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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea slams Kim Jong-un plastic surgery reports

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 02:51pm by AFP

    ... denial criticising “sordid” media reports. Speculation that Kim’s resemblance to the country’s founding leader, Kim Il-sung, is not 100 per cent natural has been around for some time, though ... and media in the service of traitors of South Korea, slaves of capital, will have to pay,” it said. Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994, still inspires quasi-religious devotion among many North Koreans. ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Limping North Korea leader Kim Jong-un leads memorial for his grandfather

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:23pm

    ... not address the meeting. Watch: Limping Kim Jong-un presides over Kim Il-sung memorial The reason for the limp was not apparent. Kim has recently concluded a series of visits to frontline military ... under the respected leadership” of Kim Jong-un to build a prosperous future. Kim Il-sung led North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death on July 8, 1994. He was succeeded by his ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang parties as international pressure mounts

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... son, the late leader Kim Jong-il, as the mournful Song of General Kim Il-sung played over and over. But unlike last year, the centennial of his birthday, there are no big parades in store ... on this point," Kerry maintained. Yesterday marked the official start of the new year according to North Korea's "juche" calendar, which begins with the day of Kim Il-sung's birth ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea threatens South over ‘monstrous’ protests

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 09:45am by AFP

    ... peninsula and getting China to help rein in a belligerent Pyongyang. As North Korea celebrated the birthday of late founding leader Kim Il-sung on Monday – a major national holiday – about 40 ... of Kim Il-sung’s birthday. During his whirlwind tour of South Korea, China and Japan, Kerry had warned that a test-launch in the current tense climate would be a “huge mistake”. Amid the angry ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea raises alert level as North readies missile test

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 10:46am by AFP

    ... birthday celebrations for founding leader Kim Il-sung. On Tuesday, the North reiterated a warning that the Korean Peninsula was headed for “thermonuclear” war and advised foreigners to consider ...

  6. News - Asia

    North Korea wanted second Korean war in 1965, says Chinese scholar

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 06:15pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com Leader Kim Il-sung asked Beijing for soldiers because he thought war was the only way to unify the Koreas North Korea wanted to start a second Korean war in 1965 and asked Beijing to send troops for the war, a Chinese scholar said on Thursday, citing China’s declassified diplomatic documents. In 1965, North Korea’s founding leader Kim Il-sung met ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Pyongyang marathon open for entries from foreign runners for second time

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by SAMUEL CHAN AND BRIAN YAP

    ... the way, the Pyongyang race is confined to four laps of a city centre course, in what past runners saw as an attempt to limit what they saw. It starts at the Kim Il-sung stadium, passing the Arch of Triumph, the Friendship Tower and the Kim Il-sung University area. Runners then cross a bridge to the east side of the city and wind their way along the riverbank before the lap ends back ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's aunt Kim Kyong-hui appears safe from fate of husband

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 02:09pm by Adrian Wan

    ... after the execution last week of her husband, the No 2 of the isolated nation. Kim Kyong-hui, daughter of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung, has been named as one of the funeral committee ... may be spared her husband's fate because she was one of the few blood relatives of young leader Kim's grandfather, Kim Il-sung. Cai Jian, deputy director of Fudan University's ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea angrily denies that Kim Jong-un has had plastic surgery

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... revered grandfather, issuing an angry denial against "sordid" media reports. Speculation that Kim's resemblance to the country's founding leader, Kim Il-sung, is not 100 per ... Korea, slaves of capital, will have to pay," it said. Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994, still inspires quasi-religious devotion among many North Koreans. He is officially referred ...




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