Archive for May 12th, 2018

NT$499 unlimited 4G mania grips Taiwan

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is in the grips of frenzied buying of an unlimited 4G plan for NT$499 Long lines are snaking about mobile phone service providers across Taiwan after Chunghwa Telecom [...]
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Memories of hunger cloud N Korean refugee’s hopes for Trump-Kim summit

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Walking through the Korean War Memorial in Washington, Grace Jo remembers a pivotal point in her childhood in North Korea, what she calls “the almost dying [...]
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N Korean nuclear test site closure raises fears of environmental crisis

N Korean nuclear test site closure raises fears of environmental crisis

12-May-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Closing down North Korea’s nuclear test site at Punggye-ri is going to be more complicated and fraught with risk than has previously been suggested, with analysts [...]
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Korea gets super-duper fast internet

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Cnet.com | 6:00 AM

While video buffers continue to bug you every night, people are enjoying lightning fast internet in the land of kimchi. South Korea is home to the fastest internet on the [...]
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Can Japan and Korea Handle Peace With Pyongyang?

Can Japan and Korea Handle Peace With Pyongyang?

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Cfr.org | 6:00 AM

The sharp pivot to diplomacy with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in early 2018 has rekindled longstanding dilemmas for South Korea and Japan. These two US allies have come [...]
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Peace in N Korea Could Cost $2 Trillion If History Is a Guide

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

How much would it cost to keep the peace on the Korean Peninsula? Around $2 trillion over ten years. That’s according to Stephen Jen and Joana Freire at Eurizon SLJ [...]
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Trump and Kim: the rocky road from taunts to talks

12-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump’s face-to-face with Kim Jong Un will mark a historic milestone in relations between Washington and Pyongyangand cap a stunning about-face for the mercurial [...]
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Pompeo to press allies on Iran after moves on N KoreaUS officials

Pompeo to press allies on Iran after moves on N KoreaUS officials

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Having returned from North Korea on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will begin talks in coming days to persuade allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to press [...]
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Trump seeks ‘very meaningful’ summit in Singapore with N Korea

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had high hopes of “doing something very meaningful” to curtail North Korea’s nuclear ambitions at a summit in [...]
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Historic Trump-Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore

Historic Trump-Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore

12-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump on Thursday revealed his historic summit with Kim Jong Unthe first-ever between a sitting US president and a North Korean leaderwill take place in Singapore on [...]
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Chinese man filmed dragging dog behind his motorbike

12-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A man has been caught on camera dragging a dog behind his motorcycle while riding along a road in southern China, a news website reported. The man was finally stopped by a [...]
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Nearly wiped out by quake, China’s Qiang minority lives on

12-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Ten years ago, a powerful earthquake destroyed Er Ma’s village deep in the mountains of southwestern China. It nearly took his people’s culture with it. Today, [...]
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Reversal of fortune: the questions left unanswered in the case of Wu Xiaohui

12-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Wu Xiaohui, the glamorous, high-profile financier behind the insurance giant Anbang, was known for his good connections. Having married a granddaughter of Deng Xiaoping, he [...]
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Wall Street banking giant JP Morgan looks to expand in China

12-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Wall Street titan JP Morgan Chase has become the latest firm to apply for a controlling stake in a Chinese securities venture, taking advantage of new rules Beijing put in [...]
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?China’s Didi apologises after killing of passenger sparks safety fears

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s biggest ride-sharing company apologised on Thursday over the killing of a passenger, apparently by her driver, and said it had to win back the trust of users [...]
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