Korean War

Talking points

Public consultation on government plans to increase the number of operators in the Hong Kong mobile phone market comes to an end.

Public consultation on government plans to increase the number of operators in the Hong Kong mobile phone market comes to an end.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 6:07am

Scorched Earth, Black Snow: Britain and Australia in the Korean War, 1950

Scorched Earth, Black Snow: Britain and Australia in the Korean War, 1950 by Andrew Salmon Arum Press

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The bloody debut of a new superpower

Even for an officer who had fought throughout the second world war, it was a hideous sight: dozens of shot-up trucks, heaped with the bleeding bodies of butchered American infantry, crawling south through the freezing mountains south of Kunu-Ri Pass, North Korea.

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Tricky business on Wen's agenda in Seoul

Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Seoul was planned before the latest crisis between the two Koreas, which will now overshadow his talks with the leaders of South Korea and Japan. The challenge will be how to prevent any further aggression from North Korea without provoking conflict on the peninsula. Wen will have to balance China's close ties with the North with important regional relationships.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

Train of thought

Imagine a family of North Korean refugees frantically escaping the ravages of the Korean war. They join those thronging southward on vehicles, trains or on foot in an attempt to get behind the line of United States forces sent in 1950 to prevent the spread of communism. The trains are so crammed that two small boys from the family can only fit on top of one of the boxcars.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

US prepares to cut the apron strings

The US and South Korea are heading towards a collision in a dispute over whose officers should command their combined forces if war breaks out on the Korean peninsula. The US says it should be Koreans; the Koreans agree - but argue 'not yet'.

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Father of space technology helped guide atomic weapons programme

Scientist Qian Xuesen, known as China's father of space technology, died in Beijing yesterday, aged 98.

Qian, a native of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, was widely known for his contributions to China's 'two bombs and one satellite mission' in the 1960s. The effort developed atomic and hydrogen bombs and a satellite.

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

HK 'all talk' about going green

Hong Kong is too slow in demonstrating its environmental consciousness, whereas examples of successful eco-villages founded by communities can be found in Britain and South Korea, according to an architect who specialises in sustainable development.

15 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

When the drive for peace only heightens tensions

In the search for peace, the Middle East rivals Korea as a global flashpoint where a lasting solution seems elusive if not impossible.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Roh sets high goal for North talks

S Korean leader will step across border hoping to take stride for peace

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun today steps across the world's most heavily fortified border into North Korea, hoping to secure the removal of the guns which guard it.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Dogfights and daring in Korea's deep blue yonder

For the group of elderly Americans landing at South Korea's Incheon airport this month, the skies were familiar, but the last time they flew them it was not in a ponderous Boeing 747; it was in the sleek fighters that fought the world's first jet-on-jet battles.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Quiet end for a diplomatic failure

Hardly anyone knew about his death. There were no CNN or BBC live broadcast teams at the funeral. Most of the world did not know, and few cared.

9 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Fiddling as the N Korean missile crisis burns

The pressing, dangerous and unresolved Korean peninsula issue has been locked in stalemate by global leaders guided more by political expediency than true concern for the world ('China needs to bring N Korea back to the table', July 6). If the fire was to be stoked, the effect would be a thousand times worse than the situation in Iraq.

7 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Slice of life

From the South China Morning Post this week in 1950

Troops and tanks of communist North Korea blasted their way across the 38th parallel and took four border towns of the American-supported Republic of Korea in the south.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Seoul's candidate for UN chief vows to push for reform

The man South Korea hopes will be the next head of the UN yesterday vowed to push ahead with reforms of the world body, saying a Korean candidate offered broad experience of change and development.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

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