoBroker Co-founders Akhil Gupta and Amit Agarwal with mentor and angel [...]
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Friend of Korea’s Park denies charges on first day of trial

Friend of Korea’s Park denies charges on first day of trial

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

A friend of South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to Park’s impeachment in parliament, denied charges of fraud and abuse [...]
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