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  1. Beijing urges calm after rocket flop

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... launch but stopped short of using tougher language. The launch failure- the first under the new rule of Kim Jong-un- prompted fears Pyongyang will now stage a third nuclear test to save face. The launch, officially to put a satellite in orbit, had been timed as part of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Kim Il-sung, Jong-un's grandfather ...

  2. Kim greets Wen in rare reception

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and chanting slogans. Wen stood atop a convertible limousine with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Yong-il, en route to the mausoleum of late leader Kim Il-sung. On a scale comparable to the huge ... Kristine Kwok in Pyongyang Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday began a highly anticipated visit to North Korea with a rare reception by the hermit state's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il ...

  3. Rocket failure may prompt new talks

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the country's founder, Kim Il-sung. Failure amounts to a major loss of face for his grandson, the third generation of the Kim dynasty, just two days after he was elevated to the key position of first ... North Korea's latest rocket launch maintains a pattern of provocation and bad-faith bargaining established under its late leader Kim Jong-il, despite hopes that his son Kim ...

  4. Missile shield will only strain ties

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the centenary this month of the birth of founding father Kim Il-sung. Rightly, the US has suspended a food aid deal reached just weeks before with the regime of new leader Kim Jong-un, which had hinged ... stalled since 2009 when the North quit to resume testing. Kim Jong-un's taking power after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, last December, brought hope of a resumption, especially when ...

  5. Top down is the only way to talk to N Korea

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... It will be Jimmy Carter, or maybe Bill Clinton. Or one other person. In 1994, Mr Carter did exactly that. Meeting personally the then North Korean leader Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang, he hammered out ... officials are afraid of showing independence or freedom of thought. This leads to the second problem. Kim Jong-il, the current boss of North Korea, is a very strange man. To make matters worse, he ...

  6. Puzzling over Kim Jong-il

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... are everything and many of these can be traced directly to Kim Il-sung. But such channels of communication are decreasing as older military cadres either retire or die. China's own top military ... afloat and its population at bay, which gives it greater leverage over Kim Jong-il's regime than any other nation. The fact that Beijing's embassy district is ringed with barbed wire ...

  7. Time to stop rewarding contemptuous behaviour

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... a satellite into space from which wafted patriotic paeans to Dear Leader Kim Jong-il and his late father, Kim Il-sung, 'eternal president'. It's very dubious if the attachment picked up ...

  8. Spotlight shifts to rocket concerns

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... grandfather and founder of North Korea's communist dynasty, Kim Il-sung, has effectively moved the spotlight away from the official agenda. The decision, officially to launch a satellite ... the move is further evidence that Kim, who in his late 20s, is closely following in the footsteps of his father, Kim Jong-il, who died in December. 'He is showing he has been trained well- ...

  9. N Korean launch threatens to fire up regional arms race

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... alike. The launch, described by Pyongyang as a peaceful space project, will be the climax of celebrations for the centenary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung. But the United ... in the new reign in Pyongyang, after Kim Jong-un assumed power in a dynastic succession in December. In stark contrast to a widely expected economic focus, Pyongyang's policy since then has put ...

  10. Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Todd Crowell

    ... Kim Il-sung. Nuclear Showdown is supported by impressive secondary source material, including interviews with aid workers, scholars and politicians. But all too often it's punctuated ... On the next page, Japan is 'a nation that is still influenced by a pacifist mentality'. 'Kim Jong-il will soon be able to land a nuke anywhere in America,' the author declares ...




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