Archive for April 14th, 2021

Taiwan says PLA flies 25 warplanes into its airspace, the largest incursion yet

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

China’s People Liberation Army flew 25 warplanes into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, its largest incursion yet as tension in the [...] » More

Largest Chinese breach of Taiwan air zone in a year after US warning

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 5:02 AM

Twenty-five Chinese military jets breached Taiwan’s defence zone on Monday, the island’s government has said, after a senior US official warned of an [...] » More

Defence minister denies withholding funds for security conference over Taiwan award

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | CBC | 5:02 AM

When the funding renewal for the Halifax Security Forum comes up later this year, Defence minister Harjit Sajjan promised a House of Commons committee that he’ll [...] » More

Taiwan ready to welcome former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Taiwan is making arrangements for former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo to visit the island later this year -a move that is likely to anger Beijing. Pompeo, known for his [...] » More

Korean PM arrives in Iran to help try to revive nuclear deal

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

South Korean prime minister Chung Sye-kyun arrived in Iran on Sunday to help try to restore a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and free up $7 billion in [...] » More

Evidence suggests N Korea will stand by decision not to participate in Tokyo Olympics

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Dailynk | 5:02 AM

North Korean authorities recently announced that they would not participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games in July, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as their reason not to attend. [...] » More

Even With Seoul Paying More, America Can’t Afford to Defend Korea

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | EP | 5:02 AM

The Biden administration has finally ended the contentious negotiations begun by its predecessor with Seoul over the Special Measures Agreement, which governs host nation [...] » More

Korea pays keen attention to upcoming US semiconductor bill

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

The South Korean government and experts in the semiconductor industry are paying close attention to a meeting hosted by the White House on Monday in the US. According to [...] » More

Korea says five companies begin clinical trials for covid-19 vaccines -Yonhap

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Five South Korean companies have launched clinical trials for their coronavirus vaccines, aiming to enter the third phase of trials in the second half of this year, the [...] » More

Outgoing US Indo-Pacific commander awarded top medal from S. Korea

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korea on Tuesday awarded Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command, one of the country’s highest medals for his contribution to the alliance [...] » More

Korea to begin producing Novavax COVID-19 vaccine as early as June

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

South Korea said on Monday it plans to begin local production of Novavax Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine as early as June, while five domestic companies aim to start late stage [...] » More

N Korea to receive 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses later than expected

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | NKNews | 5:02 AM

A global vaccine alliance planned to deliver 1.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to North Korea by May, but the delivery will now take longer than expected, NK News [...] » More

Korea’s MBS issuance halves in Q1

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s issuance of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) almost halved in the first quarter owing to weaker demand for the government-offered fixed-rate home-backed [...] » More

S. Korea, US agree to cooperate in promoting green energy, tackling climate change

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korea and the United States on Monday agreed to make joint efforts to fight climate change and harness more sustainable energy. South Korea’s Industry minister [...] » More

S. Korea expresses ‘strong regret’ over Japan’s decision to release water from Fukushima

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korea on Tuesday expressed strong regret over Japan’s decision to release contaminated water into the sea from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tokyo [...] » More