Archive for April 23rd, 2020

Taiwan defence minister apologises after coronavirus outbreak on navy ship

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

Taiwan’s defence minister apologised and said he was willing to resign after a coronavirus outbreak on a navy ship which visited the Pacific last month just as the [...] » More

After COVID-19, Taiwan will have to navigate a world that will never be the same

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:02 AM

Unlike virtually every country in the world, Taiwan has weathered the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic admirably well. Taiwan’s governance system has stood firm in [...] » More

Taiwan’s coronavirus measures could keep economy turning over

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

As global economies continue to reel from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, economic forecasts have gone from bad to apocalyptic except for Taiwan. Despite being [...] » More

Military eases restrictions on off-post travel

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The military plans to partially lift a travel ban for all service members later this week, the defense ministry said, Wednesday, amid signs of the coronavirus pandemic [...] » More

Government bracing for second wave of coronavirus outbreak in winter

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The likelihood of a COVID-19 pandemic recurrence this fall or winter is high and the government is preparing for a worst case scenario, Jung Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea [...] » More

Moon unveils W40 trillion relief package for key industries, job retention

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday announced a massive relief package, worth 40 trillion won (US$32 billion), for South Korea’s key industries disrupted by the [...] » More

Government pushes to raise consent age to 16 from 13 in fight against sexual exploitation

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

A college student, 20, who had been indicted on charges of child sexual abuse, was acquitted last year by a Daejeon court that ruled that his girlfriend, 14, clearly gave [...] » More

Young jobseekers bearing brunt of COVID-19

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

College graduates are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic as many firms are implementing a hiring freeze due to a nosedive in corporate profit, data showed Wednesday. [...] » More

What We Do And Don’t Know About Kim Jong Un’s Health Situation

What We Do And Don’t Know About Kim Jong Un’s Health Situation

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, 36, may or may not be on his deathbed, according to several media reports across the US and South Korea. On Tuesday, several conflicting [...] » More

Main opposition party to operate under emergency committee

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The main opposition United Future Party (UFP) will form an emergency committee and ask Kim Chong-in, a veteran economist and politician, to head the committee, party floor [...] » More

Trump on N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un: ‘I wish him well’

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

US President Donald Trump wished North Korea’s Kim Jong Un “well” on Tuesday but stopped short of directly commenting on the reclusive leader’s health [...] » More

Korea set to post largest GDP contraction since 2008: Reuters poll

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

South Korea’s economy likely shrank at its sharpest pace since 2008 in the first quarter as the coronavirus health crisis ravaged business activity and global demand, a [...] » More

US has extensive contingency plans in case of Kim Jong Un death: sources

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

The US government has extensive contingency plans in place for an eventual death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that factor in expectations of a mass-scale humanitarian [...] » More

Another Vietnamese citizen violates self-quarantine rules: authorities

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Another Vietnamese citizen has broken self-quarantine rules just a few days after the government decided to deport three Vietnamese students for violating the regulations. [...] » More

Government relief package to limit fallout of COVID-19

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The government said Wednesday that it will draft an 89.4 trillion won ($72.5 billion) economic relief package to help those hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, in its latest [...] » More