Archive for November 23rd, 2019

Top diplomats of S. Korea, US hold phone talks on GSOMIA, defense cost sharing

Top diplomats of S. Korea, US hold phone talks on GSOMIA, defense cost sharing

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States held telephone talks late Thursday and discussed a soon-to-expire military information-sharing pact between Seoul and [...] » More

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives in Korea for bilateral visit, Asean-ROK Commemorative Summit

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in the South Korean capital, Seoul, on Friday (November 22) where he is making a bilateral visit. He will also attend the Association [...] » More

BTS K-pop band members must do military service, Korea says

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

BTS K-pop band members must do military service, South Korea says They may be South Korea’s most successful cultural export and the first K-pop act to top the US album [...] » More

Dispute between Japan and Korea overshadows G20 meetings

Dispute between Japan and Korea overshadows G20 meetings

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the [...] » More

Japan, S. Korea talks ongoing to avert expiry of intel pact

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

Japan and South Korea were continuing their behind-the-scenes negotiations Friday in an attempt to avoid letting their intelligence-sharing agreement expire, government [...] » More

Esper Doesn’t Regret Delaying Drills, Despite N Korea Snub

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Military | 6:02 AM

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday he does not regret postponing a US-South Korean military exercise, even though the gesture was rejected by North Korea as not [...] » More

Troops for Nukes: Should the US Trade Its Forces in Korea for N Korean Denuclearisation?

Troops for Nukes: Should the US Trade Its Forces in Korea for N Korean Denuclearisation?

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | 38North | 6:02 AM

US-DPRK negotiations on denuclearisation are on life support and there are bleak prospects for recovery before the end-of-the-year deadline for progress declared by North [...] » More

Outcry as conservative Korean MPs seek to curtail LGBT rights

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Campaigners in South Korea have condemned an attempt by conservative MPs to remove homophobia and transphobia from a list of violations of a proposed anti-discrimination law. [...] » More

Defying US pressure, Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan

Defying US pressure, Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea is set to let lapse an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Saturday amid a bitter feud over history and trade, defying mounting US pressure to maintain a key [...] » More

Chinese donations flood in for HK protest victims

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Chinese citizens are rushing to donate money to the families of two Hong Kong men attacked during the city’s ongoing political unrest. The South China Morning Post [...] » More

Walmart is doubling down on China with 500 new stores

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Walmart is doubling down in China despite an economic slowdown. The Arkansas-based retailer announced Thursday that it plans to open 500 new stores in China over the next [...] » More

China wants to ‘take over’ Australian politics: ex-spy chief

China wants to ‘take over’ Australian politics: ex-spy chief

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China is seeking to “take over” Australia’s political system with an “insidious” and systematic campaign of espionage and influence-peddling, [...] » More

China raises estimate of economy’s size following census

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

China’s economy was 2.1 percent bigger than earlier estimated, the government said Friday, revising the gross domestic product for 2018 to 91.93 trillion yuan ($13.1 [...] » More

Chinese police release Simon Cheng Man-kit ‘confession’ tape amid accusations of torture

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen released a video “confession” on Thursday in an apparent attempt to discredit claims by a former British consulate [...] » More

China revises up 2018 GDP after new census, making it easier to double size of economy in 2020

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China announced on Friday that it has revised up its 2018 gross domestic product based on the results of the new national census, making it easier for Beijing to meet its [...] » More