Archive for February 1st, 2020

N Korea delays removal of S Korean facilities over outbreak

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

North Korea has postponed plans to tear down South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort to prevent the spread of a new virus [...] » More

Korea urged to join CPTPP to cut reliance on China

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Korea should join a trade agreement among 11 countries in the trans-Pacific area to reduce its heavy reliance on China and foster the export of goods manufactured by small [...] » More

SK Hynix to make deep capex cut as virus spread threatens chip output

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s SK Hynix, the world’s No.2 memory chip maker, warned a new virus outbreak in China could pose a threat to chip production and said it would sharply [...] » More

18 Korean evacuees hospitalised after returning from Wuhan

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A total of 18 South Korean evacuees who arrived from the Chinese city of Wuhan have been hospitalised after showing symptoms, Seoul’s health authorities said Friday, as [...] » More

Korean evacuees from Wuhan welcomed to quarantine centres

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of South Koreans flown home on a charter flight from China were greeted with welcome signs on Friday as they arrived at quarantine centres where nearby residents had [...] » More

Korean Air chief to accompany chartered flight to Wuhan

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

Hanjin Group Chair and Korean Air CEO Cho Won-tae will be onboard the chartered flight that the government has arranged to bring back South Korean citizens from Wuhan, China, [...] » More

Korea’s industrial output grows 1.4pct in December

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s overall industrial output gained 1.4 percent in December from a month earlier despite a slight tumble in the service sector, data showed Friday. From a [...] » More

S Korea officials face anger over coronavirus quarantine centres

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 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

Air, train routes between NK and China suspended

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

North Korea has suspended all travel from and to China starting January 31, UK’s Foreign Ministry said Friday citing Pyongyang’s latest travel advisories issued a [...] » More

Q&A: Evacuations from China’s virus-hit Wuhan

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Countries are scrambling to airlift their citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan as it struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed more [...] » More

Spate of anti-Chinese incidents in Italy amid coronavirus panic

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Chinese people in Italy have been the target of racist abuse as paranoia mounts over the spread of the deadly coronavirus. A number of people in the country have been tested [...] » More

US warns against China travel, as virus death toll hits 213

US warns against China travel, as virus death toll hits 213

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The United States told its citizens to avoid China after the World Health Organization declared a global coronavirus emergency, as the Chinese death toll rose Friday to 213 [...] » More

China’s financial system may be ‘less resilient’ than it appears, some banks may require recapitalisation: S&P

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s financial system “may be less resilient” than it appears and some banks may require “sizeable recapitalisation” following an analysis of [...] » More

Pilots, flight attendants demand flights to China stop as virus fear mounts worldwide

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Pilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly spreading coronavirus, with American [...] » More

China locked down 50 million people and has to keep them fed

China locked down 50 million people and has to keep them fed

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Carrying permits demanding “fast passage,” truck drivers rushed a 560-tonne shipment of disinfectant from eastern China to Wuhan, the locked-down city of 11 [...] » More