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  1. A meeting to end North Korea's misery?

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... prefer did not exist- but on this they need to be pressed. Mr Hu knows well that not everyone in North Korea finds their life to be the utter worker's paradise boasted by Pyongyang. ... There are an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 refugees there now. Chinese authorities are anything but enthusiastic about border instability- but their fear of a mass exodus from North Korea borders on paranoiac ...

  2. We must not define relative poverty or wealth in terms of income alone

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year, and by this definition, is in poverty. When debating this important social issue, we should not confuse employment incomes with household incomes, and not define relative poverty or wealth ...

  3. Who said it?

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We always got along. You're obviously bright and committed but it just doesn't work Donald Rumsfeld to Condoleezza Rice, as quoted in her new memoir I'm confident that this visit will enhance political trust between China and North Korea and deepen practical trade and economic co-operation Liu Hongcai, China's envoy to North Korea Barrier-free is not only ...

  4. Beware undertow of race relations

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... states. Specifically, the ethnic Chinese minorities in the concerned Southeast Asian countries need to guard against anything suggesting sympathy for the claims of their former motherland. ... to be retribution against the broader community. The Philippines, like Thailand and Myanmar, has no official pro-immigration policy but all have relatively porous borders. China may now be powerful ...

  5. Defector wins divorce in landmark court ruling

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Seoul say there are many whose marriages have been left in limbo and who now want to remarry. 'The food crisis in North Korea often means one member of a family unit crosses the border ... The Seoul Family Court said it recognised the marriage in North Korea. But it said 'it is harsh to have the plaintiff maintain marriage with her husband in the North, since three years have ...

  6. Seoul agrees to take in 400 refugees from North

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years ago, Seoul regarded North Koreans as agents of an enemy state and, despite reports of a food crisis which is now said to have claimed as many as one million lives, South Korean embassies ... constitution, North Koreans were citizens of South Korea and therefore eligible for residency. 'Prior to 1998 it would have been very difficult for any [North Korean] refugees to be accepted ...

  7. Lao bounty sought for N Koreans

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Korea. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based Life Funds for North Korean Refugees said it was refusing to pay, saying it feared setting off a 'bounty hunt' for North Korean refugees. Hiroshi ... border police hunting down North Korean refugees,' said Kim Sang-hun, an international human rights volunteer from South Korea. 'It's a lot of money by local standards.' Mr ...

  8. International network unites Chinese adoptees

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... are not just personal, but could also have a bearing on international relations, she says. How the United States interacts with China, for example, is of deep interest to her. While the number ... how we are connected to so many countries. Just in the United States there are 7 million adopted people. Six out of 10 people living in the US have a close link to adoption.' She has met ...

  9. Building bridges

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... University gives helping hand to North Korean census researchers, writes Mimi Lau North Korea may be on United States President George W. Bush's radar as part of his 'axis ... of the world,' Professor Ma said. Kim Yun, a former United Nations Fund for Population Activities adviser and emeritus professor of sociology at Utah State University, said the training would prepare ...

  10. Key questions go unanswered in draft changes to state secrets law

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Mainland lawmakers have completed the second draft of revisions to the controversial Protection of State Secrets Law, apparently in time for the changes ... law- notably, how to define a state secret, who has the power to decide and by setting a 30-year time limit for declassification- but many key questions remain unanswered. The second draft ...




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