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  1. Kim Jong-il's paper tiger

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... South Korea's armed forces of 680,000. The KCNA provides evidence that the KPA is less powerful than the numbers would suggest. It frequently reports that leader Kim Jong-il has visited a military unit to give 'on-the-spot guidance'. Mr Kim recently inspected KPA unit 833 at a remote location, where he expressed pleasure at a vegetable field the soldiers tended ...

  2. Kim Jong-il: North Korea's Dear Leader

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon Kim Jong-il: North Korea's Dear Leader by Michael Breen John Wiley and Sons $220 He may be the world's most dangerous man, but little credible information exists about Kim Jong-il, North Korea's 'Dear Leader'. Is he a politician or a playboy? A masterly gambler who has leveraged a weak hand to the hilt, or a catastrophic leader who has ...

  3. Kim Jong-il: the master crisis manager

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk The North Korean response to the rail explosion at Ryongchon on April 22 provokes more questions than it answers. One great mystery surrounds the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, and the entourage of officials who accompanied him to China that week. Mr Kim has resurfaced with a visit to a military unit, but there is no sign that he has inspected the blast site ...

  4. Kim Shuk-ying briefings for watchdog

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... police investigation into the handling of the case of Tin Shui Wai mother Kim Shuk-ying, who was stabbed to death hours after she went to a police station for help. Assistant Commissioner ... the council on the investigation results if it is interested,' Mr Wong said. Kim, 31 and her daughters Li Yin-li, six, and Li Tsz-wan, five, were found stabbed to death in their Tin Shui Wai flat ...

  5. Kim Mi-kyung

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Some people go to the cinema to watch. And some go to the cinema to watch, listen and learn. Take 18-year-old Kim Mi-kyung as an example. A senior at Island School, she is both an avid film-goer, and a student of the art of filmmaking. She has put these passions to good use, too, having formed her school's film club two years ago, and establishing its Spring ...

  6. Watch this face- DENNIS KIM JIN-SOO

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson DENNIS KIM JIN-SOO One of the world's youngest concert masters looks forward to a milestone year as he helps the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra celebrate its 30th anniversary. 'I started playing violin at the age of four. At 16 I was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia on a full scholarship, and went to Yale on another scholarship ...

  7. Kim badges may be the latest clue to waning power

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Kim Jong-il have increased speculation that his tight grip on the world's most controlled state may be easing. South Korea's Joongang Ilbo newspaper quoted an unnamed South Korean ... that North Koreans at the country's foreign missions and trading companies as well as those guiding foreigners inside the North are not wearing the Kim Jong-il badges,' the intelligence ...

  8. Kim still in the picture

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of North Korea's 'Supreme Leader' Kim Jong-il from prominent public places in recent weeks has sparked widespread speculation about the significance of the move, including that it could signal a political shake-up in the totalitarian state and the imminent downfall of Mr Kim. Pictures of the 'Great Leader', Kim Il-sung, and 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il ...

  9. Kim eyes new chief executive

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of a city in Orange County. Kim Jong-il has chosen Julie Sa, diplomats say, to replace Yang Bin as chief executive of the special economic zone of Sinuiju, a project he began two years ago but had ... ways to drum up investment that will rely on capital from abroad, since North Korea has none. Mr Kim chose Ms Sa because she seems to have the attributes needed to launch Asia's most ...

  10. Nation divided over who's to blame, but united in its grief

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Slain victim's family suffer in media spotlight South Korea's shock and revulsion at the beheading of hostage Kim Sun-il has been fuelled by constant ... the family as they kept a vigil for Kim in the tiny living room of their modest home. The media had been shadowing the family almost constantly for more than 48 hours since the news of the Arabic ...




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