Archive for February 6th, 2020

WUHAN VIRUS/ Three Taiwanese in China confirmed as having coronavirus infection

WUHAN VIRUS/ Three Taiwanese in China confirmed as having coronavirus infection

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Three Taiwanese in China have been confirmed as infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with a further two suspected cases, a Chinese official said Wednesday. [...] » More

Allies voice support for Taiwan at WHO’s Executive Board meetings

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s allies have joined forces to speak up in favour of the country’s inclusion in the World Health Organization (WHO) at the health agency’s Executive [...] » More

US lawmakers push WHO to recognise Taiwan as independent state as coronavirus outbreak continues

US lawmakers push WHO to recognise Taiwan as independent state as coronavirus outbreak continues

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

US lawmakers are pushing legislation that would work toward granting Taiwan recognition in the World Health Organization (WHO) in light of the coronavirus outbreak that has [...] » More

Trump skips N. Korea in State of the Union speech

Trump skips N. Korea in State of the Union speech

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | YNA | 6:02 AM

US President Donald Trump made no mention of North Korea in his third State of the Union address Tuesday, amid the stalled denuclearisation talks with the communist nation. [...] » More

Hyundai suspending production in Korea due to coronavirus

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

Hyundai announced Tuesday that it is suspending production in its South Korea manufacturing plants due to supply chain problems caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China. [...] » More

S. Korea toughens penalties against hoarding of protective masks

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

South Korea on Tuesday approved tougher penalties against the hoarding of protective masks and hand sanitisers, as the new coronavirus outbreak has sparked a sharp rise in [...] » More

Irish pilot found dead at Korean hotel

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

An Irish pilot was found dead at a hotel on Yeongjong Island near Incheon International Airport, police said Wednesday. A hotel clerk found the body of the pilot, 50, in his [...] » More

Burdened by sanctions, N Korea sees coronavirus threaten economic lifelines

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

North Korea’s already tenuous economic lifelines to the outside world are now nearly severed as it seals its borders with China and Russia to prevent the spread of the [...] » More

S. Korea eyes further economic cooperation with Russia, Azerbaijan

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | YNA | 6:02 AM

South Korea said Wednesday it will hold a series of meetings with counterparts in Russia and Azerbaijan this week as part of the country’s drive to forge deeper ties [...] » More

Government under mounting pressure to extend entry ban

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

Medical experts renewed their criticism of the government Wednesday, urging it to extend an entry ban for foreigners beyond China, as two more coronavirus cases were [...] » More

Moon’s distress deepens over ‘China dilemma’

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

The spread of the new coronavirus from Hubei Province, China, is posing a possible hindrance to bilateral relations between Seoul and Beijing. Cheong Wa Dae is facing a [...] » More

Samsung holds first anti-corruption committee meeting

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

Samsung’s self-initiated compliance committee held its first meeting after boards of Samsung’s seven conglomerate units, including the group’s crucial [...] » More

S. Korea unveils aid package worth 820 billion won for new ships

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | YNA | 6:02 AM

South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a financial package worth 820 billion won (US$690 million) to help modernise aging passenger boats and cargo vessels. The package is meant [...] » More

HSBC, WeWork seek to expand fintech investment in Korea

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

Several foreign firms are seeking to expand investment in Korea’s financial technology industry in a bid to capitalise on opportunities stemming from the Korean [...] » More

Coronavirus may send Korean economy into L-shaped slump

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

The economy could slip into an L-shaped slump in the first half of 2020 before rebounding slowly from the coronavirus outbreak, experts said Wednesday. It is widely assumed [...] » More