Archive for August, 2021

Taiwan deploys Hsiung Feng anti-ship missiles at Taichung military base

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

The Taiwan Navy has deployed Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missiles at a newly constructed base in Taichung that houses multiple naval units. Under the Xunlei Project, the Navy [...] » More

Taiwan receives 30,000 Moderna doses donated by Czech Republic

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

Taiwan on Sunday received 30,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine donated by the Czech Republic when a flight from Istanbul touched down at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport [...] » More

Nearly 2 million Taiwanese apply for BNT vaccine in three hours

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

The Pfiser-BioNTech (BNT) vaccine has become a hot item since it became available for application at 2 p.m. on Saturday (August 28), with nearly two million Taiwanese having [...] » More

Taiwan defense ministry to review training standards, military regulations

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has responded to reports that it is bringing back goose-stepping by saying it is reviewing training standards and regulations for its [...] » More

Renewed activity at N. Korea nuclear reactor ‘deeply troubling’, IAEA says

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

North Korea appears to have restarted a nuclear reactor that is widely believed to have produced plutonium for nuclear weapons, the UN atomic watchdog said in an annual [...] » More

Wine imports hit new high in 2020 amid pandemic

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s wine imports hit a fresh high in 2020 as more people enjoyed drinking at home and alone due to the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Monday. Asia’s [...] » More

Korea confirms 1,487 new cases of COVID-19 as of 9 PM Sunday, Korea time

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Arirang | 5:02 AM

We start with the COVID-19 situation in South Korea Today marks the halfway point of the government’s heightened social distancing measures. But with only a slight [...] » More

N Korea expanding nuclear arsenal, Yongbyon reactor restarted, says UN report

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Firstpost | 5:02 AM

Seoul: North Korea appears to have restarted the operation of its main nuclear reactor used to produce weapons fuels, the UN atomic agency said, as the North openly threatens [...] » More

Opposition lawmakers warn of conflict of interest involving FSC nominee

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Despite the Parliament’s approval of the nomination of the Financial Services Commission’s new chair on Friday, concerns remain over his familial ties with the [...] » More

Government to bring back cashback scheme for food delivery service amid fourth wave

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

The government is set to bring back its cashback scheme for food delivery services next month to soften the blow from the fourth wave of COVID-19. Consumers will receive [...] » More

Yongbyon nuclear reactor appears to be in operation: IAEA report

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

The UN nuclear watchdog has detected “deeply troubling” indications that a key nuclear reactor at North Korea’s main Yongbyon complex has been in operation [...] » More

Does central bank’s rate hike signal end to ‘bittoo’ era?

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

The central bank’s rate hike last week may signal an end to Korean investors borrowing heavily to invest and may even put retail stock investors at greater risk, [...] » More

S. Korea to dole out cash handouts to ordinary people next week

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea said Monday it will begin providing emergency relief funds to people in the bottom 88 percent income bracket next week in the latest move to help them cope with [...] » More

S. Korea’s trade ministry launches task force on vaccine production

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s trade ministry on Monday launched a new task force that will establish a long-term strategy to help Asia’s No. 4 economy emerge as a global vaccine [...] » More

N Korea appears to have restarted nuclear reactor, IAEA says

N Korea appears to have restarted nuclear reactor, IAEA says

31-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

North Korea appears to have restarted a nuclear reactor that is widely believed to have produced plutonium for nuclear weapons, the UN atomic watchdog has said in an annual [...] » More