Archive for April 14th, 2020

N Korea calls for stronger coronavirus measures

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

North Korea called for stronger measures against the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic at a meeting presided by leader Kim Jong Un, state media reported Sunday, without [...] » More

Korea’s exports are being battered as virus slashes demand

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Asia’s fourth-largest economy recorded a plunge in exports throughout the first 10 days of April as global trade slows. South Korean exports for the first 10 days of [...] » More

Defector hailed by Trump seeks Korean parliament seat

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The crutch-wielding North Korean lauded by Donald Trump in a State of the Union address is seeking a seat of his own in the South’s parliament to defend other defectors [...] » More

Coronavirus will not dominate elections in Korea this week

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | LowyinStitute | 6:02 AM

On Wednesday 15 April, South Korea will hold legislative elections. South Korea’s parliament, the National Assembly, is elected every five years. Composed of 300 [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim in major reshuffle as country steps up virus fight

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Kim Jong Un replaces more than a third of country’s main decision-making body, calls for tougher coronavirus fight. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has carried out a [...] » More

Exclusive: Korea to ship 600,000 coronavirus testing kits to US on Tuesday source

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

South Korea plans to send kits designed to run up to 600,000 coronavirus tests to the United States on Tuesday after an appeal from US President Donald Trump, a Seoul [...] » More

Covid-19 lockdowns brought blue skies back to China, but don’t expect them to last

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s air quality has improved dramatically in recent weeks as a result of the widespread city lockdowns and strict travel restrictions introduced to contain the [...] » More

China stifles coronavirus research in apparent bid to control narrative, analysts say

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Two websites for leading universities in China seem to have published and then deleted academic research about the origins of the coronavirus, according to a report. The [...] » More

China wants its diplomats to show more fighting spirit. It may not be intended to win over the rest of the world

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Shortly before her promotion last year to head the foreign ministry’s information department, Hua Chunying lamented the lack of fighting spirit among China’s [...] » More

Coronavirus chaos could strengthen China’s debt hold on struggling nations

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

As the coronavirus pandemic causes global economic devastation, China could take control of debt-struck nations’ assets at an accelerated rate, or it could boost its [...] » More

China’s shrimp farmers ‘terrified’ as deadly virus threatens to destroy lucrative seafood industry

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Shrimp farmers in China are watching with growing horror as a mysterious virus decimates aquaculture farms in the southern province of Guangdong, slashing output of the [...] » More

Coronavirus pandemic to test China’s unemployment safety net

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause millions more people in China to lose their jobs, leaving many of them stranded without a safety net, unable to access state [...] » More

China in the driver’s seat amid calls for Africa debt relief

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Support is growing for debt relief to help the world’s poorest, indebted nationsmost of them in Africaconfront the economic havoc wreaked by COVID-19. But there is one [...] » More

China Steps Up Scrutiny of Inbound Travellers as Imported Coronavirus Cases Hit Record

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

China is stepping up scrutiny of inbound foreigners and tightening border control after the number of single-day imported coronavirus cases set a record, helping double the [...] » More

Number of people crossing China borders cut 90pct as part of virus effortsofficial

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China has reduced the number of people crossing its borders by 90 percent as part of its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, an immigration official said on [...] » More