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  1. Korean Peninsula faces uncertain path out of crisis

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the Korean Peninsula- is a shared goal of key powers in the region. China was the first to offer official condolences to Pyongyang in the name of the government (within four hours) as well ... as it was on the verge of conducting serious dialogue with North Korea regarding denuclearisation. While Washington takes seriously the lingering dangers of instability on the peninsula, it also considers ...

  2. A chance to transform the Korean peninsula

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Doug Bandow The Bush administration's attention is focused on the Middle East, but the Korean peninsula also requires attention. The impending inauguration of conservative Lee ... is not interested in a confrontation on the peninsula. He is no more likely to risk war- or support a US-policy that risks war- than the current government. Washington should incorporate a more aggressive ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. China holds key to Korean unity

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... first of all peace must be maintained on the Korean Peninsula, and the homogeneity of the Koreas must be promoted through exchanges and co-operation. I hope China can serve as a catalyst to this process,' he said. 'And a unified Korean Peninsula will be better able to maintain peace and stability in the East and Northeast Asian region, which is conducive and serves the interests, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. N Korean launch threatens to fire up regional arms race

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... isolated. The planned launch will trigger a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. Some Asian airlines are changing flight paths to avoid the proposed launch trajectory. Japan has deployed Pac-3 missiles ... the China-North Korea border. Beijing's failure to dissuade its ally from the launch shows that its influence over Pyongyang is not absolute. China's goals on the peninsula are maintaining ...

  7. Facing the fallout

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a conclusion. But Beijing's behaviour suggests it is less interested in what actually happened than in protecting North Korea and ensuring political stability on the peninsula. In the UN Security ... incident as soon as possible', in order to make 'joint efforts to maintain the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula'. The denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula can only ...

  8. Facing realities

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of refugees into its northeast, but also, more critically, trigger a process that will eventually lead to the reunification of a divided Korean Peninsula and the loss of a buffer state for China. Yet ... of Kim Jong-il has thrust the future of the Korean Peninsula to the top of its security agenda (and that of South Korea, the US and Japan), Beijing can no longer behave like an ostrich. It must ...

  9. Seoul vows on peace and free-trade deal

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com South Korean President Lee Myung-bak vowed yesterday to co-operate with China in maintaining stability across the Korean Peninsula and to push forward ... Lee that maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula was beneficial to all parties involved, and that China was willing to strengthen co-ordination with other parties. The Yonhap ...

  10. Historical differences

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... Koguryo, Korea's ancient kingdom that existed more than 2,000 years ago in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, into Chinese history. So far, attempts have mostly been limited ... 5,000 to 2,000 years, and its original territory would be halved, covering only the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, below the Han River. Seoul has, of course, protested strongly. ...




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