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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may visit Beijing, says Chinese envoy

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 12:37pm

    ... Reuters in Seoul Ambassador to Seoul says North Korean leader could come to China ‘sometime in the future’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could go to China on his first foreign trip since ... died suddenly in 2011. China is North Korea’s closest ally and main benefactor. “I think that a visit from Kim Jong-un might materialise sometime in the future,” Chinese Ambassador Qiu Guohong ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Pressure on Beijing amid claims of Kim Jong-un's stashed millions

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to get tougher with its long-time ally Pyongyang following reports that bank accounts holding slush funds belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been found in Shanghai and other ... "Beijing would be reluctant to take action if the bank accounts were personal accounts of Kim Jong-un," he said. "Beijing is worried that it could damage personal ties with the North ...

  3. News - 18th Party Congress - DIPLOMACY

    Preoccupied Beijing quietly defers Kim Jong-un's visit

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 07:38pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... 8 when leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping is tipped to replace Hu Jintao as party chief. There is no new timetable for Kim’s visit. “Kim Jong-un wanted to come but it was not a convenient time,” ... the isolated state that it drops its nuclear ambitions, one source said, after it ignored warnings from Beijing not to go ahead with a rocket launch in April. Kim Jong-un’s desire to visit China ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Chinese delegation to Pyongyang seen as effort to assess stability of Kim's regime

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:34am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Delegation seen as effort to evaluate Kim's regime China has sent a delegation to North Korea in what analysts describe as an effort to assess the stability of Kim Jong-un's regime in the wake of his uncle's high-profile execution late last year. The group led by Xing Haiming, the foreign ministry's deputy director of Asian ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Kerry urges action on North Korea nuclear talks as activity spotted at missile site

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 02:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul US not given to 'talk for talks' sake', US official says, and says China has important role in easing crisis US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday warned Kim Jong-un’s government against trying to derail upcoming South Korea-US military drills and stressed that America would never accept the North as a nuclear state, as satellite ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japanese and N Korean foreign ministers talk about abductions, missiles

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:15am by KYODO

    ... declined to reveal further details. Ri stated North Korea's positions, Kishida said, without elaborating. Ri, who became foreign minister in April, is seen as an aide to leader Kim Jong-un. A former ambassador to Switzerland, Ri is believed to have served as a guardian of Kim when he studied in the European country in the 1990s. On July 4, Japan lifted some of its unilateral sanctions ...


    Japan's wrestler-lawmaker, who met Kim's purged uncle, leaves for North Korea talks

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 08:33pm

    ... is a frequent visitor to North Korea. During his last trip in November, he met Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un, who was long considered his key adviser. Jang ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    North Korean execution an 'ominous sign', says US Secretary of State John Kerry

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:38am by AFP

    ... weapon, potentially, in the hands of somebody like Kim Jong-un becomes even more unacceptable," Kerry said. The US was seeking to work with Pyongyang's close ally and neighbour China ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Execution 'ominous sign', Kerry says The execution of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle is "an ominous sign" raising ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China's deputy foreign minister begins visit to North Korea

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:42am by AFP

    ... been further strained since Kim Jong-un took over power in North Korea after his father Kim Jong-il died in 2011, making him the third leader in a family dynasty. US Secretary of State John ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing urged to take lead in managing six-party nuclear talks with North Korea

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... at China Foreign Affairs University. Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent special envoy Vice-Marshal Choe Ryong-hae to Beijing. Choe told President Xi Jinping that Pyongyang was willing ... four nations in the six-party talks that Choe would visit Beijing. Another expert on Korean affairs, Gao Haikuan , said Kim Jong-un realises China "is his only trusted friend". ...




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