North Korea rocket launch

North Korea puts missiles on standby for US strike

Kim Jong-un presides speaks with generals of Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Forces in Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters

China appealed for “joint efforts” to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula on Friday, after Pyongyang ordered missile units to prepare to strike the US mainland and US stealth bombers flew over South Korea.

Saturday, 30 March, 2013, 4:19am 1 comment

China threatens North Korea aid cut over atomic test

A banner showing starving North Korean children and a rocket is displayed on a street in Seoul on Thursday. China will decrease aid to Pyongyang if it goes ahead with a planned nuclear test. Photo: AP

North Korea’s sole major ally China will decrease aid to Pyongyang if it goes ahead with a planned nuclear test, state-run media said in an unusually frank warning on Friday.

26 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

Japan to launch satellite to spy on North Korea

A rocket lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in July. Photo: AFP

Japan plans to launch a new spy satellite on Sunday to strengthen its monitoring capabilities amid concern that North Korea may carry out more missile and nuclear tests.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:56pm

China warns of North Korea nuclear test, urges restraint

Commuters watch footage of North Korea's December rocket launch at Seoul's main rail station on Wednesday. Photo: AP

China called for restraint on Wednesday after the UN tightened sanctions on North Korea as punishment for a rocket launch, citing the possibility of another nuclear test.

23 Jan 2013 - 9:53pm

South Korea welcomes new UN sanctions on North

South Korea's UN representative Kim Sook speaks to the media after a Security Council meeting in New York. Photo: Xinhua

South Korea on Wednesday welcomed fresh UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea and warned Pyongyang against ignoring demands to scrap its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am