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  1. Seoul sees itself as bridge in relations

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... across Northeast Asia. For decades, cold war tensions have limited practical co-operation between the mainland, South Korea and Japan. And even as growing commerce drives the trio together ... that Seoul is eager to drive co-operation forward with an eye to the future. It sees itself as a useful bridge between the two larger powers, whose mutual suspicions run deepest of all. South Korea ...

  2. Battle grounds

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... A top general's frustration over Seoul's uncertain stance on US forces in South Korea underlines the problems facing the 50-year partnership, writes Andrew Salmon The sprawling ... anti-Americanism in South Korea. The on-again, off-again nature of plans to move Yongsan Base to a new garrison south of the capital prompted the general in command of US Forces Korea (USFK) to make frank ...

  3. 'Spoiled child' strains relations

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Japan, South Korean and Taiwan under military treaties. 'The complicated multiple relations between China and the Koreas, Japan and the US, and mainland China and Taiwan, make Chinese ... history of support for the regime in Pyongyang and accept Korean reunification under South Korean leadership. One of the latest batches of cables released by WikiLeaks also quotes Vice-Foreign ...

  4. Bold new steps needed on North Korea

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... between South Korean and North Korean officials. The major players of the region - China, the US, Japan and Russia - agree that the flawed six-party talks on ridding North Korea of its nuclear ... months, South China Sea tensions have stolen headlines from the quagmire over policy on North Korea. But no one should underestimate the dangers posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea ...

  5. China protests to N Korea after 3 shot dead at border

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the South. Last year, American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained by North Korea while doing interviews on human trafficking near the border between China and the reclusive state. ... by a North Korean submarine. South Korea and Western powers have been pushing China to denounce Pyongyang, but China has not accepted the investigation's findings and has called for all parties ...

  6. Sino-US relations hinge on a willingness to talk

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... American counterpart Hillary Rodham Clinton; next US joint military exercises with South Korea in the Yellow Sea and in the Sea of Japan with Japanese forces, and differences of opinion over how ... lies not so much in the possibility of a landmark agreement as the mere fact that the sides are communicating. It is the lack of talking that makes it easy for relations between China ...

  7. 'Bribes to N Korea damaging talks'

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... University, believes China and South Korea are as dedicated as the US in seeking a solution, but agrees their aid to the North prolonged negotiations. North Korea's regime was reliant on foreign ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor Beijing and Seoul paid officials to play by the rules during second round of six-way negotiations, US analyst claims North Korea's warming ties ...

  8. Beijing 'optimistic' about N Korea

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a peace deal to end the Korean War, allowing normalised ties with South Korea, Japan and the US. A further 950,000 tonnes of fuel oil as aid are also on the table. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro ... Beijing yesterday expressed optimism to its regional neighbours about the future progress of a six-nation effort to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi ...

  9. Chorus of discontent grows on North Korea

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... that the United States would continue trying to engage the North Koreans, along with South Korea, Japan, China and Russia in six-party talks. The latest round began right after New Year's Day when ... year'. Mr Lefkowitz criticised China and South Korea for failing to press Mr Kim to give up nuclear weapons. China, he argued, 'has not seriously pushed North Korea to abandon its weapons ...

  10. A little isolation goes far for Pyongyang

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the two dates back 24 years to a much darker period in North Korea's foreign activity. Ties were scrapped amid Burmese outrage at North Korean agents attacking then-South Korean president ... South Korea and Japan, in return for a verifiable shutdown of its nuclear weapons programme. The fact that implementation of the deal remains snagged on North Korea's obtaining its funds ...




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