Archive for August 20th, 2020

Ministry of National Defense confirms US Navy ship passage through Taiwan Strait

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) stated on Wednesday (August 19) that a US Navy ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait. In a press release, the MND confirmed that a US [...] » More

Taiwan set to become super-aged by 2025: NDC

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan will become a super-aged society by 2025, meaning that one in five citizens will be aged over 65, due mainly to a falling birth rate and a fast-aging population, the [...] » More

Taiwan’s ITRI showcases achievements in intelligent robot technology at TAIROS

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its latest achievements in intelligent robot technology in the 2020 Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robot [...] » More

New Taipei City mayor offers advice on KMT party reform

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi said on Tuesday (August 18) that the Kuomintang (KMT) party must consider public opinion and stay connected to everyday people by being [...] » More

State Department: US, S. Korea Coordinate Regularly on N. Korea Issues

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KBS World | 6:02 AM

The US State Department said on Tuesday that the United States and South Korea “coordinate regularly” on North Korea policy, including sanctions implementation [...] » More

Virus spike continues on infections at churches

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

More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases have been reported here in less than a week with Korea’s daily new infections soaring by three-digit figures due mainly to infection [...] » More

2nd wave hits retailers, burdening exporters

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

Fear of a second wave of COVID-19 is spreading fast in the country. Over 1,300 COVID-19 infections have surfaced in the last six days, and industry is scrambling to take [...] » More

Why Protestant churches prone to COVID-19?

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

A Protestant church ignited the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic last week, months after the country saw its case curve flattening with daily new infections in the single [...] » More

Coronavirus outbreak threatens Korean capital

Coronavirus outbreak threatens Korean capital

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

South Korea reported on Wednesday its highest daily rise in novel coronavirus cases since early March as outbreaks from churches around the capital spread, prompting a [...] » More

Teens say no to Samsung’s coal project

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

Young environmental activists in Korea gathered outside Samsung’s headquarters in Seoul Wednesday, adding pressure on the electronic giant’s construction arm not [...] » More

Beijing sends its top diplomat to Singapore and Korea amid US tensions

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

China’s top diplomat will visit Singapore and South Korea later this week as Beijing seeks to strengthen ties with its Asian neighbours amid an intensifying [...] » More

Korean pastor contracts COVID-19 amid virus spike at church

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

A conservative South Korean pastor, a bitter critic of the country’s president, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, two days after he participated in an [...] » More

Sweden temporarily pulls its diplomats out of N Korea

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

Sweden said on Tuesday it had temporarily withdrawn all its diplomats from North Korea, where its embassy also represents the interests of the United States and several other [...] » More

Household debt reaches all-time high amid pandemic

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

The nation’s aggregate household debt reached an all-time high in the second quarter as individual investors went on a buying spree financed by credit loans amid low [...] » More

Korea warns of nationwide coronavirus risk as church outbreaks spread

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

South Korea reported on Wednesday its highest daily rise in novel coronavirus cases since early March as outbreaks from churches around the capital spread, prompting a [...] » More