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  1. A transfer of power that would be disastrous

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on friendly terms. That shouldn't mean backing one of Kim's sons to become the next leader, though. Kim's father, Kim Il-sung, handpicked him to be his successor and built a personality ... The secrecy of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il's regime means that we can only speculate as to the real reason for his just having spent five days in China. He met President Hu ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Tall order in Pyongyang for telecoms contractor

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... the 100th anniversary of the birth of the nation's 'eternal president' Kim Il-sung, who died in July 1994. North Korean strategists believe the Ryugyong, which in reality is a symbol ... Il-sung's dream into reality. The worst problem, however, may be that of propping up Kim's son and heir, Kim Jong-il, long enough for him to be able to show his face for the occasion ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean propaganda video shows Obama in flames

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 02:13pm by AFP

    ... open-air ice rink and roller skating centre. The group will also visit the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, which holds the embalmed bodies of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-sung and his son and former leader Kim Jong-il. North Korea’s third nuclear test was its most powerful to date, with Pyongyang claiming a breakthrough with a “miniaturised” device. While the outside world was united ...

  7. Is Kim's journey a search for tips on financial reform?

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... discomfort about patronising a dynastic succession in their communist neighbour. Kim met Jiang on trips to China in 2000, 2001 and 2004. His father, North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung, also met ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's trip to the eastern city of Yangzhou has led to speculation that he might be meeting former president Jiang ...

  8. A standstill

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... short of fuel, food and all else. Recalling now the museums and monuments venerating 'Eternal President' Kim Il-sung, the new leader's grandfather, we wonder how or if life can go ... farms. The country still needs huge imports from China to fend off starvation. While the elite of Pyongyang seem to get just enough to eat, their young new leader, Kim Jong-un, clearly ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - NORTH KOREA

    Hong Kong students return from eight-day trip to North Korea

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... student, was organised by the British-run and Beijing-based Koryo Tours, which has been taking tourists to North Korea since 1993. "Seeing so many statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il did ... Joanna Chiu Joanna.chiu@scmp.com While Kim Jong-un was threatening America, HK school party on an eight-day trip to North Korea saw smiling faces … and lots of statues Students do holiday ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    N Korea plans rocket launch as leader asserts power

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 05:06pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... place to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung and the latest test will take place close to the December 17 date of the death of former leader Kim ... Reuters in Seoul North Korea is to carry out its second rocket launch of this year as its youthful leader Kim Jong-un flexes his muscles a year after his father’s death, in a move ...




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