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  1. China urges N Korea to resume talks

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... peninsula. Dai Bingguo returned to the mainland yesterday after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. He delivered a personal letter to Mr Kim from President Hu Jintao. Foreign ... The appointment of the influential Mr Dai signified a shift to a more proactive Chinese policy on the Korean peninsula. The move was in line with the more assertive foreign policy demonstrated when Mr Hu ...

  2. Rising sense of urgency as Korea talks set to begin

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... on the Korean peninsula open tomorrow in Beijing under intense international media scrutiny, but officials from all sides have tried to play down the chances of a quick solution. The talks follow months ... the nuclear development. Li Dunqiu, a Korean peninsula expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said while it was up to North Korea and the US to strike a deal, China had been instrumental ...

  3. Six-nation talks enhance China's diplomatic reputation, say analysts

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... of the 1994 framework agreement. All the parties agreed in principle that the Korean peninsula should be free of nuclear weapons and that the way forward was through peaceful dialogue. But the talks made little progress in building trust, and the gulf between the US and North Korea remained deep. Professor Shi said the situation on the peninsula remained highly volatile despite the six ...

  4. Hu and Roh to tackle nuclear crisis at their first meeting

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will arrive in Beijing on Monday for a state visit, accelerating international efforts to resolve the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula. Mr Roh will meet President Hu Jintao in the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders. The tension over the nuclear issue, which flared last October when the United States said the North had been ...

  5. Fresh proposals to end standoff likely

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Mainland analysts hold high hopes that Kim Jong-il will bring up new proposals for ending the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula during his visit. 'Kim Jong-il does not make a foreign trip without having an 'accomplishment' planned ahead of time,' an Asian diplomatic source said. Mr Kim is widely expected to offer to freeze his country's nuclear ...

  6. Trade triumphs over ideology

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... pace of political development in the two countries. This year, China has shrugged off its low-key mediation in the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula to take a leading role in brokering ...

  7. Sino-US bickering on back-burner

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... peninsula - would override some fundamental differences, these analysts said. The two nations had united to tackle dangers near and far. Frequent high-level contacts have enhanced mutual ...

  8. Queen of the west shows her hand, and Japan's the trump card

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... on the Korean Peninsula noted Dr Rice had repeated the US offer, first made nine months ago, of a verbal security guarantee and energy aid in return for Pyongyang ending its pursuit of nuclear weapons, ...

  9. Naked lunch

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... pay an average of 800 yuan per person for a French dining experience in a new restaurant in the heart of Beijing. Gaddis, the namesake of the fine dining at the Peninsula in Hong Kong, grandly ...

  10. Appeal to revise the deal struck with Pyongyang

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... of the multilateral talks to resolve the nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula, sparking speculation that the Chinese government is floating trial balloons and piling on pressure to curb North Korea's ...




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