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  1. Ominous fallout from South Korea

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... done some clandestine work on a nuclear weapons programme- just in case. The suspicions intensified yesterday when South Korea added that it carried out a separate experiment in the early 1980s ... involved in the six-party talks, including the United States, Japan and Russia, fear that North Korea may use the South's admission to justify its own nuclear weapons programme. A North Korean ...

  2. Diplomacy- a futile business?

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... if not the failure- of diplomacy as a solution. That's the impression that emerges from nearly two weeks of on-again, off-again talks in Beijing that engendered false hopes, at least in South Korea, that the process might end in a face-saving piece of paper called a 'statement of principles' on which all sides could agree. South Korean officials blame the US almost as much as North Korea ...

  3. N Korean nuclear test still possible

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yet to be confirmed and dismantled. Regional intelligence analysts estimate North Korea now has enough plutonium for up to 10 weapons, with Yongbyon's relatively small Soviet-era reactor ... drive to get the six-party talks back on track. That effort ended with North Korea signing an agreement in February with South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the United States that paves ...

  4. Flawed deal keeps Kim ahead of the pack

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... in Washington as much as others in the talks- notably China and South Korea- to get something on paper. Not that Mr Hill dropped the topic: he promised to keep pursuing the uranium issue- hardly ... Department's list of countries sponsoring terrorism, and to talk about opening diplomatic relations with Pyongyang. Such matters rank high on North Korea's wish list. At the same time, the US ...

  5. South Korea awaits a seasonal peril

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by Japan, South Korea and China. But in a briefing last week, a South Korean foreign affairs ministry spokesman admitted that the three neighbours were still at an early stage in tackling ... reports of respiratory and eye problems rise at this time of year- the yellow sand is also a problem for South Korea's precision technology firms, including the strategic semiconductor ...

  6. South China Sea becomes Beijing's latest 'core interest'

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... labelled the South China Sea as a 'core' national interest, meaning Beijing brooks no compromise over issues relating to it. First reported by The New York Times in April, the report did ... us,' Jin said. 'But China is starting to exert some pressure.' Beijing is looking to a forthcoming joint anti-submarine exercise between the US and South Korea in the Yellow Sea. ...

  7. Poultry imports from S Korea halted

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Imports of poultry and related products, including eggs, from South Korea were ceased yesterday until further notice, a spokesman for the Centre for Food Safety said. ... poultry and 5.9 million tonnes of eggs from South Korea from January to October. ...

  8. North Korea's secret disaster

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... of the secretive state. Monsoon rains lash Korea every summer, but this July the peninsula was swept by the worst floods recorded since 1973, when South Korea first started collecting data. The severe conditions were caused by typhoons coinciding with the monsoon. Sixty people were killed or disappeared in South Korea, and some Seoul neighbourhoods were flooded; the roofs of stalled buses became ...

  9. Potential is there for a solution in North Korea

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... what has become an achingly slow negotiation process. There are simultaneous reports that the US, Japan and South Korea may offer North Korea some kind of an energy deal when six-way talks ... In July, North Korea announced that it had reprocessed 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods and was on its way to making nuclear weapons. The claim was part of a pattern that repeated itself ...

  10. S Korea set for battle against rice imports

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul South Korea is bracing itself for a liberalisation of its rice market when international concessions designed to protect its rice farmers come to an end this year. The government is set to begin negotiations, from next month, with major rice-producing nations that want to export the grain into South Korea. 'We will do our best to delay the opening of the rice ...




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