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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Biden to visit China, Japan, South Korea in new US push

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... China, Japan and South Korea next month, the White House said on Monday, as it seeks to ease doubts about its commitment to Asia. On the trip in the first week of December, Biden ... South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has had warm relations with the United States since taking office this year. The two countries have been seeking to co-ordinate their next steps in handling ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US to hold sea drill with South Korea in warning to North

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a warning to N Korea South Korea and the United States will hold a joint naval exercise beginning tomorrow involving a US nuclear submarine, in a move seen as a warning to North Korea ahead of its widely expected nuclear test. The three-day exercise will be held in the Sea of Japan, or East Sea, off the South Korean port city of Pohang, the Yonhap news agency reported. Meanwhile North ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Back on the rails

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If the mood in some quarters of Seoul at the moment could be expressed in a pop song, it would be Give Peace a Chance. South Korea may have been technically at war with North Korea ... with its cold war enemies the US, Japan and South Korea. The February deal is far from perfect; no timetable exists for its steps and a road map must still be thrashed out. But today, six-party ...

  5. Why countries like the US over China

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is that whereas the US is a democracy, China is a communist country. America's wealth is another reason. The US is the most prosperous country in the history of the world. So Asian countries are eager to establish good political and economic ties with it. Take the two Koreas. South Korea, an ally of the US, is one of the richest nations in the world. North Korea, whose only true ally ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREA

    US, Seoul to forge joint response to North’s missile force

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 02:49pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... develop missiles capable of hitting any part of the North from anywhere in the South. The notice, obtained by reporters, said the United States and South Korea had been discussing ... Reuters in Washington The United States and South Korea are set to announce this weekend a joint response to the perceived threat from North Korea’s growing ballistic missile force, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    North Korea issue has helped US China relations

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial N Korea, a plus for Sino-US ties Relations between China and the US look far from rosy. Tit-for-tat annual human rights reports in recent weeks that were as accusatory ... that have in the past two years been exacerbated by rising mutual concerns over strategic intentions. With so much to be worked on, North Korea's overshadowing of John Kerry's first trip ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea claims to have rockets extending to US mainland

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Korea said yesterday it possessed rockets capable of striking the United States mainland, as it slammed a new US-South Korean deal to extend the range of the South's missile systems as a provocation for war. The threat, which analysts largely dismissed as bluster, came after South Korea announced an agreement with the US to almost triple the range of its missiles to 800 kilometres ...

  9. Korea slips off the radar in US presidential primaries

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... arguing for a semi-permanent US troop presence in Iraq, included South Korea on a list of other countries where the US has had troops 'for many, many years'. At odds with both Senator ... nominations about North Korea's nuclear weapons. And none of the hundreds of reporters covering all the candidates has raised the issue of North Korea. As the race to succeed US President George ...

  10. News - China - NUCLEAR TENSION

    War of words grows between US and Beijing over North Korea nuclear test

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Korea's bomb Washington, rather than Beijing, should take greater responsibility for Pyongyang's third nuclear test last week, Xinhua said in a commentary attacking foreign media reports ... its North Korea policies. "The North's nuclear test was not targeting China, not even South Korea, but the United States," Xinhua quoted an international relations scholar ...




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