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  1. Sino-Korean relations forged over ages

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... better relations with Korea than other neighbours such as Russia, Japan and Vietnam. During the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), diplomats and merchants from Korea were the most frequent foreign ... in 1905. Unlike Korea, Japan refused to acknowledge China's ritual superiority, with the result that missions to Beijing ceased during the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and formal relations ...

  2. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Asian casinos solve conservative beliefs by allowing foreigners only

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

    ... with foreigners The casino industry is booming across Asia, offering anyone looking for high-stakes action a wide choice of venues, from high-tech South Korea to the Himalayan nation of Nepal ... 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, ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... season it will probably have an effect on demand for their services for the remainder of this one. China, Russia lay ground for gas pipeline Assistant Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping ... and will spend the day at work, hosting a reception and a colonels' conference. Security Council takes up N Korea sanctions The UN Security Council will renew the mandate of the panel of experts ...

  4. Security for northeast Asia will be a long time coming

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japan and both South and North Korea. Now 14 years old, it is still struggling for a role, with some insiders dismissing it as a non-binding talk-shop. Useful, they say, to get such disparate ... with Australia- both moves closely watched in Beijing. South Korea, meanwhile, is rapidly forging a broader and deeper relationship with Beijing, and increasingly questioning its future military ...

  5. Not a Korean war, but no longer business as usual

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon A South Korean warship is shattered. Forty-six sailors are dead or missing. Suspicions point to the likelihood of an attack from North Korea. South Korea's public ... the Seoul office of the International Crisis Group. 'But we have to do something.' The South Korean corvette Cheonan sank after a mysterious explosion near disputed waters off North Korea ...

  6. Let the kingdom of Koguryo rest in peace

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching China, which often accuses Japan of distorting history, now finds itself on the receiving end of similar accusations. South Korea says that China is usurping part of Korean ... in North Korea, and China's 30th. The Koreans are incensed that the Chinese describe Koguryo as a vassal kingdom of China. South Korean academics say that Koguryo was fiercely independent ...

  7. Spiritless holiday

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... B.J. Lee Six years after the Asian financial crisis, South Korea's economy has become more competitive than ever before. After years of painstaking reforms, it has regained its ... others are struggling to survive. During the past five years more than half of South Korea's top 30 conglomerates have gone bankrupt. The result: massive layoffs. Small and medium-sized ...

  8. Too big to brush off

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk The show-and-tell at South Korea's defence ministry about the North Korean attack on the corvette Cheonan would seem to have said it all, in consummate detail. ... of the investigation. They don't want to be identified with the team of people from 10 South Korean agencies and four foreign countries- the United States, Britain, Australia and Sweden- who came up ...

  9. Warming relations bring about benefits

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... accounts for 14.2 per cent of Taiwan's gross domestic product, the highest level in the world, ahead of South Korea with 10.4 per cent. Cross-strait ties are improving in many areas. ... in relations is unprecedented in the post-1949 era. But shadows linger- early last month, Taiwan's Defence Ministry said it had arrested a military intelligence colonel suspected of spying ...

  10. Seoul, US write a new chapter

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk The signing of the free-trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the United States may be more significant in practical terms than the conclusion of the deal under which ... but the fact is the agreement should greatly increase trade between the two countries, elevating South Korea a notch or two from seventh place among US trading partners. The US may also resume its ...




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