Archive for February 21st, 2019

‘Pyongyang not the enemy’: S. Koreans fed up with military service

‘Pyongyang not the enemy’: S. Koreans fed up with military service

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Namgung Jin is anxious as he awaits the start of his military service in South Koreaalmost two years in uniform guarding against the nuclear-armed neighbour to the north, [...]
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Korea, China to join Japan-hosted naval meeting

Korea, China to join Japan-hosted naval meeting

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NHK | 6:00 AM

China and South Korea will each send a senior naval officer to an annual meeting of Asian-Pacific countries hosted by Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force. The meeting [...]
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Trump wants N Korea to denuclearise, but is in no hurry

Trump wants N Korea to denuclearise, but is in no hurry

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he wants North Korea to end its nuclear programme, but he is in no rush and has no pressing time schedule for Pyongyang to [...]
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Trump says he’s in no rush to see N Korea give up nukes

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons programme, but adds he’s not in any rush because US [...]
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Possible peace declaration looms large over Kim-Trump summit

Possible peace declaration looms large over Kim-Trump summit

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to [...]
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Korea’s Moon offers to resume cooperation with N Korea to help denuclearisation

Korea’s Moon offers to resume cooperation with N Korea to help denuclearisation

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told US President Donald Trump in a call on Tuesday that his country is willing to open economic engagement with North Korea as a [...]
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US envoy for N Korea heads to Vietnam for pre-summit talks

US envoy for N Korea heads to Vietnam for pre-summit talks

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US special representative for North Korea is travelling to Hanoi on Tuesday to continue preparations for a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North [...]
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Samsung bends over backwards to rev smartphone desire

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Samsung on Wednesday is expected to unveil new flagship smartphones including one with a screen that can fold closed like a book as it seeks to boost the moribund market. [...]
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N Korea’s Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

N Korea’s Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine [...]
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Fashion diplomacy: S. Korea officials don coats with message to Kim

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Seoul security officials are wearing jackets embroidered with a secret well-wishing message for Kim Jong Un, deploying a code representing key moments in inter-Korean [...]
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Seoul willing to resume inter-Korean cooperation ahead of summit: Moon

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Seoul is willing to resume inter-Korean economic cooperation if it would help to hasten Pyongyang’s denuclearisation, President Moon Jae-in said in a phone call with [...]
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Korea retracts guidelines on look-alike K-pop stars

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Government guidelines aimed at promoting more diversity in South Korea’s K-pop world have been withdrawn after critics said they amounted to state censorship of a [...]
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Tencent says 2018 was best year for investments, looks for more

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Tencent Holdings has provided a detailed review of its investment performance for the first time, saying 2018 was its best year and vowing to look for more [...]
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China state-run media: Any new US tariffs on Chinese goods will be ‘catastrophic’ for global stocks

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Citing unnamed analysts, Chinese Communist Party-run newspaper Global Times says in an editorial that if “the US imposes more tariffs on Chinese products while China [...]
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China’s Economic Sneeze Is America’s Flu

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

China’s slowdown is troubling US companies that have enjoyed strong exports to that giant economy. Caterpillar missed earnings estimates partly because of China. 3M [...]
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