Archive for January, 2020

N. Korea calls Wuhan virus fight ‘grave political matter’

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

North Korea on Wednesday ordered all-out prevention to fight the Wuhan coronavirus, describing such preventive efforts as a “grave political matter” that could [...] » More

New coronavirus study places incubation period at around 5 days

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The period between exposure to the new coronavirus that originated in China and symptoms is 5.2 days on average, but varies greatly among patients, according to one of the [...] » More

‘Panicdemic’ infects travel biz in Koreas, Japan

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

As panic continues to mount over the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak, North Korea has locked down its borders until further notice while the South Korean and Japanese travel [...] » More

Pentagon official: ‘We don’t fully know the reasons’ N Korea didn’t fire ‘Christmas gift’

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

A top Pentagon official said Tuesday it’s unclear why North Korea did not take provocation action such as a missile test after warning the United States about a [...] » More

’5G smartphones will clearly boost chip demand’: Samsung

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Consumer electronics products featuring faster fifth-generation (5G) telecommunications technology will “clearly boost” the demand for computer memory chips [...] » More

Korean officials face eggs, invective over virus quarantine plans

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Angry South Koreans volleyed eggs and expletives on Thursday at a minister and officials trying to defuse their ire over plans to quarantine hundreds of citizens set to be [...] » More

N Korea says it has intensified efforts to block virus

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

North Korea is intensifying efforts to prevent the spread of a new virus from China into the isolated country by blocking tourists, reducing flights and mobilising more [...] » More

Korea’s Moon urges calm amid protests over coronavirus quarantine sites

Korea’s Moon urges calm amid protests over coronavirus quarantine sites

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged residents not to give in to fear as the country prepared to evacuate the first of around 700 citizens from the epicentre of the new [...] » More

Samsung Electronics says Q4 net profit slumps 38pct

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, reported a slump in fourth-quarter net profits on Thursday, blaming weakening demand in key products and [...] » More

Customer complaints rise over rocketed mask price

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

As fears over the Wuhan coronavirus are rising here, more people are trying to prevent infection through the use of various disinfectants and masks. With the drastic rise in [...] » More

US Troops Still Ready to Fight N Korea Despite Canceled Exercises, general Says

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Military | 6:02 AM

US troops are still ready to “fight tonight” against North Korea despite the indefinite suspension of major military training exercises on the Korean peninsula, [...] » More

Samsung Electronics sees gradual chip rebound in 2020 after fourth-quarter profit plunge

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects earnings to bounce back in 2020 after a fourth-quarter slump, helped by a gradual recovery in memory chip demand from [...] » More

Korea cracks down on fake news about spread of coronavirus

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Police in South Korea are investigating a rise in false rumours about the coronavirus, including a scam in which people are being asked to provide personal details in return [...] » More

SME minister vows to make Korea great for foreign startups

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Korea has been endeavoring to nurture startups as part of its effort to find a breakthrough in a low-growth economy. The government is also working on luring more [...] » More

Inter-Korean liaison office temporarily closed over coronavirus outbreak

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The two Koreas have agreed to suspend operations of their joint liaison office located in North Korea’s Gaeseong as a part of efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly [...] » More