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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHUNG MIN LEE

    ... Chung Min Lee considers the politics behind Pyongyang's aggression If Kim Jong-un is truly contemplating a serious military option, he should realise that such a move would signal ... and "legitimacy" of the Kim dynasty and not because they believed in the innate leadership qualities of Kim Jong-un. It is precisely this Achilles' heel that has triggered Kim Jong-un to act ever more ...

  2. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of experience in exchange affairs should preclude him from being its chairman The time when the enemy blackmails us with atomic bombs has gone North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in reference to his ...

  3. Quotes of the week

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I will listen humbly to all the opinions raised by the public and... remind myself to do my best in my remaining work Chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on moves by legislators to impeach him The time when the enemy blackmails us with atomic bombs has gone North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in reference to his country's nuclear weapons programme He grimaces even when he ...

  4. It's time to get tough with North Korea

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Arthur Chan

    ... was staged to help boost the standing of 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il's youngest son, 'Young General' Kim Jong-un, who is set to replace his father. The timid response of South ... for its 'Great Leader', Kim Il-sung. The small fishing boat-sized ship is now a prized exhibit in the capital, Pyongyang. In the isolated country, the state portrays even small incidents ...

  5. Nervous look into Kim's twilight zone

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... his father, Kim Il-sung, has assumed an almost divine status at the centre of a cult. In turn, Kim Jong-il has been grooming his 27-year-old son, Kim Jong-un, to be his successor. That, ... Richard Halloran The countdown has begun on the demise of Kim Jong-il's regime in North Korea, opening up the prospect of a time of dangerous uncertainty. The commanding general of US ...

  6. N Korea unlikely to give up its atomic arsenal

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Korean leadership is highly unlikely to give up their nuclear weapons at a time when consolidating power under Kim Jong-un is the supreme goal. The six-party talks may be restarted but it's ... under the helm of Kim Jong-un, the son of Kim Jong-il, who died last December. However, they believe the young Kim, aged in his late twenties, is strictly following negotiation manuals laid down ...

  7. 2011 in our own words

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of hawker stalls and building safety 19,054 Death of Kim Jong-il The North Korean dictator dies at the age of 69, sparking scenes of intense mourning across the communist hermit state. Kim?s son and anointed heir, Kim Jong-un, is expected to assume power *Excludes magazines, tabloids, letters and Young Post. Word counts up to December 25. ...

  8. Nervous hush

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... northern enemy. For all the propaganda pumped out of Pyongyang to buttress the fledgling rule of Kim Jong-un, the nature of his regime - cheating history as the world's last Stalinist hermit ...

  9. Xi hails veterans of Korean conflict

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of their North Korean comrades. In his speech, Xi expressed thanks to the veteran 'volunteer' soldiers, pledged China's continuing friendship with North Korea- which recently installed Kim Jong-il's third son, Kim Jong-un, as its leader-in-waiting- and also spoke fondly of the international support China received from the former Soviet Union. But most importantly, Xi praised ...

  10. A widening gulf between people and states

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Phar Kim Beng

    ... that while the internet world of mass democracy has arrived, it still generates no immediate influence on policy. Phar Kim Beng is a former Asian Public Intellectual fellow of the Nippon Foundation ...




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