Archive for April 13th, 2019

McDonald’s Taiwan to Stop Distributing Plastic Straws by June

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Environmental Leader | 6:00 AM

Today, McDonald’s Taiwan announced it would stop using plastic straws at all of its locations by June. Beginning April 12, McDonald’s Taiwan will begin promoting [...]
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Taiwan to deport Chinese scholar for violation of entry permit rules

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Visiting Chinese scholar Li Yi will be asked to leave Taiwan because he is scheduled to make a public speech, which would not only violate the terms of his entry permit but [...]
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US Official Reaffirms Security Commitment to Taiwan

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | NTD | 6:00 AM

US State Department officials reaffirmed the United States commitment to Taiwan’s security at a think tank seminar on April 9. Ahead of the 40th anniversary of the [...]
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Chinese academic deported for breaching entry permit rules in Taiwan

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Visiting Chinese scholar Li Yi was deported from Taiwan Friday morning because he was scheduled to make a public speech, which would have violated the terms of his entry [...]
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Trump, in talks with Korea’s Moon, says sanctions on N Korea to stay in place

Trump, in talks with Korea’s Moon, says sanctions on N Korea to stay in place

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon [...]
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N Korea’s Kim Jong Un thinks he is calling the shots, says pro

N Korea’s Kim Jong Un thinks he is calling the shots, says pro

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Sung-Yoon Lee from Tufts University’s Fletcher School and CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera join the “The Exchange” to discuss President Trump’s [...]
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Korea Overturns Abortion Ban After Nearly 70 Years

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s top court ruled Thursday that the country’s highly restrictive abortion law is unconstitutional and set a deadline for officials to lift the ban by [...]
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Kim Jong Un consolidates power as N Korea shuffles leadership

Kim Jong Un consolidates power as N Korea shuffles leadership

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong Un a new title, state media [...]
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Trump floats idea of third N Korea summit

Trump floats idea of third N Korea summit

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering a potential third nuclear summit with North Korea’s leader. “We will be discussing that and potential [...]
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Korea’s Moon to seek inter-Korean summit soon to facilitate nuclear talks

Korea’s Moon to seek inter-Korean summit soon to facilitate nuclear talks

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will seek to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an early date as part of diplomatic efforts to convince the North [...]
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WTO upholds Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The World Trade Organisation has upheld South Korea’s import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling [...]
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SK Telecom Obtains Streaming Rights to Riot Games Korea, Partners For AR/VR Content

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Esportsobserver | 6:00 AM

* SK Telecom will live broadcast the 2019 LCK Spring Finals and serve as the official LCK sponsor until 2020. * LCK events will also be broadcast in live AR/VR, beginning [...]
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N Korea’s new nominal head of state guided Kim Jong Un from the beginning

N Korea’s new nominal head of state guided Kim Jong Un from the beginning

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s new nominal head of state is a long-time loyalist with deep ties to the ruling Kim family and whose fortunes have closely followed the rise of leader Kim [...]
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Explainer: Who is in the driver’s seat in battle for Korean gaming giant Nexon?

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The sale of a controlling stake in the parent of South Korean gaming firm Nexon Co is now narrowing to a handful of serious bidders after generating fevered speculation. A [...]
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US-sanctioned official named new N Korea head of state

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has replaced its long-serving nominal head of state with a close aide to leader Kim Jong Un who was placed on a US sanctions list last year for alleged human [...]
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