Archive for October 31st, 2020

Taiwan health minister defends case for WHO membership in Times of India

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:28 AM

In an op-ed published by the Times of India Thursday (October 29), Health and Welfare minister Chen Shih-chung asserted that the World Health Organization (WHO) needs Taiwan [...] » More

Taipei City government lit up in rainbow on eve of Pride

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:28 AM

The facade of the Taipei City government building was lit up in rainbow colors on Thursday evening (October 29) in honor of the Taiwan Pride parade, which will kick off [...] » More

Taiwan just went 200 days without a locally transmitted Covid-19 case. Here’s how they did it

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 7:28 AM

As much of the world struggles to contain new waves of the Covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan just marked its 200th consecutive day without a locally transmitted case of the disease. [...] » More

Hyundai sells over 10,000 Nexo hydrogen cars in Korea

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 7:28 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. said Friday it has sold over 10,000 Nexo hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in the domestic market since its launch in early 2018. Hyundai began to sell [...] » More

‘Don’t end up a real ghost’, warn Korea officials worried about virus resurgence

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

South Korean officials are stepping up efforts to ensure locals stick to social distancing guidelines during Halloween, warning this year’s party “could really [...] » More

Japan urges Korea to present solution over wartime labour row

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 7:28 AM

Japan urged South Korea on Thursday to present a solution over a wartime labour row as their senior diplomats discussed frayed bilateral relations in person for the first [...] » More

Is economic recovery in the making?

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 7:28 AM

Despite ongoing market uncertainty, recent statistics show that the Korean economy saw a slow rebound during the third quarter of the year. According to Statistics Korea, [...] » More

People turn to imported flu vaccine, local companies criticise government

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 7:28 AM

Public fear surrounding the seasonal flu vaccine is prompting more consumers look for imported flu shots in anticipation that these would be safer than ones produced by local [...] » More

LG Chem cleared to spin off battery business

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 7:28 AM

LG Chem’s bid to spin off its battery unit was approved by its shareholders, paving the way for the company to prevent its debt-financed investments in its electric [...] » More

N Korea says shooting death of Korean man was self-defensive measure

N Korea says shooting death of Korean man was self-defensive measure

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

North Korea said the shooting death of a South Korean man in its waters last month was a self-defensive measure amid concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, state [...] » More

LG Chem shareholders approve plan to split off battery business: source

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

LG Chem shareholders approved the company’s proposal to separate its battery business into a new company, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. The [...] » More

Moon bets high on future mobility as economic driver

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 7:28 AM

President Moon Jae-in announced Friday a plan to strengthen Korea’s presence in the future mobility market, highlighting the next five years will be a “golden [...] » More

Biden sends special contribution to Korean state news agency

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 7:28 AM

The following is the full text of a special contribution by US Democratic presidential candidate and former vice President Joe Biden. The exclusive contribution made to [...] » More

UPDATE 2-Korea’s SK Innovation sees refining margins gradually improving in 2021

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

SK Innovation Co Ltd, owner of South Korea’s top refiner SK Energy, said on Friday refining margins in 2021 are expected to gradually improve as the COVID-19 situation [...] » More

Seoul stocks sink over 2.5pct on massive foreign sell-offs

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 7:28 AM

South Korean shares plunged more than 2.5 percent Friday, as major tech giants suffered a slump from massive foreign sell-offs. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The [...] » More