Archive for January 3rd, 2017

Taiwan could face health care shortage over Lunar New Year

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

The health ministry is working to prevent manpower shortages at hospitals during Lunar New Year – an imminent possibility due to recently implemented workweek [...]
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Several new regulations take effect in Taiwan on January 1

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Several new regulations take effect in Taiwan on January 1, including higher monthly and hourly minimum wages, an increase in the number of annual leave days for workers, and [...]
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Trump leaves open possible Taiwan meet, questions Russia hacking

Trump leaves open possible Taiwan meet, questions Russia hacking

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday left open the possibility of meeting with Taiwan’s president if she visits the United States after he is sworn in on January [...]
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Trump risks cross-strait stability if he reneges on ‘one China’

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

The health ministry is working to prevent manpower shortages at hospitals during Lunar New Year – an imminent possibility due to recently implemented workweek [...]
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Samsung Electronics CEO says firm should make no product quality compromise

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should make no compromises on the quality of its products, Chief Executive Kwon Oh-hyun said on Monday, asking employees to improve manufacturing [...]
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Hyundai, Kia aim to grow 2017 sales to 8.25 million vehicles globally

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors said on Monday they aim to increase their combined sales to 8.25 million vehicles globally in 2017, despite rising competition. The [...]
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Daughter of Korean leader’s friend arrested in Denmark amid graft probe

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Danish police have arrested the daughter of South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s friend, Choi Soon-sil, who is at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that has [...]
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How ties to an ‘equestrian princess’ landed Samsung at centre of a scandal

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Samsung Electronics Co’s sponsorship of the equestrian-athlete daughter of a long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye has helped to land South Korea’s top [...]
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S. Korea leader bolsters military against rival Pyongyang

S. Korea leader bolsters military against rival Pyongyang

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s acting leader, prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, sought to bolster the armed forces in a New Year’s message aimed as much at potential North Korean [...]
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Kim says N. Korea in ‘final stages of test launching ICBM’

Kim says N. Korea in ‘final stages of test launching ICBM’

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea is in the “final stages” of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, leader Kim Jong-Un said Sunday, adding the country had significantly [...]
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S. Korea’s Park denies involvement in corruption scandal

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s impeached President Park Geun-Hye on Sunday repeated denials of involvement in a snowballing corruption scandal and said rumours have been “getting [...]
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Korea’s Park emerges from seclusion, denies wrongdoing in scandal

Korea’s Park emerges from seclusion, denies wrongdoing in scandal

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s impeached President Park Geun-hye on Sunday broke a month-long silence over her alleged role in a corruption scandal, publicly denying charges of [...]
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China rejects chartered flights from Korea

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

The Chinese government disapproved applications for chartered flights departing from Korea, domestic airlines and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport confirmed [...]
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Opposition lawmakers to visit China over THAAD

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

Eight lawmakers from the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) will visit China later this week for talks with Chinese government officials and scholars over the [...]
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Korean military plane accidentally drops anti-ship missiles into sea

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

A South Korean military plane has accidentally dropped anti-ship missiles into the Sea of Japan (or the East Sea), according to the country’s military, which added that [...]
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