Archive for December 28th, 2016

Pyongyang donju frequent Korean-run salons in China

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

Women from North Korea’s expanding entrepreneurial class in Pyongyang are reported to be enamored with South Korean culture, even seeking out South Korean-run hair [...]
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Defectors tell of challenges before and after fleeing N Korea

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

In a crowd full of one-time enemies, the former North Korean soldier quickly gained sympathy when describing his mandatory 10-year military service. Many of the American [...]
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Remembering N Korea’s Christian martyrs

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Christmas is a time of great celebration for the world’s two billion or so Christians. In one part of the planet, though, the lights are out. There is not be a flicker [...]
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Lawmakers quiz S. Korea’s elusive ‘Rasputin’

Lawmakers quiz S. Korea’s elusive ‘Rasputin’

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

A handful of South Korean lawmakers on Monday finally got to question the woman at the heart of the impeachment crisis surrounding President Park Geun-Hye, after she snubbed [...]
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Ban’s office demands Korean magazine apologise, retract bribery allegations

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

A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he demanded a South Korean magazine apologise and retract an article that alleged Ban took money from a South [...]
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Korean ruling party splits over impeached president Park Geun-hye

Korean ruling party splits over impeached president Park Geun-hye

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

Dozens of politicians have split from South Korea’s ruling party amid a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye. The 29 members who left the [...]
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Korea ruling party defectors hope UN chief Ban will join

Korea ruling party defectors hope UN chief Ban will join

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

A South Korean ruling party faction announced on Tuesday it would form a new party, and a prominent member of the defectors said they wanted outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban [...]
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Record High 17 million Foreign Tourists Visit S. Korea in 2016

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

The number of foreign tourists to South Korea has reached a record high of over 17 million this year. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday the [...]
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Stun guns and male crew: Korean Air to get tough on unruly passengers

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

Korean Air Lines said it will allow crew members to “readily use stun guns” to manage violent passengers, and hire more male flight attendants, after coming in [...]
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Blindsided by SUV boom, Hyundai Motor trims costs, perks

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

Headed for a fourth straight annual profit decline, Hyundai Motor is trimming its cost fat; scaling back on business class flights and annual family home trips for overseas [...]
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China to hold Catholic conference after six-year hiatus

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

China said Monday it will restart a conference of local Catholics, ending a years-long hiatus, as it expressed goodwill towards the Vatican after six decades of estrangement. [...]
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China and Sao Tome restore diplomatic ties in snub to Taiwan

China and Sao Tome restore diplomatic ties in snub to Taiwan

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

China signed an agreement to restore diplomatic relations with Sao Tome and Principe Monday, just days after the small African nation announced it had cut ties with Taiwan. [...]
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China’s aircraft carrier passes south of Taiwan

China’s aircraft carrier passes south of Taiwan

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

Taiwan said Monday it was closely monitoring the movements of China’s sole aircraft carrier and five other warships, which earlier passed south of the island on an [...]
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No tax on CO2 emissions in China’s new environment law

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

China has passed a law that levies taxes on pollution, but ignores carbon dioxide, one of the major contributors to global warming, according to the web site of the [...]
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Ancient Chinese medicine can help fight TB: Study

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Researchers have found that centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists to treat malaria, can aid in tuberculosis (TB) treatment and even slow drug [...]
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