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  1. Is Kim Jong-un the grandson of a traitor?

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... world war, making uniforms for soldiers whose comrades were hunting Kim's other grandfather, Kim Il-sung. Such a lineage would technically make Kim Jong-un part of North Korea's ... was a collaborator undermines his legitimacy. 'Now that it is clear Kim Jong-un is actually from the pariah class, according to North Korea's political classification system, the entire foundations ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's economic reforms carry risks and benefits, analysts say

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul The government faces losing control in pursuit of Kim Jong-un's desire for economic change Reforms carry risks and benefits, analysts say North ... programme. Media reports in South Korea and North Korea watchers have suggested the rubber-stamp parliament may approve limited reforms pushed by new leader Kim Jong-un, including incentives ...

  3. Kim Jong-un keeps the world guessing

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... lived with instability. Leader Kim Jong-un has taken the top military position of marshal, days after army chief Ri Yong-ho was replaced by Hyon Yong-chol, a little-known general. State media said Ri's replacement was due to 'illness', a term commonly used by previous regimes when purging military officers and officials. Ri was a childhood friend of Kim's father, ...

  4. Like father, like son

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei The News North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il died in late December. Little is known about Kim Jong-un, his youngest son and chosen heir. Until 2009, Kim Jong-un had not been known to hold any formal office in the North Korean government. Because of his youth and inexperience in a country which traditionally values seniority, Kim Jong-un is seen ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the respected leader Kim Jong-un A commentator's prediction on North Korean television ...

  6. Kim's death offers chance of change

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to lock in support for the succession. But Beijing can be expected to adopt a wait-and-see stance because there is a question that remains to be answered. That is whether Kim Jong-un is in control ... that official media is already hailing his anointed successor, youthful third son Kim Jong-un. Yet the world is on alert over the implications for regional stability and security of a leadership change ...

  7. Kim Jong-il's grandson arrives at Bosnian school

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com The grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has arrived in Bosnia to study at his new college, after he was denied a visa to study at a Hong Kong international school. Kim Han-sol, 16, landed on Wednesday, the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, confirmed yesterday. 'He's here,' said Meri Musa, spokesman ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The more the American people see of Mitt Romney, the less they like him and the less they trust him The White House takes note of the Republican presidential candidate (pictured) If we see the entire party leadership is still people in their 70s and 80s, it may mean Kim is a puppet An analyst commenting on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's (pictured) new job title I was saying ...

  9. On the fringes of North Korean politics

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com Kim Jong-un's haircut- what the...? If we are going to scrutinise his father's funeral for clues about the way things are in North Korea, how about this little marvel of symbolic aestheticism? For starters, it is a clear sign of some kind of reversal in the political order, because Kim the Younger's coiffure is kind ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... always wish any kind of newlyweds well as they embark on married life The U.S. State Department responds to news of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's marriage to Ri Sol-ju (above) ...




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