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North Korea reopens hotline and seeks talks with South

North Korea said yesterday it would restore a hotline with South Korea and proposed holding weekend talks in a border town, as the two rivals sought to ease months of soaring military tensions.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 3:51am

China cuts ties with North Korea's main forex bank

The Bank of China has closed the account of a North Korean lender accused by the United States of helping finance Pyongyang's controversial nuclear weapons programme.

8 May 2013 - 9:32am

Chinese Maoist tour group ridiculed for travelling to North Korea

When a group of Chinese Maoists travelled to North Korea last month - visiting a country that still holds dear the social norms of an era now long gone in China - they didn't seem to know that one of their fellow travellers was keeping a diary that would appear in a liberal Guangdong magazine.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese expert on North Korean affairs warns of 70pc chance of war

LATEST: US says North Korea is "skating very close to a dangerous line”; and South Korean and US experts officials also suggested a missile launch was likely in the build-up to April 15.

11 Apr 2013 - 4:35pm 11 comments

Hong Kong students return from eight-day trip to North Korea

Twenty-two students from Chinese International School watched teenagers practise military drills in Pyongyang, took photos with "friendly" soldiers in the demilitarised zone and stayed two days in the region of Kaesong.

12 Apr 2013 - 1:02pm 6 comments

North Korea cuts military hotline with South

North Korea severed its military hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, breaking the last direct communication link between the two countries at a time of heightened military tensions.

The decision coincided with an announcement that the North’s top political leadership would meet in the next few days to discuss an unspecified “important issue” and make a “drastic turn”.

27 Mar 2013 - 5:33pm 1 comment

US 'uncertain' over North Korea's nuclear threat

North Korea would probably use nuclear weapons only if it perceived a threat to its survival, but the US remains uncertain how Pyongyang would define such a threat, the US intelligence chief said yesterday.

13 Mar 2013 - 2:38am

US help needed on North Korea

The script has been followed so closely over the past seven years that it is easy to shrug off the sequence of events with nonchalance. North Korea provokes with nuclear or missile tests, sanctions are imposed against its regime and Pyongyang rains down threats of war on its perceived enemies. The world has frustratingly been here too many times before and a new approach has to be found.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:14am

South Korea vows to retaliate if provoked by North

South Korea warned on Wednesday that it would retaliate against any provocation from North Korea, a day after the North threatened to tear up the armistice that ended the Korean war in 1953.

6 Mar 2013 - 3:26pm

North Korean propaganda video shows Obama in flames

The video came with a series of Korean-language captions, arguing that North Korea had been forced into conducting its latest nuclear test by US hostility. “The North’s high-level nuclear test aimed at US invaders, is the nuclear deterrent to safeguard our sovereignty,” one caption read.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am