Archive for April, 2020

Philippines says fate of caregiver up to Taiwan and China

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

In a bizarre mixup of geography and jurisdictions, the Philippine government on Wednesday (April 29) said that the deportation of a Filipina caregiver who made controversial [...] » More

Taiwan vows meaningful cooperation with Burma amid COVID-19 threats

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | MMTimes | 6:02 AM

Originally expected to be a major COVID-19 hotspot, Taiwan has so far weathered the novel coronavirus’ high transmission rate with a stunning record. Streets in Taiwan, [...] » More

Korea says it knows whereabouts of N Korea’s Kim Jong Un and that Trump ‘should have been notified’

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | MarketWatch | 6:02 AM

Trump speaking Monday on Kim’s condition: ‘I can’t tell you, exactly yes, I do have a very good idea, but I can’t talk about it now. I just wish him [...] » More

Samsung Electronics profit slips on virus, more falls forecast

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

The world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, said Wednesday that net profits in the first quarter were only slightly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic [...] » More

Exclusive: N Korea economic delegation to visit Beijing for food, trade talks sources

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

A North Korean economic delegation is due to arrive in Beijing this week to discuss food supplies and trade issues as the coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted the [...] » More

Moon vows support to revive travel industry

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

President Moon Jae-in vowed strong measures to overcome the unemployment crisis that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, during a meeting with people from the [...] » More

Samsung expects to see Q2 profits fall despite Q1 surge

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

Samsung Electronics is expected to see a decline in profits in the second quarter due to the global slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, although the electronics giant [...] » More

25 workers killed in Icheon construction site fire

25 workers killed in Icheon construction site fire

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

More than 20 workers were killed in a fire that broke out at a warehouse construction site in Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday, fire authorities said. A total of 25 workers [...] » More

Korea minister, US sources, say Kim may be sheltering from virus

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

Fear of the coronavirus could have been keeping North Korean leader Kim Jong Un out of public sight, a South Korean minister and US sources said on Tuesday, following intense [...] » More

Businesspeople to get entry ban exemption for China

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

Korea and China have agreed to introduce a fast-track entry system allowing Korean businesspeople to travel to 10 Chinese areas despite current entry restrictions imposed to [...] » More

Trump has us reading tea leaves over N Korean leader’s health

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

US President Donald Trump says he knows how his despotic North Korean pen pal is doing… he’s just not telling. “I do have a very good idea, but I [...] » More

Korea to foster telemedicine for post-pandemic era

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

The government plans to abolish regulations that hinder telemedicine in order to turn the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity to foster industries that allow people to [...] » More

Korea March output surges as China factory shutdowns boost demand

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

South Korea’s March factory output jumped by the most in 11 years as demand for display panels and cars received an unexpected boost from lengthy shutdowns in competing [...] » More

Korea President says economic impact of coronavirus will increase

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

South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday said the deepening impact from the coronavirus pandemic will worsen going forward, and said massive job losses are of his [...] » More

The ugly truth behind the rise of Kim Yo-jong

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

Rumours of Kim Jong-un’s death have been greatly exaggerated: according to South Korea’s national security adviser, the North Korean leader is “alive and [...] » More