Archive for February 8th, 2020

S Korea to ease restrictions on plastic use amid virus concerns

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:02 AM

South Korea will temporarily ease regulations on the use of disposable plastic goods at cafes and restaurants located in airports, seaports and train stations amid concerns [...] » More

Coronavirus to worsen Korean banks’ profits

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

The global economic slowdown led by the spread of the novel coronavirus will worsen financial stability and profitability of Korean banks over the next few quarters, [...] » More

Irab and N Korea are building new, better submarines to counter enemies at Sea

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | NewsWeek | 6:02 AM

Iran and North Korea are updating their aging fleets and building new and more advanced submarines in order to counter their adversaries in open waters. Iranian navy [...] » More

Korean university issues blockchain-stored diplomas amid the spread of the coronavirus

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Block | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) is set to issue blockchain-stored diplomas to its new graduates. Given the threat of the [...] » More

Kim Yong-min steps down from TV show after over 11,000 people sign online petition

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

Political pundit Kim Yong-min posted on Facebook on Thursday afternoon that he is stepping down as host of the second season of “Road Dinner,” which was to air [...] » More

Moon to meet Chinese, Japanese ambassadors for their credentials

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

President Moon Jae-in will greet the new Chinese and Japanese ambassadors to South Korea at Cheong Wa Dae on Friday, an opportunity to discuss the issues of the ongoing novel [...] » More

62 Korean made driverless trains to ply Jurong Region Line

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The upcoming Jurong Region Line (JRL) will see 62 three-car driverless trains running along it when operations begin in 2026. The $416.5 million contract for the building of [...] » More

Koreans ‘hoarding’ coronavirus masks could face jail time, hefty fines

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Government officials in South Korea are warning its citizens to not “hoard” face masks and hand sanitisers as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus which has [...] » More

‘Xi’s visit remains unchanged’

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

Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha said Thursday that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Korea in the first half of 2020 is still expected to go ahead despite the [...] » More

All of its neighbours have it, so why hasn’t N Korea reported any coronavirus cases?

All of its neighbours have it, so why hasn’t N Korea reported any coronavirus cases?

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

It’s now about two months since a deadly novel coronavirus was found in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and nearly every country and territory in East Asia has confirmed a [...] » More

Another evacuee confirmed to be infected, total now at 24

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

South Korea on Friday confirmed another case of novel coronavirus infection, bringing the total here to 24, and the latest one is a South Korean airlifted from the Chinese [...] » More

Samsung expanding partnership with LG

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

Samsung and LG, have long been considered “frenemies” given their competitive history in key markets. Both have been trying to outpace one another in smartphone, [...] » More

Coronavirus: tales of economic woe spread on Chinese social media as workers, small businesses suffer

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

Tales of economic misery among Chinese workers and small businesses caused by the coronavirus outbreak are spreading rapidly on social media, raising questions about the [...] » More

China film industry’s ‘bleak winter’ deepens as coronavirus adds to censorship woes

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

Even before the new coronavirus, people working in Chinese entertainment had been calling the industry’s struggles their “bleak winter” as tighter [...] » More

Taiwan, China argue over flights for stranded Taiwanese in Wuhan

Taiwan, China argue over flights for stranded Taiwanese in Wuhan

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

Taiwan and China are embroiled in a new dispute over the fate of Taiwanese stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, after Taiwan said a [...] » More