Archive for February 12th, 2020

High-level North defector to run for Korean parliament

High-level North defector to run for Korean parliament

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

A high-profile North Korean defector said Tuesday he’ll run in upcoming parliamentary elections in South Korea as part of his efforts to help South Koreans understand [...] » More

Trump tells advisers he doesn’t want another summit with N Korea’s Kim before the election

Trump tells advisers he doesn’t want another summit with N Korea’s Kim before the election

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

President Donald Trump has told top foreign policy advisers that he does not want another summit with Kim Jong Un before the presidential election in November, according to [...] » More

Korea urged to unlock opportunities in Asia’s hidden cities

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

Asia’s significant growth potential is not exactly breaking news; but a top consulting firm’s figures offer a sobering realisation of the future magnitude of the [...] » More

Exclusive: N Korea enhanced nuclear, missile programmes in 2019 in breach of sanctionsUN report

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

North Korea continued to enhance its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes last year in breach of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential UN report seen by [...] » More

Exclusive: N Korea enhanced nuclear, missile programmes in 2019 in breach of sanctionsUN report

Exclusive: N Korea enhanced nuclear, missile programmes in 2019 in breach of sanctionsUN report

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

North Korea continued to enhance its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes last year in breach of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential UN report seen by [...] » More

Hyundai, Kia to gradually resume Korea output

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

Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) and sister firm Kia Motors (000270.KS) will gradually increase production in South Korea from February 11, the companies said in a statement on [...] » More

Ex-N. Korean envoy pledges to bring peninsula closer to unification

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

Thae Yong-ho, who was North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom before defecting to South Korea in 2016, is aiming for a parliamentary seat. Announcing his [...] » More

China wants to import more consumer goods as virus dents business

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

China will increase imports of meat and other goods to address shortages, an official at its commerce ministry said on Monday, amid a coronavirus outbreak that has disrupted [...] » More

Online home-sharing platforms in China like Airbnb feel the chill as coronavirus outbreak hits bookings

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

The early months of 2020 have been especially chilly for Ivy Meng, a Beijing-based homestay host, after waking up to news last week that online booking platforms Airbnb and [...] » More

Alibaba unveils relief measures for online merchants affected by coronavirus outbreak

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

Alibaba Group Holding, China’s biggest e-commerce company, said on Monday it was rolling out relief packages for online merchants affected by the coronavirus outbreak. [...] » More

Coronavirus: Shanghai building new infectious disease hospital for patients

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

Shanghai, China’s most international city and financial centre, is building a new hospital to handle coronavirus patients as the deadly disease continues to spread [...] » More

Coronavirus: outspoken academic blames Xi Jinping for ‘catastrophe’ sweeping China

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

A prominent Chinese intellectual has become the first high-profile public figure to lay the blame for the coronavirus crisis at the feet of the country’s leader, Xi [...] » More

Virus stretches limits of strained public health systems

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

The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions [...] » More

Trump is running on criminal justice reform but just praised China’s execution of drug dealers

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VOX | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump is campaigning on criminal justice reform efforts that reduce sentences for nonviolent offenders, while suggesting he’d like the American justice [...] » More

Companies consider force majeure as coronavirus spreads

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

As the coronavirus outbreak in China shows no signs of abating any time soon, some companies that buy and sell goods in the Chinese market are considering the legal defense [...] » More