Archive for August 28th, 2020

Taiwan ‘on front lines of freedom’ after HK crackdown: president

Taiwan ‘on front lines of freedom’ after HK crackdown: president

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

Taiwan stands on the front lines of freedom and democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said Thursday, as Beijing clamps down on Hong Kong and ramps up military activities in the [...] » More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to resume passenger flights to Taiwan September 1

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

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Thursday (August 27) announced the resumption of passenger flights between the Netherlands and Taiwan starting September 1. The Netherlands’ [...] » More

Government-doctor standoff escalating with no settlement in sight

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

The ongoing standoff between the government and the medical community has been escalating as doctors have continued their nationwide strike, Thursday, for the second day in [...] » More

Coronavirus: Korea’s surge raises prospect of stricter curbs

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

South Korea has reported 441 new coronavirus cases, the largest daily increase since March 7, when the country experienced its first major outbreak. Of the new cases, 434 [...] » More

Samsung Electronics trials work-from-home as Korea battles virus resurgence-official

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

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to allow some workers in South Korea to work from home in September under a pilot programme, a company official said on Thursday, as the [...] » More

Moon urges church leaders to cooperate in virus fight

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

President Moon Jae-in has asked for church leaders’ cooperation with the government’s infection control measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The [...] » More

Korea gripped by 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic

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

Korea appears to have entered the much-feared second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reporting 441 new [...] » More

S. Korea reports 441 new virus cases, biggest single-day hike since March

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

The number of daily new coronavirus cases in South Korea spiked to a nearly six month high of over 400 on Thursday as sporadic cluster infections across the country continued [...] » More

Bank of Korea cuts 2020 growth outlook to 1.3pct

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

The Bank of Korea (BOK) forecast Thursday that the economy will contract 1.3 percent in 2020 due to the fallout of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The outlook, which would [...] » More

Working parents’ woes deepen as schools shut down again

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

Working parents of kindergarten and elementary school students are struggling again to find suitable childcare options, as all schools in the Seoul metropolitan area have [...] » More

Korean parliament closed over virus fears

Korean parliament closed over virus fears

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

South Korea’s parliament was shut down on Thursday and a group of lawmakers were in self-quarantine as the country recorded more than 400 new coronavirus infections. [...] » More

N Korea on high alert as Typhoon Bavi makes landfall

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

North Korea was on high alert as Typhoon Bavi made landfall early on Thursday, dumping heavy rains and uprooting trees after skirting the coast of South Korea overnight [...] » More

Korea probes virus outbreak in apartment block, urges work from home

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

South Korea was investigating on Thursday a new coronavirus outbreak among roughly 28 people in an apartment block in Seoul, the capital, as it reported the biggest daily [...] » More

Human rights cast shadow over China Foreign minister Wang Yi’s Netherlands visit

Human rights cast shadow over China Foreign minister Wang Yi’s Netherlands visit

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

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi’s visit to the Netherlands on Wednesday will be all about trade, but human rights threaten to steal some of the spotlight from his [...] » More

Cryptocurrencies help Chinese evade capital and currency controls in moving billions overseas

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

Cryptocurrencies appear to be emerging as the latest means for Chinese citizens to move their assets overseas and evade the nation’s strict capital controls amid [...] » More