Archive for May 29th, 2020

Reopening reversal in Seoul as virus rebounds

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

Seoul and the adjacent areas are heading for another phase of stringent physical distancing, set to last for the next two weeks, as fresh flare-ups of novel coronavirus cases [...] » More

Korea to export $500,000 worth of hereditary disease medicine to Iran

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

South Korea will this week send to Iran $500,000 worth of medicine used to treat a hereditary disease, the foreign ministry said Thursday, in the first such humanitarian [...] » More

Korea cuts rates, flags worst year for economy since 1998

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

South Korea’s central bank cut interest rates to a record low on Thursday as it warned the coronavirus pandemic would be worse for Asia’s fourth-largest economy [...] » More

Moon’s adviser says antagonising China will start new Cold War

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

South Korea’s alliance with the United States is more important than its strategic partnership with China, but antagonising Beijing will start a new Cold War on the [...] » More

Moon to strengthen cooperation with new Assembly

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

President Moon Jae-in will work more closely with the next National Assembly for a more effective management of state affairs in the post-COVID-19 period, according to the [...] » More

Korea re-imposes some social restrictions to combat new virus cases

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

South Korea on Thursday re-imposed a series of coronavirus social distancing measures it had eased early this month, as a series of clusters threatened to challenge its [...] » More

US and China fight at United Nations over HK

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

The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for the Security Council to meet over [...] » More

China prepared for international backlash over HK national security law

China prepared for international backlash over HK national security law

29-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing is “prepared for the worst case scenario” of an international backlash following the Trump administration’s decision to certify that Hong Kong is no [...] » More

Top campaign advisor says Biden would sanction China over HK

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

Joe Biden would sanction China if president for its plan to impose new national security rules on Hong Kong, his campaign said on Wednesday, and accused President Donald [...] » More

US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

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

The US Congress on Wednesday authorised sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Muslim Uighurs, ramping up pressure on another front in the [...] » More

Chinese make up record proportion in WEF list of young scientists at forefront of cutting-edge technology

29-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Five academics from some of China’s most prestigious universities and one based in the US are among six Chinese scientists named in this year’s World Economic [...] » More

Chinese delivery mogul’s wealth doubles to $10 billion in months

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

Meituan Dianping founder Wang Xing’s fortune has nearly doubled since his company emerged from the depths of China’s Covid-19 lockdown, cementing his place among [...] » More

China and India move troops as border tensions escalate

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

Thousands of Chinese troops reportedly move into sensitive areas along Himalayan frontier Tensions between China and India over their Himalayan border have escalated, with [...] » More

US weighs options ‘across the spectrum’ to punish China over HK

US weighs options ‘across the spectrum’ to punish China over HK

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

The Trump administration is crafting a range of options to punish China over its tightening grip on Hong Kong, including targeted sanctions, new tariffs and further [...] » More

China’s billionaire farmer sees a tipping point in sky-high hog prices as herd recovers from African swine fever’s decimation

29-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Muyuan Foods, China’s largest pig farmer by market value, expects hog prices to fall over the next two to three years, as the industry’s output recovers from a [...] » More