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  1. No, a state leader did not die... but it almost seemed that way

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... leaders have, without hesitation, thrown their support behind Kim Jong-il's untested son, Kim Jong-un, who is likely to face a difficult power transition. Beijing's propaganda machine kicked into high gear, with government-sanctioned media trying to create an impression of close bilateral ties after Kim Jong-il's death last month. Just about every mainland newspaper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988987/no-state-leader-did-not-die-it-almost-seemed-way
  2. Korean Peninsula faces uncertain path out of crisis

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the similar death of his father, Kim Il-sung in 1994. Kim Jong-il's death, though not entirely unexpected, leaves many questions unanswered, the most important of which concerns the political ... the moment a valuable window of policy change on the part of Pyongyang. We are reminded of the US-North Korea Geneva accord on denuclearisation in 1994 following Kim Il-sung's sudden death. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988732/korean-peninsula-faces-uncertain-path-out-crisis
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's new Politburo may deal more firmly with North Korea

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE

    ... gained by graduating from Kim Il-sung University, where he was secretary of the party branch, and spending his early career in Jilin, his roles at each juncture of his career involved hands-on ... Liangui publicly raised questions about reconsidering China's policy towards Pyongyang just before North Korea's missile launch in April. Even more telling, Zhang, another Kim Il-sung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1114527/beijings-new-politburo-may-deal-more-firmly-north-korea
  4. On the 100th anniversary of Deng's birth, a tale emerges of pride and regret

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... successor, Hu Yaobang, pained Deng, not owing to compassion for them, but instead what he saw as his own misjudgment. When talking to late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung on November 5, 1989, Deng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467391/100th-anniversary-dengs-birth-tale-emerges-pride-and-regret
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's 'industrial hub' open for business but sees few takers

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Dandong, China

    ... given up wearing the mandatory lapel badge picturing Kim Il-sung, North Korea's founder and grandfather of the current ruler, a break with style that could land them in a labour camp ... talk of reform by the secretive state after the third generation of the Kim family dynasty took over nearly a year ago, about all that seems to be growing is the gap between the tiny population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1075664/north-koreas-industrial-hub-open-business-sees-few-takers
  6. Script changes

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... that later became the official script. This reform aimed to make the language easier to read for a population that was largely illiterate, like China's in 1949. Another communist leader, Kim Il-sung of North Korea, abolished the Chinese characters used in his country for centuries and switched entirely to Hangul, a phonemic alphabet; South Korea continues to use both. The KMT ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625419/script-changes
  7. The axis of deceit?

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... not recouped enough strength to drive them back across the mountains north of Seoul. For all the cant about juche, or self-reliance uttered by Kim Il-sung- the North Korean leader who persuaded China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439778/axis-deceit
  8. North Korea's Kim asks for Beijing trip

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 06:35pm

    ... Benjamin Lim BEIJING (Reuters)- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is seeking an ice-breaking trip to key ally Beijing next month to meet China's outgoing and new leaders, a source ... using Chinese money. The trip was requested during this month's visit to Beijing by Kim's uncle, Jang Song-thaek, effectively the second most powerful figure in North Korea. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1022608/north-koreas-kim-asks-beijing-trip
  9. News - China

    China punishes North Korea for nuclear tests

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 03:02pm

    ... nuclear and missile programs as well as the luxury goods that sustain the ruling elite around leader Kim Jong Un. Pyongyang has reacted with fury and threatening rhetoric against South Korea ... remains a pivotal strategic buffer between China and a US-allied South Korea, and Chinese leaders worry that too much pressure could upend an already fragile North Korean economy and cause the Kim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1197984/china-punishes-north-korea-nuclear-tests
  10. Kim edges Olympic champion Liao

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin South Korea's Kim Kwang-hoon upset the form books by taking gold in the men's 77kg gold ahead of Beijing Olympic champion Liao Hui of China at Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Centre last night. Kim, who finished fourth behind Liao at the Beijing Games in the same category last year, was trailing the star lifter after the snatch with a 153kg lift but came good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700789/kim-edges-olympic-champion-liao

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