Archive for February 5th, 2021

Korea PM orders revamp of COVID-19 social distancing rules

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korean prime minister Chung Sye-kyun on Thursday ordered a revamp of social distancing guidelines in a bid to win greater public support for efforts to stop local [...] » More

[News Focus] 4.33 million people de facto jobless in Korea

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

The number of unemployed or underemployed people in South Korea climbed to the second-highest on record in December at 14.6 percent, according to Statistics Korea. Defined as [...] » More

US Forces Korea to ease coronavirus restrictions for some troops on the peninsula

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:02 AM

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea US Forces Korea will lower its coronavirus risk level in the southern half of the country thanks to low case numbers, including none originating on [...] » More

Moon, Biden signal fresh restart of peace process on Korean Peninsula

Moon, Biden signal fresh restart of peace process on Korean Peninsula

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart, Joe Biden, held their first phone call Thursday, signaling a fresh restart of the South Korea-US alliance, the most critical [...] » More

Crew still on board seized ship despite Iran release pledge: Seoul

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The crew of a South Korean tanker seized by Iran are still on board the ship, Seoul said Thursday, despite Tehran announcing earlier this week it would release them in a [...] » More

Korea Eximbank sells $1.5b worth of bonds

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

The state-run Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) said Thursday that it has issued global bonds worth $1.5 billion to overseas investors. The three-tranche debt is [...] » More

Korea ends 2020 with nearly 12 million 5G subscribers: report

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | RCRWireless | 6:02 AM

South Korea ended 2020 with 11.85 million 5G subscribers, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. In December 2020, Korean [...] » More

Korea urges US flexibility on sanctions to restart N Korea talks

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The United States should flexibly enforce sanctions aimed at curbing Pyongyang’s nuclear programmes to revive denuclearisation talks, South Korea’s point man on [...] » More

N. Korea to convene congress of largest youth association to support party decisions

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

North Korea will convene a congress of the country’s largest youth association for the first time in four years, state media reported Thursday, in an apparent move to [...] » More

N Korea to receive nearly 2 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses in H1interim report

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea is expected to receive nearly two million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine by the first half of this year, said agencies leading the COVAX [...] » More

Korea’s Moon pledges to upgrade alliance with US in call with Biden

Korea’s Moon pledges to upgrade alliance with US in call with Biden

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in pledged on Thursday to upgrade the country’s alliance with the United States and prepare a comprehensive North Korea strategy [...] » More

Korea releases plans to address living conditions for defectors, migrants

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

South Korea said it is increasing spending to improve the living conditions of North Korean defectors and migrant workers, continuing an ongoing policy for new immigrants [...] » More

Moon, Biden to map out ‘comprehensive’ N. Korea strategy together

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | YNA | 6:02 AM

The leaders of South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday to draw up a joint “comprehensive” strategy on North Korea during their phone talks, Cheong Wa [...] » More

Q&A: The Wuhan lab at the heart of the leak theory

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Speculation has swirled since the start of the pandemic that Covid-19 may have emerged from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan. World Health Organization inspectors [...] » More

As Clubhouse booms, crypto entrepreneur Justin Sun jumps into China’s growing social audio apps market

05-Feb-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

With attention on audio-focused social network Clubhouse exploding in recent weeks, Chinese entrepreneurs are racing to replicate the success of the invite-only app that has [...] » More