Archive for October 14th, 2021

T-shirt with portrait of Kim appears at N. Korea’s public event for 1st time

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:53 AM

A T-shirt with a printed portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was spotted during a public event in Pyongyang for the first time, state media showed, amid the reclusive [...] » More

S. Korea extends overseas travel advisory until November 13

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:53 AM

South Korea has extended its special advisory against overseas travel for another month due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. Citizens [...] » More

ICT exports hit fresh monthly high in September

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:53 AM

South Korea’s exports of information and communication technology (ICT) products reached an all-time high in September on the back of solid global demand for chips and [...] » More

‘Squid Game’ strikes nerve in debt-ridden Korea

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:53 AM

“Squid Game,” a brutal Netflix survival drama about desperate adults competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, hit a little [...] » More

Banks’ household loan growth accelerates in September

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:53 AM

South Korean banks’ household loans grew at a faster pace in September from a month earlier despite the government’s toughened controls on lending, central bank [...] » More

European business group says China power cuts poorly communicated

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:53 AM

China’s power shortages will likely force some European companies operating there to delay orders and some firms are unhappy about how authorities notify them about [...] » More

Festering Evergrande contagion worries push China spreads to record

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:53 AM

Worries over possible spiralling effects of a debt crisis at developer China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) drove Chinese high-yield spreads to record highs on Wednesday, days [...] » More

Pentagon official quits claiming US cybersecurity is ‘kindergarten’ compared to China

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | The Independent | 5:53 AM

The first appointed head of cybersecurity for the US Air Force has quit and likened the country’s preparedness for internet warfare to a “kindergarten” [...] » More

India-China border conflict: Ladakh villagers want to be relocated as they are ‘living in fear’

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:53 AM

For generations, Gyalson and his family have lived in Chushul in India’s Ladakh region, near the disputed border with China. But the 50-year-old herder, from the [...] » More

US-China coronavirus vaccine diplomacy heats up but can donations sway allegiances?

US-China coronavirus vaccine diplomacy heats up but can donations sway allegiances?

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:53 AM

The United States was largely absent in vaccine diplomacy early this year but entered the arena when President Joe Biden announced in May that the US would distribute 80 [...] » More

China’s plan to build more coal-fired plants deals blow to UK’s Cop26 ambitions

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 5:53 AM

China plans to build more coal-fired power plants and has hinted that it will rethink its timetable to slash emissions, in a significant blow to the UK’s ambitions for [...] » More

China pledges $230 million for biodiversity fund at UN meet

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:53 AM

China on Tuesday pledged about $230 million to establish a fund to protect biodiversity in developing countries. President Xi Jinping, speaking by video to a UN conference in [...] » More

CapitaLand China Trust Makes a S$350 Million Foray into Chinese Logistics Properties: 5 Things You Need to Know

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | The Smart Investor | 5:53 AM

Acquisitions are an effective method used by REITs to grow their distribution per unit (DPU). And when it comes to acquisitions, CapitaLand China Trust (SGX: AU8U), or CLCT, [...] » More

13th round of India-China talks on East Ladakh fails

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | NewsBytes | 5:53 AM

11 October 2021: 13th round of India-China talks on East Ladakh fails The 13th round of military-level talks between India and China over the standoff along the border in [...] » More

China crude imports down 15pct on yr, gas imports at 9-mth high

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:53 AM

China’s September crude oil imports fell 15.3 percent from a year earlier, data showed on Wednesday, as companies drew on inventories amid rising global prices and as [...] » More