Archive for August 29th, 2020

Samsung will reportedly test remote work programme as Korea copes with new COVID-19 cases

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TechCrunch | 6:02 AM

Samsung Electronics will reportedly begin trialing a work-from-home programme for some employees next month in South Korea as the country deals with its largest increase in [...] » More

Korea stops short of toughest coronavirus measures despite case rise

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

The South Korean government ramped up efforts to end a strike by thousands of the country’s doctors on Friday, as Seoul took the unprecedented step of restricting [...] » More

Korea to consider fourth extra budget if coronavirus situation worsens

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

South Korea’s finance minister said on Thursday the government will consider drafting its fourth supplementary budget of this year should the economic fallout from the [...] » More

Typhoon causes little damage in N Korea: Kim

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

Typhoon Bavi toppled trees in the streets of North Korea’s capital though state media reported Friday that leader Kim Jong Un said the country was [...] » More

Korea doctors’ strike escalates, Seoul imposes unprecedented coronavirus rules

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

The South Korean government ramped up efforts to end a strike by thousands of the country’s doctors on Friday, as Seoul took the unprecedented step of restricting [...] » More

Korea’s August exports seen falling for sixth month on fewer working days: Reuters poll

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

South Korea’s exports likely shrunk for a sixth straight month in August, as effects from fewer working days outweighed a gradual recovery in global demand as more [...] » More

China-EU investment deal: exit of European trade commissioner adds uncertainty to landmark talks

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

The departure of the European Union’s top trade negotiator would add uncertainty to the negotiation of a landmark investment deal with Beijing and the bloc must act [...] » More

Chinese consumers could boycott Apple if US bans WeChat: ministry warns

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

Chinese consumers could boycott Apple if the United States bans WeChat, China’s foreign ministry spokesman warned Friday, as the clock ticks down on a US order to block [...] » More

Insurers Ping An, China Life vow to further develop online sales after coronavirus pandemic eats into first-half earnings

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

Ping An Insurance (Group) and China Life Insurance, two of the mainland’s largest insurers, have vowed to step up the development of online sales after their first half [...] » More

Why China brought out the ‘aircraft-carrier killer’ to flex its military muscle

Why China brought out the ‘aircraft-carrier killer’ to flex its military muscle

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

When China flexed its military muscle in the South China Sea on Wednesday, it put the PLA’s most advanced land-based anti-ship ballistic missile to the test: the [...] » More

Beijing claims it has warned a US destroyer in South China Sea after missile launch

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

China says it has warned off a US guided-missile destroyer in the South China Sea which was deployed to the disputed waters after a Chinese missile launch in the latest of a [...] » More

Thousands arrested for ‘virus-related crimes’ in China

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

Nearly 5,800 people suspected of killing health workers, selling defective medical equipment and lying about their travel history have been arrested in China for [...] » More

China’s belt and road trade initiative can help global economy recover in post-Covid-19 era but cooperation needed, experts say

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

China’s Belt and Road Initiative can help the world’s economy to recover in the post-Covid-19 era, but governments and businesses must work together and value [...] » More

China Evergrande billionaire takes early losses in plans to overtake Tesla, dominate global electric car market

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

China Evergrande group is planning to dominate the global electric car market in the next three to five years. It is taking some heavy knocks along the way as early losses [...] » More

Fear grips mainland Chinese pet owners over gruesome find involving 15 dead animals on HK shores, following anti-smuggling chase

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

Pet owners in mainland China hoping to reunite with their furry companions being shipped across the border from Hong Kong found themselves gripped by fear that the animals [...] » More