Archive for August 8th, 2020

Senior presidential aides offer to resign

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

Presidential chief of staff Noh Young-min and five other senior presidential aides have offered to resign, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. The surprise announcement follows [...] » More

The big lesson from Korea’s coronavirus response

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Vox | 6:50 AM

Both South Korea and the US identified their first positive case of Covid-19 on January 20. But where other countries failed to contain their epidemics, South Korea [...] » More

Downpour hit southern region, expected to hit Seoul, Gyeonggi again

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

The unusual heavy rainfall being experienced nationwide led to flooded roads and streets in southern regions Friday, but will return to hit central parts of the country from [...] » More

S. Korea to lift restrictions on arrivals from China’s Hubei from Monday

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

South Korea will lift restrictions on arrivals from China’s Hubei province, believed to be the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreaks, starting Monday, as virus cases have [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim inspects flood relief; worry grows about crops

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered officials to provide food and shelter for hundreds of families who lost their homes in floods, the KCNA state news agency reported [...] » More

Justice minister strengthens grip on prosecution with reshuffle

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

Justice minister Choo Mi-ae filled key posts in Korea’s prosecutors’ office with pro-Moon Jae-in officials, Friday, a move expected to further chip away at the [...] » More

N. Korea’s escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:50 AM

North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the [...] » More

US urges Korea to keep security pact with Japan

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

The United States has urged Korea to retain its bilateral intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, after Seoul hinted at not extending it amid worsening diplomatic ties with [...] » More

WHO says N Korea’s COVID-19 test results for first suspected case ‘inconclusive’

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

North Korea’s test results for a man suspected of being the country’s first coronavirus case were inconclusive, though authorities have quarantined more than [...] » More

Trump issues orders banning TikTok and WeChat from operating in 45 days if they are not sold by Chinese parent companies

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:50 AM

President Donald Trump on Thursday issued executive orders that would ban the social media app TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by [...] » More

China hopes US will cooperate to create favourable conditions for trade deal, says top diplomat

China hopes US will cooperate to create favourable conditions for trade deal, says top diplomat

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

China urges the United States to strengthen cooperation so as to create favourable conditions for the implementation of the phase one trade deal, said its top diplomat Yang [...] » More

Tencent gets green light to publish Ring Fit Adventure in China

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

China gave tech giant Tencent Holdings the green light on Thursday to publish Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure and shooter game Call of Duty Mobile, strengthening the [...] » More

US proposes tougher Wall Street rules for China firms

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:50 AM

United States officials on Thursday proposed toughening rules for Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges as recent scandals have prompted concerns about the [...] » More

China sentences another Canadian to death on drug charges

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:50 AM

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa. The Foshan [...] » More

China demand fuels German export, production rebound

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Overall export demand, especially from China, helped Germany’s manufacturers recover from the shock of the coronavirus lockdown for the second month running in June, [...] » More