Archive for December 23rd, 2016

Nicaragua might be the next to break ties with Taiwan: sources

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taiwannews | 6:00 AM

Following Sao Tome and Principe, the Central American nation of Nicaragua might be the next ally to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan, according to sources. Taiwan’s [...] » More

Taiwan slams Sao Tome’s decision to cut diplomatic ties

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has condemned the tiny African nation of Sao Tome and Principe’s sudden move to break formal diplomatic ties with the self-ruled island, a decision that was [...] » More

China welcomes Sao Tome’s split with Taiwan

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

China on Wednesday welcomed Sao Tome and Principe’s decision to sever ties with Taiwan, a move that comes after President-elect Donald Trump questioned long-standing US [...] » More

Hyundai’s top US executive resigns in management shake-up

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

Hyundai Motor Co’s top US executive Dave Zuchowski has resigned effective immediately, in the latest shake-up of the South Korean automaker’s management ranks as [...] » More

Korean court to begin considering President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday will begin its first hearings on the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, a case that could see the country’s first female [...] » More

Rudd warns N Korea about nuclear weapons

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AAP | 6:00 AM

Kevin Rudd says the most pressing challenge in the Asia-Pacific region is North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme which must be arrested by a strategy agreed between [...] » More

35 Lawmakers to quit Saenuri Party

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s ruling Saenuri Party is finally splitting, with about a quarter of its 128 lawmakers having declared their defection Wednesday to create a new political [...] » More

Rethinking Trump’s policy options for N Korea

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | ATimes | 6:00 AM

In 2016, North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests, multiple missiles tests, and staged a rare Workers’ Party of Korea congress signaling the “official start to [...] » More

US to regularly deploy strategic weapons to Korea: Officials

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

The United States will regularly deploy strategic weapons to South Korea to counter nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, US and South Korean defense officials said [...] » More

UN Chief’s Best Shot to Win Korea Presidency: Divide and Conquer

UN Chief’s Best Shot to Win Korea Presidency: Divide and Conquer

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

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon may be the best hope for South Korea’s conservatives to hold onto power after President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment. While Ban [...] » More

Korean Air says crew followed procedure on unruly passenger

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

South Korea’s top carrier Korean Air said its staff followed company procedure in restraining an unruly passenger after 80s pop singer Richard Marx tweeted that he [...] » More

After Korea, Japan, China discovers two more cases of human bird flu

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

China has discovered two more cases of human bird flu infection. South Korea and Japan are working to contain outbreaks of different strains of the virus. In Xiamen, a city [...] » More

Korea constitutional court begins Park’s impeachment review

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The Constitutional Court of Korea will begin hearings on a motion to impeach President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday, a process that could take up to six months despite demands [...] » More

N Korea, China on mind, Japan clears biggest defence budget

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Indianexpress | 6:00 AM

The Cabinet approved 5.13 trillion yen in defence spending for the fiscal year starting in April, up 1.4 per cent from the initial budget for the current fiscal year. Prime [...] » More

N Korea denounces Japan’s Shinzo Abe for Pearl Harbor visit

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

North Korea condemned Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe for his plans to attend a ceremony next week in remembrance of the victims of the Pearl Harbor attack, calling the [...] » More