Archive for November 29th, 2019

S. Korea to suspend 25pct of coal plants to fight pollution

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

South Korea will suspend up to a quarter of its coal-fired power plants in the next three months, even as demand for electricity peaks during the bitter winter, as it seeks [...] » More

N Korea fires unidentified projectilesKorea military

N Korea fires unidentified projectilesKorea military

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

North Korea fired unidentified projectiles on Thursday, South Korea’s military said, the first such launch in nearly a month, amid a stalemate in denuclearisation talks [...] » More

S. Korea’s money supply-to-GDP higher than OECD average

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

South Korea’s money supply to gross domestic product ratio came to 151.5 percent last year, higher than the Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development average, [...] » More

Korea to shut a quarter of its coal-fired plants over winter to cut pollution

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Plants will close during coldest months in a bid to reduce high levels of fine dust particles South Korea will temporarily shut down up to a quarter of its coal-fired power [...] » More

Japan beer exports to Korea dry up amid hiccup in ties

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Not a single drop of Japanese beer was exported to South Korea last month, according to official figures on Thursday, as a boycott campaign against Japan over a historical [...] » More

INGO accuses N Korea of institutionalised child sex abuse

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

North Korean children are “constantly in danger” of sexual abuse and resulting social stigma without any chance to seek legal protection, a Seoul-based rights [...] » More

Cyber bullying, star suicides: The dark side of Korea’s K-pop world

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

The apparent suicide of a second K-pop artist in a month has cast renewed focus in South Korea on vicious personal attacks and cyber bullying of vulnerable young stars, and [...] » More

New retrial ordered for Korea ex-leader Park

New retrial ordered for Korea ex-leader Park

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

South Korea’s top court on Thursday ordered a second retrial for disgraced former president Park Geun-hye, seeking heavier punishment for illegally taking money from [...] » More

China warns of ‘firm counter measures’ after Trump signs US legislation on HK

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

China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday said it will take “firm counter measures” if the United States continues to interfere in Hong Kong. It said legislation [...] » More

Drugmakers slash prices in China to get on reimbursement list

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

Drugmakers including Roche and Novartis’ have agreed to cut the prices of some of their newest drugs by an average of 61 percent in China in order to get on a national [...] » More

Investors in China Can’t Wait to Finally Own Alibaba Shares

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Most mainland investors can still only watch gains in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, as China’s most valuable listed company extends increases after its Hong Kong stock [...] » More

TikTok apologises for removing viral Xinjiang clip

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

Chinese-owned app TikTok has admitted it briefly removed a viral video that condemned Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang and apologised to the US teen who [...] » More

Shooting stars: TikTok’s explosive and rocky ride to fame

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

He’s no Bollywood star, but school dropout Israil Ansari has found fast fame on TikTok with two million followers glued to his oddball dancing and rainbow hairstyles in [...] » More

Beijing mouthpiece releases images in apparent attempt to undercut confessed Chinese spy and defector William Wang Liqiang

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

China’s state media on Wednesday released images it said were of a man who claims to be a Beijing-sponsored secret agent confessing to fraud, apparently in an attempt [...] » More

‘Phase one’ deal unlikely to be a real victory for China or the US, economist says

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

As investors await further developments in US-China trade deal, an economics expert told CNBC Wednesday that the signing of a phase one trade deal between won’t be a [...] » More