Archive for August 14th, 2020

Taiwanese president signals stronger security ties with US to counter Beijing

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has stressed the need for “like-minded democracies” such as the United States to help safeguard the island’s security as [...] » More

China increases military pressure on Taiwan: The view from Taipei

China increases military pressure on Taiwan: The view from Taipei

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Two Chinese jets briefly flew across the Taiwan Strait “median line”the de facto border between China and Taiwanon Monday morning in what has been a busy year in [...] » More

UN ready to provide flood relief to N Korea

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

The United Nations said it is willing to help North Korea recover from severe flood damage, and is in contact with authorities there. “In the Democratic People’s [...] » More

S. Korea to ban ‘backdoor online advertising’ from Sept

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea will ban social media influencers from pitching a new product or service on their online platforms without disclosing their business ties with corporate sponsors, [...] » More

Banks rushing to recoup loans from cash-strapped SsangYong Motor

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Banks are in a rush to recoup loans provided to SsangYong Motor, as the cash-strapped carmaker is teetering on the verge of collapse amid falling sales and growing setbacks [...] » More

S. Korea considers extending ban on stock short-selling

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

An extension of the temporary short-selling ban on the Seoul bourse has become more likely as the government appears to be lukewarm about allowing the resumption of the [...] » More

Continuous evolution

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Samsung Electronics has succeeded to develop new packaging technology for its semiconductor foundry business, raising expectations that it can compete with the industry [...] » More

Government subsidises hotel bills to boost tourism

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The government will begin offering discount coupons for hotels, resorts, guest houses and motels across the nation on Friday, as part of its large-scale projects to [...] » More

Korea technically has no vaccine supply secured

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

As nations battle over access to a potential COVID-19 vaccine, Korea is under pressure to secure its share. But as some nations cut corners, the government says it [...] » More

N Korea remains silent on joint exercise

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

North Korea has been unusually mute about the ongoing joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States. Pyongyang watchers believe recent floods there as [...] » More

‘Fantasy film’: New Trump book to reveal letters with Kim Jong Un

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Kim Jong Un said his relationship with Donald Trump was like a “fantasy film”, according to the publishers of a new book on the US president set to unveil 25 [...] » More

Korea announces plans for an aircraft carrier as tensions rise in the Indo-Pacific

Korea announces plans for an aircraft carrier as tensions rise in the Indo-Pacific

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

South Korea has confirmed plans to start building its first aircraft carrier next year as tensions grow in the Indo-Pacific region between the US and China and the question [...] » More

Schools under rising COVID-19 threat as more students catch virus

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

A recent rise in coronavirus cases among high school students has raised the alarm about a bigger risk to school safety, as more schools are considering larger in-person [...] » More

N Korea nuclear reactor site threatened by recent flooding, US think-tank says

N Korea nuclear reactor site threatened by recent flooding, US think-tank says

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Satellite imagery suggests recent flooding in North Korea may have damaged pump houses connected to the country’s main nuclear facility, a US-based think-tank said on [...] » More

Buses and trains disinfected as N Korea ramps up virus measures

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Temperature checks, hand sanitisers, and face masks are being enforced across Pyongyang’s public transport system as North Korea intensifies its fight against the [...] » More