Archive for December 31st, 2016

N Korea issues guidelines to prevent spread of bird flu

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

The North Korean government is increasingly concerned over the growing avian influenza (also known as bird flu) epidemic in East Asia, state-run media indicated on Thursday. [...]
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Report: N Korea retains missile base in mountainous region

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

Satellite images of North Korea indicate Pyongyang retains a missile base near Kumchang-ri, in a mountainous region of the country’s northwest. According to Strategic [...]
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Korea deploys AH-64E Apache helicopters for training

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

South Korea’s military deployed powerful AH-64E Apache helicopters for the first time during an exercise Thursday. The AH-64E, which features digital cockpit avionics [...]
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About 300 N. Korean workers return home from Oman: RFA

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

Pyongyang has recently brought back around 300 North Korean workers employed in Oman, a US-based radio report said Thursday amid international concerns over the North’s [...]
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Japan must try harder at reconciliation: Korea, China

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

South Korea and China reacted guardedly to prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, with both saying Japan should try harder to reconcile with the countries [...]
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N Korea: Is Kim Jong Un ‘the world’s most dangerous man’?

N Korea: Is Kim Jong Un ‘the world’s most dangerous man’?

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heads into 2017 with two things that loom ominous for the rest of the world – he’s tested a nuclear weapon, and no one really [...]
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S. Korea pension chief admits pushing Samsung deal in Park probe

S. Korea pension chief admits pushing Samsung deal in Park probe

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

South Korea’s National Pension Service chief admitted to pressuring the state-run fund to back a controversial merger of two Samsung units, prosecutors said Thursday [...]
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N. Korea resumes encrypted numbers broadcast with same content as 2 weeks ago

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

North Korea’s state radio station resumed broadcasting mysterious numbers Friday in what could be some kind of coded message to its agents operating in South Korea. [...]
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Korea allows new ‘comfort women’ statue

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

The southern South Korean port of Busan said on Friday (December 30) it would allow activists to place a statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery outside [...]
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S. Korean envoy to France grilled over Park censorship

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

Former culture minister Yoo Jin-Ryong told a radio talk show this week that South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s Blue House maintained a blacklist of prominent poets, [...]
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China Hits Reset on Yuan Fixing

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Central bank dilutes dollar’s influence in mix of foreign currencies used to set official daily value China enhanced its ability to stabilise its currency, as the [...]
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4 Militants Who Attacked Communist Party Of China’s Office Shot Dead

4 Militants Who Attacked Communist Party Of China’s Office Shot Dead

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Outlookindia | 6:00 AM

Four militants were shot dead after they attacked the ruling Communist Party of China’s office in restive Xinjiang province, official media reported, one of the [...]
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Chinese IPOs Post Record 392pct Gains as Rest of Market Languishes

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

It’s been a tough year for China’s stock traders – apart from those who conquered 1-in-2,500 odds to get a slice of an initial public offering. Mainland [...]
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China expands forex basket, dilutes role of dollar

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

China said Thursday it would almost double the number of foreign currencies it uses to determine the official value of the yuan, thereby diluting the role of the dollar. The [...]
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China’s cash-strapped LeEco in talks to gain $1.4 billion from investor

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

China’s cash-strapped LeEco said it is in talks to secure 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) from an unidentified strategic investor, but the announcement was seen as [...]
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