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  1. Study-visa snub for Kim Jong-il grandson

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... youngest son, Kim Jong-un, to rule. Kim Han-sol is not the first North Korean to apply to study in Hong Kong. The Immigration Department has granted visas on a discretionary basis to two North ... Christy Choi The grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been denied a visa by the Hong Kong government, scuppering the plans of a local international school for him to study here. ...

  2. Border city draws mourners

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... pray for his son Kim Jong-un to run the country well. He is so young.' ... Zhuang Pinghui in Dandong pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com To many outside North Korea, Kim Jong-il was a dictator who starved his people and ruled with an iron fist. To the hundreds of ethnic ...

  3. Former pariah can teach Kim a thing or two

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il, is famously secretive, so it is not surprising that details of visits he will reportedly make to Vietnam and China next week are murky. There has ... to foster trust and transparency, the Stalinist nation prefers to keep its agenda well hidden. If Vietnam is indeed on Mr Kim's agenda, though, there is some measure of hope for change. ...

  4. The Great Game- On Secret Service in High Asia

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... (1982), On Secret Service East of Constantinople- The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire (1994), Setting the East Ablaze- Lenin's Dream of an Empire in Asia (1994), and Quest for Kim ...

  5. Streaming home to mourn

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Dandong pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Many people have predicted the demise of Kim Jong-il will trigger a North Korean collapse and the flight of millions of its people across ... surprising. It is natural that people inside the country would shed tears, given that the ruling Kim family is at the centre of their lives. (A tourist boat taking a trip along the North Korean bank ...

  6. On the Move

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... across traditional and new media platforms. Winton Kim Partner Baker & McKenzie Kim focuses on international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and energy and infrastructure projects, ...

  7. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Asian casinos solve conservative beliefs by allowing foreigners only

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to have their cake and eat it, by building glitzy casinos but barring, or strictly limiting, entry to their own citizens. Kim Jin-Gon, director of tourism in South Korea's Culture Ministry, ... as a leisure activity," Kim said. "We block Koreans from casinos because the fallout would be too big." South Korea's ban is not total. Of the country's 17 licensed casinos, ...

  8. Roh made the best of strained Korean summit

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Roh Moo-hyun drove home last night with probably as good a deal as he could have hoped for, after three days in Pyongyang with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. He has secured a fresh ... and eventual unification. Nagging questions remain, however. Amid the wine, food, operatic performances and expansive cultural choreography, Mr Kim was obviously putting the best possible gloss ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean court grants Chinese woman refugee status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by the court," the spokesman said. China repatriates North Korean refugees it catches, also punishing those who help refugees. On March 29, China arrested Kim Young-Hwan and three other South Korean ...

  10. Russia eyes closer ties on Korean Peninsula

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... distrust of the US carries grave implications for Korea. While president, he visited Pyongyang in July 2000 and received Kim Jong-il in Moscow in August 2001. Last August, Kim met Dmitry Medvedev ...




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