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  1. News - China

    Kerry tells Xi North Korea crisis is ‘critical’

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 04:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The world is facing a “critical time”, top US diplomat John Kerry told China’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday, citing tensions on the Korean peninsula ... “Issues on the Korean peninsula, the challenge of Iran and nuclear weapons, Syria and the Middle East, and economies around the world that are in need of a boost.” Kerry arrived from South Korea ...

  2. News - Asia

    NZ motorcyclists allowed to cross Korean border

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 02:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... The ministry said it approved the crossing since the event would help promote peace on the Korean peninsula.In early August, the North’s media reported on the arrival of the bikers and said they had ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREA

    Two Koreas hold talks on closed industrial zone

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... a number of crises on the Korean peninsula unscathed. But in April, as tensions escalated following the North’s third nuclear test, Pyongyang effectively shut down operations by withdrawing ...

  4. Nations to meet on nuclear N Korea

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... anniversary of a joint declaration by the six nations calling for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Those countries are the two Koreas, Japan, China, Russia and the US. Wu Dawei, the special representative of the Chinese government on Korean Peninsula affairs, will attend the forum and is expected to hold talks with other officials in seeking progress. 'We hope to promote ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREA

    Koreas resume Kaesong talks amid fading hopes

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... warned on Sunday that the exercise would create an “uncontrollable” crisis on the Korean peninsula. Production at the Kaesong estate, 10 kilometres over the border, has been suspended since North ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korea says jailed US citizen preached regime change

    Posted May 10th 2013, 03:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... adding that Bae had made a full confession, which was why he received the jail term rather than a possible death sentence. After months of soaring military tensions on the Korean peninsula ...

  7. Kim's death shifts focus of S Korean leader's visit

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the 20th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, but the occasion may now also serve to help China continue its influence on the Korean Peninsula after the death of Kim Jong-il, according ... Institute's Centre for China Studies near Seoul, said: 'Beijing does not want to communicate only with North Korea, but also with South Korea, to control the situation on the Korean Peninsula ...

  8. The axis of deceit?

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk China would appear to be in an ideal position of influence over the Korean peninsula. As North Korea's only ally, Beijing has demonstrated its influence by persuading ... and a tempting target for investment, China has convinced leaders in Seoul of its desire for peace and stability on the peninsula, rather than humiliation of the South by the North. South Korean ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea says Japan must educate its people about war crimes

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:17pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... to the Japanese attitude. While they maintain their attitude... there should be some limit on the scope of co-operation,” he said. Japan occupied the Korean peninsula for 35 years until the defeat ...

  10. Time for America to head for the exit

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... The only reason Washington is so deeply involved in the peninsula's politics is because of its long-standing security guarantee to the South. America's 27,000 troops should come home. ... American disengagement would force the Chinese government to confront the North Korean 'problem'. America can no longer afford to garrison the world. The Korean Peninsula is a good place ...




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