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  1. Between Ally and Partner: Korea-China Relations and the United States

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Between Ally and Partner: Korea-China Relations and the United States by Jae-ho Chung Columbia University Press, HK$312 South Korea is between a rock and a hard place. It needs to keep in good with the US, which maintains a substantial military presence to forestall attack from North Korea, and also maintain clear channels with its top trading partner, China. Serious ...

  2. A spot of hope over North Korea

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme resume tomorrow in Beijing after a disappointingly unproductive session in December. For a change, ... held at all provides a key to the progress that reportedly has been made. For a long time, the Bush administration was unwilling to negotiate seriously with North Korea. Mr Hill's ...

  3. Bank's links to North Korea go back decades

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode The Ernst and Young report into allegations against Macau's Banco Delta Asia provides a rare window into the bank's three decades of links with North Korea. The document describes Banco Delta chiefs visiting gold mines in North Korea as part of its role in trading bullion through Hong Kong. It also outlines an extensive banking business involving term ...

  4. A tricky North Korean presence in Macau

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China and North Korea have always had close relations and those ties are reflected in the manner in which Pyongyang's top officials are treated when on the mainland. They are feted ... Korea's Banco Delta Asia in Macau has been implicated in money-laundering. That is why the bank's assets were frozen at the instigation of the US Treasury Department and why North Korea has ...

  5. Vietnam in diplomatic dance with North Korea

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... across the region. Could it be North Korea's 'dear leader', Kim Jong-il, is eyeing Vietnam as a future model for any plans he may have for dragging his hermit state into the light? ... the prospect of an eventual peace deal on the Korean Peninsula - a move that could pave the way for a formal new relationship with not just South Korea, but the United States and Japan as well. Many ...

  6. You can bank on this issue lingering

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Kim Jong-il's hermit state. That deal- secured against the odds after North Korea's first test of a nuclear weapon last October- is now effectively on ice as North Korea waits to get ... unfolded, Washington has had few options but to show some flexibility. Initially, it sought to separate the US Treasury Department's crackdown against North Korea's state-sponsored crime ...

  7. A diplomatic dance on North Korea

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... round of six-party talks. Thus State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan blamed 'mutual distrust between the United States and North Korea' for what happened. Mr Tang cited 'signs ... to abandon its nukes. Beijing has good reason to want to play it both ways. On the one hand, North Korea serves as a buffer state, a source of raw material- and a foil in pursuit of China's ...

  8. Seoul reaches out to N Korea on bank reform

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the Banco Delta Asia saga had seriously affected Pyongyang's relations with the outside world, hurting the 'ego and pride' of the regime of Kim Jong-il. 'I believe North Korea ... helpful to improving relations in other areas. We are more than willing to help,' he said, adding that it could discussed at a ministerial level. North Korea's ongoing banking problems ...

  9. Macau keeps reins at Korea row bank

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The decision was the result of an 18-month investigation by the Treasury Department of allegations it facilitated transactions related to North Korean counterfeiting of US currency, manufacturing ... announcement, published yesterday in its official gazette, came as a North Korean boycott of six-party talks in Beijing stretched into a second day. Negotiators are demanding the return of about US$25 ...

  10. A missed deadline but the door's still open

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The stumbling block has been North Korea's access to US$25 million in funds in accounts frozen, until now, in Macau's Banco Delta Asia after the United States designated the bank a 'prime ... The bad news on nuclear proliferation is that North Korea is unlikely to stick to a timetable to begin closing down its nuclear programme by this weekend's deadline. The good news ...




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