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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's 'industrial hub' open for business but sees few takers

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Dandong, China

    ... of Zhejiang, far from North Korea. This year, a multimillion-dollar deal to refine North Korean iron ore by China's Xiyang Group soured as officials shook down the Chinese investor. Xiyang went ... advocacy groups, about 60,000 to 70,000 North Koreans sell their labour outside the country, working in factories in China, logging camps in Siberia and construction sites in the Middle East. Some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1075664/north-koreas-industrial-hub-open-business-sees-few-takers
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN committee votes to hold North Korea accountable for human rights abuses

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:24pm by AP

    ... father in North Korea condemning him. But Shin said North Korea's attempt to intimidate him and others backfired. "This was an overwhelming defeat," he said.   Firms in China, Russia accused of helping blacklisted North Korean company Companies in China and Russia have been marketing products of a blacklisted North Korean machine tool maker in possible violation of UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1643939/un-committee-votes-hold-north-korea-accountable-human-rights-abuses
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea threatens to hold fourth nuclear test after UN human rights ruling

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... to revive its moribund economy. China and Russia, which hold veto power on the Security Council, would not let the council refer the North’s rights situation to the criminal court, but North Korea also knew the two countries did not want another nuclear test by Pyongyang, said Lim Eul Chul, a North Korea expert at South Korea’s Kyungnam University. Both China and Russia voted against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1644413/north-korea-threatens-boost-war-capability-and-hold-fourth-nuclear-test
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea reacts angrily after UN votes to probe ‘crimes against humanity’

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... will follow up on the resolution and seek to refer North Korea to the ICC, with China – Pyongyang’s main ally – and Russia widely expected to oppose such a move. Both China and Russia voted against ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a landmark resolution condemning North Korean rights abuses and laying the groundwork for putting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1643655/north-korea-reacts-angrily-after-un-votes-probe-crimes-against-humanity
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea leader Kim Jong-un to send a special envoy to Russia

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 02:46am by AP

    ... significant aid and support to Pyongyang. For North Korea, better ties with Russia could provide a much-needed boost to revive its economy as its ties with China- the country's longtime ally ... and Washington. China has supported tightening of UN sanctions and cracked down on North Korean banking activity. Russia, for its part, has been seeking to bolster ties with North Korea amid a lengthy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1640181/north-korea-leader-kim-jong-un-send-special-envoy-russia
  6. News - China - NORTH KOREA

    Korean-American Christian aid worker detained in China

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:23pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com A Korean-American living on the border of China and North Korea has been detained by Chinese authorities, US officials have confirmed. Peter Hahn, ... on the North Korean border – since 1984. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the couple was “under investigation for suspected theft of state secrets about China’s military and national defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1645511/korean-american-christian-aid-worker-detained-china
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea says it has invited European Union human rights official to visit

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:55am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... made to United Nations rights officials. North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union’s top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a UN resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court (ICC) before Saturday. North Korean diplomat Kim Un-chol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1628934/north-korea-says-it-has-invited-european-union-human-rights-official-visit
  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea to shut borders to all foreign tourists amid Ebola fears

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:34pm by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... for health checks North Korea is sealing off all its borders in response to the global Ebola threat, two China-based travel agencies specialising in North Korea tours said on Thursday. Nick Bonner, ... will be totally sealed,” he told the South China Morning Post. Gareth Johnson, founder of Xian-based Young Pioneer Tours (YPT) which specialises in budget tours to North Korea, said they had been informed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1623031/north-korea-shut-borders-all-foreign-tourists-amid-ebola-fears
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    China to host Japan-North Korea abduction talks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Japanese and North Korean officials will meet in China next week for an update on the North's probe into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago. North Korea agreed in July to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped in the 1970s and 1980s to help train spies, prompting Japan to ease some sanctions on the North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1600089/china-host-japan-north-korea-abduction-talks
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang's response to Ebola: every foreigner in quarantine for 3 weeks

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pyongyang Pyongyang to put every foreigner in quarantine North Korean officials plan to quarantine every single foreigner for 21 days over fears of Ebola- even though ... areas would be sent to other locations, including hotels. It said the staff of diplomatic missions and international organisations in North Korea would be allowed to stay in their residences. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1628670/pyongyangs-response-ebola-every-foreigner-quarantine-3-weeks

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