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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un shows he's in control on anniversary of Kim Jong-il death

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:10pm by KRISTINE KWOK AND AFP, AP

    ... North Korea's military and party officials yesterday pledged their loyalty and support to their leader Kim Jong-un as the nation commemorated the second anniversary of the death of his ... hierarchy, indicated that Kim Jong-un still associated himself with the "old guard", said Adam Cathcart, an expert on North Korea at the University of Leeds. "Jang's ouster has ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's aunt Kim Kyong-hui appears safe from fate of husband

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 02:09pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Kim's aunt appears safe from fate of husband The powerful aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un remains a part of the regime's inner circle even ... given her nephew permission to execute Jang. "Her being on the committee member list is a sign that Jang's purging may have taken place after Kim Kyong-hui agreed to let Kim Jong-un do ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un’s little sister revealed to the world in ‘election day’ stunt

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 12:10pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made an official debut of sorts, consolidating the grip on power of the ruling Kim dynasty's third generation. Kim Yo-jong, who ... last year. Ahn Chan-il, head of the Seoul-based World Institute for North Korea Studies, said Kim Yo-jong was being groomed to play the same supporting role as her aunt. "Kim Jong-un ...

  4. News - Asia

    Is Kim Jong-un purging another high-level official? South Korea 'looking into' rumours

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 12:28pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... but they speculated that Choe had “violated the leadership system” of top leader Kim Jong-un, FNK Radio reported. Choe was believed to have emerged as one of Pyongyang’s senior leaders after the high-profile ... not yet confirmed any details, according spokesperson Kim Eui-do at a press briefing on Monday morning.  In a report last Friday, the Seoul-based Free North Korea (FNK) Radio cited unidentified ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un, uncle warred over seafood exports to China before purge: report

    Posted Dec 25th 2013, 02:48pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Control over lucrative seafood farms, not just coal, were at the centre of battle between the forces of North's two top leaders, a report says Kim Jong-un and his uncle ... The troops were “badly” defeated. The firefight, which “enraged" Kim Jong-un, was said to have taken place either in September or early October, the report said, citing intelligence from South ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Double-take as Kim Jong-un lookalike prepares for Hong Kong walkabout

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 12:57pm by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to walk around Tsim Sha Tsui today, shaking hands with locals in a rare meet-and-greet. But be warned, chances are he won’t speak any Korean because in fact he is Hong Kong drummer-turned-dictator-doppelganger, known as Howard. Video: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un takes a stroll in Hong Kong, or did he? The 34-year-old this afternoon ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's uncle 'executed for trying to control coal trade'

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... "Kim Jong-un was briefed about it... and issued orders to correct the situation," Jung said. But many officials loyal to Jang did not immediately accept his orders, which eventually led ... Korea's spy chief told lawmakers yesterday. Jang Song-thaek, the once-powerful uncle and political regent to young leader Kim Jong-un, was executed on December 12 on charges that included plotting ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea dismisses Kim Jong-un’s call for better ties with North

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Seoul sees Kim's overture as empty South Korea yesterday dismissed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's calls for improved ties and urged his government to take nuclear disarmament steps first. Kim made the overture in his New Year's Day speech on Wednesday, which also included typical rhetoric against Seoul and Washington and a warning ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's nephew in France lays low after Jang's execution

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 01:46pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... and Jang had supported Kim’s life in exile. Kim Jong-nam previously lived in Macau but moved after his younger half-brother Kim Jong-un came into power. North Korea’s state-run paper Rodong Sinmun ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com Kim Han-sol goes under the radar after the man who raised his exiled father is executed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s nephew, who is now studying ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's nephew resurfaces with French police protection

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 01:02pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Korean leader Kim Jong-il, he fell out of favour and his younger half-brother Kim Jong-un took their father’s place in power two years ago. Last Saturday, Kim Han-sol’s name had been removed from ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com North Korean leader's nephew Kim Han-sol has resurfaced on his university campus in northern France North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s teenage nephew, ...




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