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  1. China must lead the way on North Korea

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... billing. The visit seems to have breathed some life into the dormant negotiations on the country's nuclear programme; Kim Jong-il told Wen that North Korea might return to the table if it could first hold talks with the US. China is well aware, after all, that the biggest threat it, Japan and South Korea face is an unstable Korean Peninsula. Beijing must now use this opening ...

  2. China urged to rethink policy on North Korea

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conducting nuclear and missile tests last month, then denouncing the 55-year-old truce with South Korea. International expectation has been piling up on China to sort out its difficult neighbour, ... Korea - the way the United States pledged support for South Korea should military conflicts break out in the region - in exchange for North Korea to open up and reform, or China goes fully ...

  3. US must not reward attention deficit disorder

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... North Korea wants to be taken seriously. Its testing of nuclear weapons, firing of missiles and threatening rhetoric towards the US, South Korea and Japan speak of a government seeking ... of women across the China-North Korea border. Pyongyang claimed they entered the country illegally and performed 'hostile acts'. Because their trial was not held in open court and foreign ...

  4. letters

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foundation Secondary School Consider a gap year before university In many countries, students take a year off between secondary school and university to work or volunteer. I believe Form Seven ...

  5. Edgy Pyongyang needs balanced response

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be standing just metres away. Behind them, hidden in the barren mountains, is a military that makes the border between North and South Korea the most fortified in the world. Much of North Korea ... - an act that would be far more risky to attempt against a country as prepared as North Korea. Even, for the sake of argument, if potential hurdles such as winning Chinese and Russian backing ...

  6. Q&A: Jun Ji-hyun

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jun Ji-hyun, 28, shot to stardom in South Korea playing the lead in My Sassy Girl and has starred in a number of other romantic comedies since. She recently made her break into Hollywood ... from? In South Korea, all my friends and family members call me 'Ji-Hyun-A' and my foreign friends thought my name was 'Gianna' and started calling me that. I have always had ...

  7. Jilin receives approval to set up border economic development area

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and transport services for Jilin and Heilongjiang. The lower reaches of the Tumen River belong to Russia in the north and North Korea in the south, though Fangchuan, a renowned scenic spot under ... trade with North Korea and Russia. The State Council approved the pilot zone in the Tumen River Delta, Xinhua quoted the provincial government as announcing yesterday. The area covers 73,000 ...

  8. Sino-US ties top agenda of Obama's Asian tour

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Obama made his first stop in Japan, America's most important ally in Asia. Singapore and South Korea will also merit a 24-hour stay. His attendance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation ... will no doubt address the issue of North Korea, which continues to threaten peace and security in East Asia. But it is in China that he will spend the most time. The bilateral relationship between ...

  9. Everything is suddenly in play over North Korea

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode If the international effort to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons is glacial, the events of the last few days represent global warming. The drip-drip-drip of activity ... Pyongyang's increasingly fierce rhetoric towards its South Korean enemy - this week its military insisted it was ready for all out confrontation - can be discounted, its threats to test its ...

  10. Nuclear energy stirs debate

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is also a chance for US President Barack Obama to show his skills. I think we all have to get accustomed to the fact that North Korea is now a nuclear-armed country. We have to prevent the North ... as a peaceful project. Nuclear energy is extremely efficient and one of the best ways for a growing country to boost its economy. But North Korea has been forbidden to have such technology and has been ...




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