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  1. North Korea's Kim asks for Beijing trip

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 06:35pm

    ... Benjamin Lim BEIJING (Reuters)- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is seeking an ice-breaking trip to key ally Beijing next month to meet China's outgoing and new leaders, a source ... in May 2011. China's foreign ministry had no immediate reply when reached by telephone and asked to comment on the visit. NUCLEAR THREAT Although Kim Jong-un appears to have changed his ...

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    China punishes North Korea for nuclear tests

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 03:02pm

    ... nuclear and missile programs as well as the luxury goods that sustain the ruling elite around leader Kim Jong Un. Pyongyang has reacted with fury and threatening rhetoric against South Korea ... with Kim Jong Un. Since coming to power after the sudden death of his dictator father, Kim has refused to heed Beijing’s prodding to engage in economic reform and return to negotiations over its ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The days of trying to coax North Korea are over

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... SCMP Editorial Days of coaxing over for N Korea Hopes that the third generation of North Korea's Kim dynasty would break from its pariah path have been blown away by the country's third nuclear test. Young dictator Kim Jong-un, for all his changed style of rule, went ahead with the long-foreshadowed blast despite international warnings of the consequences. No nation ...

  4. News - China

    Top North Korean military leader visits China

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 10:32am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... detailing the agenda or length of his visit. Choe is believed to be the highest ranking North Korean official to visit China since late leader Kim Jong-Il in August 2011. Kim Jong-Un has never ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Follow @SCMP_News North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a special envoy of leader Kim Jong-un, at a time of strained relations between ...

  5. Korean Peninsula faces uncertain path out of crisis

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to rely on the 'respectable comrade' Kim Jong-un at least for the short term. The longer-term prospects appear murky, however. An orderly transfer of power- thereby maintaining stability ... as of the Communist Party (within eight hours), in addition to recognising Kim Jong-un as successor. President Hu Jintao's visit to the North Korean embassy in Beijing was a powerful indicator ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi needs to keep the pressure on North Korea

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... and stability in Northeast Asia ultimately rests on Pyongyang also being open to compromise. A change of leadership brings the chance to review and recalibrate policies. Kim Jong-un's succession ... in convincing North Korea to open up. But Kim has to grasp the reality that it is in his country's interests to change its ways. Xi: keep pressing North Korea ...

  7. China holds key to Korean unity

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of peaceful and gradual integration with the North following the rise of Kim Jong-un after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in December. 'As to China's role in Korean unification ... ... a swifter and potentially dangerous merger. The regime of Kim Jong-un had so far offered no signals about talks, either about unification or otherwise, officials said. 'The South Korean ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Dandong denies halt to North Korea tourism, cargo traffic reported normal

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 06:59am by Patrick Boehler

    ... and gas for China, the prelude to an energy grab that will safeguard the expansion of the Chinese economy for decades to come." Global Post ‘Daily Show’ clip mocking Kim Jong Un racks up 2.8 ...

  9. News - China

    Kerry tells Xi North Korea crisis is ‘critical’

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 04:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... test last December. Beijing is Pyongyang’s sole major ally and its key provider of aid and trade, and is seen as having unique leverage over the government of Kim Jong-Un, which has issued ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Back to China, via Pyongyang?

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... that North Korea must open up and learn to harness the internet or it will be left far behind. Schmidt is a smart guy. Did he seriously think Our Young Leader Kim Jong-un was all ears just because ...




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