Archive for September 4th, 2021

Coronavirus: why did N Korea turn down 3 million Sinovac vaccine doses?

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

For North Korea, the threat posed by Covid-19 could hardly be more stark. The impoverished country’s health care system is dilapidated and overstretched, while its 26 [...] » More

S. Korea to Invest 1.6 Trillion Won in Space Technology Development over Next Decade

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea will invest around 1.6 trillion won (US$1.38 billion) over the next 10 years to expedite the development of key space technologies after the full lifting of [...] » More

Korea extends distancing curbs ahead of thanksgiving holiday

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

South Korea on Friday extended social distancing curbs for several weeks to rein in COVID-19 outbreaks nationwide as the country supercharges its vaccination campaign ahead [...] » More

Kim Jong-un rejects Covax vaccine offer as N Korea fights pandemic in ‘our style’

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Theguardian | 5:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign in “our style” after he turned down some foreign Covid-19 [...] » More

Korea reports 1,709 more COVID-19 cases, 257,110 in total

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

South Korea reported 1,709 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 257,110. The daily caseload was [...] » More

HMM unions accept wage deal, end labour strife

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Labour unions of South Korea’s largest shipping company HMM on Thursday scrapped a strike plan after reaching a new wage deal with management. HMM officials and [...] » More

Culture minister communicates with youth via metaverse

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Culture minister Hwang Hee discussed future policies on arts and culture in communication with the nation’s young artists through the metaverse on Thursday, the [...] » More

S. Korea’s trade in camping goods hits new high in 2020 on pandemic

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s exports and imports of camping goods reached a fresh high in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, a report showed. Asia’s fourth-largest economy [...] » More

S. Korea detects 3 ‘Mu’ variant cases for first time

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea has confirmed the country’s first cases of a coronavirus strain called “Mu” from three patients, health authorities said Friday. The variant, [...] » More

Three cases of mu variant found in Korea

Three cases of mu variant found in Korea

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Three cases of the new coronavirus variant mu have been found in South Korea, officials said Friday. The mu variant was first identified in Colombia in January and has since [...] » More

Kim orders tougher virus steps after N. Korea shuns vaccines

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Independent | 5:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign in “our style” after he turned down some foreign COVID-19 [...] » More

S. Korea’s economy likely to meet annual 4pct goal: BOK

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Theinvestor | 5:02 AM

South Korea is now more likely to meet its annual growth goal of 4 percent, with the economy on a faster-than-expected track to recovery, despite woes stemming from the [...] » More

Military to build ‘Korean Iron Dome,’ increase long range strike capabilities

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

The military said Thursday it will pursue a homegrown missile defense system and a greater strike capability as part of a 315 trillion-won ($271 billion), five-year plan [...] » More

S Korea developing missile as powerful as nuclear weapon

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 5:02 AM

South Korea is in the final stages of developing a surface-to-surface ballistic missile as powerful as a tactical nuclear warhead, Yonhap news agency reported, as the country [...] » More

Inflation pressure mounts as prices leap 2.6pct in Aug

04-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Consumer inflation rose 2.6 percent last month, staying above 2 percent for the fifth month in a row, on the back of higher agricultural product and international crude oil [...] » More