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  1. Russia eyes closer ties on Korean Peninsula

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Donald Kirk Vladimir Putin's resurgence as president of Russia evokes uneasy memories of the era of Soviet rule when Russia was the dominant element in an empire that encompassed much of eastern Europe and central Asia. Since the fall of communist ru ...

  2. import ban on island stamps

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... peninsula. One of the stamps shows an old map of the Korean peninsula with the disputed islands featured prominently on the right-hand side. The intervention of North Korea is a new twist ...

  3. Seoul should be able to defend itself by now

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Doug Bandow When a South Korean warship recently sank in the Yellow Sea, suspicions immediately turned to North Korea. This scare should remind Seoul that the Korean Peninsula remains ... from the North and South exchanged fire last November around their ill-defined boundary in the Yellow Sea. Nevertheless, tensions on the peninsula have receded in recent years. Today the two ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... North South Korea's chief nuclear envoy, Lim Sung-nam, meets his American and Japanese counterparts in Seoul to discuss affairs on the Korean peninsula following North Korea's April 13 ... Davies will travel to Beijing to meet China's special representative for Korean peninsula affairs, Wu Dawei , and other senior Chinese officials tomorrow and on Wednesday. ...

  5. Chinese history- a cause that unites the two Koreas

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... northeastern China, the home of today's ethnically Korean-Chinese minority, over most of the Korean peninsula, paying tribute to Chinese rulers while warring for its own independence and identity. ... it be that Koreans, in some future twist to the peninsula's tortuous history, may find they have more to fear from Chinese interlopers, aggressively seeking influence in both Seoul and Pyongyang, than ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Blame geopolitical jostling for island rows

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Hooman Peimani

    ... of South Korea, that ended only with Japan's surrender in 1945, has left deep national wounds on the Korean Peninsula. Ironically, South Korea and Japan ended up, respectively, rebuilding ...

  7. Go-ahead attitude is a tale of two cities

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tram routes. Dubai was a little slower off the mark, opening its metro only in 2009, though it was the first urban train network in the Arabian peninsula. It is also driver-less ...

  8. Concrete legacy of tireless empire builders

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The opening of the Peninsula Hotel in 2009 marks the return to Shanghai of the Kadoories, one of the city's most famous pre-war Jewish families. 'It's very ... under house arrest in the Marble Hall by the Japanese. With the arrival of the communists, the family lost their assets in Shanghai, but rebuilt the empire in Hong Kong, with the Peninsula ...

  9. China's dangerous game

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... peninsula, Chinese policymakers need, or at least believe they need, to stand ever closer to North Korea in a big-brother act that is sure to deepen divisions and confrontation. China now provides ... The answer lies in China's desire to assert its historic hegemony over the entire Korean peninsula- and its influence in northeast Asia. It's also possible the Chinese fear that diminished ...

  10. Too big to brush off

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... remains stability on the Korean Peninsula. When it comes to Korea, nothing horrifies Chinese leaders more than the spectre of a collapse of the North Korean regime, an event that would send tens ... the stability of the Korean Peninsula and all that trade with the US and others- the Chinese will need to play a much stronger role. What they do and say at the UN and other forums is likely ...




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