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  1. Students' NKorea trip yields book

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... strange, but they would most likely find Hong Kong strange, too.' Ng said: 'Right before we visited a bronze statue of Kim Il-sung, our tour guide told us to tidy ourselves up, remove our ... was finally approved, just a week before their scheduled departure on May 23. As the book was being completed, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died, and North Koreans' dramatic expressions ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leader in a similar way to his late father and his grandfather Kim Il-sung. The birthday of Kim Jong-il on February 16 and of Kim Il-sung on April 15 are two of the country's most important ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... All quiet in North Korea for Kim's big day The birthday of North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un (pictured) ...

  3. News - 18th Party Congress

    Zhang Dejiang

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 05:07pm

    ... Born in 1946, Liaoning native Zhang studied the Korean language at Yanbian University and obtained an economics degree from North Korea's Kim Il-sung University in 1978. He was Jilin Province party chief 1995-1998 and then became Zhejiang party chief. His next move was to Guangdong in 2002, as party chief there. Zhang was appointed vice premier in 2008, overseeing China's ...

  4. Pyongyang keen to stay close to Beijing: analysts

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the largest South Korean investor in the North. Analysts said the differences in the funeral arrangements of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il might be because of the internal woes facing North Korea. ... the supreme leader of the communist state, is not as close to the Chinese leadership as his father. When Kim Jong-un's grandfather, 'Great Leader' Kim Il-sung, died in 1994, Beijing ...

  5. Is Kim Jong-un the grandson of a traitor?

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... world war, making uniforms for soldiers whose comrades were hunting Kim's other grandfather, Kim Il-sung. Such a lineage would technically make Kim Jong-un part of North Korea's ... imperial troops were hunting Kim Il-sung, the guerilla leader who would much later become his daughter's father-in-law. To have collaborated with the Japanese occupiers of Korea would normally ...

  6. Kim granted official title on eve of feared missile test

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to gain is 'eternal president', which remains with his late grandfather, Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994. Though Kim Jong-un had previously been lauded as the 'supreme leader' ... of 23 million gears up for mass celebrations on Sunday, the 100th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il-sung. More developments, including possible further promotions for Kim ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    TV pictures spark rumours wife of Kim Jong-un is heavily pregnant

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... national founder Kim Il-sung, in the Kumsusan mausoleum, the cavernous former presidential palace. Wails echoed through the chilly hall as a group of women sobbed into the sashes ... Agencies in Seoul Mourning, pride and maybe Kim No 4 on way North Korea may soon witness the birth of the fourth generation of its hereditary dictatorship as television pictures showed ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    N Korean parliament holds second session this year

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 02:14pm by Associated Press in Pyongyang

    ... is overwhelmingly dominated by the Workers’ Party, founded by Kim Il Sung, grandfather of the current ruler. Virtually all legislators are members of the Kims’ party who ran unopposed in the last nationwide ... was made first chairman of the powerful National Defence Commission. Holding a second parliamentary session could mark a return to the more active role that parliament played under Kim Il-sung, who ...

  9. A good week for...

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... late grandfather, Kim Il-sung. Some South Korean media reports suggested she was Kim's younger sister, Yo-jong, who is believed to have studied in Switzerland along with him in the 1990s. ... Kim Jong-un For the first time since taking office in December, North Korea's 20-something leader was seen in the company of a woman, although no one outside his immediate circle seemed ...

  10. Business - Economy - NORTH KOREAN ECONOMY

    Secretive and cash-starved North Korea quietly sells off gold: report

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 10:16am by AFP

    ... in March 2010, Chosun Ilbo said. It was estimated to have spent millions of dollars on celebrating Kim Il-Sung’s 100th birthday in April this year and launching a space rocket in a disguised test ... are compelled to sell gold trinkets to government authorities.” The movement reportedly began after Kim Jong-Un took the reins from his late father Kim Jong-Il who died of heart attack in December last ...




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