Archive for April 28th, 2020

With Kim Jong Un’s health uncertain, focus shifts to powerful sister Kim Yo Jong

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

North Korea’s male-dominated Kim dynasty may be about to hand over the keys to the Hermit Kingdom to a woman. With speculation swirling over Kim Jong Un’s health, [...] » More

Train likely belonging to N Korea’s Kim seen at resort town: US monitor

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

A train likely belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been spotted at a resort town in the country’s east, satellite photos reviewed by a US-based think tank [...] » More

S. Korea reports 10 more Covid-19 cases, 10,728 in total

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

South Korea reported 10 more cases of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) compared to 24 hours ago as of Sunday morning (April 36), raising the total number of infections to 10,728. [...] » More

Factbox: Heir unapparent If N Korea faces succession, who might replace Kim?

Factbox: Heir unapparent If N Korea faces succession, who might replace Kim?

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

North Korea has never announced who would follow leader Kim Jong Un in the event he is incapacitated, and with no details known about his young children, analysts say his [...] » More

Amid mounting speculation, Korea says Kim Jong Un is ‘alive and well’

Amid mounting speculation, Korea says Kim Jong Un is ‘alive and well’

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

South Korea continued to pour water on mounting speculation about the health of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, telling CNN he is “alive and well.” [...] » More

Korea’s ex-strongman on trial for defamation

Korea’s ex-strongman on trial for defamation

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

Former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan went on trial Monday for defaming an activist priest who documented a brutal crackdown by his troops on pro-democracy [...] » More

Nepal rescuers recover bodies of two missing Korean trekkers

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

Rescuers on Sunday retrieved two bodies of South Korean trekkers who went missing after being hit by a massive avalanche in January on one of the most popular hiking trails [...] » More

Korea’s big churches reopen with designated seats, size limits

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

South Korea’s large churches reopened on Sunday, requiring worshipers to keep their distance and wear masks, after the government relaxed restrictions on religious [...] » More

Students return to class in Shanghai and Beijing

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

Tens of thousands of students returned to school in Shanghai and Beijing Monday after months of closures intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus, as China’s [...] » More

China arrested former Huawei staff for talking about Iran deal online

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Engadget | 6:02 AM

Huawei flatly denies being under control of the Chinese government, but there’s little doubt that China is eager to defend its technological superstar at least, with a [...] » More

Coronavirus: severe symptoms no more likely in pregnant women, study says

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

A study by Chinese scientists said pregnant women are not at increased risk of contracting severe symptoms of Covid-19, as has been observed with influenza. A paper published [...] » More

Chinese banks to report credit-card loans turned sour in first quarter as household debt mounts

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

Chinese banks are likely to report a growing pile of bad debt in their credit card businesses during the first quarter as the country’s rising household leverage, [...] » More

Senator Tom Cotton Ramps Up Anti-China Rhetoric, Says Chinese Students Should Be Banned From US

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

In a Sunday morning interview on Fox News, Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton shared his opinion that the global coronavirus pandemic was a “deliberate” and [...] » More

China warns Australia probe may set off backlash

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

China’s ambassador reportedly is warning the Australian government its pursuit of a coronavirus inquiry could set off a boycott by Chinese consumers, who may no longer [...] » More

China envoy threatens Australia boycott over virus inquest demand

China envoy threatens Australia boycott over virus inquest demand

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

China’s ambassador in Australia has warned that demands for a probe into the spread of the coronavirus could lead to a consumer boycott of Aussie wine or trips Down [...] » More