Archive for May 29th, 2020

Lawmakers urge ministries to sign more legal assistance agreements

29-May-2020 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:02 AM

Lawmakers yesterday urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Ministry of Justice to sign mutual legal assistance pacts with more nations, as Taiwan has signed [...] » More

Fake social media accounts pushing pro-China agenda

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

More than 1,200 accounts were found to be posting suspicious content Fake social media accounts have been spreading pro-Beijing propaganda about the coronavirus over [...] » More

Britain closes embassy in N Korea, evacuates diplomats

Britain closes embassy in N Korea, evacuates diplomats

29-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Britain has shuttered its embassy in North Korea and all its diplomats have left the country, its ambassador said Thursday as Pyongyang maintains strict entry controls to try [...] » More

Asia Today: Virus cases jump again in Korea, India

29-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a resurgence that health officials warn is getting harder to track and risks [...] » More

Election watchdog demonstrates election process to address ballot rigging claim

29-May-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The election watchdog gave a demonstration of the ballot casting and counting processes of the April 15 general election to address the ballot rigging allegations made by an [...] » More

BOK cuts Korea’s 2020 growth outlook to0.2pct

29-May-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The Bank of Korea (BOK) said Thursday it was downgrading its 2020 growth outlook for Korea from 2.1 percent to a contraction of 0.2 percent due to the prolonged aftermath [...] » More

Korea coronavirus cases jump to highest since early April as warehouse outbreak widens

Korea coronavirus cases jump to highest since early April as warehouse outbreak widens

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea reported 79 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the most in nearly eight weeks, triggering the return of tougher social distancing curbs amid the spectre of a [...] » More

Chinese solar firms suck air from Korean industry

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:02 AM

Although South Korea’s No. 1 solar module maker Hanwha Q Cells’ power business posted a record operating profit of 100 billion won ($81.4 million) in the first [...] » More

S. Korea to set aside W500b in guarantee fund programme for auto parts firms

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s government will establish a guarantee fund programme worth 500 billion won ($405 million) to provide extra loans to auto parts firms amid the COVID-19 [...] » More

[Newsmaker] Hacking attempts targeting S. Korean military info double in 2019

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:02 AM

Hacking attempts from abroad targeting South Korean defense information nearly doubled last year, but no data was stolen, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. The number of [...] » More

Shaping Korea’s middle-power future

29-May-2020 Intellasia | East Asia Forum | 6:02 AM

At the 2020 World Health Assembly, South Korean President Moon Jae-in shared his country’s success fighting COVID-19 based on democratic institutions, science and [...] » More

Korea’s coronavirus fight ‘in trouble’ amid surge in cases

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Concern grows as health officials in Seoul report 79 new cases on Thursday in the biggest jump since April 5. South Korea has reported its biggest spike in new coronavirus [...] » More

Government seeks to turn pandemic crisis into opportunity

29-May-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

DPM vows to strengthen ‘crisis governance, pandemic resilience’ The government will spearhead a comprehensive plan to turn the COVID-19 pandemic into an [...] » More

Korea could face return to coronavirus restrictions after spike in new cases

29-May-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Some schools hold back from reopening amid biggest rise in cases in 53 days, with authorities struggling to identify transmission routes South Korea has reported its biggest [...] » More

Experts divided on Seoul’s approach to inter-Korean cooperation

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:02 AM

Amid President Moon Jae-in’s push for inter-Korean exchanges, security experts are divided on whether his cross-border projects will engage North Korea and bring about [...] » More