Archive for March 2nd, 2021

Hundreds of cars trapped on coastal highway amid heavy snow

Hundreds of cars trapped on coastal highway amid heavy snow

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Hundreds of cars were trapped on some parts of a highway along the east coast Monday as heavy snowfall caused a traffic gridlock, the road authority said. Gangwon Province [...] » More

Korea’s Moon says Olympics may be chance for N Korea, US talks

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that the Tokyo Olympics could provide a chance to reopen talks between North Korea and the United States, North Korea [...] » More

Boys no longer preferred

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Statistics Korea’s data on Monday showed the male ratio at birth in South Korea fell to the lowest level last year, implicating the end of the country’s long-held [...] » More

China to provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

China has pledged to deliver 400,000 doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan, Afghan officials said on Monday, in a boost for an immunisation campaign [...] » More

‘Inferior’ women: China counters Uighur criticism with explicit PR attacks

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

China, under growing global pressure over its treatment of a Muslim minority in its far west, is mounting an unprecedented and aggressive campaign to push back, including [...] » More

Chinese ministry calls for supply chain resiliency, without mentioning chip production targets

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 5:02 AM

In the face of a global chip shortage and US sanctions, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology declined Monday to name targets for semiconductor [...] » More

China’s aging population is a bigger challenge than its ‘one-child’ policy, economists say

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 5:02 AM

China’s decades-old one-child policy gained renewed attention in the last few weeks, after authorities gave mixed signals on whether they were closer to abolishing [...] » More

China reports 19 new COVID-19 cases vs 6 a day earlier

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Mainland China reported 19 new COVID-19 cases on February 28, up from six cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Monday. The National [...] » More

China traps the US into negotiations, then breaks its promises

China traps the US into negotiations, then breaks its promises

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TheHill | 5:02 AM

Matthew Pottinger, the former deputy national security adviser in the Trump administration, warned that the Biden administration must not fall into China’s [...] » More

Board meeting, Chinese asset sale plan lift Danone shares

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Shares in Danone’s, which is expected to hold a board meeting on Monday amid shareholder pressure to improve governance and boost returns, rose 2 percent after it [...] » More

China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

China appears to be moving faster toward a capability to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos, possibly to improve its ability to respond promptly to a [...] » More

China manufacturing weakens for third month in February

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

China’s manufacturing recovery weakened for a third month in February as exports and new orders declined, according to two surveys released Monday. A monthly purchasing [...] » More

China says underpricing rare earths will lead to race to bottom

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

China’s rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used in military equipment and consumer electronics, are being undersold due to “vicious competition” [...] » More

China Rolls Out Single-jab Covid Vaccine Against Johnson and Johnson’s Shot

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | News18 | 5:02 AM

China has given conditional approval for a single dose COVID-19 vaccine, touted to be a rival to Johnson & Johnson’s one-jab shot cleared by the US drug regulator [...] » More

Beijing using Covid-19 to obstruct foreign journalists: media group

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

China is using the Covid-19 pandemic as “yet another way to control journalists”, a press group said Monday, warning that Beijing has introduced extra [...] » More