Archive for June 6th, 2019

Magnitude 5.6 quake rocks southeastern Taiwan

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported. The epicenter of the quake was about 46.6 kilometers [...]
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Taiwan can learn from Singapore to deal with Beijing and US, former diplomat says

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TodayOnline | 6:00 AM

Taiwan should study Singapore’s strategies when it comes to defending its interests and dealing with Beijing and Washington, a former top Taiwanese diplomat said on the [...]
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S. Korea records first current account deficit in 7 years

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea saw its first current account deficit in seven years in April, authorities said Wednesday, as the export-dependent economy grapples with headwinds from the [...]
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Canada will help enforce UN sanctions against N Korea: Sajjan

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CBC | 6:00 AM

The missions off North Korea will take place periodically over the next 2 years The Canadian navy and air force will begin regular deployments to help enforce United Nations [...]
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Army pumps out training exercises on Korean Peninsula, despite suspension of major drills

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Army Times | 6:00 AM

The US has suspended several large training exercises on the Korean peninsula amid ongoing denuclearisation talks with North Korea. That angered some pundits and critics, but [...]
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N Korea to pause ‘Mass Games’ after leader Kim complains: tour agencies

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Days after this year’s “Mass Games” debuted before North Korea’s top leadership, the huge pageant has been put on hold after leader Kim Jong Un [...]
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Korean unification minister: Economic projects with N Korea in limbo

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Inter-Korean relations remain on hold since the February summit between North Korea and the United States abruptly ended without an agreement, putting planned cross-border [...]
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Korea confirms plans to step up shift to renewable power

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s energy ministry on Tuesday (Jun 4) said it had finalised plans to raise the share of the country’s power output generated from renewable sources to [...]
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US envoy for N. Korea gives off-record speech amid stalled talks

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun gave his first public speech in nearly three months on Tuesday, but requested it be off the record in apparent [...]
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WTO chief stays aloof from Japan-S. Korea trade row

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

The head of the World Trade Organisation on Tuesday stayed aloof from the dispute over South Korea’s import ban on fishery products from Japan, while calling on Tokyo [...]
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Korea’s economy shrank more than estimated in first quarter

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

South Korea is suffering from the effects of slowing global demand for products like semiconductors. South Korea’s trade-dependent economy shrank more than initially [...]
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N Korean top official’s execution still a mystery

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Fox5Sandiego | 6:00 AM

US Special Representative to North Korea Stephen Biegun said Saturday he has no information on whether or not North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un executed a top official [...]
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Korea could start returning bodies from Budapest boat disaster

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The South Korean government expects to begin returning to Seoul the remains of some of the victims who died last week when a tourist boat sank in Budapest, an official said [...]
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US firms fret as China’s FedEx probe, planned hit-list heightens trade frictions

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The sudden deterioration in trade talks between the United States and China last month has ratcheted up concerns among US firms that the dispute could go beyond tariffs and [...]
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China business outlook drops to lowest level on record amid US trade war, May’s Caixin PMI report shows

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Combined expectations among Chinese manufacturing and service-sector companies for the year ahead particularly smaller, private-sector firms dropped to the lowest level on [...]
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