Archive for February, 2021

Taiwan could roll out homegrown COVID vaccines in July

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Homegrown vaccines could be ready for nationwide inoculation against the coronavirus, said Taiwan’s COVID-19 task force on Friday (February 26). Local vaccine [...] » More

Mainland China is in no position to take Taiwan by force

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | EastAsiaforum | 5:02 AM

The situation across the Taiwan Strait has seemed to be on the brink of crisis since 2018. Beijing has sent numerous sorties of military aircraft to conduct exercises near [...] » More

Taiwan denies HK film tycoon Charles Heung residency on ‘national security’ grounds

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Hongkongfp | 5:02 AM

Taiwan has refused to grant residency to a famous Hong Kong entertainment tycoon whose family are vocally pro-Beijing on “national security” grounds, the [...] » More

Rescuers hunt for survivors after Indonesia landslide

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Rescue teams in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province searched for survivors on Thursday after a landslide in an illegal gold mining area killed six people, the search [...] » More

Video shows N Korean defector who swam to Korea, evaded border guards

Video shows N Korean defector who swam to Korea, evaded border guards

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

New video obtained by a South Korean broadcaster offers a glimpse of a daring defection by a North Korean man who last week swam, crawled through a tunnel, and wandered [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim appoints new Navy, Air Force Chiefs in ‘generation shift’ in Army

N Korea’s Kim appoints new Navy, Air Force Chiefs in ‘generation shift’ in Army

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | WIONews | 5:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for tougher discipline within the army and appointed new chiefs of the navy and the air force as he chaired an enlarged meeting of [...] » More

Analysis: Hyundai bought chips when rivals didn’t; its assembly lines are still rolling

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Hyundai Motor has so far avoided a chip shortage that has plagued global automakers, largely maintaining its stockpile of chips last year and even accelerating purchases [...] » More

Smilegate’s latest game commemorates March 1 Independence Movement Day

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Smilegate said Friday it will release Wonhon: A vengeful spirit to recount the atrocities South Koreans suffered under Japanese colonial rule and to celebrate the upcoming [...] » More

In apparent legal first, N Korean firm files for damages from Korean firm: Yonhap

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

In what appears to be a legal first, a North Korean company has filed a lawsuit claiming damages against a South Korean counterpart, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday. [...] » More

Korea rolls out vaccines, extends distancing scheme for 2 weeks

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreabiomed | 5:02 AM

Korea started its Covid-19 vaccine inoculation programme on Friday, marking the first step of the country’s long-awaited return to everyday life before the pandemic. [...] » More

S. Korea yet to finalise position on UN resolution on N.K. human rights: ministry

S. Korea yet to finalise position on UN resolution on N.K. human rights: ministry

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | YNA | 5:02 AM

South Korea has yet to finalise its position on this year’s UN resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights abuses, but it will continue communication with [...] » More

Korea to spend $553 million on space projects in 2021

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | SPNews | 5:02 AM

One-third of the budget goes to KSLV-2, which completed a 101-second first-stage engine burn February 25 South Korea will spend 615 billion won ($553.1 million) in 2021 on [...] » More

Korea wavers on N Korea human rights abuses

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | UPI | 5:02 AM

South Korea said it has not reached a final decision on a domestic North Korea human rights resolution, a day after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called out human [...] » More

Korea officially starts COVID-19 vaccination

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

The first COVID-19 vaccination in South Korea has taken place, as the country kicked off its first-ever nationwide immunisation campaign during a virus pandemic. At 9 a.m. [...] » More

Finance minister hopes for economic recovery with COVID-19 vaccination

27-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s finance minister voiced hope on Friday that the start of the country’s COVID-19 vaccine programme will help people return to normal lives and give a [...] » More