Archive for October 6th, 2021

‘North rehearsed submarine attacks on South 150 times amid 2018 peace talks’

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Most of North Korea’s naval drills involving submarines in the past seven years took place in 2018, when the two Koreas held talks three times to defuse tension, Rep. [...] » More

Lawmakers take aim at presidential frontrunners at audits

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Two presidential frontrunners embroiled in political controversies came under fire at Tuesday’s parliamentary audits from both ruling and opposition lawmakers. [...] » More

N Korea keeps developing nuclear, missile programmes: UN experts

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

North Korea has continued its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes this year, despite international sanctions and a dire economic situation exacerbated by the COVID-19 [...] » More

Only 44 pct of S. Koreans think unification with N.K. necessary: poll

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

Only 44 percent of South Koreans think that reunification with North Korea is necessary, a survey showed Tuesday. According to the poll of 1,200 adults by the Institute for [...] » More

S. Korea to keep close eye on possibility of NK’s participation in Beijing Olympics: ministry

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

The unification ministry will keep a close eye on discussions between North Korea and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for any possibility of its participation in [...] » More

Samsung heir stays S. Korea’s richest stockholder

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

Lee Jae-yong, the chief of South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung Group, remains the country’s richest stockholder despite a fall in the value of his [...] » More

Korea’s renewable energy too expensive, shunned by private companies

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Local companies have little incentive to migrate to clean energy for their electricity needs, as power prices charged by renewable energy producers and suppliers are still [...] » More

Korea dismisses possibility of toughening rules on big tech firms

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreatimes | 5:02 AM

Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) Chairwoman Joh Sung-wook on Tuesday dismissed the possibility of toughening regulations on big tech companies as a corresponding measure [...] » More

Top 4 take up bulk of major conglomerates’ 2020 earnings

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

Earnings by South Korea’s top four conglomerates accounted for more than 80 percent of the 30 leading business groups’ total net profit in 2020 in a show of their [...] » More

Moon calls for co-prosperity with N. Korea after restoration of cross-border hotlines

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that South and North Korea should work together for joint prosperity ahead of eventual unification, signaling a willingness to push [...] » More

Korea reports 1,575 more COVID-19 cases, 321,352 in total

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

South Korea reported 1,575 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 321,352. The daily caseload was [...] » More

S. Korea, US pursue ‘fully coordinated’ N Korea policy: foreign ministry

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea and the United States pursue a “fully coordinated” policy towards North Korea, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, apparently dismissing speculation [...] » More

Factbox: Electric-vehicle batteries: major players and their expansion plans

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The global auto industry’s shift to electric vehicles (EVs) has spurred an expansion race among battery makers, and caused a growing a skills shortage. See main story: [...] » More

FKI urges Japan’s new Cabinet to lift export restrictions against Korea

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Japan’s export restrictions on three key industrial materials critical for South Korea’s chip and display industries has had little impact against the target [...] » More

US-China trade: expect more carrots and sticks from Biden White House, analysts say

06-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Washington will continue its “carrot and stick” approach to trade with China, analysts said after a top US trade official unveiled the White House’s [...] » More