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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. 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, ...

  3. North Korea

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... many holes-in-one did Kim Jong-il achieve in his first attempt at golf? 3 By what term is South Korea's practice of reconciliation with its northern neighbour known? 4 Which James Bond film begins with 007 being captured in North Korea? 5 What sporting item did the US secretary of state present Kim with after their historic 2000 summit? 6 In which country was Kim born? ...

  4. Kim Jong-il's son arrives for talks in mainland

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jong-un is also expected to visit Harbin, Heilongjiang, as well as Changchun, Jilin- home to a middle school that North Korean founder Kim Il-sung, his grandfather, attended as a teenager. ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's heir apparent, Kim Jong-un, arrived in China by train yesterday on his first visit since being promoted ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korean activists jailed for visit to North

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 11:30am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... marking the 100th day since the death of long-time ruler Kim Jong-Il. He praised new ruler Kim Jong-Un during his time in Pyongyang and was arrested in July when he returned home. “Stern ... for propaganda,” the court said in its ruling. Seoul did not send any official representatives to Kim Jong-Il’s funeral and approved trips only by two private delegations.   ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea forms military task force on nuclear test

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 03:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... as a riposte to expanded UN sanctions imposed after Pyongyang’s rocket launch in December. In a meeting on Sunday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN ordered top security officials to take “substantial ... which Seoul said could be imminent. “Our assessment is that North Korea has almost completed preparations for a nuclear test,” defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok said, reaffirming Seoul’s ...

  7. Kim's death shifts focus of S Korean leader's visit

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the latest developments in Pyongyang after Kim Jong-un rose to assume leadership of the North upon the death of his father Kim Jong-il last month. Beijing has long been expected to deter Pyongyang ... show of support for Pyongyang, Hu sent congratulations to Kim Jong-un on his appointment as North Korea's supreme commander last week. Dr Lee Tai-hwan, a senior fellow at Sejong ...

  8. A US overture now may find welcome in Pyongyang

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is not popular. Whether Kim Jong-un will be able to consolidate his leadership depends in part on how he manages relations with the other major power holders. The US can do nothing to shape the actions ... it has two clear-cut options in deciding the country's future direction. Status quo of a kind must be the default option. However, it is unlikely to be sustainable unless Kim Jong-un can ...

  9. N Korea's new ruler heralds fresh era of mutual benefits

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Wong, Abingdon School, Britain The new boss in Pyongyang apparently plays by new rules. The regime of Kim Jong-un shocked the world when it made a deal with Washington to suspend its nuclear activities in exchange for 240,000 tonnes of food aid. Let's hope Kim has realised that the only way to keep control of his country is to provide for his people. North Korea also ...

  10. N Korea unlikely to give up its atomic arsenal

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Korean leadership is highly unlikely to give up their nuclear weapons at a time when consolidating power under Kim Jong-un is the supreme goal. The six-party talks may be restarted but it's ... under the helm of Kim Jong-un, the son of Kim Jong-il, who died last December. However, they believe the young Kim, aged in his late twenties, is strictly following negotiation manuals laid down ...




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