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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 6:20am


Chinese netizens blast official Beijing stance on North Korea

Chinese social media users berated authorities on Wednesday for their relatively mild response to North Korea’s widely condemned nuclear test, likening Pyongyang to a “crazy dog” that had humiliated Beijing.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

China summons North Korea ambassador over nuclear test

“We strongly urge the DPRK (North Korea) to honour its commitment to denuclearisation, and not to take any actions which might worsen the situation,” the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website, using the North’s official name.

13 Feb 2013 - 9:50am

North Korea signals ‘high-intensity’ action as world debates nuclear test date

North Korea’s ruling party called for the staging of a “high-intensity” action and further long-range rocket launches, state media reported on Tuesday, ahead of an expected nuclear test.

The report on a meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party politburo made no specific reference to a nuclear detonation, which some analysts are now suggesting may not be as imminent as initially believed.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US ‘jumped to conclusions’ on North Korea nuclear test

A North Korean state media outlet has accused the United States of “jumping to conclusions” that the North would soon stage a nuclear test, adding to the confusion over its immediate intentions.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

N Korea video shows US city under attack

North Korea, poised to conduct a nuclear test any day now, has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack.

The footage was uploaded on Saturday by the North’s official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the state media.

5 Feb 2013 - 3:46pm

North Korea camouflages nuclear test site

North Korea has covered the entrance to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in an apparent effort to avoid satellite monitoring ahead of a widely expected detonation.

1 Feb 2013 - 12:34pm

Activity seen at North Korean atomic test site

Satellite images reveal ongoing activity at North Korea’s atomic test site, according to a US research institute.

28 Jan 2013 - 9:47pm 1 comment

China threatens North Korea aid cut over atomic test

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

China urges restraint as North Korea plans to carry out third nuclear test

North Korea's sole major ally China yesterday urged "all relevant parties" to show restraint after Pyongyang said it planned to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at the US.

"All relevant parties should refrain from action that might escalate the situation in the region," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in Beijing.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:52am

Japan to launch satellite to spy on North Korea

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