Archive for December 7th, 2019

SK chief’s divorce could shake up ownership structure

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

A countersuit by Roh So-young, the wife of SK Group Chair Chey Tae-won, in their divorce case, is raising the possibility of changes in the shareholding structure of the [...] » More

Korean actor Kang Ji-hwan sentenced to three years probation for raping two women in July

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

South Korean actor Kang Ji-hwan has been sentenced to three years of probation for raping two women in July. Kpop culture website Soompi reported that the sentence was handed [...] » More

Divorce settlement could result in a new female billionaire from Asia

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

A new billionaire woman could emerge from what may turn out to be one of Asia’s biggest divorce settlements. Roh Soh-yeong, the wife of Chey Tae-won, South Korean [...] » More

Till death do I stay single: Korea’s #NoMarriage women

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

“I’m a straight woman who is no longer interested in having relationships with men.” Bonnie Lee doesn’t care about finding a boyfriend or a fairytale [...] » More

Korean president hears reassurances from senior Chinese diplomat

Korean president hears reassurances from senior Chinese diplomat

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A senior China diplomat offered conciliatory remarks to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday amid efforts to repair ties strained by a US anti-missile system, while [...] » More

New satellite image shows activity at previously dismantled N Korean test site

New satellite image shows activity at previously dismantled N Korean test site

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

A new satellite image obtained by CNN indicates North Korea may be preparing to resume testing engines used to power satellite launchers and intercontinental ballistic [...] » More

N Korea to launch medical tourism, targeting visitors from China

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea, one of the world’s most reclusive states, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign visitors, most likely from China, treatments [...] » More

Pyongyang raises ‘dotard’ spectre as deadline looms

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

North Korea has threatened to resume referring to US president Donald Trump as a “dotard”, raising the prospect of a return to a war of words with a negotiating [...] » More

US and China disagree on the size of agriculture purchases, report says

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

The US and China are still at odds over the size of Chinese agriculture purchases, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. President Donald Trump is asking China to buy [...] » More

SoftBank’s Son sticks with gut-led investing in chat with Alibaba’s Ma

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Weeks after his billion-dollar bailout of WeWork, SoftBank Group Corp’s founder and CEO Masayoshi Son reiterated his belief in an instinct-led investing style, in a [...] » More

China unveils plan to boost pork production

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China will free up as much land as possible to restore pork production to pre-swine fever levelsincluding areas designated pig-free zones for environmental reasons, the [...] » More

Trump upbeat on US-China talks as Beijing underscores tariff-cut demands

Trump upbeat on US-China talks as Beijing underscores tariff-cut demands

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US-China trade talks are “moving right along,” President Donald Trump said on Thursday, striking an upbeat tone even as Chinese officials held fast to their line [...] » More

China’s pork crisis creates bumper payday for small-time farmers willing to take a risk

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Fujianese farmer Wang started raising pigs in August 2018, the same month an outbreak of African swine fever was reported in the northeastern city of Shenyang. The disease [...] » More

China imposes ‘reciprocal’ restrictions on US diplomats

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China on Friday said it had taken “reciprocal” measures against US diplomats in the country, ordering them to notify the foreign ministry before meeting with [...] » More

China’s single women seek sperm donors overseas

07-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Looking at page after page of childhood photos, Xiaogunzhu was drawn to an image of a French-Irish boy with smiling dark blue eyes. But she was not admiring her lover’s [...] » More