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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Soviet-era allies Mongolia and North Korea renew embrace

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 09:57pm by BLOOM

    ... between the two countries dates back to 1939 when North Korean founder Kim Il-sung joined Mongolian-Soviet forces in fighting the Japanese, Song Byeong-gu, a professor of Mongolian studies ... reliance on China. The agreements were signed when Mongolian president Tsakhia Elbegdorj arrived in Pyongyang to become the first head of state to visit since Kim Jong-un became supreme leader ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US 'fully committed' to defend Japan against North Korea

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 01:51pm by AFP

    ... of the birth of the North’s late founder Kim Il-sung. The presence of Kerry in the region, ensuring maximum publicity, may also appeal to the regime. “The government will do its utmost to protect ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing bolsters key alliance with envoy’s Cambodia trip

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Phnom Penh comes amid renewed US interest in the region Beijing bolsters key alliance with envoy's Cambodia trip Foreign Minister Wang Yi has begun a two-day visit to Cambodia, a trip analysts say is intended to bolster a key Beijing ally in Southeast Asia amid Washington's growing interest ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Gas flows from Myanmar, but Beijing finds goodwill is another matter

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com Gas is flowing, but goodwill is another matter Along much of the new 793-kilometre natural gas pipeline linking western China to the Bay of Bengal lie dozens of new schools and clinics. The facilities, built with more than US$20 million in Chinese development aid, are evidence of Beijing's new approach to Myanmar. Facing a Myanmese public ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    President Xi hints at more assertive foreign policy

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Kim Wall

    ... President advises Ban Ki-moon that China, as a permanent member of the Security Council, should wield more influence in global affairs When President Xi Jinping held talks with UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in Beijing on Wednesday he urged the United N ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Chinese delegation to Pyongyang seen as effort to assess stability of Kim's regime

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:34am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Delegation seen as effort to evaluate Kim's regime China has sent a delegation to North Korea in what analysts describe as an effort to assess the stability of Kim Jong-un's regime in the wake of his uncle's high-profile execution late last year. The group led by Xing Haiming, the foreign ministry's deputy director of Asian ...


    Japan's wrestler-lawmaker, who met Kim's purged uncle, leaves for North Korea talks

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 08:33pm

    ... is a frequent visitor to North Korea. During his last trip in November, he met Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un, who was long considered his key adviser. Jang ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Kerry urges action on North Korea nuclear talks as activity spotted at missile site

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 02:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul US not given to 'talk for talks' sake', US official says, and says China has important role in easing crisis US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday warned Kim Jong-un’s government against trying to derail upcoming South Korea-US military drills and stressed that America would never accept the North as a nuclear state, as satellite ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    South Korean president unimpressed by Japanese PM's attempt to speak Korean

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:35pm by AFP

    ... Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Eom Sang-yoon, an analyst at the Sejong Institute think tank in Seoul, said the meeting- under US pressure- was a step towards slightly warmer ties, but only a small ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China chides North Korea over missile's near-miss with passenger jet

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:29am by Andrea Chen

    ... Korean defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok. The jet was flying over international waters at an altitude of 10,000 metres at 4.24pm when it crossed the trajectory of the missile, which reached ... in the future," said Jia. According to Kim, North Korea had not given any warning before it launched the rocket. "The rocket could have hit the plane on its way down. It was an unexpected and immoral ...




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