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  1. Anointing of the next Kim in N Korea's dynasty

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... He will head East Asia's second nuclear state, able to fire missiles at South Korea, Japan and possibly the United States. With his appointment yesterday as an army general, Kim Jong-un ... into Pyongyang to attend the first congress of the Korean Workers' Party since 1980, which opened yesterday and will approve the choice of Jong-un. The 1980 event was called by then president Kim ...

  2. Kim's visit is to get blessing for succession, diplomats say

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... a satisfactory reply from Chinese leaders during the visit in May and is now seeking Beijing's clear-cut support for his plan to anoint Kim Jong-un before North Korea's ruling Workers' Party convenes its first leadership meeting in 44 years. Diplomats from both China and South Korea said that political succession at home topped Kim's agenda for the visit. Jong-un, who ...

  3. 'Spoiled child' strains relations

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... China's potential leverage over the North Korean regime led by Kim Jong-il and heir apparent Kim Jong-un is evident at the busy bridge over the Yalu River, with goods worth millions of US dollars ...

  4. 2010 in 100 questions

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and antiques, 36 Typhoon Megi, 37 a, 38 The Chinese Union Version Bible, 39 Kim Jong-un, the favourite to succeed his father as North Korean leader, 40 France and Mexico, 41 A banana, 42 Anna Chapman, ... of sense'. About whom was he speaking? a) Fidel Castro b) Muammar Gaddafi c) Kim Jong-il 16 In March, the Eyjafjallajokull ice cap blew, causing substantial disruption to air traffic across Europe. ...

  5. Wen, Kim set the stage

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk Premier Wen Jiabao and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il, had tangible rewards to offer one another in their talks in Pyongyang. Kim gave Wen what China wanted - North ... nuclear programme in either bilateral or multilateral talks. The likelihood of Wen's mission having accomplished anything other than raising false hopes was clear from Kim's remarks. ...

  6. Yam Kim-fai

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Lee, of course, is the major exception, his fame played out on a global arena and ended abruptly at the height of his career. More local, and far less conventional, was Yam Kim-fai, perhaps ... was the independence with which she led her life, a quality reflected in her vast cinematic legacy. The Forever Yam Kim-fai retrospective runs until Jan 2 at the Hong Kong Film Archive; Splendour of Cantonese ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Puzzling over Kim Jong-il

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

    ... 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 ... for negotiations with Kim Jong-il is China's own military apparatus. Few realise that China's military leaders paved the way for the diplomatic success of former US secretary of state Madeleine ...

  9. Lost and a real find

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... South Korean actress Kim Yun-jin shone in Shiri. Now, she looks set to become a global celebrity- and a major Hollywood star, writes Kevin Kwong UNTIL QUITE RECENTLY, she was just ... on Cable TV earlier this month. And if all goes well, by the end of this year, Kim Yun-jin will be known around the globe as the first South Korean actress to have made it big in Hollywood. A major ...

  10. Channel hop

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... for misconduct. Kang made it, but his friend did not. As footage of life within North Korea is hard to come by, Heikin made use of graphics to outline the reign of Kim Il-sung and his son and current dictator, Kim Jong-il. She also spliced scenes from propaganda films made in the 1990s- a period of decline and famine in the country- that provide an eerie contrast between the aspired-to ideal ...




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